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What Do Your Devices Know About You

Everything your device knows about you
Our devices contain a lot of our personal information but we don’t often consider just how much someone could find out about us by simply accessing them. So if you have ever wondered what kind of information about you your device may contain, here’s what you should know.

Contacts, phone call logs and messages

Your smartphone…

CovidLock: Mobile Coronavirus Tracking App Coughs Up Ransomware

As was expected, the coronavirus pandemic is bringing out the worst in cyber criminals, and they are using the growing panic over the outbreak for their own gain. Security researchers at DomainTools have uncovered a domain (coronavirusapp[.]site) that promotes a supposed coronavirus outbreak tracker. When users visit the domain, they are prompted to download the Android tracking app, which will…

Coronavirus Maps – Hackers Hide Malware to Infect Your PC!

Malicious actors hide data-stealing malware in coronavirus maps
Malicious actors continue to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to distribute malware and steal information. This time, they are disguising data stealing malware as a coronavirus map detailing infections around the world. Cybersecurity company Reason Security published a report detailing the malware after their cybersecurity researcher was able to analyse a sample.…

Cyber criminals are using the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to spread malware

Coronavirus-themed phishing emails are targeting email credentials
Malicious actors are sending coronavirus phishing and malware emails, disguising themselves as legitimate healthcare organizations. The global Coronavirus outbreak is not showing any signs of backing down, and cyber crooks are quick to make use of the ongoing panic for their malicious purposes. That is not surprising since they are always looking for ways…

Cybersecurity news headlines for 1-29 February, 2020

Cybersecurity news headlines for 1-29 February, 2020
February’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines contains three stories. Four Chinese hackers, allegedly with links to the Chinese government, have been charged for the 2017 Equifax hack that resulted in data of 147 million US citizens being leaked. Google and Tinder are under investigation by the Irish Data Commissioner for potential GDPR breach. And…

PETRONAS Email Virus

What is PETRONAS Email Virus
PETRONAS Email Virus refers to a malicious email that uses Petronas’s name to distribute highly dangerous malware. Petronas is actually a legitimate Malaysian oil and gas company, and it should be noted that it has nothing to do with this scam. Scammers and malware distributors often use known company names to trick users into opening email…

TV search engine TVEyes hit by a ransomware attack

TV search engine TVEyes suffers a ransomware attack
Broadcast television search engine TVEyes revealed it suffered a ransomware attack that temporarily brought down the service. TVEyes tracks TV and radio broadcasts, and allows one to search for keywords in past broadcasts, as well as set up email alerts in case of future keyword mentions. The platform is often used by political…

Cybersecurity news headlines for January, 2020

Cybersecurity news headlines for January, 2020
In the first edition of cybersecurity news headlines of 2020, we report on three stories. Currency exchange company Travelex suffered a cyberattack at the beginning of the year and is still dealing with the aftermath. Adult website SextPanther leaked personal information of thousands of models and sex workers. And Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince…

Norton renewal center scam

What is Norton renewal center scam
Norton renewal center scam refers to a scam pop-up notification that claims your Norton subscription has expired and you need to renew it. The pop-ups appear after users are redirected to a website that tries to imitate a legitimate Norton one. Norton anti-virus, developed by Norton, is a security program that protects devices from various…