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TangleBot Malware Reaches Deep into Android Device Functions

By Tara Seals The mobile baddie grants itself access to almost everything, enabling spying, data-harvesting, stalking and fraud attacks, among others. An Android malware called TangleBot has weaved its way onto the cyber-scene: One that researchers said can perform a bouquet of malicious actions, including stealing personal info and controlling apps and device functions. According […]

Phishing attacks increase in H1 2021, sharp jump in crypto attacks

Overall, the first half of 2021 shows a 22 percent increase in the volume of phishing attacks over the same time period last year, PhishLabs reveals. Notably, however, phishing volume in June dipped dramatically for the first time in six months, immediately following a very high-volume in May. “Bad actors continue to utilize phishing to […]

Travel Smart: Protecting Your Family’s Smartphones While on Vacation

Families are hitting the road again. And it’s absolutely no surprise that they’re taking their smartphones with them. Perhaps what is surprising is that so many of them may be hitting the road without any digital or mobile protection.  Our recent research shows that 68% of people in the U.S. said that they’re planning to travel for leisure this year, slightly higher than the international average of 64%.1 However, our research also discovered […]

Cybersecurity, Ransomware Climb Policy Ladder at NATO, G-7 Meetings

Cybersecurity in general, and ransomware in specific, climbed high onto the ladder of major policy issues at both the weekend meeting of G-7 nations this weekend, and the NATO Summit that concluded on June 14. The increasing importance of cybersecurity on the national stage tracks with U.S. policy in recent months, including Federal government responses […]

US CISA and FBI publish joint alert on DarkSide ransomware

FBI and DHS’s CISA have published a joint alert on DarkSide ransomware activity after the disruptive attack on Colonial Pipeline. FBI and DHS’s CISA have published a joint alert to warn of ransomware attacks conducted by the DarkSide group. The alert comes after the disruptive attack that hit Colonial Pipeline that caused chaos and disruption. […]