Throughout 2018 and 2019, malicious cyber actors used desktop sharing software to facilitate a range of network intrusion activities, using both authorized and unauthorized installations to gain control of victim systems and access to otherwise inaccessible files. Desktop sharing software has multiple legitimate uses, enabling telework, tech support, and file transfers, but can also be exploited through malicious actors’ use of social engineering tactics and other illicit measures. Specifically, cyber actors typically convince victims to voluntarily download and install the desktop sharing software, often through the guise of providing technical support or with the assistance of corrupt insiders. Cyber actors also use stolen credentials to access victim systems through existing desktop sharing software installations. This gives cyber actors complete control over an affected system, enabling them to perform a range of malicious activities.
“They contacted me to become a "shipping clerk" where I received packages to my address, inspected them, and rerouted them to their international customer. The compensation was said to be 2500/month before taxes. I was contacted by HR, had two supervisors I reported to, signed a DOCUSIGN document from HR confirming my employment. I had a phone interview with 3 "levels" from the business. I even got offered a "promotion" 3 weeks in because I was a promising new hire. My pay day came and went, and when I talked to HR about it they suddenly didn't know who I was…” —a military spouse from North Carolina
Fiserv, Inc., a major provider of technology services to financial institutions, just fixed a glaring weakness in its Web platform that exposed personal and financial details of countless customers across hundreds of bank Web sites, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
Cyber security is complicated. Cyber security tips are not. To be an expert, it takes years of training and experience to ensure that all aspects of what can go wrong are accounted for and understood. But for the Average Joe, that amount of time and commitment is an unrealistic expectation. That’s why these six sexy, simple cyber security tips should be studied seriously by anyone who uses the internet (that’s you!).
It is becoming all too common that our electronic devices stop working or need to be replaced. When that time comes, it is important that we take the appropriate steps before saying farewell to our equipment.
BEC (Business Email Compromise) and EAC (Email Account Compromise) scams are becoming a major threat to businesses large and small. In these scams, cybercriminals use social engineering techniques to manipulate employees to provide them with the requested information for fraudulent purposes.
An organization's culture highlights the beliefs and behaviors of employees and management. Recently, new trends of creating a security culture have grown in importance; one in which all individuals are alert for cyber threats, follow company policies and procedures and report all security incidents.
After acknowledging June 28 that portions of its network were affected, Nuance, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is still picking up the pieces. In addition to transcription, Nuance named about 10 other affected products, including those used for radiology, billing and software that tracks quality of care.