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Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 4:57pm
Facebook may be fined as much as $5 million by the FTC for data issues related to the Cambridge Analytica incident.
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Adware-Ridden Apps in Google Play Infect 30 Million Android Users

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:55pm
Google Play has removed up to 50 apps that once downloaded plagued systems with full-screen ads.
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Point Blank Gamers Targeted with Backdoor Malware

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:16am
The malware hides in the legitimate game downloads, signed with a real certificate; connections to ShadowHammer have been found.
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Poll: Are You Creeped Out by Facial Recognition?

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:12am
How concerned are you about the privacy implications of facial recognition? Weigh in with our poll.
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Latest Qbot Variant Evades Detection, Infects Thousands

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:00am
Ever-changing Qbot trojan has been spotted in a fresh campaign with a new “context aware” delivery technique.
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Facial Recognition is Here: But Are We Ready?

Threat Post - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 8:56am
As U.S. citizens realize that facial recognition is present in real-life applications, more questions are arising about consent, how data is shared - and what regulation exists.
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Carbanak Source Code Unveils a Startlingly Complex Malware

Threat Post - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 4:26pm
The malware is behind billions in banking and credit-card losses.
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Exploits for Social Warfare WordPress Plugin Reach Critical Mass

Threat Post - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 1:30pm
More and more attacks taking advantage of a XSS and RCE bug in the popular plugin have cropped up in the wild.
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FBI: BEC Scam Losses Almost Double To Reach $1.2 Billion

Threat Post - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:55am
Overall, in 2018 the FBI received more than 351k reported scams with losses exceeding $2.7 billion.
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Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Spills 2 Million Passwords

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:00pm
China-based app maker ignored repeated warnings by researchers that its password database - stored in plain text - was accessible to anyone online.
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Is Privacy Really iPhone? Researchers Weigh in on Apple’s Targeted Ad Tracking

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:40pm
A unique identifier is enabled by default on every iPhone that's shipped, allowing advertisers to follow the phone's activity across the web.
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Evil TeamViewer Attacks Under the Guise of the U.S. State Department

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:45pm
The attack is targeting financial regulators and embassy staff-- but probably isn't the work of an APT.
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France’s ‘Secure’ Telegram Replacement Hacked in an Hour

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:28am
The messaging app that will replace the government's use of WhatsApp and Telegram was released last week, with security vulnerability included.
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WannaCry Hero Pleads Guilty to Kronos Malware Charges

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:44am
The malware researcher has pleaded guilty to two out of 10 charges; one with creating the Kronos malware and the other with conspiracy.
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Millions of Medical Documents for Addiction and Recovery Patients Leaked

Threat Post - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 9:48am
The information includes data on all rehab treatments and procedures, linked with patients' names and other info.
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Microsoft’s Latest Patch Hoses Some Antivirus Software

Threat Post - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 5:16pm
McAfee, Sophos and Avast are among the antivirus software suites impacted.
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Three-Fourths of Consumers Don’t Trust Facebook, Threatpost Poll Finds

Threat Post - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:45pm
On the heels of several Facebook data privacy snafus this week - and over the past year - users no longer trust the platform.
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Insecure Ride App Database Leaks Data of 300K Iranian Drivers

Threat Post - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:37pm
A researcher said that millions of records were leaking 300,000 Tap30 drivers' names, ID numbers and phone numbers.
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Weather Channel Knocked Off-Air in Dangerous Precedent

Threat Post - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 4:21pm
The incident was the work of malicious cyberattackers.
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Shopify Flaw Exposed Thousands of Merchants’ Revenue, Traffic Numbers

Threat Post - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 2:56pm
The flaw, which existed in a Shopify API endpoint, has been patched.
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