Hackers Set Up Fake Company to Get IT Experts to Launch Ransomware Attacks – Tempemail

The financially motivated FIN7 cybercrime gang has masqueraded as yet another fictitious cybersecurity company called “Bastion Secure” to recruit unwitting software engineers under the guise of penetration testing in a likely lead-up to a ransomware scheme. “With FIN7’s latest fake company, the criminal group leveraged true, publicly available information from Continue Reading

Beware of Fake Amnesty International Antivirus for Pegasus that Hacks PCs with Malware – Tempemail

In yet another indicator of how hacking groups are quick to capitalize on world events and improvise their attack campaigns for maximum impact, threat actors have been discovered impersonating Amnesty International to distribute malware that purports to be security software designed to safeguard against NSO Group’s Pegasus surveillanceware. “Adversaries have Continue Reading

New Stealthier ZLoader Variant Spreading Via Fake TeamViewer Download Ads – Tempemail

Users searching for TeamViewer remote desktop software on search engines like Google are being redirected to malicious links that drop ZLoader malware onto their systems while simultaneously embracing a stealthier infection chain that allows it to linger on infected devices and evade detection by security solutions. “The malware is downloaded Continue Reading

Australian conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups share fake Covid check-in apps | Health- Tempemail

A fake check-in app is being used by Covid-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups to dupe business owners and keep location data out of the hands of contact tracers in at least three states. Guardian Australia can reveal that conspiratorial websites and Telegram groups with at least 15,000 followers are Continue Reading

From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast | News- Tempemail

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown Continue Reading

Anna X review – sound and vision steal the show in ‘fake heiress’ tale | Theatre- Tempemail

Damien Hirst’s conceptual art is mentioned more than once in Joseph Charlton’s play about a con artist who rips off a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur. It seems appropriate because Anna X feels like a cool, cocky, high-wire stage equivalent. The story itself is a standard romantic sting but combines drama Continue Reading

Amazon blames social media for struggle with fake reviews | Amazon- Tempemail

Amazon has blamed social media companies for its failure to remove fake reviews from its website, arguing that bad actors turn to social networks to buy and sell fake reviews outside the reach of its own technology. The company says it removed more than 200m suspected fake reviews before they Continue Reading

Feds Secretly Ran a Fake Encrypted Chat App and Busted Over 800 Criminals – Tempemail

In a huge sting operation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) ran an “encrypted chat” service called ANoM for almost 3 years to intercept 27 million messages between criminal gang members globally. Dubbed Operation Ironside (AFP), Operation Greenlight (Europol), and Operation Trojan Shield (FBI), Continue Reading

Overconfident of spotting fake news? If so, you may be more likely to fall victim | Digital media- Tempemail

Are you a purveyor of fake news? People who are most confident about their ability to discern between fact and fiction are also the most likely to fall victim to misinformation, a US study suggests. Although Americans believe the confusion caused by false news is all-pervasive, relatively few indicate having Continue Reading

Hackers Using Fake Foundations to Target Uyghur Minority in China – Tempemail

The Uyghur community located in China and Pakistan has been the subject of an ongoing espionage campaign aiming to trick the targets into downloading a Windows backdoor to amass sensitive information from their systems. “Considerable effort was put into disguising the payloads, whether by creating delivery documents that appear to Continue Reading