The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts. Also featured: Addressing security when offices reopen; the role of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in money laundering during the pandemic.
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Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
A group of spoofed cryptocurrency trading apps is targeting devices running macOS to install malware called Gmera, security firm ESET reports. The malware can steal users' data as well as their cryptocurrency wallets.
After a nearly six-month hiatus, the Emotet botnet has sprung back to life with a spam campaign targeting the U.S. and U.K., according to security research reports. Victims are hit with phishing emails that contain either a malicious URL or Word document attachment that downloads malware.
An Iranian-backed hacking group appears to have accidentally left over 40 GB of training videos and other material exposed online, according to researchers at IBM, who found the unprotected server. The material includes videos describing attacks aimed at U.S. Navy and State Department personnel.
The operators behind a family of Brazilian banking Trojans are expanding their operations to other parts of Latin America as well as North America and Europe, according to Kaspersky. Some of these malware variants have been re-engineered to better avoid security tools.
Five billion unique user credentials are circulating on darknet forums, with cybercriminals offering to sell access to bank accounts as well as domain administrator access to corporate networks, according to the security firm Digital Shadows.
The Cerberus banking Trojan and info stealer was found posing as a legitimate money converter app in the Google Play Store, where it was downloaded more than 10,000 times, according to Avast Mobile Threat Labs.
A credit card skimmer that has been operating since April is specifically targeting sites hosted on Microsoft IIS servers that are currently running an out-of-date version of ASP.NET, according to security firm Malwarebytes. About 27 million websites still use this now unsupported software.
Voice-controlled assistants can be fooled by replaying a recording of someone's voice. But researchers with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Samsung Research say they've developed a lightweight software tool to detect such attempts, which are difficult to defend against.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses global progress on adopting standard digital identifiers. Plus, a former cybercriminal discusses emerging fraud trends, and an update on the evolution of e-signatures.
Fraudsters are using a revamped version of the Alina Trojan to target Windows-based POS devices to steal payment card data, according to Century Link's Black Lotus Labs. The malware operators are using unsecured DNS protocols to exfiltrate the data.