Top Five Security Tips for Mac Users in 2022
With just a 15% share [https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/desktop/worldwide] of the desktop market, one wouldn’t consider Macs a prime target for hackers. But threats to Mac users abound, whether they’re specifically designed to exploit weaknesses in macOS or whether they are platform agnostic (i.e social engineering). In this simple guide, we look at five basic cybersecurity hygiene practices every Mac user should read, and use, in 2022. Don’t postpone security updates Let’s face it.
Moncler Confirms Data Breach After Ransomware Gang Advertises ‘Rich Customer’ Data on Leak Website
Milano-based luxury fashion brand Moncler has confirmed a data breach after a ransomware attack that disrupted its IT service during Christmas. In a short update Jan. 3, the fashion house said it had detected unauthorized access to personal data on its systems and that it had contacted the local data protection agency and police. However, in a press release from Jan 18, Moncler provided additional details of the cyberattack that delayed many order shipments during the holidays. According to th
Poking Holes in Crypto-Wallets: A Short Analysis of BHUNT Stealer
Ever since the Bitcoin boom, crypto currencies have risen sharply in value year after year. Besides attracting more investment, this gain has also increasingly motivated malicious actors to develop stealer malware specialized in gaining access to cryptocurrency wallets. Once they get to these wallets, they can freely and irreversibly transfer funds to wallets controlled by the attacker. In the past year, security researchers have noticed a surge in such cryptocurrency stealers such as the famous
Europol Shuts Down Hackers’ Favorite VPN Service
Europol earlier this week coordinated joint action to take down VPNLab.net, a VPN service frequently used to carry out cyberattacks anonymously. The operation, on Jan. 17, involved simultaneous action from law enforcement agencies in 10 countries: the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Ukraine, Latvia, Hungary, the UK, Canada and the US. Authorities seized 15 VPNLab.net servers and took the service’s main website offline, rendering the platform inaccessible. They also notified m