The Updated APT Playbook: Tales from the Kimsuky threat actor group

Rapit7 team recently ran across some interesting activity that they believe is the work of the Kimsuky threat actor group, also known as Black Banshee or Thallium. Originating from North Korea and active since at least 2012, Kimsuky focuses primarily on Read More …

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

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 Read More …

Southeast Asia’s three-nation partnership to fight cyber threats

From rampant job scams to sophisticated e-commerce attacks, cyber threats in Southeast Asia are skyrocketing. Singapore reportedly had more than 46,000 cybercrime cases in 2023, including job scams and e-commerce scams, the highest since 2016. Things were almost as bad in Read More …

Acer Philippines reports data breach in third-party vendor system

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 Read More …

Australia: OAIC to investigate legal consultant’s data breach

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into a law firm that provides legal and consulting services to the government, in relation to a data breach and the publication of some of that data on the dark web. At Read More …

Dead-end job

In November 2023, Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence unit detected a massive malicious campaign targeting employment agencies and retail companies primarily located in the APAC region, to steal and sell sensitive user data. The campaign was attributed to a previously unknown group. Read More …

Australia: Russian man Aleksandr Ermakov has been sanctioned over the Medibank data breach

The Australian government has used Magnitsky-style sanctions for the first time to punish Russian man Aleksandr Ermakov over what it says is his role in the 2022 Medibank Private data breach. Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil Read More …

Binge & Dan Murphys Among Major Brands Hit By Cyber Attack

Thousands of retail customers have fallen victim to a hacking scheme where scammers access their online accounts to make fraudulent transactions. Local scammers, having bought online login details from overseas cybercriminals, bragged in a chat online about purchasing iPhones, clothing Read More …

Australia: The Iconic denies responsibility for data breach

The Iconic has denied responsibility for a series of data breaches that saw Aussies’ bank balances drained of thousands of dollars after their accounts with the retailer were compromised. Earlier this week, news.com.au revealed customers at Australia’s largest online retailer Read More …

Australia: Cyber attack on Victoria’s court system may have exposed recordings of sensitive cases

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a ransomware attack, which an independent expert believes was orchestrated by Russian hackers. A spokesperson for Court Services Victoria (CSV) said hackers accessed an area of the court system’s audio-visual archive. That would Read More …