Gannett, which owns more than 100 newspapers across the US, including USA Today, has been hit with an email phishing attack, potentially compromising the accounts of nearly 18,000 current and former employees. The media company said hackers may have accessed employees' personal data exposing SSNs, bank info, and work history after several people in its human resources department became victims of a malicious phishing attack.
Gannett notified federal law enforcement and informed the 18,000 employees about the cyber attack. Current and former employees are being offered free credit monitoring service since their data was potentially available through some of the affected employees' account login credentials before they were locked down.
A new strain of malware targeting Mac users is attempting to slip past defenses through a phishing scheme and a signed Apple developer certificate. The malware, called "Dok", reportedly affects all versions of MacOS/OS X, and is the first of its kind. It is being directed specifically at European Mac owners through a coordinated email phishing campaign claiming problems with the target's tax return.
References: Horrible New Mac Malware Can Steal Your Passwords and Financial Info | Again, Another Reason Not to Open Unexpected or Suspicious Looking Attachments | Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS and Spy on HTTPS Traffic
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