Security News for 8Jun2020

“Google is indexing the phone numbers of WhatsApp users that could be abused by threat actors for malicious activities. Even if Google Search only revealed the phone numbers and not the identities of associated users, ill-intentioned attackers could be able to see users’ profile pictures on WhatsApp and performing a reverse-image search the user’s profile picture to gather additional info on the potential victim (i.e. mining social media accounts where the victim use the same profile picture).”

Cyber Security News for 26May2020

“The Ke3chang hacking group historically believed to be operating out of China has developed new malware dubbed Ketrum by merging features and source code from their older Ketrican and Okrum backdoors. The cyber-espionage activities of the Ke3chang advanced persistent threat (APT) group (also tracked as APT15, Vixen Panda, Playful Dragon, and Royal APT) go as far as 2010 according to FireEye researchers.”