Australian Cyber Task Force Looks to “Hack the Hackers” After Data Breach Crime Wave

A recent string of data breaches has prompted rapid changes to Australia’s cybersecurity and data protection policies, and the latest development appears to be a cyber task force set to “hack back” and actively pursue what Minister for Home Affairs Read More …

Cyber-enabled financial crime: USD 130 million intercepted in global INTERPOL police operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL police operation to tackle online fraud has seen almost 1000 suspects arrested and the seizure of USD 129,975,440 worth of virtual assets. Fraud investigators around the world worked together over five months (28 June – Read More …

Estonian duo accused of $575m cryptocurrency scam

Police in Estonia have arrested two men suspected of running a $575m (£485m) cryptocurrency scam involving hundreds of thousands of victims. Estonian police investigated the case with the FBI, and US authorities want to extradite the pair – Estonians Sergei Read More …

Gambian Central Bank says ‘don’t panic’ after data hack

The Gambia’s Central Bank says there’s no need to panic after a data hack. Sources allege the hackers managed to access the bank’s most sensitive files, but in a statement the Central Bank said no mission-critical systems were compromised, and Read More …

DTrack activity targeting Europe and Latin America

DTrack is a backdoor used by the Lazarus group. Initially discovered in 2019, the backdoor remains in use three years later. It is used by the Lazarus group against a wide variety of targets. For example, Kaspersky researchers seen it Read More …

Massive Phishing Campaigns Target India Banks’ Clients

Trend Micro researchers observed an uptick in attacks targeting bank customers in India, the common entry point being a text message with a phishing link. The SMS content urges the victims to open the embedded phishing link or malicious app Read More …

Robin Banks phishing service returns to steal banking accounts

The Robin Banks phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform is back in action with infrastructure hosted by a Russian internet company that offers protection against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Robin Banks faced operational disruption in July 2022, when researchers at IronNet exposed the Read More …

OPERA1ER APT in Africa

In 2019, Group-IB Threat Intelligence team detected a series of targeted attacks on financial organizations in Africa. Later in 2020, our professionals in collaboration with Orange, managed to piece together the seemingly disparate attacks into a single timeline and successfully Read More …

US Treasury thwarts DDoS attack from Russian Killnet group

The US Treasury Department has thwarted a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that officials attributed to Russian hacktivist group Killnet. These are the same pro-Kremlin miscreants that claimed responsibility for knocking more than a dozen US airports’ websites offline Read More …