Decentralized Robbery: Dissecting the Nomad Bridge Hack and Following the Money

In this blog post, Mandiant takes a deeper look into how the Nomad bridge smart-contract was exploited and analyzes the on-chain transactions post-compromise using cybercrime prevention company Cyber Team Six’s (CT6) blockchain investigative software, CryptoVoyant. Background In early August 2022, Read More …

Ransomware gang targets Belgian municipality, hits police instead

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has published stolen data from what they thought was the municipality of Zwijndrecht, but turned out to be stolen from Zwijndrecht police, a local police unit in Antwerp, Belgium. The leaked data reportedly exposed thousands Read More …

Iranian Hackers Installed Crypto Miner in Federal Agency After Exploiting Unpatched Log4Shell Vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Iranian hackers breached a federal agency that failed to patch the Log4Shell vulnerability and deployed a crypto miner. The Log4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) is a critical remote code execution flaw on Apache’s Log4j Read More …

New ransomware attacks in Ukraine linked to Russian Sandworm hackers

New ransomware attacks targeting organizations in Ukraine first detected this Monday have been linked to the notorious Russian military threat group Sandworm. Slovak software company ESET who first spotted this wave of attacks, says the ransomware they named RansomBoggs has Read More …

Vice Society ransomware claims attack on Cincinnati State college

The Vice Society ransomware operation has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, with the threat actors now leaking data allegedly stolen during the attack. The hackers posted a long list of documents on their Read More …

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 …

European Parliament Putin things back together after cyber attack

The European Parliament has experienced a cyber attack that started not long after it declared Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism. The attack appears to have made part of the Parliament’s website inoperable and made access impossible for Read More …