Zoom deepfaker fools politicians…twice

We look at how a Deepfake campaign patched two Zoom calls through to politicians from two different governments.

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Deepfakes were going to change everything. And then they didn’t

Deepfakes are out there, but they aren’t where many people expected them to be.

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Beware: not so festive social media scams

Social networks are rife with scams leading up to Christmas. We shine a light on some of the worst offenders.

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A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 23 – 29, including Zoom, Spotify, and the IoT Cybersecurity Bill.

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Malsmoke operators abandon exploit kits in favor of social engineering scheme

Threat actors behind malsmoke, one of the largest malvertising campaigns we’ve seen in recent months, have switched malware delivery tactics.

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Deepfakes or not: new GAN image stirs up questions about digital fakery

We look at the latest splash of synthetic human deepfakes shenanigans working their way into mainstream news in order to cause disruption.

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Coordinated Twitter attack rakes in 100 grand

In a social engineering attack on Twitter, threat actors managed to scam $100,000 dollars in Bitcoin by taking over high-profile accounts.

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Cybercriminals impersonate World Health Organization to distribute fake coronavirus e-book

Threat actors ramp up on coronavirus-themed campaigns, posing as the World Health Organization sending emails with fake e-book content. Instead of advice, users get compromised with malware.

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APT36 jumps on the coronavirus bandwagon, delivers Crimson RAT

We look at a spear phishing attack from APT36, an Advanced Persistent Threat group posing as the government of India and offering guidance on coronavirus. Instead, users are infected with a Crimson RAT that steals data.

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Domen toolkit gets back to work with new malvertising campaign

We describe the latest malvertising campaign that uses Domen, an advanced social engineering toolkit.

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