Cyber Alerts

Cyber Alerts consists of unclassified information released through the FBI’s Infragard Task Force and online sources on cyber security.

Our Cyber Alerts page is updated daily and is now accessible to anyone concerned about cyber threats. By signing up for a subscription to our Home Cyber Defense newsletter you will receive a weekly summery of all our Cyber Alerts. Cyber Alerts are kept on this page for 60 days after they are issued.

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Alert Issued 5/22/18 Chrome, Firefox Browsers are Targeted by New ‘Vega Stealer’ Malware

Alert Issued 5/21/18 TeenSafe Leaks Thousands of Kid’s Email Addresses and Passwords

Alert Issued 5/21/18 ZipperDown Affects 16,000 iOS Apps

Alert Issued 5/17/18 Data Security Incidents Spike as Human Error Dominates

Alert Issued 5/16/18 Voice Squatting Attacks Impact Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistants

Alert Issued 5/14/18 Airports Ill-Equipped to Deal with Major Cyber-Attacks

Alert Issued 5/10/18 Sophisticated Android Malware Tracks all your Phone Activities

Alert Issued 5/10/18 Kaspersky is Off All Federal Networks but Remains on Contractor Systems

Alert Issued 5/9/18 Half a Million Pacemakers need a Security Patch

Alert Issued 5/8/18 Every Major OS Maker Misread Intel’s docs. Now Their Kernels can be Hijacked or Crashed

Alert Issued 5/8/18 Equifax Reveals Full Horror of that Monstrous Cyber-heist of its Servers

Alert Issued 5/4/18 Only 55% of Users would Change Password if they were Hacked

Alert Issued 5/3/18 A Well-trained Staff may be your Best Defense against IoT Cyberattacks

Alert Issued 5/2/18 Facebook is Using Your Instagram Photos to Train its Image Recognition

Alert Issued 5/2/18 Researchers Find Critical Security Flaws in Popular Car Models

Alert Issued 5/1/18 A Malicious USB Stick Could Crash your Windows PC, Even if it’s Locked

Alert Issued 4/30/18 Critical Vulnerability Found In over a Million GPON Home Routers

Alert Issued 4/30/18 School District Pays $10,000 Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers after Cyberattack

Alert Issued 4/29/18 New Phishing Attack Targeting 550 Million Email Users Globally

Alert Issued 4/26/18 Tech Support Scams Ramping Up, Microsoft Warns

Alert Issued 4/25/18 Researchers Hacked Amazon’s Alexa to Spy on Users

Alert Issued 4/24/18 Is “Malware of Mass Disruption” the WMD of the Future?

Alert Issued 4/24/18 Apple Device Users, Stay Away from QR Codes until you Upgrade

Alert Issued 4/23/18 New Targeted Surveillance Spyware Found on Google Play

Alert Issued 4/19/18 Researchers Develop Algorithm to Detect Fake Users on Social Networks

Alert Issued 4/18/18 More Than Half of Android Apps for Kids Are Violating US Privacy Laws

Alert Issued 4/16/18 One in Four Organizations Has Experienced Data Theft from Public Cloud

Alert Issued 4/16/18 New Targeted Surveillance Spyware Found on Google Play

Alert Issued 4/15/18 Fake Chrome & Firefox Browser Update Lead Users to Malware Infection

Alert Issued 4/11/18 Securing Critical Infrastructure in the Wake of Unprecedented Cyber Threats

Alert Issued 4/10/18 Students Fell Prey to Phishing Attacks Conducted by Their Universities

Alert Issued 4/10/18 YouTube Suffers Music Video Hack

Alert Issued 4/8/18 ATMJackpot Malware Stealing Cash From ATMs

Alert Issued 4/5/18 Panera Bread Leaked Customer Data on its Website for Months Despite Warnings

Alert Issued 4/4/18 How to Check iPhone Battery Health in iOS 11.3

Alert Issued 4/3/18 Hackers Take 5 Million Payment Cards from Saks, Lord & Taylor Stores

Alert Issued 4/2/18 Facebook Starts Fact Checking Photos:VideosFacebook Starts Fact Checking Photos:Videos

Alert Issued 3/30/18 Security Flaw in Grindr Exposed Locations to Third-Party Service

Alert Issued 3/29/18 Your Online Identity Sells for $1,170 on the Dark Web — Here’s How to Block the Sale

Alert Issued 3/28/18 Facebook Logs Every Call and Every Text Users Make and Receive on Their Phones

Alert Issued 3/28/18 It’s Not Just Facebook. Thousands of Companies are Spying on You

Alert Issued 3/26/18 How On Earth Did Russia Hack Our Energy Systems?

Alert Issued 3/22/18 The Password to Your IoT Device is Just a Google Search Away

Alert Issued 3/21/18 880,000 Payment Cards, User Info Hit in Orbitz Data Breach

Alert Issued 3/20/18 Cyber-Crooks Find a New Way to Share Malware

Alert Issued 3/19/18 Google Tricked into Serving Scam Amazon Ads

Alert Issued 3/16/18 Researchers Find 29 Types of USB Attacks, Recommend Never Plugging into a USB You Don’t Own

Alert Issued 3/15/18 POS Malware Found at 160 Applebee’s Restaurant Locations

Alert Issued 3/15/18 Why You Should Never Pay A Ransomware Ransom

Alert Issued 3/15/18 Your Smart Camera may have been Spying on You

Alert Issued 3/14/18 Microsoft Removes Antivirus Restriction Blocking Windows 10 from Getting Updates

Alert Issued 3/13/18 macOS Malware Increased by 270%

Alert Issued 3/11/18 Newest ID Scam Creates Fake People

Alert Issued 3/9/18 Cyber Threats are Coming at Us from All Sides.

Alert Issued 3/7/18 Locked Windows machines Can Be Compromised through Cortana

Alert Issued 3/7/18 Cyber Attacks Becoming No. 1 Business Risk

Alert Issued 3/7/18 Most Top US Higher Ed Institutions Fail to Protect Students from Phishing

Alert Issued 3/5/18 Android Phones Caught Selling with Pre-Installed Factory Malware

Alert Issued 3/2/18 US Carriers Testing Replacement for Two-Factor Authentication

Alert Issued 3/1/18 Popular Cache Utility Exploited for Massive DoS Attacks


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