How to keep away from online scams

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our world in countless ways. According to ESET researchers, one of the major changes that has caused and deserves special attention seems to be the increase in online shopping, as the ability of consumers to visit the physical spaces of the stores remains limited. According to IBM data, the pandemic crisis has accelerated the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Windows XP source code leaked on the Internet

The source code of “Windows XP” along with that of “Windows Server 2003” leaked on the internet inside torrent files. This is the first time that the source code of a -even an old- version of the Microsoft operating system is leaking online, as “Verge” notes, while the electronic media notes that it has examined the files in issue and confirmed that Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cerberus: The Banking Trojan for Android available for free in underground forums

The full source code of “Cerberus” has been leaked to underground forums and is now available free of charge to digital criminals. Kaspersky experts have been actively monitoring the revival of the “Android banking” malware since July 2020, following the abandonment, the sale attempt and the final release of the project by the original developer. Through evolving functionality that includes two-factor identity theft (2FA) and remote Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Unveiling of the KryptoCibule trojan malware family from ESET

ESET researchers have announced the discovery of an unknown family of “trojan malware” that spreads through malicious “torrents” and uses multiple methods to extract as many cryptocurrencies from its victims as possible, while remaining undetected.  ESET called the threat “KryptoCibule” and, according to its telemetry, the malware appears to be aimed primarily at users in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  This malware Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Educational platforms targeted by cybercriminals

Exponential was the increase seen in “DDoS” cyberattacks (e.n. attacks aimed at flooding a network until the server “crashes”) against educational resources last spring. According to Kaspersky’s estimates, from January to June 2020, the number of “DDoS” attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at least 350% compared to the corresponding month of 2019. In denial-of-service attacks (“DoS”), digital criminals try to flood a network server Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

A new Android spyware is distributed under the guise of popular apps

Kaspersky researchers have discovered a new Android spyware app distributed by “Transparent Tribe”, a notorious “APT” group, in India under the guise of official information applications for COVID-19. The pandemic is still relevant and has been turned into a product for exploitation by threatening entities, who make use of relevant social engineering threats. The “Transparent Tribe” group, a threatening organization that has been Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Targeted by cybercriminals jobseekers via internet

The coronavirus has severely affected the economy in many countries worldwide. Many companies have implemented short-term work, laid off employees, or adapted existing leave, sickness, or parental leave regulations. Digital criminals worldwide exploit this fact and distribute “phishing emails”, as recent Kaspersky research show in the second quarter of 2020. Kaspersky experts have come across several emails sent on behalf of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber: New anti-spamming tools within the platform

Viber will now enable users to automatically filter messages and decide who to add them to groups, among a few other features that guarantee their privacy. In more detail, Rakuten Viber presents various tools that fight spamming and guarantee privacy, as well as an option to search other users by name. The new search feature will be protected by special privacy measures, in line with Viber’s commitment Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Safe “national quantum Internet” planned by the US

The draft strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet was presented last week by the “US Department of Energy” at a press conference at the “University of Washington”. The move is part of the broader context of the international quantum “race” in the telecommunications industry, with the report providing –at the US department’s announcement– a path to the development of the “National Quantum Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …