Cybercrime


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  • TalkTalk hack attack: Two men plead guilty to customer data theft

    April 27, 2017

    Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking into TalkTalk’s website in October 2015 and stealing thousands of customer records containing sensitive data. Matthew Hanley, 22, of Devonshire Drive, Tamworth admitted to three offences under the Computer Misuse Act. The Metropolitan Police said that he confessed to breaching TalkTalk’s site, had obtained files that would enable the ...

  • ​FalseGuide malware victim count jumps to 2 million

    April 26, 2017

    An estimated 2 million Android users have now fallen victim to malware mistakenly downloaded from Google Play, which was initially reported to have affected approximately 600,000 users. The malware, dubbed FalseGuide, was hidden in more than 40 guide apps for games, the oldest of which was uploaded to Google Play as early as November last year, ...

  • Fancy Bear Hackers Target French Presidential Candidate

    April 25, 2017

    A phishing campaign is targeting the emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign staff. All fingers are pointing towards Russia once more. According to security firm Trend Micro who published a new report today, there are signs of a phishing attack targeting Macron, in what feels like deja-vu. The sites that are trying to trick ...

  • Hard Target: Fileless Malware

    April 25, 2017

    The future of client-side malware attacks is fileless. And it would appear the future has arrived with a growing number of attacks using fileless or in-memory malware to pose a threat to business that’s increasingly difficult to neutralize. “There has been an unequivocal uptick in the use of fileless malware as a threat vector,” said Kevin Epstein, ...

  • Fortinet Supports INTERPOL-led Cybercrime Operation across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

    April 24, 2017

    Fortinet has partnered with INTERPOL over the past two years to assist in identifying and thwarting cybercrime. Today, INTERPOL announced that a new operation across the ASEAN region, built around threat intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector security organizations, has resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 Command and Control (C2) ...

  • US Court Sentences Russian Lawmaker’s Son to 27 Years in Jail for Hacking

    April 21, 2017

    The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of stealing millions of US credit card numbers and causing some $170 million in damages to businesses and individuals. This sentence is so far the longest sentence ever imposed in the United ...

  • Improved cyber security for General Election after Russian hacking scandal

    April 21, 2017

    Cyber security chiefs are to give fresh guidance to protect the general election from being disrupted by hackers. Just weeks ago, Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, briefed political party bosses on how they can defend their organisations from online attacks. They were given an overview of threats, case studies on recent cyber ...

  • Hong Kong to tighten cyber security rules after broker hacks

    April 20, 2017

    Hong Kong plans to toughen information security rules after a series of embarrassing hacks at the city’s brokers, the securities regulator said on Thursday. The draft rules would likely include requirements for two-step authentication for account log-in and for brokers to notify clients when a transaction had been made, a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ...

  • Hackers Dump 1.7 Million Snapchat User Data on Dark Web

    April 18, 2017

    Anonymous Indian hackers are taking revenge on Snapchat’s CEO and claim to have leaked a database containing the credentials of 1.7 million users. The hackers are particularly upset after Evan Spiegel,Snapchat CEO, reportedly made a rather nasty remark regarding expansion plans. According to claims that emerged last week as an ex-employee filed a lawsuit against the ...

  • Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the Internet of Things

    April 18, 2017

    A battle is raging for control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. There are many contenders, but two families stand out: the remains of the Mirai botnet, and a new similar family called Hajime. Hajime was first discovered by researchers in October of last year and, just like Mirai (Linux.Gafgyt), it spreads via unsecured devices that ...