15 May 2019

Israeli TV Eurovision webcast hacked with fake missile alert

On Tuesday, threat actors hacked into the online video stream of the Eurovision semi-finals held in Tel Aviv, Israel and used their access to issue fake warning messages of a missile attack on the city. They also broadcast animated satellite footage showing explosions across Tel Aviv. KAN, the Israeli TV

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15 May 2019

Single server ties hacked diplomatic cables to Chinese cyberattacks worldwide

Researchers with the BlackBerry Cylance Threat Intelligence team have discovered that a previously uncovered Chinese hacking campaign targeting correspondence between European Union (EU) diplomats, is related to a host of other campaigns by “disparate” Chinese hacking groups. The researchers found that the campaigns make use of a single command-and-control (C2)

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15 May 2019

Over 460,000 E-Retailer User Accounts Hacked

Between April 23 and May 10, threat actors compromised 461,091 user accounts for the e-commerce portals of Uniqlo and GU, the Japanese company that owns the two brands acknowledged in a statement on Monday. Fast Retailing Co., the biggest retail firm in Asia, said that hackers managed to obtain access

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09 May 2019

Justice Department charges Chinese hacker for 2015 Anthem breach

The US Department of Justice has indicted Fujie Wang, a Chinese national, over conspiracy to commit fraud, identity theft and computer hacking as part of hacking campaigns targeting Anthem and three other firms. The charges also apply to other unnamed members of the Chinese hacking group Fujie Wang is suspected

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09 May 2019

Amazon Hit by Extensive Fraud With Hackers Siphoning Merchant Funds

Last year, threat actors obtained unauthorized access to around 100 Amazon seller accounts, which enabled them to change the bank details for the accounts and subsequently transfer funds from loans and sales to bank accounts under their control. The e-commerce giant has investigated the extensive fraud operation, which was active

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09 May 2019

New leaks of Iranian cyber-espionage operations hit Telegram and the Dark Web

For the second time in three weeks, leaked data exposes Iranian hacking operations. Last month, a mysterious actor using the moniker Lab Dookhtegan leaked information on the state-backed Iranian hacking group APT34 (aka OilRig, HelixKitten) through a Telegram channel. Now, a group using the name Green Leakers has leaked information

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09 May 2019

Over 275 Million Records Exposed by Unsecured MongoDB Database

Once again, a security researcher has found an unprotected database exposing the personal data of hundreds of millions of people. The leaky database, which had been online since at least April 23, contained 275,265,298 records of Indian citizens, including their name, gender, date of birth, email, mobile phone number and

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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

Russian cyberspies are using one hell of a clever Microsoft Exchange backdoor

Notorious Russian hacking group Turla is using a highly sophisticated backdoor as part of a cyber espionage campaign targeting email servers, ESET researchers have discovered. The backdoor, dubbed LightNeuron, is the first of its kind “to be directly integrated into the working flow of Microsoft Exchange,” one of the researchers

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08 May 2019

Nation state actors, affiliates behind increasing amount of data breaches

The latest version of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shows that a growing number of data breaches is the result of attacks by state-backed hackers. In the 2018 report, these actors caused just 12% of data breaches, but this number almost doubled to 23% this year. Organized cybercrime remained

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