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April 19, 2019
CYBERSPIES HIJACKED THE INTERNET DOMAINS OF ENTIRE COUNTRIES
The discovery of a new, sophisticated team of hackers spying on dozens of government targets is never good news. But one team of cyberspies has pulled off that scale of espionage with a rare and troubling trick, exploiting a weak link in the internet’s cybersecurity that experts have warned about for years: DNS hijacking.
REVENGERAT DISTRIBUTED VIA BIT.LY, BLOGSPOT, AND PASTEBIN C2 INFRASTRUCTURE
A malicious campaign targeting entities from North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East during March used a combination of pages hosted on Bit.ly, BlogSpot, and Pastebin to create a command-and-control (C2) infrastructure designed to avoid getting blocked by security solutions.
FACEBOOK SAYS IT ‘UNINTENTIONALLY UPLOADED’ 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE’S EMAIL CONTACTS WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT
Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,” and it is now deleting them.
HACKERS COULD READ YOUR HOTMAIL, MSN, AND OUTLOOK EMAILS BY ABUSING MICROSOFT SUPPORT
A hacker or group of hackers had first broken into a customer support account for Microsoft, and then used that to gain access to information related to customers’ email accounts such as the subject lines of their emails and who they’ve communicated with.
THE NASTY LIST PHISHING SCAM IS SWEEPING THROUGH INSTAGRAM
A new phishing scam called the “The Nasty List” is sweeping through Instagram and is targeting victim’s login credentials. If a user falls victim, the hackers will utilize their accounts to further promote the phishing scam.