Cyber Alerts

Cyber Alerts consists of unclassified information released through the FBI’s Infragard Task Force and other 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 3/24/17: 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

3-10 NewsletterAlert 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

Alert Issued 1-31-17: Hackers Hold Entire Hotel for Ransom, Trap Guests in Rooms

Alert Issued 1-30-17: New Credit Card Skimmers Are Virtually Undetectable When Stealing Your Credit Card Info

Alert Issued 1-27-17: Massive Networks of Fake Accounts Found on Twitter

Alert Issued 1-26-17: A Vulnerability Found in Cisco WebEx Browser Extensions

Alert Issued 1-25-17: DDoS Attacks Growing Faster in Size, Complexity

Alert Issued 1-23-17: Android Users Under Attack From Banking Malware

Alert Issued 1-19-17: New Chrome Malware Scam

Alert Issued 1-18-17: This Simple Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Browser Autofill Data

Alert Issued 1-18-17: Ransomware: Should You Pay Up?

Alert Issued 1-17-17: McDonald’s Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Steal Users’ Passwords

Alert Issued 1-12-17: Highly Effective Gmail Phishing Technique Now Circulating

Alert Issued 1-12-17: Beware Phishing Scams in Amazon Listings

Alert Issued 1-11-17: Browser Autofill Used to Steal Personal Details in New Phishing Attack

Alert Issued 1-10-17: FTC goes after D-Link for Poor Security in Routers & Cameras

Alert Issued 1-9-17: ESEA Hacked, 1.5 Million Records Leaked After Alleged Failed Extortion Attempt

Alert Issued 1-5-17: More Vulnerabilities Found In Google Android Than Any Other Program In 2016

Alert Issued 1-4-17: Hackers Target Law and Accounting Firms

Alert Issued 1-3-17: Criminals Phish Credit Card Numbers with Twitter Verification Scam

Alert Issued 1-3-17: Watch Out for This Hitman Text Message Scam

 

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