#Privacy: Over 40m Iranian Telegram user IDs exposed online

Security researchers have discovered 42 million records from a third-party version of messaging app Telegram online.  The Comparitech team and Bob Diachenko discovered the exposed data on March 21, after it was posted on an Elasticsearch cluster with no password authentication.  After contacting the hosting provider on March 24, the cluster was deleted a day […]

#Privacy: Banking Trojan resurfaces amidst global pandemic

Following a three year hiatus, the Zeus Sphinx banking Trojan is back, appearing in a coronavirus-themed phishing campaign. First seen in August 2015, Sphinx is based on the leaked source of the Zeus banking trojan. IBM X-Force researchers Amir Gandler and Limor Kessen explained that Sphinx’s main capability is to harvest online banking credentials.  Following […]

#Privacy: Threat actors targets home routers

Researchers have uncovered a new cyber attack whereby at least 1,193 victims have been targeted in a matter of days. Discovered by Bitdefender researchers, threat actors are now targeting home routers and changing their Domain Name System (DNS) settings to redirect victims to a malware-serving website. In a blog post, Bitdefender explained that amidst the […]

#Privacy: One, Two, Three Phish: Adversaries Target Mobile Users

The Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) has spotted a phishing attack directed at mobile users purporting to come from Three, a British telecommunications and internet service provider. The attack relies on a well-spoofed html file, enticing users to provide everything from their password and personal details to their credit card information. Users are informed of […]

#Privacy: FTC warns VoIP service providers against “assisting and facilitating” coronavirus-related telemarketing calls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned nine Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers that “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing calls related to COVID-19 is against the law.  Many of these illegal telemarketing or robocalls related to the global pandemic, prey upon consumers’ fear of the virus to sow disinformation or perpetrate scams.  “It’s never […]

#Privacy: New phishing campaign claims recipients have been exposed to COVID-19

In a new phishing campaign, threat actors are claiming to be from a local hospital in the hopes of getting recipients to open a malicious email attachment.  In the current global pandemic, cyber criminals are now capitalising on the growing concerns and desire for information about COVID-19 by launching a variety of cyber attacks including […]