10 May 2022

Government hackers made hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards ‘worthless’ to crooks

The UK’s Ministry of Defence and the intelligence agency GCHQ recently launched a joint operation aimed at taking action against computer networks utilized by cybercriminals. The operation seeks to protect the public from cyberattacks and render hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards worthless to the cybercriminals who stole them.

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09 May 2022

Crypto mixer Blender sanctioned by US Treasury for involvement in $600m Ronin theft

The US Treasury has sanctioned cryptocurrency mixing service Blender.io for its involvement in the Ronin sidechain in March. According to the Treasury, Blender.io provided services for the cyber attackers behind the Ronin attacks, resulting in a $600 million profit for the cybercriminals. Blender.io has also been blocked from completing transactions

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06 May 2022

Ukrainians DDoS Russian Vodka Supply Chains

Ukrainian cyber actors have reportedly interfered with alcohol shipments delivered to Russia via distributed denial of service (DD0S) attacks targeting a critical online portal. In Russia, alcohol producers and distributors are required to register shipments with the EGAIS portal. However, the portal was reportedly taken offline by Ukrainian hacktivists earlier

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06 May 2022

New Mustang Panda campaign targets Europe

This week, Cisco Talos Intelligence Group reported that they had discovered a new attack campaign perpetrated by the threat actor Mustang Panda, also known as Bronze President, RedDelta, and TA416. The group focuses primarily on Europe when conducting its espionage attacks. According to security researchers, the attacks originate from China

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05 May 2022

NHS Inboxes Hijacked to Send 1000+ Malicious Emails

More than 1,000 phishing emails have been sent from a mailbox belonging to the National Health Service that was compromised by threat actors in the past six months. Cybersecurity research firm Inky recently published a report detailing how the attackers conducted the attack, compromised the mailbox, and continued to send

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05 May 2022

VHD Ransomware Linked to North Korea’s Lazarus Group

Security researchers at Trellix discovered new VHD ransomware linked to North Korea’s Lazarus group. Although the researchers suspect that the malware has been around since March 2020, it has never been tied to a group. Researchers at Trellix examined source code and Bitcoin transactions to link the ransomware to the

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05 May 2022

Russian hacker group APT29 targeting diplomats

The group behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack, APT29, is targeting diplomats through phishing methods designed to deploy malware. Security researchers at Mandiant discovered the attack. APT29 is a cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR. APT is also referred to as

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04 May 2022

Healthcare and Education Sectors Most Susceptible to Cyber Incidents

According to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, the healthcare and education sectors are the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks. The ICO used data from 2021 to come to the conclusions, and the findings were analyzed by CybSafe. Attacks against healthcare and education organizations made up a third of security incidents

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04 May 2022

State-Backed Chinese Hackers Target Russia

According to Google, financially motivated actors across the globe are still using the war in Ukraine as a phishing lure for campaigns. Recently, Chinese threat groups have been targeting Russia, the tech giant says. In Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) quarterly bulletin reported that the governments of China, Iran, North

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04 May 2022

This unpatched DNS bug could put ‘well-known’ IoT devices at risk

IoT security researchers at Nozomi Networks have warned that a popular library for the C programming language is at risk for DNS cache-poisoning attacks. The bug in the library is roughly 10 years old, and could not be fixed by the owners and maintainers of the library. Security researcher Andrea

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