04 Sep 2019

North Korea Denies Making $2bn from Cyber-Attacks

North Korea has denied a recent United Nations report stating that the country has used “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal around $2 billion from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. According to the UN, Pyongyang has used these funds to pursue the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

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30 Aug 2019

Indictment of Capital One suspect alleges breaches of 30 companies, cryptojacking

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is charging Paige Thompson, the person thought to be behind the massive Capital One data breach, with obtaining unauthorized access to the data of over 30 companies and of launching cryptojacking attacks on compromised company networks. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a

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19 Aug 2019

Hackers Stole Over $4 Billion From Crypto Crimes In 2019 So Far, Up From $1.7 Billion In All Of 2018

In the first half of this year, cyber criminals stole around $4.26 billion through cryptocurrency theft, scams, and fraud campaigns, a recent CipherTrace report shows. This indicates a recent surge in criminal activity because the number is far higher than the yearly total for 2018, which was $1.7 billion. The

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16 Aug 2019

700,000 Choice Hotels records leaked in data breach, ransom demanded

Threat actors claim to have stolen 700,000 records containing personal information of Choice Hotels guests and want the hotel chain to pay 0.4 Bitcoin (over $4,000) for the data that had been stored in an unsecured MongoDB database. The exposed data includes guest names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Last

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15 Aug 2019

Capital One hacker took data from more than 30 companies, new court docs reveal

New court documents relating to the massive Capital One data breach that impacts 106 million people in the US and Canada show that Paige A. Thompson, who is suspected of carrying out the hack, may have also stolen information from over 30 other organizations. US officials stated on Wednesday that

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13 Aug 2019

UN Probing 35 North Korean Cyberattacks in 17 Countries

The United Nations (UN) is investigating at least 35 cyberattacks in 17 countries that are believed to be the work of hackers working for the North Korean government, an extended version of a recent UN report shows. A summary of the report released last week mentioned that Pyongyang has used

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06 Aug 2019

North Korea took $2 billion in cyberattacks to fund weapons program: U.N. report

A new United Nations report to the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee states that North Korea has used “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal around $2 billion from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korean hackers also used digital services to launder the money. In addition, the

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06 Aug 2019

Secretive ‘Machete’ hacker group steals GBs worth of sensitive files from the Venezuelan military

A cyber espionage group called Machete has been stealing military documents via targeted malware attacks across Latin America, researchers with ESET have discovered. 75% of malware infections impact targets in Venezuela, but the attackers are also going after entities in Ecuador, Colombia, and Nicaragua. According to Matias Porolli of ESET,

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06 Aug 2019

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

E-commerce platform StockX appears to have suffered a massive data breach exposing the personal information of millions of customers. While the stolen information is already for sale on the dark web, the company has yet to acknowledge the incident, according to a TechCrunch report. Last week, StockX reset all user

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05 Aug 2019

As attackers get more creative, mobile threats and attacks increase in both quantity and impact

A new report by Zimperium highlights the growing threat of cyberattacks targeting mobile endpoints. According to the study, device threats affected more than one in four (27%) mobile endpoints in enterprises. Over two-thirds (68%) of malicious profiles involved elevated access that enabled attackers to exfiltrate data or compromise the network.

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