Cyber Alerts

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

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Alert Issued 7/20/18 BEC Scams and Real Estate Deals: How to Protect Yourself

Alert Issued 7/19/18 Pentagon Makes Massive New AI push for Tanks, Ships, Weapons, Drones and Networks

Alert Issued 7/19/18 Robocall Company Exposes Hundreds of Thousands of Voter Records

Alert Issued 7/18/18 NSA and Cyber Command to Coordinate Actions to Counter Russian Election Interference in 2018

Alert Issued 7/17/18 Twitter Suspends Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks Accounts after Indictments

Alert Issued 7/16/18 Hackers Steal Dead People’s Medical Records and Sell Them on the Dark Web

Alert Issued 7/13/18 Ticketmaster Breach was Part of Larger Credit Card Skimming Campaign

Alert Issued 7/12/18 Pentesters Probe Two Dozen .orgs and ALL Failed

Alert Issued 7/12/18 Apple’s iOS Passcode Cracking Defense can be Bypassed using a USB Accessory

Alert Issued 7/11/18 Macy’s Warns Customers about Recent Data Breach

Alert Issued 7/10/18 Twitter Suspended 70 Million Fake, Suspicious accounts in May & June

Alert Issued 7/9/18 How Hackers can Steal your Password with an Infrared Photo of your Keyboard

Alert Issued 7/6/18 This Password-Stealing Malware Just Added a New Way to Infect your PC

Alert Issued 7/5/18 Are Privacy and Personal Identity Impossible to Protect?

Alert Issued 7/3/18 Facebook Warns 800,000 Users it Accidentally Unblocked People They had Blocked

Alert Issued 7/3/18 Samsung Phone Owners: Your Phone May Leak your Private Pics to Random Contacts

Alert Issued 7/2/18 Hundreds of Hotels Affected by Data Breach at Hotel Booking Software Provider

Alert Issued 7/2/18 Facebook Shared User Data with 52 Tech Companies

Alert Issued 6/29/18 Scammers are Controlling Apple Accounts using a Feature for Families to Share Apps

Alert Issued 6/28/18 A New Data Breach may have Exposed Personal Information of Almost Every American Adult

Alert Issued 6/27/18 Windows 10 Update Broke Google Chrome?

Alert Issued 6/26/18 WikiLeaks Posts ICE Employees’ Personal Data

Alert Issued 6/24/18 Thousands of Records Hacked at Latham Health Billing Company

Alert Issued 6/22/18 This New Windows Malware wants to Add your PC to a Botnet – or Worse

Alert Issued 6/21/18 Olympic Hackers May Be Attacking Chemical Warfare Prevention Labs

Alert Issued 6/21/18 Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Suspend Selling of Customer Location Data

Alert Issued 6/20/18 US Govt Bans Agencies from using Kaspersky Products

Alert Issued 6/20/18 Jeopardy Winner could get Prison for Sneaking into Emails

Alert Issued 6/18/18 Phishing Campaigns Target Sports Fans, Consumers

Alert Issued 6/14/18 Fewer Phishing Attacks Hit More Diverse Targets

Alert Issued 6/14/18 iPhone Users are Complaining that iOS 11.4 is Killing their Batteries

Alert Issued 6/13/18 Cortana Hack Lets You Change Passwords on Locked PCs

Alert Issued 6/11/18 Government: It is only a Matter of Time until a Commercial Airline is Hacked

Alert Issued 6/11/18 Facebook Says Privacy-setting Bug Affected as Many as 14 million Users

Alert Issued 6/10/18 25% of Employees Use the Same Password for Every Account

Alert Issued 6/7/18 New Security, Privacy Features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Alert Issued 6/7/18 Transgressors Swipe Transamerica Retirees’ Personal Info

Alert Issued 6/6/18 A War in Cyberspace is Already Raging and could Lead to Armageddon if Banks get Hit

Alert Issued 6/5/18 Facebook Confirms Sharing User Data with Chinese Electronics Companies

Alert Issued 6/4/18 MyHeritage Suffers Data Breach, Account Details of 92+ Million Users Compromised

Alert Issued 6/2/18 Chrome Extensions & Android Apps Collect Your Facebook Data

Alert Issued 6/1/18 Android Bug Causes Text Messages to Show Up in Google Search

Alert Issued 5/31/18 Certain Sounds Played on Laptops Can Cause System Crashes and Disrupt Hard Drives

Alert Issued 5/30/18 Buggy Software Could Lock a Jeep’s Cruise Control

Alert Issued 5/30/18 How Hackers can Exploit Devices Used at Home

Alert Issued 5/29/18 Reboot Your Router to Disable Russian Linked Malware

Alert Issued 5/28/18 Emergency Management Planning for Schools

Alert Issued 5/25/18 Why You’re Getting so Many Emails about Privacy Policies

Alert Issued 5/24/18 Installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update Could Wipe your Entire Desktop 

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

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