Cyber Crime

U.S. The farmers cooperative NEW Cooperative was hit by Black Matter ransomware gang that is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. BlackMatter ransomware gang hit NEW Cooperative, a farmer’s feed and grain cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. The ransomware gang claims to have stolen 1,000 GB of data including the source code for […]

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Europol, along with Italian and Spanish police, dismantled a major crime organization linked to the Italian Mafia that focuses on online frauds. Europol, along with law enforcement agencies in Italy and Spain, has dismantled a major crime group linked to the Italian Mafia that was involved in online fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, and property […]

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A Pakistani national has been sentenced to 12 years of prison in the US for his role in a hacking scheme against the telecom giant AT&T. The Pakistani national Muhammad Fahd (35) was sentenced to 12 years of prison in the United States for his primary role in a seven-year scheme to illegally unlock nearly […]

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Security researchers from the Cisco Talos team uncovered a spear-phishing campaign targeting the aviation industry for two years avoiding detection. Security researchers from Cisco Talos uncovered a spear-phishing campaign targeting, dubbed Operation Layover, that targeted the aviation industry for two years without being detected. The experts believe that the threat actor behind this campaign is […]

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A new malware written in Golang programming language, tracked as Capoae, is targeting WordPress installs and Linux systems. Akamai researchers spotted a new strain of malware written in Golang programming language, dubbed Capoae, that was involved in attacks aimed at WordPress installs and Linux systems.  The malware spread through attacks exploiting known vulnerabilities (i.e. CVE-2020-14882 […]

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Researchers from Bitdefender released a free master decryptor for the REvil ransomware operation that allows past victims to recover their files for free. Good news for the victims of REvil ransomware gangs that were infected before the operations were temporarily halted on July 13th, Bitdefender released a free master decryptor that allows them to recover […]

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Latvian vendor MikroTik revealed that recently discovered Mēris botnet is targeting devices that were compromised three years ago. Last week, the Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the resilience of the country to an […]

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Researchers discovered Linux and Windows implementations of the Cobalt Strike Beacon developed by attackers that were actively used in attacks in the wild. Threat actors re-implemented from scratch unofficial Linux and Windows versions of the Cobalt Strike Beacon and are actively using them in attacks aimed at organizations worldwide.Cobalt Strike is a legitimate penetration testing tool designed as an attack […]

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Technology giant Olympus announced it was the victim of a ransomware attack and is currently investigating the extent of the incident. Olympus issued a statement to announce that its European, Middle East and Africa computer network was hit by a ransomware attack. “Upon detection of suspicious activity, we immediately mobilized a specialized response team including […]

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A new banking trojan dubbed maxtrilha (due to its encryption key) has been discovered in the last few days and targeting customers of European and South American banks. The new maxtrilha trojan is being disseminated and targeting several banks around the world. Criminals are constantly creating variants of popular banking trojans, keeping in mind the same modus operandi but […]

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa was hit by a ransomware attack that crippled bail services. A ransomware attack hit the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa, multiple services, including email and bail services have been impacted. The incident did not affect child maintenance payments for the month […]

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Recently we observed that part of the REvil ransomware infrastructure was up and running again, now we can confirm that they hit new victims. On September 7, the servers of the REvil ransomware gang were back online after around two months since their shutdown. The circumstance was immediately noted by many researchers, me too. The […]

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SOVA is a new Android banking trojan that targets banking applications, cryptocurrency wallets, and shopping apps from the U.S. and Spain. Researchers from cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric have spotted in the beginning of August a new Android banking trojan, dubbed SOVA, that targets banking applications, cryptocurrency wallets, and shopping apps from the U.S. and Spain. The […]

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A Canadian man, who helped North Korean threat actors to launder stolen funds, plead guilty to laundering tens of millions of dollars stolen in bank fraud schemes. A Canadian man who conspired to launder tens of millions of dollars stolen bank fraud schemes has been sentenced to 140 months in prison. The man is Ghaleb […]

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The massive DDoS attack that has been targeting the internet giant Yandex was powered b a completely new botnet tracked as Mēris. The Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the […]

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The financially motivated TeamTNT hacking group expanded its arsenal with new tools used to target thousands of victims worldwide. Researchers from AT&T Alien Labs uncovered a new campaign, tracked as Chimaera, conducted by the TeamTNT group, aimed at organizations worldwide. Evidence collected by the experts suggests that the campaign began on July 25, 2021, threat actors […]

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Groove gang leaked online Fortinet credentials that could be used to breach networks of organizations using the compromised devices. The financially motivated threat actor Groove has leaked online compromised credentials belonging to many organizations. The ransomware group has been active since August 2021 and implement a double extortion model like other gangs. The threat actor leaked a […]

