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 9/14/18 Solid Password Practice on Capital One’s Site? Don’t Bank on It

Alert Issued 9/13/18 Security Flaw in Nearly All Modern PCs and Macs Exposes Encrypted Data

Alert Issued 9/12/18 Phished Credentials Caused Twice as Many Breaches than Malware in the Past Year

Alert Issued 9/12/18 Vizio to Send Class Notices Through the TVs That Spied on Viewers

Alert Issued 911/18 Data Management Firm Exposes 445 Million Records

Alert Issued 9/10/18 1 in 5 Employees Share Their Email Passwords with Coworkers

Alert Issued 9/7/18 Google Cracks Down on Dodgy Tech Support Ads

Alert Issued 9/6/18 Apple Warns of iPhone 8 Hardware Defect

Alert Issued 9/6/18 Hackers Increasingly Target Reputations Through Review Sites

Alert Issued 9/5/18 Google Notifies People Targeted by Secret FBI Investigation

Alert Issued 9/4/18 Smart Home Users Failing on Security Basics

Alert Issued 8/31/18 6.4 Billion Fake Emails Sent Every Day

Alert Issued 8/30/18 Yahoo Still Scans your Emails for Ads

Alert Issued 8/29/18 WhatsApp Warns that Google Drive Backups are not Encrypted

Alert Issued 8/28/18 Blocking Compromised Passwords

Alert Issued 8/27/18 Top Dark Web Drug Vendors Nabbed by Operation Darkness Falls

Alert Issued 8/24/18 Cybercrime Pulls in $1 Million Every Minute

Alert Issued 8/23/18 Facebook Audit Leads to the Suspension of 400 Apps

Alert Issued 8/22/18 Study from Vanderbilt Finds Google Tracking is even Creepier than you Thought

Alert Issued 8/20/18 DNS Requests Routinely Spied On

Alert Issued 8/18/18 How Hackers can Compromise Police Bodycams

Alert Issued 8/16/18 Open Sesame Bug Allows Anyone to Hack Windows 10 Using Just Their Voice

Alert Issued 8/15/18 Phishing Attacks Hit Financial Services, Tech Companies Hardest

Alert Issued 8/15/18 Google Keeps Tracking You Even When You Specifically Tell It Not To

Alert Issued 8/14/18 UK Issues Fortnite Warning over Pedophiles Grooming Children on the Game

Alert Issued 8/14/18 While Everyone Obsesses over Russia, China is Stealing our Data Blind

Alert Issued 8/13/18 Trading Apps Expose Investors to Cyber Criminals

Alert Issued 8/10/18 The PGA Possibly Infected With the BitPaymer Ransomware

Alert Issued 8/8/18 Phones at All Major US Carriers Filled with Vulnerabilities

Alert Issued 8/7/18 Pentagon Restricts Use of Fitness Trackers, Other Devices

Alert Issued 8/6/18 Health Records Put at Risk by Security Bugs

Alert Issued 8/5/18 FBI Provides IoT Security Tip Sheet

Alert Issued 8/2/18 Click on this iOS Phishing Scam and you will be Connected to Apple Care

Alert Issued 8/1/18 Starting at $40, Hackers can Attack your Business with Services Bought on the Dark Web

Alert Issued 7/31/18 NSA has YET to Fix Security Holes that Helped Snowden Leaks

Alert Issued 7/30/18 DHS Warns Companies Targeted on Dark Web

Alert Issued 7/26/18 Mozilla Engineer says Google Slowed YouTube Down on Non-Chrome Browsers

Alert Issued 7/26/18 Russian Hackers used Phishing Tools in 2017 Attack on Grid

Alert Issued 7/26/18 How Apps Could Be Sneaking Malware onto Your Phone

Alert Issued 7/25/18 The 10 Airports where your Phone is Most Likely to get Hacked

Alert Issued 7/24/18 States Slow to Prepare for Hacking Threats

Alert Issued 7/23/18 DHS: Russian Hackers got into Control Rooms of US Utilities

Alert Issued 7/22/18 35% of People Never Change Their Passwords

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

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