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 1/18/18: iPhone Owners will be able to Disable Power Management Feature

Alert Issued 1/18/18: Google Chrome Extensions with 500,000 Downloads Found to be Malicious

Alert Issued 1/17/18: iPhones Significantly Slowed Down by Spectre Security Update

Alert Issued 1/16/18: Car Hacking a Very Real Threat as Autos become ever more Loaded with Tech

Alert Issued 1/16/18: Windows Users Targeted by Fake Meltdown and Spectre Update

Alert Issued 1/15/18: Outgoing DISA Chief Warns of Looming Cyber Threat

Alert Issued 1/11/18: Microsoft Says Security Fixes will Noticeably Slow Older PCs

Alert Issued 1/10/18: Apple Releases iOS and macOS Updates with a Mitigation for Spectre

Alert Issued 1/9/18: Florida Phishing Attack Exposed Data for 30,000 Medicaid Recipients

Alert Issued 1/7/18: How Big Tech Has Left You in the Dark about Massive CPU Flaws

Alert Issued 1/4/18: Some Apps were Listening to You Through the Smartphone’s Mic

Alert Issued 1/3/18: Shopped in Forever 21? There was Bank-Card-Slurping Malware Their Equipment

Alert Issued I/3 18: Security Flaws Put Virtually All Phones, Computers at Risk

Alert Issued 12/31/17: Windows XP ATM Machine Hacked by Simply Pressing Shift Five Times in a Row

Alert Issued 12/31/17: Hacking public Wi-Fi, How You are At Risk

Alert Issued 12/27/17: Data on 123 Million US Households Exposed


Alert Issued 12/21/17: Your Data is being Grabbed by Web ‘Trackers’

Alert Issued 12/21/17: Apple Says Slower Performance of Older iPhones is Intentional

Alert Issued 12/20/17: Windows 10 Hello Face Recognition can be Fooled with Photos

Alert Issued 12/19/17: Loapi Malware Capable of Destroying Android Phones

Alert Issued 12/18/17: 19 Million California Voter Records Hacked, Held In Bitcoin Ransom

Alert Issued 12/15/17: AT&T’s DirecTV Kit has a Root Hole – and No One wants to Patch It

Alert Issued 12/14/17: New Spider Ransomware Threatens to Delete your Files if you don’t Pay within 96 Hours

Alert Issued 12/13/17: House Passes Homeland Security Cyber Overhaul Bill

Alert Issued 12/12/17: Don’t Use a Fake iPhone Charger If You Don’t Want to Burn Down the House

Alert Issued 12/11/17: Microsoft Releases Emergency Windows Patch for Flaw in Malware Protection Engine

Alert Issued 12/11/17: Hackers Hit Key ATM Network In Crime Spree That Clears $10 Million

Alert Issued 12/8/17: HP Laptops Found to have Hidden Keylogger

Alert Issued 12/6/17: PayPal’s Newly Acquired Unit TIO Networks Suffers Data Breach

Alert Issued 12/5/17: Google to Crack Down on Apps that Snoop

Alert Issued 12/4/17: Phishers Target PayPal Users with Fake Failed Transaction Emails

Alert Issued 11/30/17: Phishing Thieves Target School Paychecks

Alert Issued 11/30/17: 26% of Ransomware Attacks Target Business Users

Alert Issued 11/29/17: Google Detects New Android Malware That Can Spy on Users

Alert Issued 11/27/17: Have You Been Fooled by Russian Propaganda?

Alert Issued 11/23/17: Hackers Are Using Uber’s 57 Million Account Data Breach to Steal Passwords

Alert Issued 11/22/17: Uber’s Concealed Data Breach Affects 57 Million Users

Alert Issued 11/21/17: Crooks Sending Fake Apple Emails in Order to Unlock Stolen iPhones

Alert Issued 11/20/17: Windows Update Breaks Elderly Printers

Alert Issued 11/16/17: Crooks Sending Fake Apple Emails in Order to Unlock Stolen iPhones

Alert Issued 11/16/17: Forever 21 Warns Customers of Possible Data Breach

Alert Issued 11/15/17: New Ransomware Attacks: LockCrypt Emerges From Satan’s Shadow

Alert Issued 11/15/17: New IcedID Trojan Targets US Banks

Alert Issued 11/10/17: Locky Ransomware Used to Target Hospitals

Alert Issued 11/9/17: Two Banking Trojans That Can Plunder Your Accounts Are On the Rise