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The leak site of the popular REvil ransomware gang is it is not clear if the group resumed operations or the FBI turned on its servers. Today the servers of the REvil ransomware gang were back online after around two months since their shutdown. The circumstance was immediately noted by many researchers, me too. The […]

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The Ragnar Locker ransomware operators threaten to leak stolen data if the victims attempt to contact law enforcement agencies. The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang is adopting a new technique to force victims to pay the ransom, the operators threaten to leak stolen data if the victims contact law enforcement agencies. The group announced its new […]

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A Russian man accused of being a member of the infamous TrickBot gang was arrested while trying to leave South Korea A Russian man accused of being a member of the TrickBot gang was arrested last week at the Seoul international airport. The man has remained stuck in the Asian country since February 2020 due […]

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The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns of a spike in sextortion attacks since the beginning of 2021 that caused $8M losses. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is warning of a significant increase in sextortion complaints since the beginning of 2021. In a sextortion attack, threat actors threaten to distribute the victims […]

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Pacific City Bank was hit by AVOS Locker Ransomware operators, the gang claims to have stolen sensitive file from the company and threatens to leak it. Pacific City Bank is an American community bank that focuses on the Korean-American community based in California and offers commercial banking services The bank was hit by AVOS Locker […]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission warns investors of potential investment scams that leverages Hurricane Ida as a bait. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors of potential investment scams related to Hurricane Ida. Scammers will likely target individuals and organizations that are eligible to receive large payouts from insurance […]

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FIN7 cybercrime gang used weaponized Windows 11 Alpha-themed Word documents to drop malicious payloads, including a JavaScript backdoor. Anomali Threat Research experts have monitored recent spear-phishing attacks conducted by financially motivated threat actor FIN7. The messages used weaponized Windows 11 Alpha-themed Word documents with Visual Basic macros to drop malicious payloads, including a JavaScript backdoor, […]

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The complete source code for the Babuk ransomware is available for sale on a Russian-speaking hacking forum. A threat actor has leaked the source code for the Babuk ransomware on a Russian-speaking hacking forum. The Babuk Locker operators halted their operations at the end of April after the attack against the Washington, DC police department. Experts believe that […]

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The Conti ransomware operators are targeting Microsoft Exchange servers leveraging recently disclosed ProxyShell vulnerability exploits. The Conti ransomware gang is targeting Microsoft Exchange servers leveraging exploits with recently disclosed ProxyShell vulnerabilities. ProxyShell is the name of three vulnerabilities that could be chained by an unauthenticated remote attacker to gain code execution on Microsoft Exchange servers. […]

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The FBI and CISA issued a joint cybersecurity advisory to warn organizations to remain vigilant against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The FBI and CISA warn organizations to keep high their defenses against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The government agencies have observed an increase in ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends, […]

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The ransomware builders remind me old times, where Nukes and Exploiters were freely available on the underground communities, when few clicks were enough to bypass many AV vendors and attackers were activists or single people challenging the system. Nowadays the way the “builders” are developed and the way the criminality is abusing them to generate […]

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On April 2021, one of the most known Ransomware Gang called Babuk, decided to change the way they ask for ransom: no more double extortion, no more file encryption but just data exfiltration and a later announcement in case of no deal with the victim. It’s a nice move forward for a Ransomware Gang that, […]

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Microsoft warns of a malware-based campaign that targeted organizations in the aerospace and travel sectors in the past months. Microsoft researchers revealed that organizations in the aerospace and travel sectors have been targeted in the past months in a malware-based campaign. Threat actors conducted a spear-phishing campaign using messages that were specifically designed to be […]

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FBI and DHS’s CISA have published a joint alert on DarkSide ransomware activity after the disruptive attack on Colonial Pipeline. FBI and DHS’s CISA have published a joint alert to warn of ransomware attacks conducted by the DarkSide group. The alert comes after the disruptive attack that hit Colonial Pipeline that caused chaos and disruption. […]

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Malware researchers from Cleafy warn of a new Android banking trojan dubbed TeaBot (aka Anatsa) that is targeting banks in Europe. Malware experts from the Italian cybersecurity firm Cleafy have spotted a new Android banking trojan dubbed TeaBot (aka Anatsa) that is targeting banks in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. TeaBot malware appeared […]

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The FBI and Australian Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warn of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations worldwide. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) are warning of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations worldwide in multiple industries, including government, finance, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. The alert published […]

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The U.S. FBI confirmed that the attack against the Colonial Pipeline over the weekend was launched by the Darkside ransomware gang. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a cyber attack carried out by the Darkside ransomware gang. “The FBI confirms that the Darkside ransomware is […]

