Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

Original release date: May 29, 2018

Google has released Chrome version 67.0.3396.62 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that a remote attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages u…

Original release date: May 29, 2018

Google has released Chrome version 67.0.3396.62 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that a remote attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.


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North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: May 29, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Technical Alert (TA) that identifies two families of malware—referred to as Joanap and Brambul—used by t…

Original release date: May 29, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Technical Alert (TA) that identifies two families of malware—referred to as Joanap and Brambul—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

In conjunction with the release of this TA, NCCIC has released a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) that provides analysis on samples of Joanap and Brambul malware.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review TA18-149A: HIDDEN COBRA – Joanap Backdoor Trojan and Brambul Server Message Block Worm and MAR-10135536-3 – HIDDEN COBRA RAT/Worm. For more information, visit https://www.us-cert.gov/HiddenCobra.


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Securing Mobile Devices During Summer Travel

Original release date: May 25, 2018

As summer begins, many people will travel with their mobile devices. Although these devices—such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops—offer a range of conveniences, users should be mindful of potential threat…

Original release date: May 25, 2018

As summer begins, many people will travel with their mobile devices. Although these devices—such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops—offer a range of conveniences, users should be mindful of potential threats and vulnerabilities while traveling with them.

NCCIC encourages users to review the NCCIC Tips on Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled DevicesCybersecurity for Electronic Devices, and International Mobile Safety. The suggested security practices in these Tips will help travelers secure their portable devices during the summer travel season and throughout the year.


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IRS Warns Tax Professionals of Phishing Scam

Original release date: May 24, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release warning tax professionals to beware of a new phishing email scam. Cyber criminals posing as state accounting and professional associations have been…

Original release date: May 24, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release warning tax professionals to beware of a new phishing email scam. Cyber criminals posing as state accounting and professional associations have been sending emails to entice their targets to reveal login credentials. Tax practitioners should be wary of unsolicited emails and forward email phishing attempts related to this scam to [email protected].

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the IRS news release and NCCIC’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.


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