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FBI: extortion scammers more active due to stay-at-home orders

Bleeping Computer The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned today of an increasing number of online extortion scam reports because a lot more people are being targeted due to the “stay-at-home” orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because large swaths of the population are …

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GitHub accounts stolen in ongoing phishing attacks

Bleeping Computer GitHub users are currently being targeted by a phishing campaign specifically designed to collect and steal their credentials via landing pages mimicking GitHub’s login page.  Besides taking over their accounts, the attackers are also immediately downloading the contents of private repositories, including but …

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Gmail blocked 18M COVID-19-themed phishing emails in a week

Bleeping Computer Google says that the malware scanners built within the Gmail free email service blocked around 18 million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures within the last week. “Every day, Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing emails,” Gmail Security PM Neil Kumaran and G Suite …

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Russian hackers tried to steal San Francisco airport Windows accounts

Bleeping Computer The hack of employee web sites belonging to the San Francisco International Airport has been attributed to a Russian hacker group who used the SMB protocol to steal Windows passwords. Last week BleepingComputer broke the story that the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) experienced …

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