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The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that impacted its government’s network and shut down its websites. One of the biggest cities in the US  by population size, the City of Tulsa, was victim of a ransomware attack that affected its government’s network and forced the shutdown […]

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Microsoft is warning of a large-scale BEC campaign that targeted hundreds of organizations leveraging typo-squatted domains registered days before the attacks. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks represent a serious threat for organizations worldwide, according to the annual report released by FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, the 2020 Internet Crime Report, in 2020, the IC3 received 19,369 Business […]

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The Cuba Ransomware gang has partnered with the crooks behind the Hancitor malware in attacks aimed at corporate networks. The Hancitor downloader has been around for quite some time already. It is known since at least 2016 for dropping Pony and Vawtrak. As a loader, it has been used to download other malware families, such as Ficker […]

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A taste of the latest release of QakBot – one of the most popular and mediatic trojan bankers active since 2007. The malware QakBot, also known as Qbot, Pinkslipbot, and Quakbot is a banking trojan that has been made headlines since 2007. This piece of malware is focused on stealing banking credentials and victim’s secrets using […]

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A new cybercrime gang, tracked as UNC2529, has targeted many organizations in the US and other countries using new sophisticated malware. A new financially motivated threat actor, tracked by FireEye Experts as UNC2529, has targeted many organizations in the United States and other countries using several new pieces of malware. The group targeted the organization […]

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The Threat Report Portugal: Q1 2021 compiles data collected on the malicious campaigns that occurred from January to March, Q1, of 2021. Threat Report Portugal Q1 2021: Phishing and malware by numbers. The Portuguese Abuse Open Feed 0xSI_f33d is an open sharing database with the ability to collect indicators from multiple sources, developed and maintained by Segurança-Informática. This feed is […]

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The bold author of a new cryptocurrency stealer, dubbed WeSteal, is promising its customers a leading way to make money in 2021. A new cryptocurrency stealer dubbed WeSteal is available on the cybercrime underground, unlike other commodity cryptocurrency stealers, its author doesn’t masquerade its purpose and promises “the leading way to make money in 2021.” […]

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Swiss cloud hosting provider Swiss Cloud has suffered a ransomware attack that seriously impacted its server infrastructure. On April 27 the Swiss cloud hosting provider was hit by a ransomware attack that brought down the company’s server infrastructure. The company is currently working to restore operations from its backups with the help of experts from […]

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Taiwanese vendor QNAP is warning its customers of AgeLocker ransomware attacks on their NAS devices. Crooks behind the AgeLocker ransomware operation are targeting QNAP NAS devices, the Taiwanese vendor warns. The vendor doesn’t provide technical details of the attacks, it is not clear if the ransomware gang exploited know vulnerabilities. “The QNAP security team has […]

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Babuk ransomware operators shut down their affiliate program and announced to stop using ransomware, the group plans to move on data theft. Recently the Babuk ransomware operators made the headlines for the ransomware attack against the DC Police Department. Experts believe that the decision of the group to leave the ransomware practice could be the […]

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UNC2447 cybercrime gang exploited a zero-day in the Secure Mobile Access (SMA), addressed by SonicWall earlier this year, before the vendor released a fix. Researchers from FireEye’s Mandiant revealed that a sophisticated cybercrime gang tracked as UNC2447 has exploited a zero-day issue (CVE-2021-20016) in SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) devices, fixed earlier this year, before […]

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UNICC and Group-IB detected and took down a massive multistage scam campaign circulating online on April 7, World Health Day. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company that specializes in investigating hi-tech cybercrimes, and the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC), detected and took down a massive multistage scam campaign circulating online on April 7, World Health Day. […]

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Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC), one of the largest Italian cooperative credit banks was hit by a ransomware attack. Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC), one of the largest Italian cooperative credit banks, was hit by a cyberattack allegedly carried out by one of the most aggressive ransomware gangs, Darkside. The attack paralyzed the operations at 188 branches […]

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UK rail network Merseyrail was hit by a cyberattack, ransomware operators breached the corporate email system to disclose the attack to employees and journalists. UK rail network Merseyrail, which operates rail services across Merseyside, announced it was a victim of a cyber attack. A ransomware gang has also compromised the email system of the organization to […]

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The FBI has shared with Have I Been Pwned service 4 million email addresses collected by Emotet botnet and employed in malware campaigns. Last week, European law enforcement has conducted an operation aimed at performing a mass-sanitization of computers infected with the infamous Emotet Windows malware. The authorities automatically wiped the infamous Emotet malware from infected systems […]

