New SOVA Android Trojan Promises the Moon, Experts Insight

First seen in August and still in a testing phase, this Android banking trojan offered on the Dark Web is promising a disturbingly ambitious program of features. As reported Friday in a ThreatFabric Analysis, “SOVA is…taking a page out of traditional desktop malware.“ “Including DDoS, a man in the middle, and ransomware to its arsenal could […]

Stop Blaming Consumers For Falling For Scams, Expert Weighs In

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

BACKGROUND: Following the news that Britons are ‘too polite’ to hang up scam phone calls, coupled with today’s research by Which? revealing ‘smishing’ text messages are on the rise, cybersecurity expert breaks down why consumers aren’t to blame, and how banks and organisations must have our backs.  Experts Comments September 14, 2021 Stephen Ritter + Follow Me – […]

Apple Issues Urgent iPhone Software Update To Address Critical Spyware Vulnerability

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that Apple has updated its software for iPhones to address a critical vulnerability that independent researchers say has been exploited by notorious surveillance software to spy on a Saudi activist. The urgent update that Apple released yesterday plugs a hole in the iMessage software that allowed hackers to infiltrate a user’s phone without the user […]

Olympus Tech Giant Hit By BlackMatter Ransom Attack

BACKGROUND: Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware. Olympus said Saturday that it “is currently investigating a potential cybersecurity incident affecting limited areas of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) IT systems. Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar said in a tweet that the BlackMatter crypto routines are identical to those used by the DarkSide ransomware group […]

Expert Reaction On Report: Politeness Leaving People At The Mercy Of Fraudsters

BACKGROUND: Following today’s new report from Finance UK which has discovered that impersonation fraud has doubled in the first half of this year and, in many cases, politeness is making people more vulnerable, cybersecurity expert reacted below. Experts Comments September 14, 2021 Brett Beranek + Follow Me – UnFollow Me VP & General Manager, Security […]