Month: December 2023

Dec 28, 2023NewsroomMalware / Cyber Threat A new malware loader is being used by threat actors to deliver a wide range of information stealers such as Lumma Stealer (aka LummaC2), Vidar, RecordBreaker (aka Raccoon Stealer V2), and Rescoms. Cybersecurity firm ESET is tracking the trojan under the name Win/TrojanDownloader.Rugmi. “This malware is a loader with
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Dec 30, 2023NewsroomCryptocurrency / Phishing Scam Cybersecurity researchers are warning about an increase in phishing attacks that are capable of draining cryptocurrency wallets. “These threats are unique in their approach, targeting a wide range of blockchain networks, from Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain to Polygon, Avalanche, and almost 20 other networks by using a crypto
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Dec 29, 2023NewsroomMalware / Cyber Threat Nation-state actors affiliated to North Korea have been observed using spear-phishing attacks to deliver an assortment of backdoors and tools such as AppleSeed, Meterpreter, and TinyNuke to seize control of compromised machines. South Korea-based cybersecurity company AhnLab attributed the activity to an advanced persistent threat group known as Kimsuky.
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Dec 29, 2023NewsroomEmail Security / Malware The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has warned of a new phishing campaign orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group to deploy previously undocumented malware such as OCEANMAP, MASEPIE, and STEELHOOK to harvest sensitive information. The activity, which was detected by the agency between December 15 and 25,
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In this article GOOGL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images All the dominant technology companies are integrating generative AI into their online services, from Google to Meta, Microsoft and Apple. Google’s recent integrations of Bard, its chat-based AI tool, with a host of Google apps and services is
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Dec 29, 2023NewsroomCyber Attack / Web Security The Assembly of the Republic of Albania and telecom company One Albania have been targeted by cyber attacks, the country’s National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security (AKCESK) revealed this week. “These infrastructures, under the legislation in force, are not currently classified as critical or important information
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Amazon will start incorporating advertisements within their Prime Video streaming services soon. A report citing the company’s intimation to Amazon Prime users in the US claims that the standard Amazon Prime plan will show ads while streaming movies and TV shows. This, however, is not a sudden move. The company announced the move in September this year
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Dec 29, 2023NewsroomMalware / Endpoint Security Microsoft on Thursday said it’s once again disabling the ms-appinstaller protocol handler by default following its abuse by multiple threat actors to distribute malware. “The observed threat actor activity abuses the current implementation of the ms-appinstaller protocol handler as an access vector for malware that may lead to ransomware
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In this article AFRM Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Drew Angerer / Getty Images  A year ago, there was little holiday cheer at Affirm. The point-of-sale lender was confronting rising interest rates, recession fears and weakening consumer spending. Affirm shares ended 2022 down 90%, wiping out billions of dollars in market value. Affirm investors
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Dec 28, 2023NewsroomSpyware / Hardware Security The Operation Triangulation spyware attacks targeting Apple iOS devices leveraged never-before-seen exploits that made it possible to even bypass pivotal hardware-based security protections erected by the company. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which discovered the campaign at the beginning of 2023 after becoming one of the targets, described it as
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Telecom giant Reliance Jio is reportedly working on generative AI and plans to launch a ‘Bharat GPT’ programme along the lines of large language model-based AI chatbots like ChatGPT. The company has reportedly partnered up with Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay to develop an India-first AI programme. Jio, which now offers products and services across the
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