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Swatters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

The FBI is warning homeowners about the increase of smart devices being hijacked to record or live-stream swatting incidents.

Misc.

Your bank account could be fueling crime

The FBI has issued a warning about an increase in money mule schemes for the second time this year. Scammers are preying upon workers who have lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic, and recruiting them as unwitting money mules.

Misc.

Crooks impersonate US government agencies offering financial aid

There has been an increase in scammers impersonating government agencies and offering financial aid and unemployment assistance to those affected by the pandemic.

Cyber Security

FBI warns of increasing Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

The FBI has issued a warning (MU-000140-MW) about an increase in Ragnar Locker ransomware activity to private industry partners.

Cyber Security

Zoom rolls out security enhancements to stop zoombombing trolls

Zoom has rolled out two new security features to help prevent “zoombombers” from disrupting your meetings.

Software

Luxottica data breach exposes 820K EyeMed, LensCrafters patients

Luxottica determined that hackers may have accessed and acquired patient information.

Cyber Security

Mozilla slows Firefox 82 update due to printing issues, crashes

ISSUE - Firefox 82 was released on October 20

Software

End of support for Office 2016 for Mac

Support for Office 2016 for Mac has ended today.

Software

New Google ChromeOS updates cause 100% CPU usage

Users of Acer Chromebooks, ASUS Chromebook Flip models, and Galaxy Chromebooks have reported 100% CPU usage.

Computer

Apple fixes iPhone Wi-Fi and default apps issues in iOS 14.0.1

iOS 14.0.1 fixes iPhone Wi-Fi & default app issues.

Mobile Devices

Swatters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

January 4, 2021

The FBI is warning homeowners about the increase of smart devices being hijacked to record or live-stream swatting incidents.

Misc.

Your bank account could be fueling crime

December 7, 2020

The FBI has issued a warning about an increase in money mule schemes for the second time this year. Scammers are preying upon workers who have lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic, and recruiting them as unwitting money mules.

Misc.

Crooks impersonate US government agencies offering financial aid

November 25, 2020

There has been an increase in scammers impersonating government agencies and offering financial aid and unemployment assistance to those affected by the pandemic.

Cyber Security

FBI warns of increasing Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

November 24, 2020

The FBI has issued a warning (MU-000140-MW) about an increase in Ragnar Locker ransomware activity to private industry partners.

Cyber Security

Zoom rolls out security enhancements to stop zoombombing trolls

November 18, 2020

Zoom has rolled out two new security features to help prevent “zoombombers” from disrupting your meetings.

Software

Luxottica data breach exposes 820K EyeMed, LensCrafters patients

November 13, 2020

Luxottica determined that hackers may have accessed and acquired patient information.

Cyber Security

Mozilla slows Firefox 82 update due to printing issues, crashes

October 23, 2020

ISSUE - Firefox 82 was released on October 20

Software

End of support for Office 2016 for Mac

October 13, 2020

Support for Office 2016 for Mac has ended today.

Software