Cyber Signals: Inside the growing risk of gift card fraud

Multifactor authentication Security operations In the ever-evolving landscape of cyberthreats, staying ahead of malicious actors is a constant challenge. Microsoft Threat Intelligence has observed that gift cards are attractive targets for fraud and social engineering practices. Unlike credit or debit Read More …

From Ransomware to Pig Butchering, Visa Report Shows Top Scams Impacting Consumers and Businesses Globally

Today, Visa released the Spring 2024 Edition of its Biannual Threats Report, which outlines the top payment threats impacting consumers and businesses around the world. The report points to increasingly organized, sophisticated threat actors targeting the most vulnerable point in Read More …

Ryanair links Booking.com to cyber-attack on its payment system

Ryanair has claimed that internet travel giant Booking.com is partly responsible for a recent “malicious attack” on the airline’s payment processing platform. Lawyers for Booking.com had described the allegation of a cyber-attack as “baseless” and “far-fetched”. “The allegations are baseless Read More …

Credit card skimming on the rise for the holiday shopping season

As we head into shopping season, customers aren’t the only ones getting excited. More online shopping means more opportunities for cybercriminals to grab their share using scams and data theft. One particular threat Malwarebytes Labs researchers are following closely and Read More …

Stealer for PIX payment system, new Lumar stealer and Rhysida ransomware

In Brazil the PIX payment system is becoming more and more popular. Unsurprisingly, cybercriminals are jumping on the bandwagon, trying to abuse the system for their profit. A good example of this is GoPIX, a malware campaign that has been Read More …

Spanish police dismantle phishing operation linked to crime ring

The National Police of Spain have arrested two hackers, 15 members of a criminal organization, and another 23 people involved in illegal financial operations in Madrid and Seville for alleged bank scams. The cybercrime operation is an email and SMS-based Read More …

PayPal and Twitter abused in Turkey relief donation scams

Scammers are now exploiting the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Turkey and Syria: this time stealing donations by abusing legitimate platforms like PayPal and Twitter. This week, high magnitude earthquakes claimed more than 15,000 lives, caused extensive infrastructural damage and disrupted Read More …

Prilex modification now targeting contactless credit card transactions

Prilex is a singular threat actor that has evolved from ATM-focused malware into unique modular PoS malware – actually, the most advanced PoS threat Kaspersky have seen so far, as described in a previous article. Forget about those old memory Read More …