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  • French IT giant Sopra Steria hit by Ryuk ransomware

    October 22, 2020

    French IT services giant Sopra Steria suffered a cyberattack on October 20th, 2020, that reportedly encrypted portions of their network with the Ryuk ransomware. Sopra Steria is a European information technology company with 46,000 employees in 25 countries worldwide. The company provides a wide range of IT services, including consulting, systems integration, and software development. On October ...

  • Life of Maze ransomware

    October 21, 2020

    In the past year, Maze ransomware has become one of the most notorious malware families threatening businesses and large organizations. Dozens of organizations have fallen victim to this vile malware, including LG, Southwire, and the City of Pensacola. The history of this ransomware began in the first half of 2019, and back then it didn’t have ...

  • MobileIron enterprise MDM servers under attack from DDoS gangs, nation-states

    October 21, 2020

    A month after details were published about three severe vulnerabilities in a type of server used to manage fleets of mobile devices, multiple threat actors are now exploiting these bugs to take over crucial enterprise servers and even orchestrate intrusions inside company networks. The targets of these attacks are MDM servers from software maker MobileIron. MDM stands ...

  • Montreal’s STM public transport system hit by ransomware attack

    October 21, 2020

    Montreal’s Société de transport de Montréal (STM) public transport system was hit with a RansomExx ransomware attack that has impacted services and online systems. On October 19th, STM suffered an outage that affected its IT systems, website, and customer support. While these outages did not affect the operation of buses or metro systems, people with disabilities who ...

  • TrickBot malware under siege from all sides, and it’s working

    October 20, 2020

    The Trickbot malware operation is on the brink of completely shutting down following efforts from an alliance of cybersecurity and hosting providers targeting the botnet’s command and control servers. Initial disruption actions seemed to leave the botnet unphased as its operators were able to rebuild the infrastructure and the network of infected computers. Although the battle is ...

  • Vizom malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account

    October 19, 2020

    Researchers have uncovered a new form of malware using remote overlay attacks to strike Brazilian bank account holders. The new malware variant, dubbed Vizom by IBM, is being utilized in an active campaign across Brazil designed to compromise bank accounts via online financial services. On Tuesday, IBM security researchers Chen Nahman, Ofir Ozer, and Limor Kessem said ...

  • Mysterious ‘Robin Hood’ hackers donating stolen money

    October 19, 2020

    A hacking group is donating stolen money to charity in what is seen as a mysterious first for cyber-crime that’s puzzling experts. Darkside hackers claim to have extorted millions of dollars from companies, but say they now want to “make the world a better place”. In a post on the dark web, the gang posted receipts for ...

  • Operation Earth Kitsune, Tracking SLUB’s Current Operations

    October 19, 2020

    Trend Micro have already published findings on the SLUB malware’s past campaigns. In our latest research paper, we uncovered a recent watering hole campaign that involves a new variant of the malware. The threat, which we dubbed as such due to its abuse of Slack and GitHub in previous versions, has not abused either of ...

  • Ryuk Ransomware Gang Uses Zerologon Bug for Lightning-Fast Attack

    October 19, 2020

    The Ryuk threat actors have struck again, moving from sending a phishing email to complete encryption across the victim’s network in just five hours. That breakneck speed is partially the result of the gang using the Zerologon privilege-escalation bug (CVE-2020-1472), less than two hours after the initial phish, researchers said. The Zerologon vulnerability allows an unauthenticated attacker ...

  • Card details for 3 million Dickey’s customers posted on carding forum

    October 15, 2020

    The card details of more than three million customers of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest barbecue restaurant chain in the US, have been posted this week on a carding and fraud marketplace known as Joker’s Stash. The discovery was made by Gemini Advisory, a cyber-security firm that tracks financial fraud. “We worked with several partner financial institutions ...

  • 20 Arrests In QQAAZZ Multi-Million Money Laundering Case

    October 15, 2020

    An unprecedented international law enforcement operation involving 16 countries has resulted in the arrest of 20 individuals suspected of belonging to the QQAAZZ criminal network which attempted to launder tens of millions of euros on behalf of the world’s foremost cybercriminals. Some 40 house searches were carried out in Latvia, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Spain and ...

  • FIN11 Cybercrime Gang Shifts Tactics to Double-Extortion Ransomware

    October 14, 2020

    The FIN11 financial crime gang is shifting its tactics from phishing and credential-theft to ransomware, researchers said. According to FireEye Mandiant researchers, FIN11 is notable for its “sheer volume of activity,” known to run up to five disparate wide-scale email phishing campaigns per week. “At this point, it would be difficult to name a client that ...

  • Software AG Data Released After Clop Ransomware Strike – Report

    October 13, 2020

    Clop and the group’s signature malware has struck again — this time hitting a giant target in the form of German software conglomerate Software AG. The company isn’t paying a mammoth $23 million ransom (so far), and over the weekend it confirmed that the crooks were releasing company data, according to reports. The Clop ransomware cybercriminals ...

  • Cybercriminals Gamble With Victims’ Livelihoods To Pass the Covid-19 Blues

    October 12, 2020

    In the Trend Micro 2020 midyear security report, we discussed how the Covid-19 global pandemic affected the cybersecurity industry. However, the pandemic didn’t just change the way businesses (and subsequently, their employees) operate; the nature of certain criminal activities have also changed in this time of isolation. Interestingly, some of this involves what we might call ...

  • Court orders seizure of ransomware botnet controls as U.S. election nears

    October 12, 2020

    Microsoft said Monday it had used a court order to take control of computers that were installing ransomware and other malicious software on local government networks and threatening to disrupt the November election. The maker of the Windows operating system said it seized a series of internet protocol addresses hosted by U.S. companies that had been ...

  • The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

    October 11, 2020

    To stay safe online, everyone needs to recognize malicious attachments that are commonly used in phishing emails to distribute malware. When distributing malware, threat actors create spam campaigns that pretend to be invoices, invites, payment information, shipping information, eFaxes, voicemails, and more. Included in these emails are malicious Word and Excel attachments, or links to them, ...

  • ZeroLogon: Ransomware gang now using critical Windows flaw in attacks

    October 9, 2020

    Microsoft is warning that cybercriminals have started to incorporate exploit code for the ZeroLogon vulnerability in their attacks. The alert comes after the company noticed ongoing attacks from cyber-espionage group MuddyWater (SeedWorm) in the second half of September. This time, the threat actor is TA505, an adversary who is indiscriminate about the victims it attacks, with ...

  • Massachusetts school district shut down by ransomware attack

    October 8, 2020

    The Springfield Public Schools district in Massachusetts has become the victim of a ransomware attack that has caused the closure of schools while they investigate the cyberattack. Springfield is the third largest school district in Massachusetts with over 25,000 students, 4,500 employees, and more than sixty schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school district opened ...

  • HEH P2P Botnet Sports Dangerous Wiper Function

    October 8, 2020

    A freshly discovered botnet dubbed HEH by researchers is casting a wide net, looking to infect any and all devices that use Telnet on ports 23/2323. It’s particularly destructive: It contains code that wipes all data from infected systems. Perhaps ironically, its operators also have a penchant for civil advocacy – a loading of the Universal ...

  • Transforming IoT Monitoring Data into Threat Defense

    October 8, 2020

    In our midyear roundup report, we shared that in the first half of 2020, there was a 70% increase in inbound attacks on devices and routers compared with the second half of 2019. This data includes attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) systems, which remain alarming and prevalent. With the aim of protecting customers effectively by ...