01 Dec 2020

Vietnamese State Hackers Deploy Coin Miners to Victims

According to a report released by Microsoft, Vietnamese state hackers have been deploying cryptocurrency mining malware to turn a profit off of the networks of organizations they are spying on. One group in particular was observed using this tactic, APT32. This group has been associated with several sophisticated cyber espionage

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01 Dec 2020

Baltimore County Schools Still Closed Following Cyber Attack

Baltimore County schools remain closed, even virtually, following a ransomware attack that hindered its ability to hold virtual classes and took several systems offline. 100,000 students in Baltimore County are impacted by the attack. The county superintendent reportedly has no timeline for when school will resume, as an investigation into

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01 Dec 2020

Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

A new credit card skimmer is utilizing postMessage to create convincing PayPal transactions that are illegitimate and steal payment data. The new credit card skimming campaign comes during the holiday season when more customers are using e-commerce sites and shopping online. The malicious process hijacks PayPal transactions during checkout, causing

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30 Nov 2020

Banned Baidu Apps Exposed ‘Sensitive’ Data On Millions Of Android Phones

According to security researchers, two apps made by Chinese tech giant Baidu were leaking sensitive user data that left millions vulnerable to surveillance or cybercrime. The two apps are known to be Baidu Maps and the Baidu App, both of which were removed from the Google Play store last month

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30 Nov 2020

Delaware County Pays $500,000 Ransom After Outages

Delaware County in Pennslyvania is currently in the process of dishing out half a million dollars to ransomware operators who took the parts of the local government’s network offline. Last week, the county announced the attack, claiming that it was investigating the ransomware attack and claiming that certain portions of

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30 Nov 2020

Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Swiss politicians have demanded an investigation into Swiss encryption firm Omnisec after evidence pointing towards collusion with the US Central Intelligence Agency. Omnisec was allegedly acting as a puppet for the CIA, allowing the agency to spy on governments worldwide. A former investigation had revealed that the CIA and its

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30 Nov 2020

Three Nigerians Arrested for Cybercrime Operation Targeting 150 Countries

In Lagos, Nigeria, three Nigerian nationals were arrested for their involvement in a widespread Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign. The three men were also allegedly involved with a large organized crime group known as TMT, which is known to be involved in cybercrime such as phishing attacks, malware distribution, and

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24 Nov 2020

Up to 350,000 Spotify Users Targeted by Credential Stuffers

Spotify users have been targeted by credential stuffers in a massive attack campaign discovered by a team at vpnMentor on July 3. According to vpnMentor, the database contained hundreds of millions of user records and was hosted on a completely unsecured Easticsearch server. The database contained 72GB of information, including

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24 Nov 2020

TikTok Awards Nearly $4,000 for Account Takeover Vulnerabilities

TikTok has awarded a researcher $4,000 for uncovering and reporting vulnerabilities that could have been exploited to perform account takeover. The bugs were found by Muhammed Taskiran, a German cybersecurity researcher. Taskiran reported the flaws in August, and they have since been patched by the social media platform. Taskiran states

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23 Nov 2020

Major Power Outage in India Possibly Caused by Hackers

A major power outage that occurred in mid-October in Mumbai, India, may have been the work of some sophisticated hackers. The outage impacted India’s biggest city, causing significant traffic disruption and wreaked havoc on public transportation such as trains and buses. According to authorities, it took two hours to restore

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