Cyber in the News Weekly – December 09, 2022

Android file manager apps infect thousands with Sharkbot malware

A new collection of malicious Android apps posing as harmless file managers had infiltrated the official Google Play app store, infecting users with the Sharkbot banking trojan.

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Hackers steal $300,000 in DraftKings credential stuffing attack

Sports betting company DraftKings said today that it would make whole customers affected by a credential stuffing attack that led to losses of up to $300,000.

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Autonomous Vehicles Join the List of US National Security Threats

AMID RISING CONCERNS about China’s growing international data collection apparatus, a newly divided US Congress is applying fresh scrutiny to the possibility that imported Chinese technology could be a Trojan horse.

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18 per cent of businesses affected by cybersecurity incidents last year

A new Statistics Canada report says 18 per cent of Canadian businesses were impacted by cybersecurity incidents last year, down from 21 per cent in 2019, as they spent more money to prevent attacks.

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Maple Leaf Foods confirms cyberattack, will not pay ransomware gang

Maple Leaf Foods has confirmed that it has been struck by ransomware, but it has also stated that it will not pay for any ransom to have the malware lifted from its systems.

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