Hacking Group Used Malware to Bypass 2FA on Android Devices
Check Point: Hackers Targeted Iranian Dissidents With Various MethodsA hacking group targeting Iranian dissidents has developed malware that can bypass two-factor authentication protection on Android devices to steal passwords, according to Check Point Research. These same hackers have also targeted victims' Telegram accounts.
Attacks Using Cerberus Banking Trojan Surge
Release of Code on Russian Darknet Forums Leads to Broader Use, EnhancementsThe posting on Russian underground forums of source code for the Android mobile banking Trojan Cerberus has led to an increase in attacks as well as updates to the malware, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Researchers Find Mozi Botnet Continues to Grow
IBM: P2P Botnet Now Accounts for 90% of IoT Network TrafficMozi, a relatively new peer-to-peer botnet, is now dominating global IoT network traffic, according to a new report from IBM's X-Force unit. The malware is being used to launch DDoS attacks as well as mine for cryptocurrency.
US Banning TikTok, WeChat Downloads
Commerce Department Says Social Media Apps Pose National Security ThreatThe U.S. Commerce Department is banning the downloading and hosting of China-based social media apps TikTok and WeChat effective on Sunday, citing national security concerns. The announcement comes as Oracle continues to negotiate a deal for partnering on TikTok's U.S. operations.
FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown
Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown.
FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP
The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.