11 Aug 2022

Suspected $3m Romance Scammer Extradited to Japan

Interpol has reportedly launched a new awareness campaign in which they warn the public of the dangers of romance scams after arresting 15 individuals suspected of being involved in a major romance scam conspiracy. Interpol will launch a two-week global campaign in which is plans to highlight the role of

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10 Aug 2022

Report Provides Updates on July’s Maui Ransomware Incident

Cybersecurity researchers at Kaspersky have published a new advisory that reveals technical details and additional findings regarding a ransomware incident that was address by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in July. The attack leveraged the Maui ransomware and was first identified by the CISA in May 2021. However, the

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10 Aug 2022

Microsoft Patches ‘Dogwalk’ Zero-Day and 17 Critical Flaws

Microsoft has patched a zero-day vulnerability that is reportedly over two weeks old. The vulnerability has been dubbed Dogwalk and is actively being exploited in the wild. Alongside Dogwalk, the August Patch Tuesday released by Microsoft this week addresses 121 CVEs total, including 17 critical bugs. Dogwalk is tied to

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10 Aug 2022

Virtual Currency Platform ‘Tornado Cash’ Accused of Aiding APTs

The U.S. Treasury has reportedly issued sanctions on Tornado Cash, a virtual currency mixer, for laundering more than $7 billion in cryptocurrency derived from criminal activity. According to US officials, at least $455 million of that figure was move for the Lazarus Group, which is known to be sponsored by

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09 Aug 2022

Email marketing firm hacked to steal crypto-focused mailing lists

Email marketing firm Klaviyo disclosed a data breach after threat actors gained access to internal systems and downloaded marketing lists for cryptocurrency-related customers. Klaviyo says the breach occurred on August 3rd after hackers stole an employee’s login credentials in a phishing attack. These login credentials were then used to access the

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09 Aug 2022

Meta Takes Action Against Cyber Espionage Operations Targeting Facebook in South Asia

Meta has reportedly taken action against two cyber espionage operations located in South Asia and known as APT36 and Bitter APT. The company confirmed the actions in its latest quarterly threat report, published last Thursday. In the report, the risks identified by Meta across the world are discussed. Meta detailed

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09 Aug 2022

Smishing Attack Led to Major Twilio Breach

Researchers have identified a smishing attack that resulted in a data breach at communications API developer Twilio. As a consequence, an unknown number of customer accounts were accessed by hackers. Current and former Twilio employees were reportedly targeted by SMS-based phishing messages that appeared to come from the firm’s own

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08 Aug 2022

Zero-Day Bug Responsible for Massive Twitter Breach

According to Twitter, a zero-day vulnerability that lies within its code base was behind a major data breach that affected millions of users. The social media firm has announced that the zero-day vulnerability was identified in January 2022 through the company’s bug bounty program. After the data breach, which affected

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08 Aug 2022

Hackers Exploit Hostinger’s Preview Domain Feature to Launch Phishing Campaigns

A team of security researchers from CloudSEK has reportedly discovered a new phishing technique being leveraged by threat actors to target banking customers in India. The phishing campaign is operating via preview domains from the hosting provider Hostinger. The feature allows access to a certain site before it is accessible

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08 Aug 2022

Cybercrime a Key Revenue Stream For North Korea’s Weapons Program

Reports have emerged that North Korea stole hundreds of millions of dollars in crypto assets during at least one major cyberattack. The United Nations confirmed the attack via a confidential report released to at least one news outlet on Thursday. The document suggests that the US previously accused North Korea

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