Feds slay dark-web souk Hydra: Servers and $25m in crypto-coins seized

US and German federal agencies came down hard on Hydra, the longest-running known dark-web marketplace trafficking in illegal drugs and money-laundering services, with a multi-pronged attack that aimed to cut off multiple heads of the nefarious online beast. First, German Read More …

Modem-wiping malware caused Viasat satellite broadband outage in Europe

Tens of thousands of Viasat satellite broadband modems that were disabled in a cyber-attack some weeks ago were wiped by malware with possible links to Russia’s destructive VPNFilter, according to SentinelOne. On February 24, as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Viasat Read More …

Roaming Mantis reaches Europe

Roaming Mantis is a malicious campaign that targets Android devices and spreads mobile malware via smishing. Kaspersky researchers have been tracking Roaming Mantis since 2018, and they observed some new activities by Roaming Mantis in 2021, and some changes in Read More …

Europol coordinates action against bomb manuals available online

On 1 February, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist content online took place at Europol’s headquarters. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) coordinated the referral activity, which saw the involvement Read More …

German govt warns of APT27 hackers backdooring business networks

The BfV German domestic intelligence services (short for Bun­des­amt für Ver­fas­sungs­schutz) warn of ongoing attacks coordinated by the APT27 Chinese-backed hacking group. This active campaign is targeting German commercial organizations, with the attackers using the HyperBro remote access trojans (RAT) Read More …

New FluBot and TeaBot campaigns target Android devices worldwide

New FluBot and TeaBot malware distribution campaigns have been spotted, using typical smishing lures or laced apps against Android users in Australia, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Romania. The SMS topics used for spreading the FluBot malware include fake courier messages, Read More …

After ransomware attack, global logistics firm Hellmann warns of scam calls and mail

German logistics giant Hellmann has warned its customers and partners to be on the lookout for fraudulent calls and mail after the company was hit with a ransomware attack two weeks ago. In an update about the cyberattack that initially Read More …