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Mac malware is spreading at a frightening rate, claims report

appleAs we’ve said all along, it’s not a matter of “if” but rather “when” malware will infest the Macintosh / Apple world.  We’ve seen many nibbles and tests, especially through Apple Mail, and particularly through the iPhone. Glad to report nobody’s been really hurt that bad — other than the ransomeware victims — but things are about to get ugly, as Darren Allan points out in this article.

Just follow our rule: Watch yourself at all times, don’t let your guard down, and keep your security settings high!  Darren Allan goes on to say:

Macs are becoming an increasingly big target for malware authors, and a new report has pointed to a massive increase this year in the likes of viruses aimed at Apple’s machines (which were once regarded as relative safe havens in comparison to Windows PCs).

The findings from Malwarebytes show that as of July 2017, there has been a huge leap of 230% in Mac malware compared to the previous year.

Some categories of malicious software are increasing at an even faster rate than this, namely adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) according to the security firm, although it didn’t clarify any percentage rates in these cases.

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FAKE NEWS can do more harm than you think … if you click it in this phishiing email, you may become a victim!

Cybercrime attack in spam email

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People cannot resist a good juicy story these days … Clickbait and Fake News are trying to make you click — but don’t do it!  This one takes you to a page selling drugs online, and it’s a very convincing story!  If you click in the email though, they’ve got your account, and you’ll never get off their list.

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New Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

BEWARE Credit Report Fraud

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There’s a new campaign of  Credit Report scams attacking your email, phishing for your financial details!

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Resist clicking or sharing FAKE NEWS … it may actually be cybercrime!

These days of FAKE NEWS can trap you

So you read these juicy headlines in your email and you cannot resist clicking!   When you arrive on the destination page you cannot believe your eyes!   Well, that’s because it’s all a FAKE NEWS effort to sell you weight loss drugs online.

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Cybercrime drug cartel targets high blood pressure to sell drugs

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Apple being targeted by cybercrime cartel: guard your ID

 Safe Netting Spam Email ALERT

DO NOT CLICK any mail that looks like this

This scam campaign hit email systems today attempting to gain your Apple account.  We do not know the location or source, the cyber criminals are being masked by cybercrime registrars and Cloudflare anonymous hosting.

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2016 Internet Crime Report

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IC3 Releases Annual Report Highlighting Trends in Internet Crime

If you’re over 60, then 55,043 of your fellows were victims of cybercrime during 2016 — to the tune of $339,474,918 dollars. It’s not if you will be attacked. It’s when you will discover you were.

And every day, somebody questions why we continue to warn of attacks and post our alerts.

Giving someone access to your computer is like giving out a key to your front door. A computer can have your bank account information, family photos, and other private documents and data—information that fraudsters would like to steal. That’s why tech support fraud has become a significant trend in online crime, according to the 2016 Internet Crime Report from the…

FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

All you doubters and hecklers out there, don’t take our word for it — go read it yourself.
* pdf.ic3.gov/2016_IC3Report.pdf
* www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/

 

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FBI : The Scourge of Child Pornography

Digital Evidence Response Team

Working to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children

North Hills Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Sexual Images of Minors. Melrose Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Child Pornography Offenses. Boylston Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography. Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge. Vestal Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing and Receiving Child Pornography. Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to 12 Counts of Distributing Child Pornography.

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Cyber Security Update: Schumer, China, Trump, Meyer, Russia, Yahoo, Neutrality, Google, Ransomware and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report You thought you were safe, and we thought bad things were going to happen, and we were right. I just cannot believe so many people still have their heads in the sand and refuse to believe anything is wrong. Everyone’s pointing the finger at Trump, but guess what : you’d better point into a mirror!

  • Think Apple computers are still malware immune? This new attack proves otherwise
  • UK military chief warns Nato must step up defences against Russian cyber warfare
  • Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests
  • Former NSA director: It’s time to trash the federal cybersecurity hierarchy
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer won’t be receiving her bonus worth millions
  • Patcher ransomware encrypts your macOS machine, throws away the key
  • Google Is Going To Make Browsing The Web On Your Mac Lot Safer
  • House Dems push FCC to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures
  • America has a ‘cybersecurity crisis’: Symantec CEO
  • Cybersecurity, Human Error and Online Reputation
  • Game Theory Could Improve Cyberwarfare Strategy
  • It’s Time To End Net Neutrality
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How to clear you Google Search history

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New phishing wave uses Apple cloud to bait you into clicking

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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, Virus, Malware and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report

It’s a new year, and the elections are over. We have a new president we should all be standing behind. But there’s trouble in the world, and many people are pandering to it without even an inkling of the truth. The trouble isn’t what you think. It’s far more insidious than even those protesters can fathom. It will come slowly and quietly, until you suddenly discover it was happening all along, and the world is powerless to stop it.
  • Cybersecurity experts worried about Russian hackers. One says: Look, a squirrel!
  • Russian national detained in Spain suspected of developing computer malware
  • Malware Scam Targets Google Chrome User’s Using ‘Font Update’ Technique
  • Evaluating the US-China Cybersecurity Agreement, Part 2: China’s Take
  • Malware infects Popeyes restaurants, compromising credit cards
  • Mac-compatible ‘Fruitfly’ malware escapes detection for years
  • Carbanak Malware Uses Google Svcs As C&C Servers
  • How Secure Will Cyber Security Be Under Trump?
  • That fake news story might come with malware

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Koolova ransomware

Neowin.net has this article about a new ransomware that decrypts your files for free if you read two security articles.  Continue reading »

Bank spoofs stealing your identity

Did you get an email like this?

bank phishing BE CAREFUL

Always check the destination before clicking!

 

Cyber Security Update: Hackers, China, Trump, Putin, Russia, Yahoo, RNC, the White House, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report As each day goes by, the state of cyber world gets more and more outrageous. Thanks to Trump the predator media has suddenly become accutly aware of the cyber war and all the risks that lie just below the horizon of the nearest internet connection. Talking heads pontificate ad nauseam about the Russian hack and what’s happening next. Suddenly they’ve discovered the threats we’ve been talking about since 2008. First Obama said he wouldn’t do anything (see last week’s InfoManager), now he says he is. People seem to think this is the first time, or that it was specifically Putin supporting Trump. What twits. But seriously folks, this is the season to be hyper aware of your surroundings and what you’re doing to protect yourself. And of course, Safenetting and the InfoManager are there for you!

  • Demonization of Putin as “Personally” Behind Clinton Hack Is Old Propaganda Technique
  • New York’s cybersecurity regulations may seem burdensome, but they’re necessary
  • Germany’s Cyber Security Watchdog Urges Yahoo Users to Switch Email Providers
  • Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats
  • Phishing scam using Microsoft and MasterCard documents as bait
  • Cybersecurity skills gap: it’s big and it’s bad for security
  • Hack Attempt On RNC “Doesn’t Fit The White House Narrative”
  • Putin launches ‘propaganda campaign’ against Britain
  • 2017 Will Be The Year Of Cyber Warfare
  • Bogus Police Emails Circulating

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