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 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

Alert Issued 2/27/18 Mobile Banking Trojans Spread Confusion Worldwide

Alert Issued 2/26/18 IRS Warns of Spike in W-2 Phishing Emails

Alert Issued 2/26/18 Crooks Launder Money Using Real (and fake) Amazon Ebooks

Alert Issued 2/22/18 Tot-Monitoring Camera Lets Miscreants Watch 10,000s of Kids Online

Alert Issued 2/21/18 Telugu ‘Text Bomb’ Will Crash Your iPhone in Seconds—Here’s How to Fix It

Alert Issued 2/21/18 Hackers Could Break into Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number

Alert Issued 2/20/18 43 Percent of Online Login Attempts Malicious

Alert Issued 2/19/18 Fraudulent Online Vehicle Sales

Alert Issued 2/17/18 120k FedEx Customer Files Spill from AWS S3 Silo

Alert Issued 2/15/18 Skype Can’t Fix a Nasty Security Bug without a Massive Code Rewrite

Alert Issued 2/14/18 Microsoft to add Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection support for Windows 7

Alert Issued 2/13/18 Killing Passwords in Windows 10 S is one of 7 big changes in Windows 10

Alert Issued 2/12/18 This Phishing Trick steals your Email and then Fools your Friends into Downloading Malware

Alert Issued 2/10/18 Equifax Breach may have Exposed More Data than First Thought

Alert Issued 2/9/18 73 Percent of Firms Fail Cybersecurity Readiness Tests

Alert Issued 2/9/18 2017 Smashed World’s Records for Most Data Breaches, Exposed Information

Alert Issued 2/8/18 Hacker Easily Bypasses Windows 10 Anti-ransomware Protection with this Trick

Alert Issued 2/8/18 42 Percent of the Most Popular Websites are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

Alert Issued 2/7/18 Hackers Crack Smartphone Location Tracking – Even if You’ve Turned Off the GPS

Alert Issued 2/5/18 Microsoft goes after Windows Scareware that tries to Pressure You for Payment

Alert Issued 2/2/18 Fake tax returns? How Equifax, Data Breaches Increase the Risk of Fraud

Alert Issued 2/1/18 Millions of Fortune 500 Email Credentials Found on the Dark Web



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