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Day: February 6, 2018

Cyber Scammers Do It For You to File Your IRS Taxes Before You

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on IRS Taxes: A must-read story from krebsonsecurity.com notes that today, one day after January 29, officially the first day of the 2018 reporting season, is also known as the day cyber tax scammers began to demand a false tax rebate on behalf of the victims of identity theft which is

Spy agency warns North Korea may be behind 520 Million cryptocurrency heist

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on major cryptocurrency heist: A recent story from cnbc.com highlights by people familiar with the situation, South Korean state espionage agencies told parliamentary committees that North Korean hackers may break into a digital currency exchange in Japan to steal $520 million worth of digital coins. First reported by Rueter News. People

Grammarly Patches Chrome Extension Bug That Exposed Users’ Docs

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: I couldn’t believe this story from threatpost.com that thinks a surprising Grammarly has fixed a Chrome Extensions vulnerability that exposes its authorization token to a website, allows the website to assume the identity of a user and view the documentation for their account. Tavis Ormandy, a researcher at Google’s Project Zero,

Unpatched DoS Flaw Could Help Anyone Take Down WordPress Websites

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on DoS Flaw: A recent story from thehackernews.com features how a simple but serious application-level denial of service – DoS Flaw -vulnerability was discovered on the WordPress CMS platform that allows anyone to shut down most WordPress sites, even with one machine, as the network requires DDoS attacks that consume a large

New Monero Crypto Mining Botnet Leverages Android Debugging Tool

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Mining Botnet: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from threatpost.com analyzes a surprising According to researchers at Qihoo 360 Network, a new botnet distributes malware to mine Monero cryptocurrencies and infect Android devices through ports linked to operating system debugging tools. Botnets, called 360B.Net by 360 Netlab,