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Original release date: January 19, 2017 The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on employment scams targeting college students. Phony job opportunities are advertised via college employment websites or students’ university emails. Unfortunately, students who take the bait suffer financial losses. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to…

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Posted by Rahul Mishra, Android Security Program Manager [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] In April 2016, the Android Security team described how the Google Play App Security Improvement (ASI) program has helped developers fix security issues in 100,000 applications. Since then, we have detected and notified developers of 11…

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According to new research, three in four (76 percent) organizations report being victims of phishing attacks. The findings indicate a 10 percent decrease from 2015. The third annual State of Phish report by Wombat Security analyzed data from tens of millions of simulated phishing emails over 12 months, in addition…

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Supercell, a mobile game development company, has urged users to reset their passwords following a breach that affected its forum. An administrator for the firm, which has produced popular multiplayer games like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, announced the incident on 17 January: “We’re currently looking into report that…

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On January 13, college student Zachary Shames pleaded guilty to a federal district court in Virginia, US, for authoring Limitless Logger, the malicious keylogger that was used to steal thousands of sensitive user information like passwords and banking credentials. In November 2014, Trend Micro’s Forward Looking Threat Research team (FTR) published a research…

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Open Source File System Digital Forensics    The Sleuth Kit is an open source forensic toolkit for analyzing Microsoft and UNIX file systems and disks. The Sleuth Kit enables investigators to identify and recover evidence from images acquired during incident response or from live systems. The Sleuth Kit is open…

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This post authored by Nick Biasini with contributions from Jaeson Schultz Locky has been a devastating force for the last year in the spam and ransomware landscape. The Locky variant of ransomware has been responsible for huge amounts of spam messages being sent on a daily basis. The main driver…

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Original release date: January 18, 2017 Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2017 to address 270 vulnerabilities across multiple products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Oracle…

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Two Italians referred to as the “Occhionero brothers” have been arrested and accused of using malware and a carefully-prepared spear-phishing scheme to spy on high-profile politicians and businessmen. This case has been called “EyePyramid”, which we first discussed last week. (Conspiracy theories aside, the name came from a domain name and directory path…

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