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  • Byakugan – The Malware Behind a Phishing Attack

    April 4, 2024

    In January 2024, FortiGuard Labs collected a PDF file written in Portuguese that distributes a multi-functional malware known as Byakugan. The PDF image shows a blurred table and asks the victim to click the malicious link on the PDF file to see the content. Once the link is clicked, a downloader is downloaded. The downloader drops ...

  • UK: Parliamentary staff warned of dangers after suspected sexting honeytrap attacks

    April 4, 2024

    Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, has held talks with parliamentary staff following suspected sexting honeytrap attacks targeting MPs, staffers and political journalists. At least 12 men working in and around Parliament, including a serving minister and other MPs, have been targeted on WhatsApp in a suspected spear phishing attack. Attackers contacted their victims under the ...

  • Chaos Ransomware Operator Gives Up Decryption Tool for Free

    April 3, 2024

    The SonicWall CaptureLabs threat research team have been recently tracking ransomware created using the Chaos ransomware builder. The builder appeared in June 2021 and has been used by many operators to infect victims and demand payment for file retrieval. The sample SonicWall researchers analyzed lead them to a conversation with the operator who freely gave up the ...

  • Unveiling the Fallout: Operation Cronos’ Impact on LockBit Following Landmark Disruption

    April 3, 2024

    The RaaS group LockBit that has been in operation since early 2020, grew to become one of the largest RaaS groups in the ransomware ecosphere and was responsible for 25% to 33% of all ransomware attacks in 2023. The group has claimed thousands of victims and was, by far, the biggest financial threat actor group in ...

  • Prudential Financial February incident exposed data of nearly 37K customers

    April 2, 2024

    Prudential Financial disclosed that 36,545 individuals had personal information stolen in an early February breach that was claimed by ALPHV/BlackCat, the group also responsible for the Change Healthcare ransomware attack. In a letter to consumers March 29, the large insurance company said the stolen personal data includes names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and non-driver identification card ...

  • Top yacht retailer MarineMax says cyberattack led to major online data breach

    April 2, 2024

    MarineMax has confirmed suffering a cyberattack, thought to be ransomware, in which threat actors stole sensitive customer information. In an 8-K form, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 1, the company, one of the leading yacht sellers worldwide, said a third party “gained unauthorized access to portions of our information environment.” Read more… Source: ...

  • Scottish law firm Scullion Law suffers cyber attack

    March 31, 2024

    Scullion Law, which has offices on George Street Edinburgh, as well as in Glasgow, Hamilton and Madrid, had 155GB of data stolen in the attack by Black Basta. A spokesperson for the award-winning firm said: “We can confirm that we were recently the victim of a cyberattack. “We promptly notified the ICO and The Law Society ...

  • AT&T data breach: Millions of customers’ data found on dark web

    March 30, 2024

    AT&T announced on Saturday it is investigating a data breach involving the personal information of more than 70 million current and former customers leaked on the dark web. According to information about the breach on the company’s website, 7.6 million current account holders and 65.4 million former account holders have been impacted. An AT&T press release ...

  • Massachusetts healthcare provider warns patients of data breach

    March 29, 2024

    A Massachusetts healthcare provider is warning patients of a recently discovered data breach that compromised some personal information. Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization, a Mass General Brigham Incorporated member, is notifying individuals of an incident it became aware of on Jan. 29, 2024, involving some patients’ personal information. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • The impact of compromised backups on ransomware outcomes

    March 29, 2024

    There are two main ways to recover encrypted data in a ransomware attack: restoring from backups and paying the ransom. Compromising an organization’s backups enables adversaries to restrict their victim’s ability to recover encrypted data and dial-up the pressure to pay the ransom. This analysis explores the impact of backup compromise on the business and operational ...