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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

Phishing attacks are targeting your social network accounts

MalwareHunterTeam has recently found an increase in phishing scams targeting social media accounts.

Cyber Security

This security awareness training email is actually a phishing scam

Scammers are now impersonating KnowBe4, a legitimate company that specializes in phishing training.

Cyber Security

Microsoft announces plans to ditch legacy Edge in Windows 10

The legacy Edge browser will soon be officially replaced with the new version for everyone through an upcoming Windows update.

Software

Emotet malware now steals your email attachments to attack contacts

According to James Quinn, a threat researcher at Binary Defense, Emotet malware is now capable of stealing attachments from your emails, and then using it in spam emails to make them look more legitimate.

Cyber Security

Persuasive Office 365 phishing uses fake Zoom suspension alerts

Abnormal Security, an email security company, has discovered a new phishing campaign targeting Office 365 users.

Cyber Security
Picture of a man walking past a FBI banner.

FBI warns of BEC scammers impersonating construction companies

June 10, 2021

The FBI has issued a warning to companies about scammers impersonating construction companies to target critical US infrastructure sectors.

Cyber Security
A Bitcoin being disintegrated.

Over $80 million lost to cryptocurrency investment scams since October

May 18, 2021

The FTC reports that since October 2020 there has been more than $80 million dollar in losses due to cryptocurrency investment scams.

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Microsoft warns of phishing attacks bypassing email gateways

March 24, 2021

An ongoing phishing campaign has begun abusing legitimate services to bypass secure email gateways to send phishing emails.

Cyber Security
Warning sign that says "Ransomware Ahead" on it

Ransomware gang plans to call victim's business partners about attacks

March 10, 2021

The group behind the REvil Ransomware has started to use two new tactics to extort ransom from victims.

Cyber Security

Scammers posing as FBI agents threaten targets with jail time

February 2, 2021

The FBI has issued a warning about scammers impersonating FBI representatives to steal personal and financial information from victims by threatening them with fines or jail time.

Misc.

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