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Cybersecurity news headlines for June 1-30, 2020

In June’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines, we report on the BlueLeaks data dump, which leaked 269 GB of US police department data; Honda’s cyber attack; and India banning TikTok among other 59 Chinese apps.
Without further ado, here’s what made the biggest headlines in June, 2020.…

Dropbox phishing email – What you need to know?

What is Dropbox phishing email
Dropbox phishing email refers to phishing emails that are made to look like they are sent by Dropbox. The scammers sending out these emails are aiming to hijack accounts by trying to phish login credentials from unsuspecting users. The email basically says that a file has been shared with the recipient, and they need to click…

Android Charging Boost

What is Android Charging Boost
Android Charging Boost refers to the blue screen with ads that appear on Android device screens when there’s a potentially unwanted app (PUA) installed. The blue screen appears when users connect their Android smartphone to the charger. While this random screen with ads may alarm users, it’s nothing overly serious, as long as users don’t click…

2020 Visitor Feedback Survey scam

What is 2020 Visitor Feedback Survey?
2020 Visitor Feedback Survey is an online scam that attempts to trick users into sharing their personal details. The deceptive page is asking you to fill out a short survey and claim a reward. Of course, there is no reward and the only purpose of the survey is to get you to visit an unreliable…

Supreme Court Email Scam

What is Supreme Court Email Scam
Supreme Court Email Scam refers to a scam email that claims to be from UK’s Supreme Court. There a couple of slightly different scam emails that claim to come from the same institution, either carrying an attachment or containing a link. The one with an attached file is carrying the AsyncRAT remote access trojan that…

Cybersecurity news headlines 1-30 May 2020

Cybersecurity news headlines for 1-31 May, 2020
easyJet disclosed a data breach affecting 9 million customers, and is now facing a £18 billion lawsuit. Sodinokibi ransomware targeted a NY law firm and threatened to release incriminating information on Donald Trump. US accused China of carrying out cyber attacks against organizations doing COVID-19 research. And US Marshals service suffered a security breach…

Cybersecurity news headlines 1-30 April 2020

There are three stories we will report on in this month’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines. Travelex, the company that suffered a major cyber attack back in December 2019, reportedly paid a $2.3 million ransom to restore their systems. Cyber attacks on healthcare continue even during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many hospitals becoming targets. And a Los Angeles county city…

What is Msftconnecttest

Msftconnecttest is a legitimate domain that belongs to Microsoft. Users report being redirected to msftconnecttest.com when they open their browsers, and are unsure of what’s causing this. It’s normal to associate these redirects to some kind of malware infection because redirects are one of the most obvious signs. However, Msftconnecttest is a safe website and redirects to it are not an indication…

What is Cse.google.com

What is Cse.google.com
Cse.google.com is a legitimate custom search tool provided by Google to webmasters. Google Custom Search Engine allows webmasters to put a search engine on a website for users to use when they want to find something on that particular or a similar site. It’s a widely used tool that you likely have encountered many times before. However, multiple users…

Ransomware Trends to Watch in 2020

Ransomware in 2020
Ransomware has come a long way from the days when it was merely scareware trying to extort money from vulnerable users by claiming they have done something illegal. Over the years it has evolved into a sophisticated threat that causes billions of dollars in damages every year. It now involves sophisticated infiltration and attack techniques, and can cause…