An ongoing malicious campaign that employs phony call centers has been found to trick victims into downloading malware capable of data exfiltration as well as deploying ransomware on infected systems. The attacks — dubbed "BazaCall" — eschew traditional social engineering techniques that rely on rogue URLs and malware-laced documents in favor of a vishing-like method wherein … [Read more...] about Phony Call Centers Tricking Users Into Installing Ransomware and Data-Stealers
Facebook has patched a bug in its widely installed Messenger app for Android that could have allowed a remote attacker to call unsuspecting targets and listen to them before even they picked up the audio call. The flaw was discovered and reported to Facebook by Natalie Silvanovich of Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team last month on October 6 with a 90-day deadline, and … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call
My grandfather was born in the 1930s. In the early 2000s, he used to recollect childhood memories of his experience with the telephone while growing up in India. Since the 1990s, advances in this industry have made communication a piece of cake. He would often tell us stories about day trips for the sole purpose of making a phone call, the community experience of the party … [Read more...] about Are you ready to place a call for simplified cybersecurity? It’s time to stop switchboarding.
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an entirely new kind of Linux malware dubbed "CDRThief" that targets voice over IP (VoIP) softswitches in an attempt to steal phone call metadata."The primary goal of the malware is to exfiltrate various private data from a compromised softswitch, including call detail records (CDR)," ESET researchers said in a Thursday analysis."To … [Read more...] about New Linux Malware Steals Call Details from VoIP Softswitch Systems
Summer is just about over. You may have missed it as we kept our distance and curbed many of our travel plans. As the reality of a continued work from home, school from home, and stay at home hit our home; we hit the road to capture a bit of summer, heading into the Pacific North West. While watching the clouds roll above the remote beaches along the Oregon coast, I wondered if … [Read more...] about Tame the wilderness of remote access and answer the call of the mobility