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    Archive for January, 2021

    Unemployment Frauds Continue Unabated

    January 30th, 2021 by

    The Taxman Cometh for ID Theft Victims “The unprecedented volume of unemployment insurance fraud witnessed in 2020 hasn’t abated, although news coverage of the issue has largely been pushed off the front pages by other events. But the ID theft problem is coming to the fore once again: Countless Americans will soon be receiving notices […]

    Posted in Finance/Taxes, Identity Theft, Scams | No Comments »

    SonicWall Breach

    January 28th, 2021 by

    SonicWall Breach Stems from ‘Probable’ Zero-Days Posted January 25, 2021: “SonicWall is investigating “probable” zero-day flaws in its remote access security products that have been targeted by “highly-sophisticated” attackers. The company says it is investigating the attack and will update customers within 24 hours.”

    Posted in Identity Theft, Malware, Security Breeches | No Comments »

    IObit forums hacked

    January 21st, 2021 by

    IObit forums hacked to spread ransomware to its members “Windows utility developer IObit was hacked over the weekend to perform a widespread attack to distribute the strange DeroHE ransomware to its forum members.”

    Posted in Security Breeches | No Comments »

    Attackers can hijack DNS on millions of devices

    January 20th, 2021 by

    DNSpooq bugs let attackers hijack DNS on millions of devices “Israel-based security consultancy firm JSOF disclosed today seven Dnsmasq vulnerabilities, collectively known as DNSpooq, that can be exploited to launch DNS cache poisoning, remote code execution, and denial-of-service attacks against millions of affected devices. Dnsmasq is a popular and open-source Domain Name System (DNS) forwarding software regularly used that adds […]

    Posted in Malware, Network, Security Breeches | No Comments »

    Kaspersky provides free Ransomware Decryptors

    January 20th, 2021 by

    Free Ransomware Decryptors from Kaspersky “Welcome to No Ransom, the place to find the latest decryptors, ransomware removal tools, and information on ransomware protection. What is ransomware? It’s a malware (a Trojan or another type of virus) that locks your device or encrypts your files, and then tells you that you have to pay ransom […]

    Posted in Handy Software, Ransomware | No Comments »

    Security Mailer (2021 #2)

    January 19th, 2021 by

    Security Mailer Volume 21 Number 2 Adobe patch Tuesday Mozilla updates Thunderbird Cisco Security Advisories Linux Updates and patches Linux Synopsis Microsoft Tuesday updates Security advisories Security updates revised General Security reviews last week EXCEL spreadsheet covering all Microsoft Tuesday releases both XLS and XLSX versions provided

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    Security Mailer (2021 # 1)

    January 19th, 2021 by

    Security Mailer Volume 21 Number 1 Browsers Firefox and Firefox ESR updated Linux Updates & patches New version of Mint Microsoft working on single version of Outlook General Security reviews last week Solar Winds Hack

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    Security Mailer (2020 #52)

    January 19th, 2021 by

    Security Mailer Volume 20 #52 Cisco security advisories Linux updates and patches

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    IObit forums hacked

    January 19th, 2021 by

    IObit forums hacked to spread ransomware to its members “Windows utility developer IObit was hacked over the weekend to perform a widespread attack to distribute the strange DeroHE ransomware to its forum members.”

    Posted in Ransomware | No Comments »

    Stolen Card Market closing February 2021

    January 19th, 2021 by

    Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits Joker’s Stash, by some accounts the largest underground shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data, says it’s closing up shop effective mid-February 2021. The announcement came on the heels of a turbulent year for the major cybercrime store, and just weeks after U.S. and European […]

    Posted in Identity Theft, Phishing, Ransomware | No Comments »