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  • Attack Uses Docker Containers To Hide, Persist, Plant Malware

    July 27, 2017

    A novel attack vector allows for adversaries to abuse the Docker API to hide malware on targeted systems, and even execute remote code. The proof of concept attack was developed by researchers at Aqua Security, and the technique was first demonstrated today at Black Hat by Sagie Dulce, senior security researcher, with Aqua Security. The attack works ...

  • UniCredit Bank Hacked, 400,000 Accounts Exposed

    July 26, 2017

    UniCredit has just announced in an official statement that its servers were breached by hackers, with details of approximately 400,000 clients said to be exposed. The bank explained that hackers managed to get inside its systems in Italy twice in the last 12 months. The first hack took place in September and October 2016, while the ...

  • Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

    July 25, 2017

    Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices. “Ransomware has soared since 2012, with criminals lured by the promise of profit and ease of implementation,” the European police agency said in a statement. According ...

  • Medical technology is advancing, but how secure is it?

    July 25, 2017

    We’re fortunate to live in an age when medical technology is hyper-advanced and continuing to innovate rapidly. Today, depending on where you live, you may expect to live to be up to 80 years or older; but just a hundred years ago, most people didn’t make it beyond the age of 50. Obviously researchers, medical professionals, ...

  • Bank of America Customers Under Attack, Phishing Site Hosted on Russian Server

    July 24, 2017

    You might be tempted to believe that hackers are getting tired of using phishing scams to target bank clients across the globe, but as Bank of America customers might find out the hard way, this doesn’t seem to be the case just yet. HackRead has come across a new major phishing attack aimed at BoA clients, ...

  • Massive blow to criminal Dark Web activities after globally coordinated operation

    July 20, 2017

    Two major law enforcement operations, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, with the support of Europol, have shut down the infrastructure of an underground criminal economy responsible for the trading of over 350 000 illicit commodities including drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware. ...

  • Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

    July 17, 2017

    All it took was just 3 minutes and ‘a simple trick‘ for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent blow to the crypto currency market. The heist happened after an Israeli blockchain technology startup project for the trading of Ether, called CoinDash, launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), allowing ...

  • Two New Platforms Found Offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service to ‘Wannabe Hackers’

    July 14, 2017

    Cybercrime has continued to evolve and today exists in a highly organised form. Cybercrime has increasingly been commercialised, and itself become big business by renting out an expanded range of hacking tools and technologies, from exploit kits to ransomware, to help anyone build threats and launch attacks. In past few years, we have witnessed the increase in ...

  • Hackers Attack Trump Hotels, Steal Credit Card Details and Personal Data

    July 12, 2017

    Hackers breached the systems used by 14 different Trump Hotels properties between August 10, 2016 and March 9, 2017, managing to steal sensitive information like guests’ credit card details and other personal information. In a 9-page notification published on the official page, Trump Hotels informs customers that hackers managed to breach the systems of Sabre Hospitality ...

  • Duma passes bill on protection of Russian state data networks

    July 12, 2017

    Russia’s lower house has approved a bill that defines which of the country’s informational infrastructure is to be considered critical, while setting a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment for hackers that attack it. In the final draft of the bill published on the State Duma’s website, critical informational infrastructure is defined as data systems and ...

  • After Windows and Android, Operation Emmental Starts Targeting Apple Users

    July 11, 2017

    Security experts have discovered new malware that is specifically aimed at Apple customers, after previously targeting users running Windows and Android on their devices. Believed to be part of Operation Emmental, which was first spotted in 2012, the new malware is called Dok and is primarily targeting customers of Swiss banks, according to an in-depth analysis ...

  • Private Decryption Key For Original Petya Ransomware Released

    July 7, 2017

    Rejoice Petya-infected victims! The master key for the original version of the Petya ransomware has been released by its creator, allowing Petya-infected victims to recover their encrypted files without paying any ransom money. But wait, Petya is not NotPetya. Do not confuse Petya ransomware with the latest destructive NotPetya ransomware (also known as ExPetr and Eternal Petya) attacks ...

  • MCMC probing cyber attacks on online trading platforms

    July 7, 2017

    The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into reports of suspected cyber attacks disrupting online trading at several local brokerages. The regulator said it was assisting the stock exchange in investigating the disruption, a report by Nikkei Markets said on Friday. This comes after several brokerages alerted clients that their online broking services had been ...

  • Ukrainian Police Seize Servers of Software Firm Linked to NotPetya Cyberattack

    July 5, 2017

    Ukrainian National Police has released a video showing officers raiding company of M.E.Doc accounting software makers, whose systems have been linked to outbreak of Petya (NotPetya) ransomware that recently infected computers of several major companies worldwide. On 4th July, masked police officers from Ukrainian anti-cybercrime unit — carrying shotguns and assault rifles — raided the software ...

  • Researchers Find BlackEnergy APT Links in ExPetr Code

    July 3, 2017

    Researchers have found links between the BlackEnergy APT group and threat actors behind the ExPetr malware used in last month’s global attacks. According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, there are strong similarities between older versions of BlackEnergy’s KillDisk ransomware compared to ExPetr code. Parallels were first identified in targeted extensions used by both BlackEnergy and ExPetr, ...

  • Oil & Gas Industry Faces More Frequent & Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: Deloitte

    June 27, 2017

    Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry consultant Deloitte LLP. Technology advances, such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s recent control of operations in Argentina ...

  • MPs lose email access as Parliament targeted in ‘sustained’ cyberattack

    June 25, 2017

    A cyberattack on MPs and Peers’ emails has prompted Parliament’s security team to shut down external access to its systems. An email sent to parliamentarians on Friday and shown to Sky News said: “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyberattack on our computer network.” It claimed that “hackers were carrying out ...

  • NSA Advocates Data Sharing Framework

    June 23, 2017

    The economics of cybersecurity are skewed in favor of attackers, who invest once and can launch thousands of attacks with a piece of malware or exploit kit. That’s why Neal Ziring, technical director for the NSA’s Capabilities Directorate, wants to flip the financial equation on bad guys. “We need to conduct defenses in a way that ...

  • US Secretary of State: Я буду работать с Россией по вопросам кибербезопасности

    June 23, 2017

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed a willingness to work directly with Russia on cybersecurity and other issues. The proposed partnership is surprising, given the continued controversy over allegations that the Russians interfered with last year’s US presidential election – a serious accusation at the center of an ongoing Congressional inquiry. Secretary of State Tillerson ...

  • Breach at UK.gov’s Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

    June 21, 2017

    The operation behind the UK government’s Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today. The scheme’s badges are required by all suppliers bidding for “certain sensitive and personal information-handling contracts”. Companies were notified of the problem, which leaves them at greater risk of phishing attack, through ...