The IRS is warning taxpayers about an email attack using messages pretending to be legitimate IRS communications. The goal of the attack is installing malware on users computers; to gain control of the device or install software like a keystroke logger, so as to eventually gain passwords to sensitive accounts,
Hackers have added a new challenge for corporate HR departments, after targeting companies with a phishing campaign that hides malware in résumés sent as email attachments. The hack, uncovered by Cofense Intelligence a security services provider, uses résumé files attached as .doc to deliver Quasar RAT. Quasar RAT is a completely legitimate open-source
On August 28, 2019 a federal grand jury indicted former Amazon engineer, Paige Thompson. If found guilty of the multiple counts of wire fraud and computer fraud Thompson faces up to 25 years in prison. The indictment alleges not only that she stole data, but also that after forcing access to cloud
Huawei Technologies received another 90-day stay of execution exempting the manufacturer from some U.S. technology sanctions. However, the latest smartphone releases from Huawei may not come with the licensed version of Google’s Android operating system. Reuters quotes executives at Google explaining that this reprieve will not extend to any new devices. Therefore Huawei
Today Apple said it will overhaul its practice of listening in to Siri conversations, so as to provide users with “greater privacy”. This change comes after a July 2019 report by The Guardian revealing that contractors regularly heard sensitive information while listening to Siri conversations. Until recently the computing giant
Reuters reports, the U.S. government is planning a program focusing on protecting voter registration databases from ransomware ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The initiative will be led by the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Local governments have been targeted by ransomware in
The U.S. DoJ confirmed a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. At a press conference in San Jose the DoJ announced a total of 33 charges for theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. Alleging Levandowski took confidential information from Google’s self-driving car project to Uber. Levandowski worked at Google’s self-driving
“Getting people to spend more quality time with each other via their mobile devices” would be tattooed on the head of Instagram if they were a person. And according to an unconfirmed report by The Verge, a new messaging feature called “Threads” for Instagram is being developed to do just that.