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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

New Google ChromeOS updates cause 100% CPU usage

September 28, 2020

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

September 25, 2020

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

Mobile Devices

Phishing attacks are targeting your social network accounts

September 24, 2020

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

September 16, 2020

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

August 17, 2020

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

July 30, 2020

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

July 10, 2020

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

Cyber Security

Windows 10 2004 breaks OneDrive connectivity for some users

July 6, 2020

Some users are experiencing connectivity issues with OneDrive after updating to Windows 10 2004.

Networking