Alert Issued 11/8/17: Hundreds of School Websites Redirected Pro-ISIS Web Page

Alert Issued 11/7/17: Comcast’s Nationwide Outage was Caused by a Configuration Error

Alert Issued 11/6/17: New ‘Marcher’ Malware Attacks Android Users’ Banking Accounts

Alert Issued 11/2/17: Group Uses SEO to Poison Google Search Results With Links to Banking Trojan

Alert Issued 11/1/17: New Trojan ‘Silence’ Uses Stealth to Attack Banks

Alert Issued 10/28/17: Removal Attempt Turns Android Banking Trojan Into Ransomware

Alert Issued 10/26/17: Data Breaches Rose By 164% in First Half Of 2017

Alert Issued 10/26/17: Kaspersky Says NSA Hacking Tools Obtained After Malware Was Found

Alert Issued 10/25/17: Microsoft Adds Ransomware Defense with New Windows Update

Alert Issued 10/24/17: No Patches for Vulnerabilities in Linksys Wireless Routers

Alert Issued 10/23/17: Reaper Botnet Has Come For The Internet

Alert Issued 10/20/17: We Heart It Breached, 8 Million Affected

Alert Issued 10/20/17: Security Flaws in Children’s Smartwatches Make Them Vulnerable to Hackers

Alert Issued 10/19/17: Dangerous Malware Allows Anyone to Empty ATMs

Alert Issued 10/19/17: A Complex Mac Virus That May Signal the Shape of Tomorrow’s Malware

Alert Issued 10/17/17: Pizza Hut Serves Up A Slice Of Data Breach

Alert Issued 10/16/17: Wi-Fi Security Has Been Breached

Alert Issued 10/16/17: Hundreds of Fake iPhone Accounts Spread Social Scams

Alert Issued 10/12/17: T-Mobile Customer Data Plundered

Alert Issued 10/11/17: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Alert Issued 10/10/17: This Cheap and Nasty Malware Wants to Steal Your Data


Alert Issued 10/5/17: Drive-In Chain Sonic Says Payment Cards Possibly Hacked

Alert Issued 10/5/17: All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Affected By 2013 Attack

Alert Issued 10/3/17: Ransomware Attack Affects Data Of 128,000 Patients

Alert Issued 10/2/17: Patch your Android – It has Up to 14 Nasty Flaws to Fix

Alert Issued 9/28/17: Nasty Password-Pilfering Hack Ruins Apple macOS High Sierra Launch

Alert Issued 9/27/17: Major Accounting Firm Deloitte Reports Extensive Cybersecurity Breach

Alert Issued 9/26/17: There’s a New Email Scam Hitting Netflix Users

Alert Issued 9/26/17: iOS 11’s Control Center Buttons Don’t Actually Turn Off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Alert Issued 9/25/17: Senators Worry Troops Could Fall Victim to Fraud in Wake of Equifax Hack

Alert Issued 9/21/17: For Weeks, Equifax Customer Service has been Directing Victims to a Fake Phishing Site

Alert Issued 9/21/17: Securities and Exchange Commission Reveals 2016 Hack that Breached its Filing System

Alert Issued 9/20/17: Phishing: These are the Days of the Week When You’re Most at Risk

Alert Issued 9/19/17: Twitter Removed 299,649 Accounts Tied to Terrorism in the First Half of 2017

Alert Issued 9/19/17: Trump Orders Removal Of Kaspersky Products From Federal Systems

Alert Issued 9/17/17: Securities and Exchange Commission Reveals 2016 Hack that Breached its Filing System 

Alert Issued 9/14/17: New Bluetooth Vulnerability can Hack a Phone in 10 Seconds

Alert Issued 9/13/17: Equifax Blames Open-Source Software for its Record-Breaking Security Breach

Alert Issued 9/7/17: A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri and Alexa

Alert Issued 9/6/17: 6 Million Instagram Accounts Hacked: How to Protect Yourself

Alert Issued 9/5/17: Router Flaws Put AT&T Customers at Hacking Risk

Alert Issued 8/30/17: DHS Warns of Harvey Cyber Scams

Alert Issued 8/29/17: Google Pulls 300 Android apps Used for DDoS Attacks

Alert Issued 8/25/17: Facebook Messenger user? Watch Out for Fake Messages Rigged with Malware

