31 Jan 2019

eCommerce credit card fraud is nearly an inevitability

New research by Riskified on the online shopping habits and preferences of 5,000 US consumers, shows that the older consumers get, the more likely they are to fall victim to eCommerce credit card fraud. Overall, just under half (49%) of respondents has become a victim of this type of fraud. For

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30 Jan 2019

Police are now targeting former WebStresser DDoS-for-hire users

In a cooperative effort, law enforcement agencies in 15 countries are targeting people that have used the DDoS-for-hire platform WebStresser. In addition to tracking down the users, police are confiscating personal laptops and investigating possibilities for criminal prosecution. WebStresser was a popular marketplace where hackers offered criminals with limited computer skills

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30 Jan 2019

$1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen and scammed in 2018

According to a new CipherTrace report, cybercriminals obtained a whopping $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency through theft and scamming in 2018. $950 million of this was stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges, which was over 3.6 times more than the figure for 2017 ($266 million). $725 million in cryptocurrency was obtained through exit scams. Common examples of

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29 Jan 2019

Law enforcement shuts down xDedic marketplace for hacked servers

A cooperative effort by law enforcement agencies from the U.S., Belgium, Ukraine as well as the European agencies Europol and Eurojust, has resulted in the takedown of a vast underground digital network used by criminals to buy and sell access to hundreds of thousands of compromised servers and stolen personal

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28 Jan 2019

This Trojan infects Chrome browser extensions, spoofs searches to steal cryptocurrency

Researchers with Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a Trojan that is designed to compromise systems by somewhat unorthodox means in order to steal cryptocurrency. The Trojan, dubbed Razy, is distributed through malicious web-based adds (malvertising) as well as file hosting services. The Trojan can install new browser extensions on Google Chrome,

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25 Jan 2019

Cloud Customers Faced 681M Cyberattacks in 2018

According to a new report by Armor, a total of 681 million cyberattacks targeted cloud customers in 2018. The most popular attack techniques employed by threat actors were exploiting software flaws; accessing accounts through by brute-forcing or through stolen login data; targeting poorly secured devices that are part of the

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25 Jan 2019

This malware uses debt to prey on banking victims

Security researchers with Palo Alto Networks have been tracking a malware campaign involving the distrubution of the Redaman banking Trojan through widespread malspam campaigns with varying subject lines relating to debt collection and other financial obligations. The campaign mainly targets Russian speakers, although emails containing the Trojan as an attachment have been

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24 Jan 2019

New Anatova Ransomware Supports Modules for Extra Functionality

Security researchers with McAfee have discovered a new ransomware strain dubbed Anatova. The ransomware was found disguised as a game in a peer-to-peer network. Anatova will encrypt files on infected computers and subsequently demand a ransom of around $700 in DASH cryptocurrency (10 coins). The campaign is targeting users around the globe,

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24 Jan 2019

Microsoft remains the most impersonated brand, Netflix phishing spikes

According to Vade Secure’s latest phishing report, the most impersonated brand in the final quarter of last year was Microsoft (again). The other brands making up the top 10 were Netflix, Paypal, Bank of America, Chase, DHL, Facebook, Docusign, Linkedin and Dropbox. Phishing messages pretending to come from Netflix increased

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23 Jan 2019

Community Project Crushes 100,000 Malware Sites in 10 Months

As part of a cybersecurity initiative launched in March of last year, 265 security researchers have spent the last 10 months identifying and shutting down a total of almost 100,000 websites that were used to distribute malware. The URLhaus initiative was started by abuse.ch, a Swiss nonprofit aimed at fighting

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