Cyber Alerts

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

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Alert Issued 5/25/17: Fake WannaCry Protection Apps Fill Google Play

Alert Issued 5/24/17: Breach of Florida Agency Exposes SSNs and Concealed Weapons License Holders

Alert Issued 5/22/17: ESET Releases Tool to Check If Windows Is Vulnerable to WannaCry

Alert Issued 5/22/17: Windows Defender Not Enough to Block WannaCry on Windows 7

Alert Issued 5/18/17: Researcher Finds Way to Steal Windows Login Credentials via Chrome

Alert Issued 5/16/17: Brooks Brothers Discloses Year-Long Data Breach

Alert Issued 5/15/17: WannaCry Cyberattack Aftershock Feared as U.S. Warns of Its Complexity

Alert Issued 5/14/17: Over 50 Apps in Google Play Infected 55 Million Users with Adware

Alert Issued 5/14/17: HP Laptops and Tablets Shipped with Audio Driver Acting as Keylogger

Alert Issued 5/11/17: Vulnerability Allowed Hackers to Steal iCloud Keychain Secrets

Alert Issued 5/11/17: Microsoft Scrambles to Fix Worst Windows Issue ‘in Recent Memory

Alert Issued 5/11/17: New IoT Malware Spreading Worldwide Infecting Vulnerable Cameras

Alert Issued 5/9/17: Over ONE Billion User Name and Password Combinations found on Web

Alert Issued 5/8/17: Microsoft Edge Bug Displays One Set of Numbers, But Prints Another

Alert Issued 5/5/17: New iCloud Phishing Scam Steals Credit Card Data & Access Device’ Camera

Alert Issued 5/4/17: Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email

Alert Issued 5/3/17: Schools Among the Most Sought After Cyber Targets

Alert Issued 5/3/17: Windows 10 S Will Not Allow Users to Change the Default Browser

Alert Issued 5/2/17: Businesses Still Using Unsupported Versions of Windows

Alert Issued 4/27/17: Microsoft: Windows 10 Creators Update May Have Bugs – Do Not Install It Manually

Alert Issued 4/26/17: Chipotle Says Its Payments System Was Hacked

Alert Issued 4/26/17: Ransomware Hiding inside Microsoft Word – Protect Yourself

Alert Issued 4/25/17: 25 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Models Vulnerable to Attacks

Alert Issued 4/25/17: Ashley Madison Blackmail Roars Back to Life

Alert Issued 4/24/17: Your Online Banking Password Might Not Be Secure

Alert Issued 4/20/17: EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Alert Issued 4/20/17: Holiday Inn Hotel Chain Reveals Malware Attack that Stole Credit Card Info

Alert Issued 4/20/17: Hackers Dump 1.7 Million Snapchat User Data on Dark Web

Alert Issued 4/18/17: Shoney’s Hit By Apparent Credit Card Breach

Alert Issued 4/14/17: Microsoft to Kill Off Original Windows 10 Version on May 9

Alert Issued 4/14/17: The Way You Hold Your Phone Could Get You Hacked

Alert Issued 4/12/17: A Malware Outbreak Is Bricking Insecure Internet Connected Devices

Alert Issued 4/11/17: Microsoft to Kill Off Windows Vista Tomorrow

Alert Issued 4/11/17: Microsoft Zero-Day Attacks See Hackers Target Word Users

Alert Issued 4/10/17: Up to 100,000 Taxpayers Compromised in FAFSA Tool Breach

Alert Issued 4/7/17: IRS Data on Up to 100,000 Taxpayers Compromised in Breach of College Financial-Aid Tool

Alert Issued 4/6/17: Android Users Scammed with Malicious Flash Player App

Alert Issued 4/6/17: Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

Alert Issued 4/5/17: 3 Steps to Prepare Your PC for Windows 10 Creators Update

Alert Issued 4/5/17: Custom Phishing Attacks Grow as Crooks Create Fake Flight Confirmations, Receipts

Alert Issued 4/4/17: Smart TVs Can Be Hacked by Embedding Code Through Over-The-Air Signals

Alert Issued 4/1/17: Skype Users Hit By Ransomware Through In-App Malicious Ads

Alert Issued 4/1/17: Facial Recognition on Galaxy S8 Can Be Bypassed with a Photo

Alert Issued 3/30/17: Millions of Stolen US University Email Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web

Alert Issued 3/30/17: Apple Devices Attacked with Fake Police Ransomware Scam

Alert Issued 3/29/17: Gift Cards are Being Drained of Funds

Alert Issued 3/28/17: Texas Specialty Practice Warns 200K Patients of Ransomware Attack

