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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19 Feb 2019

Huawei regularly tried to steal Apple trade secrets: Report

According to a new report by The Information, Chinese tech giant Huawei has employed various tactics to steal confidential information regarding Apple products and their parts. The Chinese firm tried to get information from Apple suppliers and even from assembly line workers in Foxconn factories where Apple products are produced. While Huawei

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18 Feb 2019

Hacker puts up for sale third round of hacked databases on the Dark Web

For the third time in a little over a week, a threat actor using the moniker ‘Gnosticplayers’ has put a large collection of stolen data from multiple companies for sale on the Dark Web. While the first two collections affected 620 million and 127 million users respectively, the latest batch combines

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