FBI issues second alert about ProLock ransomware stealing data

The FBI issued a second warning this week to alert US companies of ProLock ransomware operators stealing data from compromised networks before encrypting their victims’ systems. The 20200901-001 Private Industry Notification seen by BleepingComputer on September 1st comes after the Read More …

Elon Musk confirmed Russian’s plans to extort Tesla

The FBI thwarted the plans of 27-year-old Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov to recruit an insider within Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, persuade him to plant malware on the company’s network, and then ransom Tesla under threat that he would leak data Read More …

US govt exposes new North Korean BLINDINGCAN backdoor malware

U.S. government agencies today published a malware analysis report exposing information on a remote access trojan (RAT) malware used by North Korean hackers in attacks targeting government contractors. The malware was identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Read More …

FBI and NSA expose new Linux malware Drovorub, used by Russian state hackers

The FBI and NSA have published today a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia’s military hackers. The two agencies say Read More …

FBI: Iranian hackers trying to exploit critical F5 BIG-IP flaw

The FBI warns of Iranian hackers actively attempting to exploit an unauthenticated remote code execution flaw affecting F5 Big-IP application delivery controller (ADC) devices used by Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, and banks. F5 Networks (F5) released security updates to Read More …

CISA, DOD, FBI expose new versions of Chinese malware strain named Taidoor

Three agencies of the US government have published today a joint alert alerting US private entities about new versions of Taidoor, a malware family previously associated with Chinese state-sponsored hackers. The alert has been authored by the Department of Homeland Read More …

FBI sees surge in online shopping scams, FTC says most reports ever

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today warned of an increased number of reports coming from victims of online shopping scams. The public service announcement, published on the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), says that the scam victims Read More …

FBI warns of Netwalker ransomware targeting US government and organisations

The FBI has issued a security alert about Netwalker ransomware operators targeting U.S. and foreign government organizations, advising their victims not to pay the ransom and reporting incidents to their local FBI field offices. FBI’s flash alert also provides indicators Read More …