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So, your computer screen has been hijacked by ransomware and the criminals behind the attack are demanding money to return your systems. Now what? That’s a question countless organisations are asking themselves nowadays, with attacks increasing and, according to Mimecast’s The State of Email Security Report 2020, organisations suffering three days of downtime on average following a ransomware attack. The problem often stem from a malicious attachment contained within a phishing email. If an employee opens it, the malware will spread rapidly through the organisation’s systems locking you out of your files. When this happens, many victims feel obliged to

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After serveral months (actually 15) from the Cybersecurity Observatory launch (you can find it HERE) I experienced a huge increment of classified Malware from the end of January 2021. The following picture shows how the average samples frequency is just more than twice if compared to the beginning of the month and to the past […]

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Today Yoroi released its last cybersecurity report (available HERE). Following I am copying one of its chapters to give you a little flawor about what you can get for free by downloading it ! Hope you might like its contents. The volume of the malicious code produced and disseminated in the wild is constantly increasing. […]

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Hackers have broken into the biochemical systems of an Oxford University lab where researchers are working on the study of Covid-19. Hackers compromised the systems at one of the most advanced biology labs at the Oxford University that is involved in the research on the Covid-19 pandemic. The news was disclosed by Forbes and the […]

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Dutch Research Council (NWO) confirmed that the recent cyberattack that forced it to take its servers offline was caused by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. On February 14, Dutch Research Council (NWO) was hit by a cyber attack that compromised its network and impacted its operations. In response to the incident, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) […]

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North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group has targeted the defense industry with the custom-backdoor dubbed ThreatNeedle since 2020. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group has targeted the defense industry with the backdoor dubbed ThreatNeedle since early 2020. The state-sponsored hackers targeted organizations from more than a dozen countries. The experts discovered the custom backdoor while investigating an […]

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Crooks are exploiting BTC blockchain transactions to hide backup command-and-control (C2) server addresses for a cryptomining botnet. Security experts from Akamai have spotted a new botnet used for illicit cryptocurrency mining activities that are abusing Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to implement a backup mechanism for C2.  This technique allows botnet operators to make their infrastructure resilient […]

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Hackers posted data stolen from manufacturer of business jets Bombardier on Clop ransomware leak site following alleged FTA hack. Hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA file-sharing legacy servers to steal data from the airplane maker Bombardier and leak data on the site operated by the Clop ransomware gang. The wave of attacks exploiting multiple zero-day […]

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FireEye experts linked a series of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. Security experts from FireEye linked a series of cyber attacks against organizations running Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. “Starting in mid-December 2020, malicious actors that Mandiant […]

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Researchers spotted a new Office malware builder, tracked as APOMacroSploit, that was employed in a campaign targeting more than 80 customers worldwide. Researchers from security firm Check Point uncovered a new Office malware builder called APOMacroSploit, which was employed in attacks that targeted more than 80 customers worldwide. APOMacroSploit is a macro builder that was […]

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Experts warn of threat actors using Google Alerts to promote a fake Adobe Flash Player updater that delivers unwanted programs. Experts from BleepingComputer are warning of threat actors that are using Google Alerts to promote a fake Adobe Flash Player updater that delivers unwanted programs. Bad actors publish posts with titles containing popular keywords to […]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about the risks of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning of the consequences of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers, which in some cases could threaten people’s lives. TDoS attacks could render telephone systems unavailable […]

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Experts warn of new malware, dubbed Silver Sparrow, that is infecting Mac systems using the latest Apple M1 chip across the world. Malware researchers at Red Canary uncovered a new malware, dubbed Silver Sparrow, that is infecting Mac systems using the latest Apple M1 chip across the world. According to data shared by Malwarebytes, as […]

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MassLogger Windows credential stealer infamous is back and it has been upgraded to steal credentials from Outlook, Chrome, and instant messenger apps. MassLogger Windows credential stealer is back and it has been upgraded to steal credentials from Outlook, Chrome, and instant messenger apps. Cisco Talos experts uncovered attacks against users in Turkey, Latvia, and Italy, the […]

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Hackers abuse Google Apps Script to steal credit cards, bypass CSP Attackers are abusing Google’s Apps Script business application development platform to steal payment card information from e-stores. Sansec researchers reported that threat actors are abusing Google’s Apps Script business application development platform to steal credit card data provided by customers of e-commerce websites. “Attackers use […]

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PaloAlto Network warns of the WatchDog botnet that uses exploits to take over Windows and Linux servers and mine cryptocurrency. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks uncovered a cryptojacking botnet, tracked as WatchDog, that is targeting Windows and Linux systems. WatchDog is one of the largest and longest-lasting Monero cryptojacking operations uncovered by security experts, […]

