Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1584 Beware of the student loan forgiveness scam spam
According to reports, 42 million people owe US$1.3 trillion in student debt in America today. With most of these student loans being government-backed, the student debt industry in America is big business and estimated to be worth $140 billion annually.

Scammers globally have been quick to take advantage of the desperate plight of graduates struggling with student debt by preying on them with seductive offers, such as student loan forgiveness. In recent research into the activities of the Ascesso (aka Tofsee) malware family (Trojan.Ascesso), Symantec observed several spam runs attempting to send out thousands of student loan forgiveness scam emails.
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#1588 Android devices that contain Foxconn firmware may have a secret backdoor
#1587 Evernote confirms a serious bug caused data loss for some Mac users
#1586 Almost 6,000 online shops hit by hackers
#1585 Cisco patches critical bug in video conferencing server hardware
#1584 Beware of the student loan forgiveness scam spam
#1583 Google plugs 21 security holes in Chrome
#1582 Operations of a Brazilian payment card fraud group
#1581 Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update
#1580 IoT devices as proxies for cybercrime
#1579 A SSHowDowN in security: IoT devices enslaved through 12 year old flaw
#1578 Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam
#1577 Fighting the person should be cybersecurity best practice: Nuix
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