Written By David Bisson

Fraudsters Abuse Smartphone Google Calendar Feature to Push Through Scam Offers

Fraudsters are abusing a Google Calendar feature that's commonly enabled on smartphones to target unsuspecting users with scam offers.

Extortion Scam Threatens Website Owners With Reputational Damage

A new extortion scam uses the threat of reputational damage to persuade website owners to pay a ransom fee.

Attack Campaign Exploits CVE-2019-2725, Abuses Certificate Files to Deliver Monero Miner

Researchers observed an attack campaign exploiting CVE-2019-2725 and abusing certificate files to deliver a Monero miner.

Fileless Attack Campaign Leverages PCASTLE to Distribute XMRig Monero-Mining Malware

According to researchers, the fileless attack uses PCASTLE to distribute samples of XMRig, a well-known Monero-mining malware family.

Malvertising Campaign Infects Users With Buran Ransomware Via the RIG Exploit Kit

A malvertising campaign is redirecting users to the RIG exploit kit, which then attempts to infect them with a new ransomware called Buran.

BlackSquid Malware Capable of Abusing 8 Exploits to Install XMRig Monero Miner

The new BlackSquid malware is capable of abusing eight notorious exploits in its attempts to install the XMRig Monero miner.

Phishing Scam Leverages Fake List of Undelivered Emails to Trick Users Into Clicking

Researchers discovered a phishing scam that leverages a fake list of undelivered emails to trick users into clicking and offering up their login credentials.

New HiddenWasp Linux Malware Focused Solely on Achieving Targeted Remote Control

A new threat called HiddenWasp is different from other Linux malware in that it's focused solely on achieving targeted remote control of infected hosts.

New York Nonprofit Organization Traces Data Breach to Employee Email Accounts

People Inc., a nonprofit organization based in New York state, has traced a recent data breach to compromised employee email accounts.

Sodinokibi Ransomware Fixes Scaling Issues, Targets Large Enterprises

Recent variants of Sodinokibi accounted for scaling issues as the ransomware family steadily moves to target large enterprises.