July 28, 2020  |  Forbes, Hugh Njemanze

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/07/28/global-emergencies-dont-have-to-lead-to-cyber-catastrophes/#37457a2b72c6

Cyber adversaries are taking full advantage of Covid-19. Since it was first declared to be a global pandemic, public and private sector organizations have reported measurable spikes in malicious cyber activity.
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July 28, 2020  |  Data Breach Today, Akshaya Asokan

US, UK Agencies Warn: QNAP NAS Devices Vulnerable

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Britain's National Cyber Security Center on Monday issued the joint alert about vulnerable devices from Taiwan-based QNAP Systems Inc.
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June 25, 2020  |  New York Post

Coronavirus-tracking apps might be full of ransomware, report warns

Threat actors continue to imitate official apps to take advantage of the brand recognition and perceived trust of those released by government agencies. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic makes the virus a recognizable and potentially fear-inducing name, of which actors will continue to abuse.
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June 25, 2020  |  Fox News, Brooke Crothers

Apps designed to track COVID-19 might be full of ransomware, report says

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Anomali identified "multiple" fake COVID-19 contact tracing apps that are designed to download malware that steals personal data.
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June 25, 2020  |  CRN India, CRN Team

Anomali Appoints iValue InfoSolutions as a VAD in India

Anomali, a provider of intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, and iValue InfoSolutions, India’s Premium Technology Aggregator, has announced that the companies have entered into a distribution agreement, giving iValue InfoSolutions the ability to deploy and support Anomali threat intelligence management solutions…
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June 13, 2020  |  The Strait Times, Hariz Baharudin

Beware of fake apps with malware mimicking TraceTogether

Fake apps that mimic Singapore's national contact tracing app TraceTogether have popped up online, prompting the local authorities to issue a warning. In an advisory yesterday, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert), a unit of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, said hackers are capitalising on an…
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June 12, 2020  |  Computer Weekly, Alex Scroxton

Fake contact-tracing apps delivering banking trojans

A wide range of official Android Covid-19 contact-tracing apps are being spoofed by cyber criminals and used to deliver the Anubis and SpyNote malware strains, according to new research by threat researchers at Anomali, which specialises in machine learning-enhanced security intelligence.
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June 11, 2020  |  tom's guide, Nicholas Fearn

Fake Covid-19 contract-tracing apps will spy on you: What to do

As governments across the world release Covid-19 contact-tracing apps to their citizens in a bid to slow down the spread of the disease, cybercriminals are creating fake versions of these apps. Security researchers from Anomali Threat Research (ATR) warned yesterday (June 10) that cyber crooks are “distributing fake Android…
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June 10, 2020  |  Dark Reading

Fake COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps Infect Android Phones

The Anomali Threat Research (ATR) team found multiple applications containing a range of malware families, primarily banking Trojan Anubis and SpyNote, an Android Trojan with the goal of collecting and monitoring data on infected devices. Once installed on a device, these apps are built to download and install malware to monitor…
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June 10, 2020  |  SecurityWeek, AFP

Bogus ‘Contact Tracing’ Apps Deployed to Steal Data: Researchers

At least a dozen bogus "contact tracing" apps designed to look like official software to track coronavirus infections have been deployed globally to spread malware and steal user data, security researchers said Wednesday. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a device,…
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