The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI £7.5 million ($9.4 million) for breaching UK data protection laws and has issued an enforcement notice ordering the company to stop obtaining and using data of UK residents, and to delete the data from its systems.
Vishing (voice phishing) cases have increased almost 550 percent over the last twelve months (Q1 2022 to Q1 2021), according to the latest Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report from Agari and PhishLabs.
Researchers from SEKOIA.IO Threat & Detection Research (TDR) team have uncovered a reconnaissance and espionage campaign conducted by Russia-linked Turla APT aimed at the Baltic Defense College, the Austrian Economic Chamber (involved in government decision-making such as economic sanctions) and NATO’s eLearning platform JDAL (Joint Advanced Distributed Learning).
Tap togo is a browser hijacker that can change the main settings, like the homepage, new tab address, and search engine. It is a useless extension that monetizes user activity by collecting data, and causing commercial content, like pop-ups, banners, and redirects to appear.
Crooks may use rogue advertising networks that place ads leading to dangerous websites. As a result, people can end up on scam pages that try to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), and even malware.
Recently, the security experts at HP Wolf Security have discovered a new way to use PDF attachments to distribute malware via the internet. In this case, malicious Word documents are delivered through PDF attachments.
News-gafivi.cc is a deceptive site created by crooks to monetize user activity. The page uses social engineering methods to trick people into subscribing to push notifications. Users are asked to press the “Allow” button and then they start getting spammed with annoying pop-up ads that can appear even when the browser is closed.