FBI systems compromised to send out fake attack alerts

Hackers break into the Bureau’s email systems to send out at least 100,000 emails warning recipients of imminent cyberattacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has had its email servers compromised, with the hackers then sending out tens of thousands of bogus spam emails impersonating the agency and the Department of Homeland Security and claiming … More FBI systems compromised to send out fake attack alerts

Nearly 2 million records from terrorist watchlist exposed online

The secret list was exposed online for three weeks, allowing anyone to access it without any kind of authentication. A terrorist watchlist containing almost 2 million records sat exposed and unsecured on the internet for a period of three weeks between July 19th and August 9th. The watchlist is said to come from the Terrorist Screening … More Nearly 2 million records from terrorist watchlist exposed online

Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

Cybercriminals may target the popular event with ransomware, phishing, or DDoS attacks in a bid to increase their notoriety or make money The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about threat actors potentially attempting to disrupt the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It went on to warn that cybercriminals could utilize various … More Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? We’ve all heard of phishing, the tried-and-tested email scam that spoofs authoritative sources to trick recipients into handing over sensitive information or downloading malware. Well, vishing is its voice call equivalent. It’s … More Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Law enforcement around the world used a messaging app called AN0M to monitor the communications of alleged criminals. The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies from 16 countries recently led a global crime bust that resulted in the arrests of more than 800 alleged … More Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app