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Malvertising gang ScamClub has exploited an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in WebKit-based browsers in a campaign aimed at realizing online gift card scams. The Malvertising gang ScamClub has abused an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in WebKit-based browsers to bypass security measures and redirect users from legitimate sites to websites hosting online gift card scams. The malvertising campaign […]

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Latin American Javali trojan weaponizing Avira antivirus legitimate injector to implant malware In the last few years, many banking trojans developed by Latin American criminals have increased in volume and sophistication. Although exists a strong adoption of technologies with the goal of protecting the final user such as plugins, tokens, e-tokens, two-factor-authentication mechanisms, CHIP, PIN […]

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Researchers from threat intelligence Cyble have discovered threat actors abusing the Ngrok platform in a fresh phishing campaign. Researchers at the threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered a new wave of phishing attacks targeting multiple organizations that are abusing the ngrok platform, a secure and introspectable tunnel to the localhost. ngrok is a cross-platform application used to […]

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Experts discovered a new Bluetooth overlay skimmer that interferes with the ability of the terminal to read chip-based cards, forcing the use of the stripe. The popular investigator Brian Krebs reported the discovery of a new Bluetooth overlay skimmer that interfered with the terminal’s ability to read chip-based cards, forcing the use of the magnetic […]

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An international operation conducted in Ukraine and France lead to the arrest of criminals believed to be affiliated with the Egregor RaaS. Some affiliated with the Egregor RaaS, not the main ransomware gang, have been arrested as a result of a joint operation conducted by law enforcement in Ukraine and France. Authorities did not reveal […]

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The administrators of the most popular carding marketplace on the dark web Joker’s Stash announced his retirement. Cybercriminal behind the most prominent carding marketplace on the dark web Joker’s Stash retires, he will shut down its servers and destroy the backups. According to Forbes, the man has amassed a billion dollars worth of Bitcoin with […]

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Court documents obtained by Forbes revealed that the FBI may have a tool that allows accessing private Signal messages on iPhones. Court documents related to a recent gun-trafficking case in New York and obtained by Forbes revealed that the FBI may have a tool to access private Signal messages. The documents revealed that encrypted messages can be intercepted from […]

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Google revealed that Gmail users from the United States are the most targeted by email-based phishing and malware. A joint five-month study conducted by Google with Stanford University researchers analyzed over 1.2 billion email-based phishing and malware attacks against Gmail users to determine what are factors influence the risk of attack. Experts discovered that malicious […]

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Russian internet and search company Yandex discloses a data breach, a system administrator was selling access to thousands of user mailboxes. Russian search engine and internet provider Yandex discloses a data breach, the company revealed that one of its system administrators was caught selling access to 4,887 user email accounts. The security incident was discovered […]

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The fresh release of the Latin American Lampion trojan was updated with a new C2 address. Lampion trojan disseminated in Portugal using COVID-19 template. In the last few days, a new release of the Latin American Lampion trojan was released in Portugal using a template related to COVID-19. This trojan has been distributed in Portugal […]

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An expert released a free decryption tool for the Avaddon ransomware, but operators quickly updated malware code to make it inefficient. The Spanish student Javier Yuste has released a free decryption tool for the Avaddon ransomware that can be used by the victims to recover their encrypted files for free. Yuste is a student at […]

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A total of eight criminals have been arrested on 9 February as a result of an international police operation into a series of SIM swapping attacks.  Eight men were arrested in England and Scotland as part of a year-long international investigation into a series of SIM swapping attacks targeting high-profile victims in the United States. […]

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The gaming firm CD Projekt Red, which developed popular games like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, has disclosed a ransomware attack. The gaming firm CD Projekt Red, which developed popular games like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series, has suffered a ransomware attack. The company confirmed the security breach with a series of messages on […]

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An international operation conducted by Ukraine’s police, along with the US and Australia peers, shut down the world’s largest phishing Service U-Admin. Last week, an international operation conducted by Ukraine’s police, along with the US and Australian authorities, lead to the shut down of the world’s phishing framework U-Admin. The National Police and its Main […]

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If you are a security researcher or even a passionate about how attackers implement phishing you will find yourself to look for phishing kits. A phishing kit is not a phishing builder, but a real implementation (actually re-implementation) of a third party website built to lure your victim. Initially attackers use a phishing builder to […]

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Hi Folks, today I want to share a quantitative analysis on a weird return-match by Upatre. According to Unit42 Upatre is an ancient downloader firstly spotted in 2013 used to inoculate banking trojans and active up to 2016. First discovered in 2013, Upatre is primarily a downloader tool responsible for delivering additional trojans onto the […]

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