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Oct 26, 2023

FBI, CISA Warn of Rising AvosLocker Ransomware Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

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⚠️ ALERT: AvosLocker #ransomware targets US critical infrastructure. Recent joint advisory from CISA and FBI exposes their tactics — using open-source tools and stealthy techniques to compromise networks.

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The FBI and CISA issue advisory on AvosLocker ransomware gang. They use open-source tools, leave minimal traces.

Oct 25, 2023

Global STEM Initiative Chapter of Uganda

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“Meet Kelvin Dafiaghor, a distinguished luminary in the fields of education and technology. As the Founder and Director of Ogba Educational Clinic in Nigeria, he has dedicated a decade to integrating AI and STEM education into African learning, particularly excelling in robotics and AI. His commitment extends globally, showcased by his participation in prestigious events like FINTECH Abu Dhabi in 2018 and a high-level conference in Morocco in 2019, where he advocated fervently for innovation and artificial intelligence as transformative forces in Africa. In 2021, he made a lasting impact at GISEC Dubai, emphasizing the role of AI in cybersecurity. Additionally, as the Regional Manager for Global STEM Initiative, he’s passionate about advancing STEM education worldwide. #gsiuganda #comingsoon Andrew Webb-Buffington KELVIN OGBA DAFIAGHORJosselin LavigneKasule RaphaelLorraine Tsitsi MajiriLily R. ASONGFACIvan Peter OtimKimani NyoikeGlobal STEM Initiative (GSI)RIIS LLC.

Oct 24, 2023

PEACHPIT: Massive Ad Fraud Botnet Powered by Millions of Hacked Android and iOS

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🚨 ALERT: A massive ad fraud botnet called PEACHPIT has been exposed. It exploited hundreds of thousands of Android and iOS devices to generate illicit profits for cybercriminals.

Oct 24, 2023

Cybercriminals Using EvilProxy Phishing Kit to Target Senior Executives in U.S. Firms

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🚨Executives in U.S. firms under attack.

A new EvilProxy phishing campaign is targeting top-level employees, including banking, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing sectors.

Learn how they operate:

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Oct 24, 2023

Meet Rhysida, a New Ransomware Strain That Deletes Itself

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Operating since last May, an emerging ransomware strain called Rhysida was deployed along with new stealer malware called Lumar for a potent new one-two punch against Brazil’s popular PIX payment system users.

Researchers from Kaspersky reported Rhysida is functioning as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation with a demonstrated ability to quickly evolve.

“ It stands out for its unique self-deletion mechanism and compatibility with pre-Windows 10 versions of Microsoft. Written in C++ and compiled with MinGW and shared libraries, Rhysida showcases sophistication in its design,” Kaspersky said in its findings about the group. “While relatively new, Rhysida faced initial configuration challenges with its onion server, revealing a group’s rapid adaptation and learning curve.”

Oct 24, 2023

ChatGPT-written phishing emails are already nearly as good as humans

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ChatGPT’s deceptive messages work almost as well as ones written by people, IBM found. And it’s much faster.

Oct 24, 2023

Malvertisers Using Google Ads to Target Users Searching for Popular Software

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Beware of fake software ads on Google Search!

Hackers use Google Ads to direct users searching for popular software, such as KeePass Password Manager and Notepad++, to malicious copycats that distribute malware.

Oct 23, 2023

Quasar RAT Leverages DLL Side-Loading to Fly Under the Radar

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🕵️‍♂️ Beware of Quasar RAT: A sneaky malware exploiting DLL side-loading to hide its tracks on compromised Windows systems.

Oct 23, 2023

The stars could provide the foundation for better cybersecurity

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To improve communication security and effectiveness, Edith Cowan University (ECU), observation data provider QL Space, and University of South Wales (UK) have formed a new collaboration that focuses on free space optics (FSO).

In early 2024, the agreement will see the construction of a satellite ground station close to ECU’s Joondalup campus in Perth’s north to empower FSO. It will eventually be one of numerous stations in the worldwide network built in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW).

Using light to send data

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Oct 23, 2023

Getting Rid of a Printer? Do This First—or Risk Getting Hacked

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Knowing how to dispose of a printer could mean the difference between protecting personal data and letting it fall into the wrong hands.

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