Cybercrime


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  • Businesses leaving their Kubernetes containers exposed to ransomware

    March 14, 2024

    As businesses look for faster and more flexible development frameworks, the use of containers and Kubernetes (K8s) continues to rise. While Kubernetes theoretically has several security advantages compared to traditional applications, it remains one of the top concerns for organizations on their cloud-native journey. This concern is fairly valid it seems. A recent report found that ...

  • What’s in your notepad? Infected text editors target Chinese users

    March 13, 2024

    “Malvertising” is a popular way of attracting victims to malicious sites: an advertisement block is placed at the top of the search results, increasing the likelihood of users clicking the link. Sites at the top of search results also tend to be more trusted by users. A year ago, Kaspersky experts discussed a malvertising campaign that ...

  • US health department opens probe into UnitedHealth hack

    March 13, 2024

    The U.S. government on Wednesday said it has opened an investigation into the cyberattack at UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare to find out whether there was a breach of protected health data and if the company followed U.S. health privacy law. It is the first announcement of a probe by the Department Of Health and Human Services ...

  • Roku Discloses Data Breach, 15,000 Accounts Compromised

    March 13, 2024

    The streaming platform Roku has suffered a data breach, with more than 15,000 accounts compromised. The company – which has more than 80 million active accounts – revealed the breach in filings with the state attorney generals of Maine and California on Friday. The filings indicate that 15,363 accounts were compromised between Dec. 28, 2023, and ...

  • New Multi-Stage StopCrypt Ransomware

    March 12, 2024

    The SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team recently observed a new variant of StopCrypt ransomware. The ransomware executes its malicious activities by utilizing multi-stage shellcodes before launching a final payload that contains the file encryption code. Infection Cycle At the start of execution, it creates a string of msim32.dll on the stack, and, using LoadLibrary, loads ...

  • Is Cybersecurity The Achilles’ Heel Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution?

    March 12, 2024

    The electric vehicle (EV) sector, though nascent and in its formative years, faces numerous challenges. Recent concerns, such as “range anxiety” (a vehicle battery’s charge and ability to complete a planned journey) among consumers and incidents of vehicles losing power in cold temperatures, have contributed to a slowdown in adoption. While the trajectory of electric vehicle ...

  • Acer Philippines reports data breach in third-party vendor system

    March 12, 2024

    Acer Philippines confirmed through an official statement that a security breach occurred within a third-party vendor’s system. The vendor was responsible for managing Acer Philippines’ employee attendance data, and the breach resulted in the unauthorized access of this information. The company emphasized that this incident does not involve Acer Philippines customer databases. Customer data remains secure, ...

  • Ransomware: Attacks Continue to Rise as Operators Adapt to Disruption

    March 12, 2024

    Ransomware activity remains on an upward trend despite the number of attacks claimed by ransomware actors decreasing by slightly more than 20% in the fourth quarter of 2023. Attackers have continually refined their tactics and proven quick to respond to disruption, finding new ways to infect victims. Analysis of data from ransomware leak sites shows that ...

  • VCURMS: A Simple and Functional Weapon

    March 12, 2024

    Recently, FortiGuard Labs uncovered a phishing campaign that entices users to download a malicious Java downloader with the intention of spreading new VCURMS and STRRAT remote access trojans (RAT). The attackers stored malware on public services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GitHub, employing a commercial protector to avoid detection of the malware. The attacker attempts ...

  • French state services hit by cyberattacks of ‘unprecedented intensity’

    March 11, 2024

    The latest cyberattack to hit France follows a warning from Attal’s defence adviser just last week that the Olympics games in July and European Parliament elections in June could be “significant targets”. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office said several state bodies were targeted but did not provide details. “Many ministerial services were targeted” from Sunday “using ...