18 Oct 2019

More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’

Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children,

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18 Oct 2019

European Airport Systems Infected With Monero-Mining Malware

Researchers with Cyberbit recently detected cryptojacking malware infections on over half of all computing systems at an undisclosed international airport in Europe. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a system’s resourcing powers for mining cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was mining Monero cryptocurrency. The malware had made its

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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18 Oct 2019

Mission Health online store hijack went undetected for years

Mission Health, a health services provider in North Carolina, suffered a breach of its web store that went undiscovered for over three years. The campaign can be considered a Magecart attack, since hackers injected card skimming malware into the online store in order to harvest the payment card data of visitors.

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17 Oct 2019

1 in 5 SMBs have fallen victim to a ransomware attack

A whopping 85% of managed service providers (MSPs) say that at least some of the small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) they serve have suffered a ransomware attack in the past two years, a new Datto report shows. In 2018 the number was 79%. In the first six months of 2019,

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17 Oct 2019

Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar

BriansClub, a marketplace for stolen payment card data, has been breached, resulting in the details of over 26 million stolen cards being leaked, according to a Thursday report by KrebsOnSecurity. The leak reveals that BriansClub[.]at, which has used the name and likeness of security researcher and KrebsOnSecurity owner Brian Krebs

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17 Oct 2019

.WAVs Hide Malware in Their Depths in Innovative Campaign

Security researchers with BlackBerry Cylance have spotted a new sophisticated campaign that spreads cryptojacking malware and a backdoor via .WAV audio files. The malware is embedded in the audio data and loaded when an infected file is played. Some of the malicious audio samples played music without glitches, while others

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17 Oct 2019

‘Graboid’ Crypto-Jacking Worm Targets Docker Hosts

Threat actors are taking advantage of Internet-facing unsecured Docker engines in order to distribute a cryptojacking worm, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have discovered. The malware is called Graboid and is capable infecting Docker containers that lack authentication and subsequently use the local processing resources to mine for Monero cryptocurrency.

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17 Oct 2019

Malware Uses Your PC to Send 30K Sextortion Emails Per Hour

A new report by Check Point warns that the Phorpiex botnet (aka Trik), which has been active for close to a decade, is now being used to distribute sextortion emails claiming that the sender has obtained embarrassing information about the recipient, such as a video recorded by their webcam while

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16 Oct 2019

What Your Personal Information is Worth to Cybercriminals

Recent research by Flashpoint reveals how much, or sometimes how little, stolen data and other illicit goods and services are actually worth on the dark web. Threat actors are selling ‘fullz’ packages that can be used for identity theft for as little as $4-$10. These offerings comprise full names, social

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