13 Jul 2020

Russian Hacker Finally Found Guilty of 2012 LinkedIn Breach

Yevgeniy Nikulin has finally been convicted of launching cyberattacks against LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring that resulted in millions of customer accounts being breached. Nikulin has spent years in custody after his initial arrest in Prague in 2016. Nikulin remained in Prague for over a year, eventually brought to the US

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13 Jul 2020

Most Popular Home Routers Have ‘Critical’ Flaws

A recent security report from German think tank Fraunhofer Institute analyzed 127 popular home routers and concluded that most contained at least one critical security flaw. The devices, including popular ones from Netgear, Linksys, and D-Link, all contain serious vulnerabilities that are not patched in updates. The report explained that

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10 Jul 2020

U.N. Rules Require Cybersecurity Guarantees for Connected Cars

According to an agreement adopted recently by 53 countries, cars in jurisdictions including Japan, South Korea, and the EU will be required to make sure connected vehicles are protected from cyberattacks. The UN regulation does not include the US, however, it tasks national authorities responsible with approving car models before

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10 Jul 2020

Mozilla turns off “Firefox Send” following malware abuse reports

Mozilla’s Firefox Send service has been controversial as it allows threat actors to generate unique short-term links based on trusted URLs for sharing files. Although the feature is appreciated by many individuals, Mozilla has decided to suspend it due to its ability to be used for malicious purposes. Cybercriminals often

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10 Jul 2020

This macOS malware can wipe your entire device

MacOS users could be vulnerable to a new form of ransomware discovered by security professionals at the firm SentinelOne. MacOS owners have been warned to monitor device security closely after the new malware variant known as ThiefQuest began to target victims, encrypting entire systems, and stealing personal data from the

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09 Jul 2020

German Police Seize BlueLeaks Server

German police have taken down servers belonging to an activist group in an attempt to shut down recent BlueLeaks exposure of US police records that date back several decades. A member of the organization, which is similar to WikiLeaks, confirmed the news earlier this week on twitter, stating that the

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09 Jul 2020

15 Billion Credentials Currently Up for Grabs on Hacker Forums

According to researchers and industry experts, unprecedented amounts of data for accessing bank accounts and streaming services are being sold on the dark web. Fifteen billion usernames and passwords for a wide range of services are currently up for sale on underground marketplaces. A report released Wednesday by Digital Shadows

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09 Jul 2020

Joker Android malware keeps evading Google Play Store defenses

The Joker Android malware operators have continuously managed to slip spyware infected apps onto the Play Store, which is Google’s official Android app store. Android applications infected with the Joker malware have been tracked since 2017 and were originally designed to perform SMS fraud. However, the Joker operators have now

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08 Jul 2020

Keeper Threat Group Rakes in $7M from Hundreds of Compromised E-Commerce Sites

Researchers have warned that the Keeper threat group is deploying Magecart code to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks against eCommerce sites across the world. The group was formed three years ago and has since compromised more than 570 sites ranging in nature from liquor stores to Apple product resellers. Now, researchers

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08 Jul 2020

First reported Russian BEC scam gang targets Fortune 500 firms

According to researchers at email prevention company Agari, a new group of threat actors believed to be from Russia has elevated Business Email Compromise scams to a new level. Whereas most BEC attacks are from Nigerian actors who target companies of any size, this new Russian group named Cosmic Lynx

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