500 Million Marriott Guest Records Stolen in Starwood Data Breach

The world’s biggest hotel chain Marriott International today disclosed that unknown hackers compromised guest reservation database its subsidiary Starwood hotels and walked away with personal details of about 500 million guests. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide was acquired by Marriott Read More …

New PowerShell-based Backdoor Found in Turkey, Strikingly Similar to MuddyWater Tools

MuddyWater is a well-known threat actor group that has been active since 2017. They target groups across Middle East and Central Asia, primarily using spear phishing emails with malicious attachments. Most recently they were connected to a campaign in March that Read More …

57 Million Personal Info Records Leaked by Unprotected ElasticSearch Server

An unprotected Elasticsearch server indexed by the Shodan IoT search engine on November 14 exposed a 73 GB database of 57 million US citizens’ records. The publicly accessible server discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko contained an Elasticsearch instance with a Read More …

U.S Charges Two Iranian Hackers for SamSam Ransomware Attacks

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday charges against two Iranian nationals for their involvement in creating and deploying the notorious SamSam ransomware. The alleged hackers, Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah, 27, have been charged on several counts of computer Read More …

New industrial espionage campaign leverages AutoCAD-based malware

Security researchers have spotted a somewhat unique malware distribution campaign that targets companies using AutoCAD-based malware. Discovered by cyber-security firm Forcepoint, which shared its findings with ZDNet yesterday, the campaign appears to have been active since 2014, based on telemetry data Read More …

GreyEnergy APT Delivers Malware via Phishing Attacks and Multi-Stage Dropper

The highly complex backdoor malware payload designed by the GreyEnergy advanced persistent threat (APT) group is being dropped on targeted machines using the common phishing infection vector as detailed by Nozomi Networks’ Alessandro Di Pinto. GreyEnergy attacked and infiltrated the Read More …