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Research report links social media impersonation of US politicians to Iranian interests

Research report links social media impersonation of US politicians to Iranian interests

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "In just three weeks since Singapore’s first Covid-2019 case, there have been reports of cybercriminals impersonating government officials to request financial information from individuals. The local authorities have since advised financial institutions to remain vigilant on the cybersecurity front. The ...

Cybercrooks helping to do Covid-19 contact tracing?

Cybercrooks helping to do Covid-19 contact tracing?

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "In just three weeks since Singapore’s first Covid-2019 case, there have been reports of cybercriminals impersonating government officials to request financial information from individuals. The local authorities have since advised financial institutions to remain vigilant on the cybersecurity front. The ...

The reality of governments racing to spend on cybersecurity

The reality of governments racing to spend on cybersecurity

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "A commentary published in a leading broadsheet asked why the DICT even has «confidential funds.» The real question, though, is whether cybersecurity merits that amount of money. In truth, in terms of other governments spending on cybersecurity, $5,894,297. Investing ahead of ...

“Towards an industry-wide Distributed Ledger Technology security framework”

“Towards an industry-wide Distributed Ledger Technology security framework”

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "This whitepaper published by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) presents a case for establishing a comprehensive industry-wide Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Security Framework to review existing security guidelines, address gaps in the current approach to DLT security and ...

The big gap you did not think about in security and risk management

The big gap you did not think about in security and risk management

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "Last year, a study found as many as 96% of organizations in Singapore experienced at least one breach in the past 12 months due to cyber threats. This is part of vulnerability management. The lack of attention to security and ...

Ransomware can now borrow a vulnerable driver to attack your system

Ransomware can now borrow a vulnerable driver to attack your system

Submitted by • February 19, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "This novel approach exploits vulnerabilities in legitimate Microsoft-co-signed drivers to compromise the kernel and then disarm any security software. On 6 Feb, they were found to have used a Microsoft co-signed third party driver to patch the Windows kernel in-memory, ...

“Your favorite celebrity just bought this cryptocurrency bigtime! “

“Your favorite celebrity just bought this cryptocurrency bigtime! “

Submitted by • February 18, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "Researchers have discovered a network of 18 active web resources aimed at tricking users from Singapore into visiting a shady bitcoin investment page. All these articles contain links that lead to phony websites promising to «get rich with bitcoin revolution.» ...

Guess which social media brand is a phishing favorite?

Guess which social media brand is a phishing favorite?

Submitted by • February 17, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "No prizes for guessing, but knowing the right answer to tighten phishing vigilance will be your reward! In a brand phishing attack, criminals try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand by using a similar domain name or URL ...

Why deepfakes will become a major threat in 2020

Why deepfakes will become a major threat in 2020

Submitted by • February 12, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "If the evolution of deepfake tech continues to outpace the development of countermeasures, 2020 can become the year we begin to see threat actors deploy this technology en masse. So, one morning, you get a text message from your accountant followed ...

Mailto ransomware takes its Toll

Mailto ransomware takes its Toll

Submitted by • February 12, 2020

www.cybersecasia.net - "With a proper system in place to monitor privileged user access, there will not be any need to negotiate with cybercriminals. Recently, logistics firm Toll Group was hit with a “new variant” of ransomware known as Mailto or Kokoklock and had ...

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