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  • Wroba Mobile Banking Trojan Spreads to the U.S. via Texts

    October 30, 2020

    The Wroba mobile banking trojan has made a major pivot, targeting people in the U.S. for the first time. According to researchers at Kaspersky, a wave of attacks are taking aim at U.S. Android and iPhone users in an effort that started on Thursday. The campaign uses text messages to spread, using fake notifications for “package ...

  • Lazada confirms 1.1M accounts compromised in RedMart security breach

    October 30, 2020

    Singapore-based online grocery platform RedMart has suffered a data breach that compromised personal data of 1.1 million accounts. An individual has claimed to be in possession of the database involved in the breach, which contains various personal information such as mailing addresses, encrypted passwords, and partial credit card numbers. RedMart customers on Friday were logged out ...

  • REvil ransomware gang claims over $100 million profit in a year

    October 29, 2020

    REvil ransomware developers say that they made more than $100 million in one year by extorting large businesses across the world from various sectors. They are driven by profit and want to make $2 billion from their ransomware service, adopting the most lucrative trends in their pursuit of wealth. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Hacker releases Georgia county’s election-related files

    October 29, 2020

    Hackers on Tuesday released a sample of stolen election-related documents from networks in Hall County, Ga., as part of their efforts to pressure county officials into paying a ransom for control of the files. The Wall Street Journal reported that the batch of files, which were largely administrative and nonsensitive in nature, came as part of ...

  • Brooklyn & Vermont hospitals are latest Ryuk ransomware victims

    October 29, 2020

    Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and the University of Vermont Health Network are the latest victims of the Ryuk ransomware attack spree covering the healthcare industry across the U.S. Yesterday, the U.S. government hosted an emergency call with stakeholders in the healthcare industry to alert them to an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. ...

  • Threat Assessment: Ryuk Ransomware and Trickbot Targeting U.S. Healthcare and Public Health Sector

    October 29, 2020

    On Oct. 28, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a joint cybersecurity alert regarding an increased and imminent cybersecurity threat to the U.S. healthcare system. Threat operators have displayed a heightened interest in targeting the healthcare and the public ...

  • Domain Parking: A Gateway to Attackers Spreading Emotet and Impersonating McAfee

    October 29, 2020

    Domain parking services offer a simple solution for domain owners to monetize their sites’ traffic through third-party advertisements. While domain parking might appear harmless at first glance, parked domains pose significant threats, as they can redirect visitors to malicious or unwanted landing pages or turn entirely malicious at any point in time. We have been detecting ...

  • FBI warning: Trickbot and ransomware attackers plan big hit on US hospitals

    October 29, 2020

    US healthcare providers, already under pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, have been put on high alert over Trickbot malware and ransomware targeting the sector. The warning over an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers” comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ...

  • Maze ransomware is shutting down its cybercrime operation

    October 29, 2020

    The Maze cybercrime gang is shutting down its operations after rising to become one of the most prominent players performing ransomware attacks. The Maze ransomware began operating in May 2019 but became more active in November. That’s when the media-savvy operation revolutionized ransomware attacks by introducing a double-extortion tactic. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Trump Campaign Website Defaced by Cryptocurrency Scam

    October 28, 2020

    Hackers took over President Trump’s 2020 election campaign website late Tuesday, replacing parts of the site with a cryptocurrency scam before returning it to its original content several minutes later. Journalist Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler was the first to notice the attack while he was doing research for a climate-change article, he wrote in a tweet. The ...

  • DDoS attacks in Q3 2020

    October 28, 2020

    Q3 was relatively calm from a DDoS perspective. There were no headline innovations, although cybercriminals did continue to master techniques and develop malware already familiar to us from the last reporting period. For example, another DDoS botnet joined in the assault on Docker environments. The perpetrators infiltrated the target server, created an infected container, and ...

  • APT groups aren’t all from Russia, China, and North Korea

    October 28, 2020

    Advance persistent threat (APT) hacker groups are often assumed to be state-supported organisations such as China’s APT10 aka Stone Panda, Russia’s APT28 aka Fancy Bear, or Vietnam’s APT32 aka Ocean Lotus. However, these and other groups are often identified and named by cyber intelligence firms with strong links to their national government. FireEye and Crowdstrike in ...

  • Enel Group hit by ransomware again, Netwalker demands $14 million

    October 27, 2020

    Multinational energy company Enel Group has been hit by a ransomware attack for the second time this year. This time by Netwalker, who is asking a $14 million ransom for the decryption key and to not release several terabytes of stolen data. Enel is one of the largest players in the European energy sector, with more ...

  • KashmirBlack botnet behind attacks on CMSs like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, others

    October 26, 2020

    A highly sophisticated botnet is believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of websites by attacking their underlying content management system (CMS) platforms. Named KashmirBlack, the botnet started operating in November 2019. Security researchers from Imperva —who analyzed the botnet last week in a two-part series— said the botnet’s primary purpose appears to be to infect websites ...

  • Emotet malware now wants you to upgrade Microsoft Word

    October 24, 2020

    Emotet switched to a new template this week that pretends to be a Microsoft Office message stating that Microsoft Word needs to be updated to add a new feature. Emotet is a malware infection that spreads through emails containing Word documents with malicious macros. When opening these documents, their contents will try to trick the user ...

  • WastedLocker ransomware hits Boyne Resorts ski resort operator

    October 23, 2020

    US-based ski and golf resort operator Boyne Resorts has suffered a cyberattack by the WastedLocker operation that has impacted company-wide reservation systems. Boyne Resorts owns and operates eleven properties located in the USA and Canada and has 11,000 employees. Many of these properties are situated on well-known ski mountains, including Big Sky, Montana, Sugarloaf, Maine, and ...

  • New Abaddon RAT malware gets commands via Discord, has ransomware feature

    October 23, 2020

    The new ‘Abaddon’ remote access trojan may be the first to use Discord as a full-fledged command and control server that instructs the malware on what tasks to perform on an infected PC. Even worse, a ransomware feature is being developed for the malware. Threat actors abusing Discord for malicious activity is nothing new. In the past, ...

  • Wireshark Tutorial: Examining Dridex Infection Traffic

    October 23, 2020

    This tutorial is designed for security professionals who investigate suspicious network activity and review network packet captures (pcaps). Familiarity with Wireshark is necessary to understand this tutorial, which focuses on Wireshark version 3.x. Dridex is the name for a family of information-stealing malware that has also been described as a banking Trojan. This malware first appeared ...

  • Phishing Attack Targets Office 365 Users

    October 22, 2020

    Researchers are warning of a phishing campaign that pretends to be an automated message from Microsoft Teams. In reality, the attack aims to steal Office 365 recipients’ login credentials. Teams is Microsoft’s popular collaboration tool, which has particularly risen in popularity among remote workforces during the pandemic – making it an attractive brand for attackers to ...

  • On the trail of the XMRig miner

    October 22, 2020

    As protection methods improve, the developers of miners have had to enhance their own creations, often turning to non-trivial solutions. Several such solutions (previously unseen by us) were detected during our analysis of the open source miner XMRig. How it all began: ransominer Alongside well-known groups that make money from data theft and ransomware (for example, Maze, ...