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Security Stop-Press : Warning About Fake DHL Customer Support Chatbot Phishing Scam

The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

Trustwave SpiderLabs cybersecurity researchers have warned that criminals are using fake DHL customer support chatbots to scam victims out of personally identifiable information and payment data. Victims are directed to the fake chatbots by a phishing email saying that the target has a parcel waiting with DHL, and further instructions are needed. The advice is to always be extra…

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Tech News : ICANN’T Delete Russian Domains

Tech News : ICANN'T Delete Russian Domains

ICANN, the US-based non-profit organisation responsible for overseeing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) has turned down a request by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister to revoke Russian domain names.  The Request  In a published response from Göran Marby, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) he outlined what Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister (and…

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Security Stop-Press : Scam Warning – Fake Charity Websites

The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

A warning has been issued by the BBC, following its own investigation, to beware of the hundreds of fake charity websites that have now been set up by scammers to trick people into donating money to the people and the military of Ukraine. Some have even been using well known charity brands such as ‘Save the Children’. The advice is…

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Tech News : Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Tech News : Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Apple, Google and Microsoft have announced that they are joining forces to support a common passwordless sign-in standard that will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure and easy sign-ins across devices and platforms.   The Problem With Password-Only   Relying on password-only authentication is known to present many risks and challenges such as managing multiple passwords being cumbersome for…

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Featured Article: Tracking What Happens To Attachments After They’re Sent

Featured Article: Tracking What Happens To Attachments After They're Sent

In this article, we look at how there are several risks and challenges associated with sending email attachments, how businesses can track emails, and about a new product that could allow greater visibility and control of what happens to email attachments after they’ve been sent.  What Happens When Emails With Attachments Are Sent?  Modern email systems use the MIME…

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Security Stop-Press : The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that there has been an 86 percent rise (July to Dec 2021 compared to the previous year) of a screen-sharing scam. The FCA reports that the scam involves people posing as investment advisers and offering to help their targets to set up new schemes via online meeting platforms. Once the victim is…

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Tech News : Pernicious Pegasus Plagues (Another) Prime-Minister

With many governments (including the UK Government) being targeted with Pegasus phone-spying software, there’s now news that Spain’s PM’s has also been hit.  What Is Pegasus?  Pegasus spyware is sold by Israeli-based NSO Group to governments to carry out surveillance by infecting phones with surveillance software. The software is sold to nation states, for millions of (US) dollars as a…

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Tech News : Pegasus Spyware Discovered In Downing Street

Pegasus Spyware Discovered In Downing Street

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has reported finding evidence that Pegasus spyware was being used to listen-in on UK government networks for 10 Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO) in 2020 and 2021.  Pegasus  Pegasus spyware is sold by Israeli-based NSO Group to governments to carry out surveillance by infecting phones with malicious surveillance software….

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Security Stop-Press : Corporate Hiring Managers Targeted With ‘More_Eggs’ Malware In Fake CVs

Okta Hacks By Teenage Lapsus$ Gang Could Affect Thousands of Companies

Researchers from Canadian cybersecurity company eSentire have reported that attackers are targeting corporate hiring managers with phishing emails containing the ‘more_eggs’ malware, using fake CVs as a decoy to launch the malware and sidestep detection. The more_eggs malware is a backdoor suite that can steal valuable information and move across the compromised network. Reported targets so far have been a US-based…

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Tech News : 1000+ ‘Deepfakes’ On LinkedIn

1000+ 'Deepfakes' On LinkedIn

Researchers from the Stanford Internet Observatory have reported finding more than one thousand ‘virtual’ employees on the LinkedIn platform.  Faces Created By Artificial Intelligence  Virtual employees in this case are AI-generated photos of employees, the photos of whom don’t belong to any person (living or dead) and are made from mixtures of faces mashed together and featured in 1000+…

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