08 Jan 2021

Emotet Tops Malware Charts in December After Reboot

The Emotet Trojan, after undergoing a makeover, is back at the top of malware charts, according to Check Point’s Global Threat Index for December 2020. Emotet was re-designed to boast more evasive strategies that prevent detection. The malware was in fifth place in the Global Threat Index in November but

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08 Jan 2021

Babuk Locker Targets Large Corporations in the New Year

A new ransomware strain has been discovered and named Babuk Locker, just days into the New Year. According to new research by Chuong Dong of Georgia Tech, the ransomware has successfully compromised five companies since its discovery. Dong claims that he first saw the ransomware mentioned in a tweet, and

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05 Jan 2021

Chinese APT Group Linked to Ransomware Attacks

Chinese threat actor group APT27 (also known as Emissary Panda) and Winnti have been identified as the culprit behind multiple ransomware attacks against firms last year. New research from Security Joes and Pro reveals how they found the threat actors behind the attacks after investigating an incident in which ransomware

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04 Jan 2021

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

Security researchers have discovered a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account on more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers. These backdoor accounts can grant attackers root access via the web administration panel or the SSH interface, making the situation a critical threat to consumers. The backdoor account was

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04 Jan 2021

One Million Compromised Accounts Found at Top Gaming Firms

Security researchers have discovered roughly 500,000 breached employee credentials related to popular video game companies. Researchers also uncovered a million compromised internal accounts for sale on the dark web. Threat intelligence firm Kela moved to investigate the top 25 publicly listed companies in the sector, soon finding a thriving market

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04 Jan 2021

Ticketmaster fined $10 million after staff hacked competitor to ‘choke off’ presale ticket business

Ticket vendor Ticketmaster has been fined $10 million after allegations that staff hacked a rival company’s systems proved to be true. According to those familiar with the incident, Ticketmaster was aiming to “choke off” their rival’s presale ticket business. Ticketmaster’s platform allows customers to purchase tickets for events such as

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30 Dec 2020

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach

On Monday, Japanese aerospace company Kawasaki Heavy Industries disclosed a security incident that may have lead to unauthorized overseas access to customer data. The company first discovered the breach in June when its IT teams detected unauthorized parties accessing a server in Japan. The party was traced to an overseas

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30 Dec 2020

FBI Reports Pranksters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a public service announcement detailing a new threat to safety. The agency claims that pranksters are hacking smart devices with low cybersecurity protections to live-stream swatting incidents for public enjoyment. Offenders have been taking over victims’ smart devices as well as video

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29 Dec 2020

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks

The Covid-19 pandemic has been used by cybercriminals to leverage public fear and lure victims into giving up personal information in BEC, phishing, and scam attacks since February. This trend slowed down months ago but has re-started as countries began to approve vaccines to be administered and fear levels resided.

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29 Dec 2020

Finland says hackers accessed MPs’ emails accounts

On Monday, the Finnish Parliament disclosed that it had been the victim of an intrusion in which hackers gained access to email communications between staff and compromised its internal IT system. The attack took place earlier this fall but was discovered this month by Parliament IT staff. Norway reported a

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