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February 15, 2019


Phishers Target Anti-Money Laundering Officers at U.S. Credit Unions

A highly targeted, malware-laced phishing campaign landed in the inboxes of multiple credit unions last week. The missives are raising eyebrows because they were sent only to specific anti-money laundering contacts at credit unions, and many credit union sources say they suspect the non-public data may have been somehow obtained from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent federal agency that insures deposits at federally insured credit unions.

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The Scarlet Widow Gang Entraps Victims Using Romance Scams

We often hear about sextortion, business email compromise (BEC), and inheritance scams, but the often overlooked “Romance Scams” could be the most insidious of them all. Not only do victims lose money, but the emotional entanglement ultimately leads to heartbreak.

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Gandcrab Ransomware Gang Infects Customers of Remote IT Support Firms

Hackers have used a two-year-old vulnerability in a software package used by remote IT support firms to gain a foothold on vulnerable networks and deploy the GandCrab ransomware on those companies’ customer workstations.

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Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone? But that’s precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users after unknown hackers destroyed its entire U.S. infrastructure.

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Double-Stuffed: Dunkin’ Hit by Another Credential-Stuffing Attack

Dunkin’ Donuts may have just launched its first double-filled doughnut, but another doubling up is not quite as tasty. The chain has suffered its second credential-stuffing attack in three months.

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