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Google cloud services are used for phishing

Google services used for phishing

Attackers, whose main goal is to steal various credentials, are increasingly turning to public cloud services to host decoy files and phishing pages. Even Google services are now being used for phishing. Check Point experts warn that earlier this year they discovered a campaign, which was abusing Google cloud services. …

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Check Point: hackers exploit BLM theme for attacks

hackers exploit the BLM theme

Check Point analysts reported that hackers are actively exploiting the BLM (Black Lives Matter) theme for attacks and noted increase in the activity of cybercriminals, connecting it with weakening of the isolation regime. In June, the average number of attacks per week increased by 18% compared to May of this …

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Italian IT company CloudEyE collaborated with ransomware operators

CloudEyE collaborated with ransomware operators

For about four years, the Italian company CloudEyE was engaged in a seemingly legal business, offering protection of binaries from reverse engineering for Windows applications, however, at the same time, CloudEyE secretly advertised its services on the black market and collaborated with ransomware operators. Check Point experts discovered this when …

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The number of “coronavirus” cyberattacks increased to 5,000 per day

Increased number of "coronavirus" cyberattacks

Check Point experts estimated that the number of “coronavirus” cyberattacks increased to 5,000 per day, and number of attacks on sites posing as Netflix services doubled. Researchers say the total number of cyberattacks has declined since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. However, the number of …

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Greta Thunberg became the most popular character in phishing campaigns

Greta Thunberg in phishing campaigns

Check Point analysts prepared a traditional monthly report on the most active threats, the Global Threat Index. Greta Thunberg and Christmas became the most popular topics in spamming and phishing campaigns. For already three months, the Emotet Trojan has occupied one of the leading positions among malware: in December, Emotet …

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Researchers hacked TikTok app via SMS

Researchers hacked TikTok app

Check Point experts found many issues in one of the world’s most popular applications, TikTok. Recently researchers hacked TikTok app using sms. TikTok is available in more than 150 markets, is used in 75 languages worldwide and has more than 1 billion users. In October 2019, TikTok was called one …

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Check Point named the most dangerous malware of November 2019

The most dangerous malware of November 2019

Check Point Research Team, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a global cybersecurity solutions provider, published the Global Threat Index report, listing the most dangerous malware of November 2019. Experts said that for the first time in three years, a mobile Trojan entered the general list of malware, and …

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