Day: October 16, 2020

Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users

At least three campaigns are now underway. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Boeing 737 Max Judged Safe To Fly By Europe’s Aviation Regulator

schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: Europe’s top aviation regulator said he’s satisfied that changes to Boeing Co.’s 737 Max have made the plane safe enough to return to the region’s skies before 2020 is out, even as a further upgrade his agency demanded won’t be ready for up to two years. After test flights…

Phishers Capitalize on Headlines with Breakneck Speed

Marking a pivot from COVID-19 scams, researchers track a single threat actor through the evolution from the pandemic to PayPal, and on to more timely voter scams — all with the same infrastructure. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Software billionaire accused of hiding $2bn in income from IRS – potentially the largest tax scam in US history

CEO charged with tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, etc The US Justice Department on Thursday charged billionaire software tycoon Robert Brockman with tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and other offenses.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science

Apparently Twinkies aren’t immortal. After discovering that his 8-year-old Twinkies “tasted like old sock,” biologist Colin Purrington sent them to a pair of scientists — Brian Lovett and Matt Kasson from West Virginia University in Morgantown — to study the kind of fungus growing on them. An anonymous reader shares the report from NPR: The…

Microsoft Fixes RCE Flaws in Out-of-Band Windows Update

The two important-severity flaws in Microsoft Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code could enable remote code execution. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Microsoft releases emergency security updates for Windows and Visual Studio

Two remote code execution (RCE) bugs patched in the Windows Codecs library and Visual Studio Code. …read more Source:: ZDNet

NFL 2020: How to watch Browns vs. Steelers, Packers vs. Bucs, RedZone and the rest of Week 6 without cable – CNET

You don’t cable to watch Sunday’s action. …read more Source:: CNet

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Anti-Virus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

Google’s Threat Analysis Group sheds more light on targeted credential phishing and malware attacks on the staff of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. …read more Source:: Threatpost

US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration. …read more Source:: DarkReading