Security Analysis of Devices That Support SCPI and VISA Protocols

When a legacy protocol is connected via Ethernet, and subsequently to the internet, security issues arise. Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) is a legacy protocol that many advanced measurement instruments support. It can be issued via General Purpose Interface Read More …

Mobile Banking Trojan FakeToken Resurfaces, Sends Offensive Messages Overseas from Victims’ Accounts

Researchers recently discovered an updated version of mobile banking trojan FakeToken after detecting around 5,000 smartphones sending offensive text messages overseas. They noted the unusual development this malware has taken, compared to its previously reported update that disguised itself as a ride-hailing Read More …

UK government investigates possible cyberattack link to London Stock exchange outage

The UK government is reexamining the London Stock Exchange outage to ascertain whether or not a cyberattack, rather than a software glitch, was the cause. The LSE’s outage occurred on August 16, 2019. A “software glitch” was blamed in which Friday early-morning Read More …

Cybercriminals Fill Up on Gas Pump Transaction Scams Ahead of Oct. Deadline

Gas stations are gearing up for a major change in credit-card fraud liability in October, when they will find themselves on the hook for card-skimming attacks at the pump. In the meantime though, cybercriminals will be targeting pay-at-the-pump point-of-sale mechanisms Read More …

FIN7 Hackers’ BIOLOAD Malware Drops Fresher Carbanak Backdoor

Malware researchers have uncovered a new tool used by the financially-motivated cybercriminal group known as FIN7 to load fresher builds of the Carbanak backdoor. Dubbed BIOLOAD, the malware loader has a low detection rate and shares similarities with BOOSTWRITE, another Read More …

Lazarus pivots to Linux attacks through Dacls Trojan

Lazarus, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group, has expanded its reach with the development and use of a Trojan designed to attack Linux systems. The APT, suspected to hail from North Korea, has previously been connected to global cyberattacks and Read More …

International law enforcement operation exposes the world’s most harmful cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration between the NCA, the FBI and the National Cyber Security Centre. A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful Read More …