SMiShing and the rise of mobile banking attacks

Brazilian cybercriminals are clearly setting their sights on users of mobile banking, with a huge rise in incidents registered in the country over the last two years. In order to carry...

Threatpost News Wrap, April 22, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including BlackBerry CEO's stance on lawful access principles, the FBI/Apple hearing, Viber adding end-to-end crypto, Teslacrypt, and more. Source: Threadpost

Microsoft Quietly Patches Another Critical Malware Protection Engine Flaw

Microsoft quietly patched a critical vulnerability found by Google's Project Zero team in the Malware Protection Engine. Source: Threadpost

Bugs in Signal Messaging App Corrupt Attachments, Crash App

Signal has fixed bugs in its Android messaging app that allow an attacker to corrupt an encrypted attachment and remotely crash the application. Source: Threadpost

Spam and phishing in Q2 2016

 Download the full report (PDF) Spam: quarterly highlights The year of ransomware in spam Although the second quarter of 2016 has only just finished, it’s safe to say that this is already the year...

Threatpost News Wrap, May 19, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss WannaCry, Microsoft's response, the killswitches, a potential link with Lazarus Group, and what the future holds for the ShadowBrokers. Source: Threadpost

Botnet Powered by 25,000 CCTV Devices Uncovered

A botnet comprised entirely of closed circuit TV devices used a barrage of HTTP requests to knock a small jewelry store offline for days. Source: Threadpost

Jigsaw Ransomware Decrypted, Again

Jigsaw ransomware’s encryption has been thwarted by Check Point researchers that discover a fatal flaw. Source: Threadpost

Taking HTTPS Denial to an Absurd Level

Researcher Troy Hunt discovers as far as the internet has come in adopting HTTPS, it still has a ways to go. Source: Threadpost

Army Bug Bounty Building New Relationships with Hackers

The government announced its second bug bounty program called Hack the Army, which will concentrate on finding bugs in recruiting websites and databases. Source: Threadpost
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Threatpost News Wrap, April 14, 2017

Mike Mimoso, Tom Spring, and Chris Brook recap Infiltrate Con in Miami last week, and Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit in St. Maarten Source: Threadpost