Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#259 IRS Warns Tax-Related Phishing, Malware Surging
A 400 percent surge in tax-related phishing and malware incidents is making this tax season the most treacherous yet for taxpayers. According to an Internal Revenue Service bulletin, this year’s attacks include the tried-and-true email phishing, but also newer forms of attacks that include bogus text messages and attempts to trick people into handing over credentials to third-party tax preparation service accounts.
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#265 Mousejack attacks abuse vulnerable wireless keyboard, Mouse dongles
#264 Justice Department wants Apple to extract data from 12 other iPhones
#263 Japan's critical infrastructure under 'escalating' cyber-attack
#262 Lockdroid ransomware variants created directly on Android mobile devices
#261 German police allowed to use its own “federal Trojan”
#260 New Silverlight attacks appear in angler exploit kit
#259 IRS Warns Tax-Related Phishing, Malware Surging
#258 Google takes on Facebook messaging: New Android push aims at richer SMS
#257 database error exposed sensitive information on 1,700 kids
#256 Chinese devs abuse free Apple app-testing certs to install pirated apps
#255 Airport Experiment Shows That People Recklessly Connect to Any Open WiFi Hotspot
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