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Mamba ransomware is back and targets organizations in Brazil and Saudi Arabia

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab discovered a new wave of attack leveraging the Mamba ransomware that hit organizations in Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Mamba ransomware is one of the first malware that encrypted hard drives rather than files that was detected in public attacks. Mamba leverages a disk-level encryption strategy instead of the conventional file-based o
Publish At:2017-08-10 03:20 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware

FBI masqueraded the NIT in a video-bait to unmask sextortionist on Tor

The FBI used a NIT involving a specially crafted video file to unmask a sextortionist that via Tor was threatening youngsters. The FBI has used once again the network investigative technique (NIT) for unmasking Tor users, this time the feds used it to arrest a suspected sextortionist. The man is accused of having tricked young girls into sharing nude pics o
Publish At:2017-08-10 03:20 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking anonymity child p

Cyber criminals demand HBO millions to stop leaking its material

Cyber gang demands HBO CEO to pay multimillion-dollar ransom to avoid 1.5TB of shows and confidential corporate data being leaked online. Crooks claiming to have hacked television group HBO networks were demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments from the company while threatening to release more material. The alleged hackers published a five-minute vi
Publish At:2017-08-09 11:50 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cybercrime data breach Game of Thr

FireEye Provides Update on the alleged data breach revealed late July

Late July, hackers posted details alleged stolen from a system belonging to a Senior Analyst at security firm FireEye/Mandiant. The company provides update. Late July, hackers have posted details alleged stolen from a system belonging to Adi Peretz, a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at security firm FireEye/Mandiant. The leaked archive is a 337MB PST file
Publish At:2017-08-07 23:00 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach

British model Chloe Ayling kidnapped by Black Death group for auction in the dark web

The British model Chloe Ayling kidnapped in Italy by an alleged member of the ‘Black Death’ organisation who offered her on the Dark Web The 20-year-old British model Chloe Ayling was kidnapped in Milan, Italy, to be auctioned off on a pornographic website on the dark web. According to the declaration of the model to the Italian State Police, Ch
Publish At:2017-08-07 23:00 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Black Death cybercirme Da

Creator of the Ebury botnet sentenced to 46 months in jail

US authorities sentenced a Russian man to 46 months in prison and accused him of operating an Ebury botnet composed of tens of thousands of servers. US authorities sentenced a Russian man to 46 months in prison and accused him of infecting tens of thousands of servers worldwide with a Linux malware to generate millions in fraudulent payments. The man, Maxim
Publish At:2017-08-07 04:30 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Ebury botnet LI

Wannacry authors make a $143,000 withdraw from Bitcoin wallets, whilst the internet is distracted!

On Wednesday some very interesting and seemly unrelated events happened in regards to Wannacry. First Marcus Hutchins (AKA @Malwaretech), the security researcher who discovered the kill switch and stopped the spread of Wannacry was arrested whilst returning to the UK from Las Vegas- on suspicion of creating malware (covered here). But the second event which
Publish At:2017-08-05 15:40 | Read:282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware

WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to malware claims

Yesterday the judge approved to release the researcher Marcus Hutchins on bail for a bond of $30,000 under certain conditions. Marcus Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, is the 22-year-old security expert who made the headlines after discovering the “kill switch” that halted the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware. Marcus Hutchins has been arrested in in La
Publish At:2017-08-05 15:40 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking trojan Cybercrime

UK malware researcher Marcus Hutchins accused of creating Kronos Trojan

The British security researcher Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on Thursday after being indicted on charges of creating the Kronos banking malware. The news of the Marcus Hutchins‘s arrest made the headlines, the motivation has shocked the IT sector; the British malware experts who stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak was arrested in Las
Publish At:2017-08-04 21:15 | Read:327 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking trojan Cybercrime

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Crypto weakening: Crypto War 2.0

Sheryl Sandberg on crypto weakening. The new Crypto war being started where government agencies are wanting a reduction in encryption strengths. DISCLAIMER: All views and facts explained in this article are the views of the author and does not in anyway related to the views of organization where the individual is employed. The article is an observation based
Publish At:2017-08-04 21:15 | Read:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime cyber security encryption surveill

WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas after Def Con conference

Marcus Hutchins, the expert who discovered the “kill switch” that halted the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware was detained in Las Vegas after Def Con. Marcus Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, is the 22-year-old security expert who made the headlines after discovering the “kill switch” that halted the outbreak of the WannaCry r
Publish At:2017-08-04 02:50 | Read:269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking malware

The bateleur backdoor is the new weapon in the Carbank gang’s arsenal

Experts at Proofpoint noticed the infamous cyber crime gang Carbanak has added a new JScript backdoor dubbed Bateleur Backdoor to its arsenal. According to researchers at security firm Proofpoint, the infamous cyber crime gang Carbanak has added a new JScript backdoor dubbed Bateleur Backdoor to its arsenal. Carbanak, aka FIN7, has also used updated macros.
Publish At:2017-08-03 08:01 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware bateleur backdoor Carb

Former Bupa employee offered 1 million customer records for sale on dark web

Former Employee of the Healthcare giant Bupa offered for sale records of 1 Million clients on Dark Web. A former employee of healthcare giant Bupa was selling between 500,000 and 1 million medical records on the dark web. The former employee whose identity remains undisclosed had sold several batches of hundreds of thousands of medical records managed by Bup
Publish At:2017-08-03 08:00 | Read:285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Data Breach Deep Web

New TrickBot banking Trojan variant borrows spreading capabilities from Wannacry

A cyber gang is improving its version of the TrickBot banking Trojan by implementing the self-spreading worm-like capabilities used by WannaCry and NotPetya Cybercriminals most of all are capitalizing the lesson from the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware massive attacks. At least one cyber gang is improving its version of the TrickBot banking Trojan
Publish At:2017-08-03 08:00 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking malware

The Svpeng Trojan continues to evolve, the last variant includes keylogger capabilities

Security experts at Kaspersky discovered the dreaded Svpeng Trojan has been recently modified to implement keylogger features. Cyber criminals are becoming even more aggressive and are using new stealth techniques. Security experts at Kaspersky have discovered that one of the most dangerous Android banking Trojan, Svpeng, has been recently modified to imple
Publish At:2017-08-02 13:35 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Cybercrime

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