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  • Android malware, Android malware and more Android malware

    March 20, 2024

    Among the mobile platforms, Android remains the most popular target operating system for cybercriminals. Last month, Kaspersky wrote a total of four private crimeware reports on Android malware, three of which are summarized below. Tambir Tambir is an Android backdoor that targets users in Turkey. It disguises itself as an IPTV app, but does not manifest any ...

  • Microsoft Threat Intelligence unveils targets and innovative tactics amidst tax season

    March 20, 2024

    Cybercriminals use social engineering during holidays and important events like tax season to steal user information. Microsoft Threat Intelligence tax season report outlines some of the various techniques that threat actors use to craft their campaigns and mislead taxpayers into revealing sensitive information, making payments to fake services, or installing malicious payloads. These include phishing emails, ...

  • The ‘AT&T breach’ – what you need to know

    March 20, 2024

    Earlier this week, the data of over 70 million people was posted for sale on an online cybercrime forum. The person selling the data claims it stems from a 2021 breach at AT&T. Back in 2021, a hacker named Shiny Hunters claimed to have breached AT&T and put the alleged stolen data up for sale for ...

  • UK: Criminal investigation into council cyber attack

    March 20, 2024

    Ccriminal investigation has started into a cyber attack that has disrupted Leicester City Council’s systems for more than a week. The council said it could not comment on the nature of the incident while the investigation was ongoing. It told the Local Democracy Reporting Service it still could not say if there had been a data ...

  • A new data wiper is targeting Linux x86 network devices

    March 20, 2024

    Hackers were observed targeting Linux x86 networking devices and Internet of Things (IoT) appliances with a new data wiper, called AcidPour. Data wipers are arguably among the most destructive forms of malware. Their goal is to simply destroy, or wipe, all of the data found on the compromised endpoint. They are used to disrupt companies and government ...

  • From Ransomware to Pig Butchering, Visa Report Shows Top Scams Impacting Consumers and Businesses Globally

    March 20, 2024

    Today, Visa released the Spring 2024 Edition of its Biannual Threats Report, which outlines the top payment threats impacting consumers and businesses around the world. The report points to increasingly organized, sophisticated threat actors targeting the most vulnerable point in the payments’ ecosystem: humans. Read more… Source: Yahoo News  

  • Fluffy Wolf sends out reconciliation reports to sneak into corporate infrastructures

    March 19, 2024

    The group has adopted a simple yet effective approach to gain initial access: phishing emails with an executable attachment. This way, Fluffy Wolf establishes remote access, steals credentials, or exploits the compromised infrastructure for mining The BI.ZONE Threat Intelligence team has detected a previously unknown cluster, dubbed Fluffy Wolf, whose activity can be traced back to ...

  • Social media influencers targeted by identity thieves

    March 19, 2024

    Social media influencers are attractive targets for identity thieves. With large followings and a literal influence on their followers, it’s no wonder they are targeted by scammers and spreaders of fake news. A subset of influencers are the so-called “finfluencers”: influencers that provide their followers with financial advice. Such a person influences the financial investment decisions of ...

  • Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. H2 2023

    March 19, 2024

    In the second half of 2023, the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked decreased by 2.1 pp to 31.9%. In H2 2023, building automation once again had the highest percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked of all industries that we looked at. Oil and Gas was the only ...

  • New Zealand: Hackers email Mediaworks data breach victims demanding NZ$820

    March 18, 2024

    Hackers connected to a MediaWorks data breach are demanding a ransom of US$500 (NZ$820) in cryptocurrency from one of the victims of the data leakage. MediaWorks has confirmed a database containing information from individuals who entered its online competitions has been breached. It follows a post on an internet forum on Thursday, which claimed to have ...