17 May 2019

Authorities Takedown GozNym Cybercrime Group That Stole an Estimated $100 Million

A cooperative effort by Europol, Eurojust and law enforcement agencies from the US, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Bulgaria has resulted in the takedown of an organized cybercrime network that stole around $100 million by targeting dozens of financial institutions in North America with the GozNym banking Trojan. The criminals

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16 May 2019

Hackers Inject Magecart Card Skimmer in Forbes’ Subscription Site

Bad Packets Report has uncovered a Magecart campaign targeting the subscription website of Forbes. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack e-commerce websites with the aim of injecting them with card skimming malware. In this case, the threat actors managed to inject a malicious script into

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09 May 2019

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal

A cybercrime group calling itself “Fxmsp” is selling highly sensitive information that has been stolen from three US-based antivirus software firms, security researchers at AdvIntel have discovered. The researchers write that in March of this year, Fxmsp “offered privately to sell the source code and network access” to the three

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09 May 2019

Researchers expose mass credit card stealing campaign

Researchers with Netlab 360 have uncovered a new credit card skimming campaign affecting over 100 e-commerce websites, 6 of which are among the Alexa Top one million websites. For over 5 months, threat actors have been injecting malicious code into legitimate websites, enabling them to steal credit card data such

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08 May 2019

Hackers Steal $40 Million Worth of Bitcoin From Binance Exchange

Threat actors have stolen 7,000 Bitcoin worth around $40 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, in what the firm described as a “large scale security breach.” Binance is using an emergency insurance fund to cover the losses so users will not lose any funds. The theft was the result of a

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15 Apr 2019

As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

According to an investigation by NPR and the PBS TV-show Frontline, US companies quietly allowed cyber espionage and theft by Chinese state-backed hackers for two decades because their feared “strong action” by the US trade office that would harm the firms financially. Even though companies were losing millions as a

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09 Apr 2019

‘Digital Doppelganger’ Underground Takes Payment Card Theft to the Next Level

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a massive underground online marketplace where criminals are selling over 60,000 digital doppelgangers, which are stolen, legitimate digital identities that include information like login credentials to online banking systems as well as the digital ‘masks’ or ‘fingerprints’ of victims, i.e. information about their digital behavior

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20 Mar 2019

Group-IB: hackers hit hard SEA and Singapore in 2018

Group-IB has released a new study that analyzes cybercrime activity in Southeast Asia, which the company describes as “one of the most actively attacked regions in the world.” Last year, a total of 21 state-backed hacking groups were detected in the region, more than the combined number for the US

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19 Mar 2019

DDoS attacks on the rise: Largest attack ever hit 1.7 Tb/second

New research by Positive Technologies shows that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack are getting increasingly powerful. Last year, two DDoS attacks broke all previous records, peaking at 1.35 and 1.7 terabits per second, respectively. In the last quarter of 2018, DDoS attacks mostly hit government agencies and IT firms. The researchers

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18 Mar 2019

Hacker returns and puts 26Mil user records for sale on the Dark Web

A threat actor using the moniker ‘Gnosticplayers’ has once again uploaded a database containing millions of records to a popular dark web marketplace. Last month, Gnosticplayers put three massive data collections affecting hundreds of millions of users up for sale and promised that more stolen records would be coming soon.

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