 Alert Issued 8/25/17: White House Advisors Warn Of Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Alert Issued 8/24/17: A New Email Phishing Scam Might be Making the Rounds

Alert Issued 8/24/17: Business Email Compromise Campaign Harvesting Credentials in Numerous Industries

Alert Issued 8/23/17: The Number of Income Tax Related Scams Quadrupled

Alert Issued 8/23/17: Flaw in LinkedIn Messenger Could Harbour Malware

Alert Issued 8/22/17: PlayStation Social Media Accounts Briefly Hacked

Alert Issued 8/21/17: Replacement Touch Screens Found Embedded with a Malicious Chip

Alert Issued 8/19/17: FBI Reportedly Advising Companies to Ditch KASPERSKY Apps

Alert Issued 8/18/17: SyncCrypt Ransomware Able To Sneak Past Most Antivirus Defenses 

Alert Issued 8/17/17: Two Dangerous Ransomwares Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Alert Issued 8/15/17: Update Gone Wrong Leaves 500 Smart Locks Inoperable

Alert Issued 8/14/17: Facebook Password Stealing Software

Alert Issued 8/11/17: US Court System Bug Opened Hole for Hackers to Scoop Up Legal Docs for Free on Victims’ Dime

Alert Issued 8/10/17: ‘Critical’ Windows Bug Squashed by Microsoft in Patch Tuesday Update

Alert Issued 8/10/17: Disney Apps Spying on Children, Lawsuit Claims

Alert Issued 8/8/17: Hackers Could Exploit Solar Power Equipment Flaws to Cripple Green Grids

Alert Issued 8/7/17: Another Popular Chrome Extension Hijacked through Phishing

Alert Issued 8/7/17: 306 Million Passwords You Should Never Use

Alert Issued 8/4/17: Hackers are Aggressively Targeting Law Firms’ Data

Alert Issued 8/4/17: Say What? Amazon Echo’s Smart Speaker can be Hacked

Alert Issued 8/3/17: Ransomware Shuts Down 1 in 5 Small Businesses After it Hits

Alert Issued 8/2/17: Facebook Shuts Down Robots After They Invent Their Own Language

Alert Issued 7/31/17: Employees Working While on Holiday Open Organizations to Security Risks

Alert Issued 7/26/17: Voter Registration Data from 9 States Available for Sale on Dark Web

Alert Issued 7/26/17: Adobe is Ending Development and Support for Flash in 2020

Alert Issued 7/24/17: Apple Warns Cyber Threat Could Wipe Out iPhones, Issues Fix

Alert Issued 7/24/17: Bank of America Customers Under Attack, Phishing Site Hosted on Russian Server

Alert Issued 7/24/17: Wells Fargo Accidentally Leaks 50,000 Clients’ Records

Alert Issued 7/22/17: Over 5 Million Social Security Numbers Exposed in Kansas Breach

Alert Issued 7/21/17: New Malware Takes Over your Smartphone Camera by Posing as a Popular App

Alert Issued 7/20/17: Google Adds Security Features to Help Block Unverified Apps

Alert Issued 7/19/17: The FBI Alerts Parents to Dangers of Internet of Thing Toys

Alert Issued 7/18/17: FedEx: Systems May Never Fully Recover After Petya Cyber-Attack

Alert Issued 7/17/17: Facebook Users Pwnd by Phone with Account Recovery Vulnerability

Alert Issued 7/17/17: $7 Malware Allows Anyone to Become a Hacker Overnight

Alert Issued 7/13/17: Verizon Partner Data Breach Exposes Millions of Customer Records

Alert Issued 7/12/17: Adobe Flash Player Users Should Update Their Software NOW

Alert Issued 7/11/17: Data Breach hits California Association of Realtors

Alert Issued 7/11/17: Three Million Wrestling Fans at Risk after WWE Leaves Database Unprotected

Alert Issued 7/10/17: 2017 Data Breaches Nearly 30% Higher Than 2016’s Record Pace

Alert Issued 7/10/17: CopyCat malware infected 14 million outdated Android devices

Alert Issued 7/7/17: Sabre Says Stolen Credentials Led to Breach

Alert Issued 7/6/17: Google Employee Data Exposed After Hackers Break into Travel Agency Software

Alert Issued 7/6/17: Windows 10 Will Use Protected Folders to Thwart Crypto Ransomware

Alert Issued 7/4/17: U.S. Senators Seek Military Ban on Kaspersky Lab Products Amid FBI Probe


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