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The new Robocops: Avira partners with YouMail to stop robocalls

“Congratulations! You’ve been approved for a loan!” or “Contact the IRS urgently regarding unpaid income tax”. Sadly, you haven’t got a loan, or won a cruise, or whatever is being touted. You’re on the receiving end of a “robocall”. They’re on the rise…

Over 300,000 Spotify Accounts Compromised in Credential-Stuffing Attack

An Elasticsearch database with over 380 million records, including login credentials, was used to target Spotify accounts, according to vpnMentor researchers. Although the origin and owners of the leaked database are unknown, researchers speculate that hackers may have collected the data from previously breached platforms, and used it in credential-stuffing attacks against Spotify platform users. […]

Manchester United Calls in Experts to Investigate Targeted Cyber-Attack on Its Systems

Manchester United played West Bromwich Albion as scheduled on Saturday, despite a recent cyber-attack on United, officials said. The football club has enlisted the help of cybersecurity pros to investigate what appears to be a targeted attack. United said it took swift action to contain the incident, although it found no signs of any breach […]

Bug in Facebook Messenger on Android Let Attackers Start Calls and Listen to Audio

A Google Zero security researcher discovered a Facebook Messenger bug that allowed attackers to initiate a call and begin listening as soon as it started ringing. The severity of the bug prompted Facebook to award one of the largest bounties ever. Vulnerabilities that don’t require any interaction from the victim are the most dangerous. In […]

Mercy Iowa City Discloses Highly Sensitive Data Breach Impacting Over 60,000 Iowans

Mercy Iowa City hospital has revealed a data breach that may have compromised the personal and health information of 60,473 patients. According to a letter sent earlier this month, the security incident was discovered in June when an unauthorized party sent out phishing emails from a staff member’s account. “On or about June 24, 2020, […]

Mercy Iowa City Discloses Highly Sensitive Data Breach Impacting Over 60,000 Iowans

Mercy Iowa City hospital has revealed a data breach that may have compromised the personal and health information of 60,473 patients. According to a letter sent earlier this month, the security incident was discovered in June when an unauthorized party sent out phishing emails from a staff member’s account. “On or about June 24, 2020, […]

Critical Webex Bugs Let ‘Ghost’ Users Spy on Meetings

Researchers have discovered three dangerous security flaws in CISCO’s popular video conferencing tool, Webex. In the researchers’ words, the flaws can allow anyone to become a ‘ghost,’ joining a meeting without being detected. Discovered by IBM’s Office of the CISO, the flaws came to light after Gartner noted a considerable spike in video conferencing associated […]

Hundreds of Thousands of SMBGhost and BlueKeep Infected Systems Are Still Up and Running

Despite the existence of patches that fix serious vulnerabilities such as SMBGhost and BlueKeep, hundreds of thousands of active devices running right now still haven’t been patched by their administrators, according to a recent investigation. Companies are usually quick to fix severe vulnerabilities but the mere existence of a patch doesn’t mean everyone will install […]