The Cisco Talos report exposes new malware used by the group to target Internet backbone infrastructure and healthcare organizations in the U.K. and the U.S.
After more than 15 years in the wild, the Qakbot botnet, a zombie network of over 700,000 computers worldwide, is hanging on the FBI’s trophy wall for now.
08/31/2023 08:00 AM EDT
CISA urges users to remain on alert for malicious cyber activity following natural disasters, such as hurricanes, as attackers target disaster victims and concerned citizens by leveraging social engineering tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
Social engineering TTPs include phishing, in which threat actors pose as trustworthy persons/organizations—such as disaster-relief charities—to solicit personal information via email or malicious websites. CISA recommends exercising caution in handling emails with disaster-related subject lines, attachments, or hyperlinks. In addition, be wary of social media pleas and texts messages related to severe weather events.
CISA encourages users to review the following resources to avoid falling victim to malicious cyber activity:
- Federal Trade Commission’s Staying Alert to Disaster-related Scams and Before Giving to a Charity,
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Frauds and scams, and
- CISA’s Using Caution with Email Attachments and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.
Microsoft announced today that it will deprecate WordPad with a future Windows update as it’s no longer under active development, though the company did not specify the precise timing of this change.
WordPad is a basic text-editing application that allows users to create and edit documents with formatted text and include images and links to other files.
It is automatically installed on Windows systems starting in 1995 since Windows 95 was released, providing users with a basic word processor and document editor integrated into the operating system.Share