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  • Credential Harvesting at Scale Without Malware

    September 30, 2021

    While ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) attacks have dominated much of the cybersecurity community’s discussions over the past several months, criminals and hackers continue to compromise corporate, business and personal emails for financial gain. These scams, business email compromise (BEC) and personal email account compromise (EAC), continue to be the most pervasive and costly reported cyberthreats ...

  • Fake Installers Drop Malware and Open Doors for Opportunistic Attackers

    September 27, 2021

    It is widely known that with regard to cybersecurity, a user is often identified as the weakest link. This means that they become typical entry vectors for attacks and common social-engineering targets for hackers. Enterprises can also suffer from these individual weak links. Employees are sometimes unaware of online threats, or are unfamiliar with cybersecurity ...

  • Operation Ironside has confiscated AU$31 million of assets so far

    September 27, 2021

    Australian Federal Police (AFP) has so far seized over AU$31 million of assets through Operation Ironside, the message decryption sting operation that was labelled as the country’s “most significant operation in policing history”. The update was provided as part of an AFP announcement that it made its first multi-million cash forfeiture as part of the sting ...

  • BloodyStealer and gaming assets for sale

    September 27, 2021

    Earlier this year, Kaspersky researchers covered the threats related to gaming, and looked at the changes from 2020 and the first half of 2021 in mobile and PC games as well as various phishing schemes that capitalize on video games. Many of the threats faced by gamers are associated with loss of personal data, and ...

  • United Health Centers ransomware attack claimed by Vice Society

    September 24, 2021

    California-based United Health Centers suffered a ransomware attack that reportedly disrupted all of their locations and resulted in patient data theft. United Health Centers is a health care provider in California with twenty-one community health centers servicing Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties. On August 31st, BleepingComputer was told by a source in the cybersecurity industry that United ...

  • Zloader malware is being spread through malicious Google ads

    September 24, 2021

    The malware is a key part of the cybercrime industry and recently popped up on the radar of Microsoft and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA yesterday warned that ZLoader was being used to distribute the Conti ransomware service, which pays ransomware distributors a wage rather than a commission for new infections. Read more… Source: ...

  • How REvil May Have Ripped Off Its Own Affiliates

    September 22, 2021

    There’s no honor between thieves, but this is beyond rude: Malware specialists have found evidence of how REvil’s leadership may have screwed their own affiliates out of their cut of ransomware payouts. Malware specialists researching newly available samples from REvil – aka Sodinokibi, a once-major, now sort-of reborn ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) player – have identified a backdoor ...

  • CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory To Help Organizations Reduce Risk Of Attack

    September 22, 2021

    WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to this ransomware. CISA ...

  • Phishing-as-a-service operation uses double theft to boost profits

    September 22, 2021

    Microsoft says BulletProofLink, a large-scale phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) operation it spotted while investigating recent phishing attacks, is the driving force behind many phishing campaigns that have targeted many corporate organizations lately. The threat actor behind BulletProofLink (also known as BulletProftLink and Anthrax) provides cybercriminals with various services, ranging from selling phish kits and email templates to providing ...

  • RaidForums data marketplace accidentally exposes private staff page

    September 22, 2021

    Underground marketplace and hacker forum, RaidForums, recently exposed internal pages from its website, meant for staff members only. RaidForums is a data breach marketplace where threat actors often sell or leak illicitly obtained data dumps. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Epik Confirms Hack, Gigabytes of Data on Offer

    September 21, 2021

    Epik, the domain registrar known for hosting several large right-wing organizations, has confirmed a hack of its systems, a week after attackers branding themselves with the Anonymous hacktivist collective label said that the group had obtained and leaked gigabits of data from the hosting company, including 15 million email addresses. “On September 15, we confirmed that ...

  • Malicious PowerPoint Documents on the Rise

    September 21, 2021

    McAfee Labs have observed a new phishing campaign that utilizes macro capabilities available in Microsoft PowerPoint. In this campaign, the spam email comes with a PowerPoint file as an attachment. Upon opening the malicious attachment, the VBA macro executes to deliver variants of AgentTesla which is a well-known password stealer. These spam emails purport to be ...

  • VoIP.ms phone services disrupted by DDoS extortion attack

    September 20, 2021

    Threat actors are targeting voice-over-Internet provider VoIP.ms with a DDoS attack and extorting the company to stop the assault that’s severely disrupting the company’s operation. VoIP.ms is an Internet phone service company that provides affordable voice-over-IP service to businesses around the world. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Microsoft MSHTML Flaw Exploited by Ryuk Ransomware Gang

    September 17, 2021

    Criminals behind the Ryuk ransomware were early exploiters of the Windows MSHTML flaw, actively leveraging the bug in campaigns ahead of a patch released by Microsoft this week. Collaborative research by Microsoft and RiskIQ revealed campaigns by Ryuk threat actors early on that exploited the flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-40444. The bug is a remote code execution ...

  • U.S. to sanction crypto exchanges, wallets used by ransomware

    September 17, 2021

    The Biden administration is expected to issue sanctions against crypto exchanges, wallets, and traders used by ransomware gangs to convert ransom payments into fiat money. With ransomware attacks against US interests and infrastructure escalating over the past two years, the White House has increased its efforts to disrupt ransomware operations Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Numando banking Trojan abuses YouTube to manage remote settings

    September 17, 2021

    A banking Trojan has been detected that abuses YouTube, Pastebin, and other public platforms in order to spread and control compromised machines. On Friday, ESET wrapped up a series on banking Trojans present in Latin America — including Janeleiro, a new malware sample similar to Casbaneiro, Grandoreiro, and Mekotio — but this one does not just ...

  • REvil/Sodinokibi Ransomware Universal Decryptor Key Is Out

    September 16, 2021

    REvil victims, your prayers have been answered: There’s a universal decryptor key waiting to free you. Bitdefender is releasing a free, universal decryptor key to unlock data of victimized organizations that were encrypted by REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware attacks before the gang’s servers went belly-up on July 13. The firm announced that it’s giving away the universal key on ...

  • Airline Credential-Theft Takes Off in Widening Campaign

    September 16, 2021

    A two-year-old espionage campaign against the airline industry is ongoing, with AsyncRAT and other commodity remote-access trojans (RATs) helping those efforts take flight. The campaign can effectively be a bird strike to the business engine, so to speak, resulting in data theft, financial fraud or follow-on attacks, researchers said, who have uncovered new details about ...

  • Ransomware encrypts South Africa’s entire Dept of Justice network

    September 15, 2021

    The justice ministry of the South African government is working on restoring its operations after a recent ransomware attack encrypted all its systems, making all electronic services unavailable both internally and to the public. As a consequence of the attack, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development said that child maintenance payments are now on hold ...

  • Attackers Impersonate DoT in Two-Day Phishing Scam

    September 15, 2021

    Threat actors impersonated the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in a two-day phishing campaign that used a combination of tactics – including creating new domains that mimic federal sites so as to appear to be legitimate – to evade security detections. Between Aug. 16-18, researchers at e-mail security provider INKY detected 41 phishing emails dangling the ...