Cybersecurity Weekly: Apple Mail flaw, hackers make millions, Trickbot exploits COVID-19

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Apple devices found to be vulnerable to a zero-day flaw in the default mail app. Hackers trick British private equity firms into sending $1.3 million. Microsoft warns of prolific Trickbot malware exploiting COVID-19 crisis. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. Apple devices found to be vulnerable to zero-day flaw in mail app

Security researchers found two critical flaws on the pre-installed mail app on millions of iPhones and iPads. Attackers have been exploiting these flaws in the wild for at least the last two years to spy on high-profile victims. The flaws let remote hackers secretly take complete control over Apple devices just by sending an email to the victim.
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2. Hackers trick British private equity firms into sending $1.3 million

Cybersecurity researchers say nearly $700,000 of the total wire transferred amount was permanently lost to the attackers, with the rest of the amount being recovered after the targeted firms were alerted in time. The cybercrime gang behind this attack is highly-skilled and has been active for several years, according to law enforcement.
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3. Microsoft warns of prolific Trickbot malware exploiting COVID-19

In a recent statement, Microsoft Security Intelligence warned that hackers are posing as the USA Volunteer Organization and the USA Humanitarian Group to send hundreds of emails offering free COVID-19 medical advice and testing. Each email aims to install the Trickbot malware using unique macro-laced document attachments.
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