Alert Issued 3/24/17: Windows 10 Keylogger: How to Stop Microsoft from Tracking Everything You Type

Alert Issued 3/23/17: Hackers Claim Access to 300 Million iCloud Accounts

Alert Issued 3/23/17: Burglars Can Easily Make Google Nest Security Cameras Stop Recording

Alert Issued 3/21/17: Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Hijack Antivirus Software on Any Windows Version

Alert Issued 3/18/17: Inside the Yahoo Data Breach

Alert Issued 3/18/17: Samsung Leaking Customer Information via Shipper’s Website

Alert Issued 3/16/17: Dun & Bradstreet Database Breached, 33.6M Files Vulnerable

Alert Issued 3/16/17: Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack can Easily Steal your Google Login

Alert Issued 3/14/17: Phishing: Would You Fall For One Of These Scam Emails?

Alert Issued 3/13/17: Adobe Flash Player Scam Tricks People into Installing Malware

Alert Issued 3/13/17: 38 Types of New Android Phones and Tablets Pre-installed with Malware

Alert Issued 3/11/17: A Massive Failure that Leaves iPhones & Android Mobiles Open to Tracking

Alert Issued 3/9/17: Secure’ Messaging App Riddled with Security Flaws

Alert Issued 3/8/17: Firefox Kills Plugins – except Flash – and Runs up a Red Flag for HTTP

Alert Issued 3/8/17: Fake Facebook Lite App Infected with Trojan to Steal Users’ Info

Alert Issued 3/7/17: Twitter Vulnerability Allowed Hackers to Access Locked Accounts

Alert Issued 3/3/17: Android Password Manager You Trust Could be Exposing Login Data

Alert Issued 3/3/17: 32 Million Yahoo Accounts Accessed via Cookie Forging Attack

Alert Issued 3/1/17: Cloudpets Toys Leak Kid, Adult User Info, Voice Recordings

Alert Issued 2/28/17: What You Need Know About the Cloudflare Data Leak

Alert Issued 2/27/17: Criminals Devise New Phishing Tactic by Using Stolen iPhones

Alert Issued 2/23/17: New Ransomware Could Poison Your Town’s Water Supply if You Don’t Pay Up

Alert Issued 2/23/17: Swift-based Ransomware Targets MacOS Pirates

Alert Issued 2/23/17: Engineers Exfiltrate Data by Blinking Hard Drives’ LEDs

Alert Issued 2/22/17: 400K Patient Records Lost in January Health Care Breaches

Alert Issued 2/22/17: Bluetooth Enabled My Friend Cayla Doll Creates Security Concerns

Alert Issued 2/22/17: Hackers Behind Bank Attack Campaign Use Russian Decoy

Alert Issued 2/17/17: MD Comptroller’s Office Warns of New W-2 Phishing Scam

Alert Issued 2/16/17: PayPal Users Hit with “Payment Successfully Made Via Ali Express” Phishing Scam

Alert Issued 2/15/17: Stolen Apple IDs can hold your iPhone Hostage

Alert Issued 2/15/17: Microsoft to Kill Off Windows Vista in Less than 60 Days

Alert Issued 2/15/17: One Third of U.S. Companies Breached Last Year

Alert Issued 2/15/17: Toys ‘R’ Us Reward Members Should Change their Passwords Immediately

Alert Issued 2/14/17: Over A Million WordPress Sites Defaced

Alert Issued 2/13/17: Apple Stored Years of Deleted Browser History from iPhones

Alert Issued 2-10-17: Windows Phone Users Hit by Microsoft Account Bug Making Devices Useless

Alert Issued 2-9-17: Macro Malware Comes to MacOS

Alert Issued 2-7-17: Vizio Smart TVs Spied on Millions of Users Without Their Consent

Alert Issued 2-6-17: InterContinental Confirms Breach at 12 Hotels

Alert Issued 2-3-17: IRS: Scam Blends CEO Fraud, W-2 Phishing

Alert Issued 2-3-17: PayPal Users, Beware of Phishing Campaign Trying to Steal Your Identity

Alert Issued 2-2-17: 91% of Phishing Attacks are Display Name Spoofs

Alert Issued 2-2-17: Beware the Blind Spot in Phishing Education

Alert Issued 2-2-17: Hackers Steal 2.5 Million PlayStation and Xbox Players’ Details in Major Breach


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