15 Feb 2019

Collection of 127 Million Stolen Accounts Up for Sale on the Dark Web

A threat actor using the moniker “gnosticplayers” has put two large collections of stolen data for sale on a dark web marketplace this week. The first batch contained 620 million records that were obtained by breaching 16 companies. Another batch of 127 million files was put up for sale a few days after

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14 Feb 2019

Bank of Valletta suspended all operations in wake of cyber attack

In a relatively rare indecent, a large bank has temporarily ceased all operations after threat actors breached its systems. On Wednesday morning, the Maltese Bank of Valletta (BOV) discovered that hackers were making illicit transfers totaling €13 million ($14.65 million) to various accounts overseas. While the bank blocked the transfers

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13 Feb 2019

Devastating Cyberattack on Email Provider Destroys 18 Years of Data

An unidentified threat actor has managed to cause “catastrophic destruction” to the infrastructure of US email provider VFEmail by breaking into the firm’s systems and wiping customer email data going back 18 years, together with all backup copies. Since the attacker did not reach out to the company and did

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11 Feb 2019

US Law Enforcement Busts Romanian Online Crime Operation

In an international law enforcement operation, the US and various other countries have cooperatively taken down a mostly Romanian cyber crime group that has made millions from US citizens through various online scams in which they advertised non-existent products on platforms like including eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon. The criminals created seller

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11 Feb 2019

First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Researchers with ESET have found a malicious app designed to steal cryptocurrency in the Google Play Store. The app, which mimicked MetaMask, a legitimate service for running Ethereum-supported applications in a browser, has been removed from the Play Store after the researchers alerted Google. The app ran a form of

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08 Feb 2019

How Americans Leave their Personal Info Open to Thieves

According to a new survey by CreditCards.com, Americans are greatly concerned about identity theft, yet 9 in 10 people engage in risky data security behavior. A whopping 82% of survey respondents indicated that they reused passwords for different user accounts in the past year, with 22% of them stating that they

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07 Feb 2019

Clever Phishing Attack Enlists Google Translate to Spoof Login Page

Akamai researchers have uncovered a new and unique phishing campaign. As in all phishing campaigns, the threat actors are out to obtain sensitive information from victims. In this case, they want to trick victims into filling out their Facebook and Google login credentials on a fake website. However, instead of creating

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07 Feb 2019

Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware, Malware-as-a-Service on the Rise

According to new Check Point research, cryptojacking attacks, in which malware uses the processing resources of an infected system to mine cryptocurrency, impacted ten times more organizations in 2018 than ransomware did. The report also found that threat actors are becoming increasingly successful at staying under the radar, since a

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06 Feb 2019

Cybercriminals Exploit Gmail Feature to Scale Up Attacks

According to new research by Agari, threat actors are currently taking advantage of a Gmail feature in a variety of scams, such as BEC scams, filing phony tax returns, submitting fraudulent applications for unemployment benefits and filing requests for other forms of government assistance, like FEMA disaster aid. The exploited

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05 Feb 2019

Cyberattacks to watch for in 2019

Consulting company Booz Allen has released a new report outlining eight crucial cyber threats for this year, based on insights from the firm’s top analysts. The research outlines the following threats, while also discussing what companies can do to protect themselves: Information warfare will increasingly target organizations Internet of Things (IoT) devices

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