16 Jul 2020

Brazil’s Banking Trojans Go Global

According to researchers, four sophisticated malware families historically targeting Brazilian individuals and entities have spread their reach to new countries as well as increasing capabilities. The malware families have expanded to target users in North America, Europe, and other Latin American countries. The most sophisticated banking trojans are often engineered

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16 Jul 2020

Iranian Spies Accidentally Leaked Videos of Themselves Hacking

IBM’s X-Force security team has revealed that they have gained access to five hours of video footage that depict hacking group ITG18, an Iranian threat actor group also known as APT35 or Charming Kitten, performing cybercrimes. The video, according to IBM, seems to be recorded directly from the screens of

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16 Jul 2020

New BlackRock Android malware can steal passwords and card data from 337 apps

A new Android malware strain called BlackRock has been discovered by researchers at ThreatFabric. BlackRock comes equipped with a range of sophisticated data theft capabilities that allow it to target over 300 Android applications. The malware was discovered in May and operates similarly to most other Android banking trojans. The

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16 Jul 2020

Hackers targeted Twitter employees to hijack accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden and others in digital currency scam

Yesterday, hackers gained access to over a dozen high-profile accounts on Twitter as part of a bitcoin scam campaign. The accounts of politicians such as Joe Biden and former President Brack Obama, tech billionaires such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos, and corporate accounts like that of Apple

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15 Jul 2020

More Malware Found Hidden in Chinese Tax Software

Researchers at Trustwave have uncovered more malware as part of a malware campaign hiding backdoors in mandatory Chinese tax software, highlighting the fact that the campaign may be more extensive than previously thought. Last month, Trustwave warned that it had found the GoldenSpy backdoor installed on several clients’ systems after

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15 Jul 2020

Critical SAP Bug Allows Full Enterprise System Takeover

The Department of Homeland Security recently released an alert for a bug that allows attackers to eventually read and modify financial records, change banking details, read PII, administer purchases, disrupt operations, achieve command execution, and delete or modify files. The vulnerability holds the highest severity score and is found in

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15 Jul 2020

Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Flaw in Windows DNS Servers

Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday updates include a critical vulnerability in Windows DNS servers, which is likely to be exploited by threat actors if left unpatched on systems. The Patch Tuesday updates include over 100 fixes for various bugs ranging in severity. The most critical, CVE-2020-1350, is a wormable remote code

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15 Jul 2020

Data breaches decline 33% in the first half of 2020

According to research conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), publicly reported US data breaches have declined by 33% in the first half of 2020. Compared to the first half of 2019, 2020 has shown a significant decrease in US identity compromises. ITRC’s analysis also shows that breaches impacting

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14 Jul 2020

Secret Service Launches Cyber-Fraud Task Force

The US Secret Service has announced that it plans to create a new task force to tackle financial crimes and cyber fraud. This move shows that the government recognizes the growing convergence of classic financial crimes and financial crimes that are sophisticated with a cyber element. The announcement consists of

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14 Jul 2020

Leaked Details of 142 Million MGM Hotel Guests Found for Sale on Dark Web

Last summer, the MGM Hotel chain was hit with a cyberattack that now appears to be more expansive than previously estimated. Researchers stumbled upon a database on a dark web market listing 142 million personal details from former guests at the MGM Resorts hotels. This is evidence that the data

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