Hackers’ identities are unmasked by controversial Twitter feed
Nothing is more important to a cybercriminal than their anonymity. It’s the shield that protects them from facing the consequences of their actions, like being held liable for the damage they caused or arrested and extradited to a foreign country. So when an anonymous Twitter account began tweeting the real names, addresses, and passport photos of alleged members of notorious Russian hacking groups, cybersecurity researchers took notice.
Cybersecurity agencies reveal last year’s top malware strains
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a list of the topmost detected malware strains last year in a joint advisory with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). Some of these strains have been used in attacks for at least the last five years, while two of them have been used for more than a decade.
FCC warns Americans about rising phishing attacks
The Federal Communications Commission published an alert warning that there has been an increase in text messages with phishing lures attempting to steal personal data and money. Complaints to the FCC about unwanted text messages have steadily risen, the agency said. Phishing baits refer to claims about unpaid bills, package deliveries, law enforcement actions, and bank account problems.