Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they’re bulletproof and suffer

Microsoft study says India is most susceptible, other studies suggest the USA cops it most Tech support scam attempts dropped in frequency over the past two years, but remain a threat. And Millennials and Gen Z – not Boomers – fall prey most frequently, according to Microsoft in its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report, released Thursday.… READ MORE HERE…

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When coin miners evolve, Part 1: Exposing LemonDuck and LemonCat, modern mining malware infrastructure

LemonDuck, an actively updated and robust malware that’s primarily known for its botnet and cryptocurrency mining objectives, adopted more sophisticated behavior and escalated its operations. Today, beyond using resources for its traditional bot and mining activities, LemonDuck steals credentials, removes security controls, spreads via emails, moves laterally, and ultimately drops more tools for human-operated activity.
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