New Flagpro malware linked to Chinese state-backed hackers

BlackTech cyber-espionage APT (advanced persistent threat) group has been spotted targeting Japanese companies using novel malware that researchers call ‘Flagpro’. The threat actor uses Flagpro in the initial stage of an attack for network reconnaissance, to evaluate the target’s environment, Read More …

Phishing incident causes data breach at West Virginia hospitals

A hospital system in West Virginia has suffered a data breach resulting from a phishing attack, which gave hackers access to several email accounts. Monongalia Health System — which runs Monongalia County General Hospital Company and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Read More …

Russian hackers leak confidential UK police data on the ‘dark web’ after their ransom was rejected

Confidential information held by some of Britain’s police forces has been stolen by Russian hackers in an embarrassing security breach, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The cyber-criminal gang Clop has released some of the material it plundered from an Read More …

Irish Health Service ransomware attack happened after one staffer opened malware-ridden email

Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) was almost paralysed by ransomware after a single user opened a malicious file attached to a phishing email, a consultancy’s damning report has revealed. Issued today, the report from PWC (formerly known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) said Read More …

Hackers are turning to RTF template injections technique to install malware on PCs

Nation state-backed hacking groups are exploiting a simple but effective new technique to power phishing campaigns for spreading malware and stealing information that’s of interest to their governments. Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint say advanced persistent threat (APT) groups working on Read More …

Spear-Phishing Campaign Exploits Glitch Platform to Steal Credentials

A long-term spear-phishing campaign is targeting employees of major corporations with emails containing PDFs that link to short-lived Glitch apps hosting credential-harvesting SharePoint phishing pages, researchers have found. Researchers from DomainTools discovered the suspicious PDFs – which themselves do not Read More …

BlackMatter ransomware gang says it’s disbanding – again – after Ukraine arrests

A member of the BlackMatter (aka Darkside) ransomware gang has publicly claimed the extortionists are shutting down, causing much excitement within the infosec world. A Russian-language message reportedly posted on a forum used by ransomware criminals is said to have Read More …