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  • French hospital cancels operations after cyberattack

    December 5, 2022

    A hospital complex in Versailles, near Paris, had to cancel operations and transfer some patients after being hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, France’s health ministry said. The Hospital Centre of Versailles – which consists of Andre-Mignot Hospital, Richaud Hospital and the Despagne Retirement Home – was affected by the hacking attempt, said the complex’s ...

  • Crimeware trends: self-propagation and driver exploitation

    December 5, 2022

    If one sheep leaps over the ditch, the rest will follow. This is an old saying, found in various languages, and it can be applied to ransomware developers. In previous blog posts, Kaspersky researchers highlighted an increase in the popularity of platform-independent languages and ESXi support, and recently, Kaspersky published a research about ransomware borrowing ...

  • Android malware apps with 2 million installs spotted on Google Play

    December 4, 2022

    A new set of Android malware, phishing, and adware apps have infiltrated the Google Play store, tricking over two million people into installing them. The apps were discovered by Dr. Web antivirus and pretend to be useful utilities and system optimizers but, in reality, are the sources of performance hiccups, ads, and user experience degradation. One app ...

  • UK: Cambridge Water customers’ bank details published to dark web after cyber attack

    December 3, 2022

    Bank account details of Cambridge Water customers have been published to the dark web, following a cyber attack. Customers have been left alarmed and furious after learning that names and current addresses, sort codes and account numbers are among the data stolen by cyber criminals from its parent company, South Staffordshire plc, back in August. Cambridge Water ...

  • Department of Homeland Security to probe cyber attacks linked to Lapsus$

    December 2, 2022

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) will review the recent attacks associated with Lapsus$, a global extortion-focused hacker group. Lapsus$ has reportedly employed techniques to bypass a range of commonly-used security controls and has successfully infiltrated a number of companies across industries and ...

  • Watch out for this triple-pronged PayPal phishing and fraud scam

    December 2, 2022

    My day started rough. It was 7 a.m., and I was just partially through my first cup of coffee, when I noticed a new message in my email inbox. It was from PayPal and the subject line said, “You’ve got a money request.” And so began my first look at this three-pronged PayPal phishing scam. Read more… Source: ZDNet  

  • #StopRansomware: Cuba Ransomware

    December 1, 2022

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known Cuba ransomware IOCs and TTPs associated with Cuba ransomware actors identified through FBI investigations, third-party reporting, and open-source reporting. This advisory updates the December 2021 FBI Flash: Indicators of Compromise Associated with Cuba Ransomware. Note: ...

  • Medibank hackers reportedly release all data on dark web

    December 1, 2022

    Hackers who breached Medibank’s systems have dumped another batch of data on the dark web, along with claims the files contain all of the data they took in a heist that impacted 9.7 million customers. The Australian insurance group confirms six zipped files of data have been released, while government officials reiterate the overdue need ...

  • New DuckLogs malware service claims having thousands of ‘customers’

    December 1, 2022

    A new malware-as-a-service (MaaS) operation named ‘DuckLogs’ has emerged, giving low-skilled attackers easy access to multiple modules to steal information, log key strokes, access clipboard data, and remote access to the compromised host. DuckLogs is entirely web-based. It claims to have thousands of cybercriminals paying a subscription to generate and launch more than 4,000 malware builds. The ...

  • Lastpass says hackers accessed customer data in new breach

    November 30, 2022

    LastPass says unknown attackers breached its cloud storage using information stolen during a previous security incident from August 2022. The company added that, once in, the threat actors also managed to access customer data stored in the compromised storage service. “We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service, which is currently shared by both ...

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences restores e-Hospital data after cyber attack

    November 30, 2022

    The server at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has been down for the eighth day in a row, and according to reports, more analysts from Delhi are under consideration for suspension for cybersecurity violations after two of them were already suspended. According to the sources quoted by the report, “The sanitising ...

  • Crafty threat actor uses ‘aged’ domains to evade security platforms

    November 30, 2022

    A sophisticated threat actor named ‘CashRewindo’ has been using ‘aged’ domains in global malvertising campaigns that lead to investment scam sites. Malvertising involves the injection of malicious JavaScript code in digital ads promoted by legitimate advertising networks, taking website visitors to pages that host phishing forms, drop malware, or operate scams. The CashRewindo malvertising campaigns are spread ...

  • Trigona ransomware spotted in increasing attacks worldwide

    November 29, 2022

    A previously unnamed ransomware has rebranded under the name ‘Trigona,’ launching a new Tor negotiation site where they accept Monero as ransom payments. Trigona has been active for some time, with samples seen at the beginning of the year. However, those samples utilized email for negotiations and were not branded under a specific name. As discovered by ...

  • Criminals use trending TikTok challenge to make data-stealing malware invisible

    November 29, 2022

    Malware-slinging miscreants are taking advantage of a trending TikTok challenge — and viewers’ dirty minds — to spread data-stealing malware via a phony app that’s had more than one million views so far. The new TikTok trend is called Invisible Challenge, and it involves a person filming themself naked while using an effect called Invisible Body ...

  • Over a million user accounts ‘stolen’ in South Africa

    November 28, 2022

    Cyber security firm Kaspersky has warned that over a million company user accounts were compromised using a ‘data stealer’ in South Africa since 2021, and that the data may well have ended up on forums and markets on the dark web. The company said the average price that criminals charge for access to corporate systems in ...

  • Major Twitter hack sees 5.4 million phone numbers and email addresses leaked on the dark web

    November 28, 2022

    More than 5.4 million Twitter user records, including personal phone numbers and email addresses, are up for grabs on the dark web in a massive data dump that some believe the Elon Musk-owned firm is attempting to cover up. The data dump was identified by Chad Loder, the founder of cyber security awareness company Habitu8, who ...

  • Decentralized Robbery: Dissecting the Nomad Bridge Hack and Following the Money

    November 28, 2022

    In this blog post, Mandiant takes a deeper look into how the Nomad bridge smart-contract was exploited and analyzes the on-chain transactions post-compromise using cybercrime prevention company Cyber Team Six’s (CT6) blockchain investigative software, CryptoVoyant. Background In early August 2022, the public observed yet another bridge attack, this time against the Nomad token bridge—a “bridge” allows interoperability ...

  • Gangs of cybercriminals are expanding across Africa, investigators say

    November 27, 2022

    Police and investigators fear organised gangs of fraudsters are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, exploiting new opportunities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis to make huge sums with little risk of being caught. The growth will have a direct impact on the rest of the world, where many victims of “hugely ...

  • Ransomware gang targets Belgian municipality, hits police instead

    November 26, 2022

    The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has published stolen data from what they thought was the municipality of Zwijndrecht, but turned out to be stolen from Zwijndrecht police, a local police unit in Antwerp, Belgium. The leaked data reportedly exposed thousands of car number plates, fines, crime report files, personnel details, investigation reports, and more. This type of ...

  • Iranian Hackers Installed Crypto Miner in Federal Agency After Exploiting Unpatched Log4Shell Vulnerability

    November 25, 2022

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Iranian hackers breached a federal agency that failed to patch the Log4Shell vulnerability and deployed a crypto miner. The Log4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) is a critical remote code execution flaw on Apache’s Log4j logging library popular with Java developers. The breach that occurred as early as February 2022 impacted ...