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Mozi Botnet Accounted for Majority of IoT Traffic: IBM

Mozi, a relatively new botnet, has fueled a significant increase in Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity, IBM reported this week.Showing code overlaps with Mirai and its variants and reusing Gafgyt code, Mozi has been highly active over the past year, and it accounted for 90% of the IoT network traffic observed between October 2019 and June 2020, althoug
Publish At:2020-09-19 10:44 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Hackers Collecting Intelligence on Potential Opponents to Iranian Regime

Iranian Group Found Spying on DissidentsAn Iran linked group, named Rampant Kitten by researchers, has been discovered targeting anti-regime organizations in a campaign that has likely been running since 2014.The primary targets include supporters of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) and the Azerbaijan National Resistance Organization, two prominent resistance movemen
Publish At:2020-09-18 19:06 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime hack

Chinese Hackers 'Stole Data From Spanish Vaccine Labs': Report

Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for Covid-19, El Pais newspaper reported Friday. The report emerged as drug companies around the world race to produce an effective jab to counter a virus that has now killed more than 940,000 people and infected 30 million. It was not clear what information was taken, w
Publish At:2020-09-18 11:17 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime hack

More Details Emerge on Operations, Members of Chinese Group APT41

More details have emerged on the operations of the Chinese state-sponsored threat actor known as APT41 and the links between its members, following the indictment of several alleged members of the group earlier this week.Also tracked as Barium, Wicked Panda, Winnti, and Wicked Spider, the cyber-espionage group is said to have hacked over 100 organizations wo
Publish At:2020-09-18 07:22 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

Anonymous Site Ramps Up 'Doxxing' Campaign Against HK Activists

Since her personal phone number was posted online, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Carol Ng has received menacing calls from strangers and been bombarded with messages calling her a "cockroach".She is not alone.A sophisticated and shady website called HK Leaks has ramped up its "doxxing" -- where people's personal details are published online -- of Hong Kon
Publish At:2020-09-18 05:30 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Cybercrime Privacy & Complia

U.S. Charges Three Iranian Hackers for Attacks on Satellite Companies

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against three Iranian nationals believed to have stolen information related to the United States’ aerospace and satellite technologies.One of the suspects is Said Pourkarim Arabi, 34, who is said to be a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which the U.S. has designated as a terr
Publish At:2020-09-17 15:43 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcem

German Hospital Hacked, Patient Taken to Another City Dies

German authorities said Thursday that what appears to have been a misdirected hacker attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment.The Duesseldorf University Clinic’s systems have been disrupted since last Thursday. The hospital
Publish At:2020-09-17 10:00 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Tracking & Law Enforcement C

Two Russians Charged Over $17M Cryptocurrency Fraud Scheme

The United States Department of Justice on Wednesday unsealed an indictment against two Russian nationals allegedly engaged in cryptocurrency fraud schemes.The two, Danil Potekhin (also known as cronuswar) and Dmitrii Karasavidi (also referred to as Dmitriy Karasvidi), allegedly targeted three cryptocurrency exchanges — two in the United States and one abroa
Publish At:2020-09-17 07:54 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Cybercrime

U.S. Charges Two State-Sponsored Iranian Hackers

Two Iranian hackers were indicted in the United States for allegedly engaging in numerous cyberattacks, some of them conducted on behalf of the government of Iran, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.The two, Hooman Heidarian (aka neo), 30, and Mehdi Farhadi (aka Mehdi Mahdavi, Mohammad Mehdi Farhadi Ramin), 34, both of Hamedan, Iran, were
Publish At:2020-09-17 07:54 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcem

U.S. Charges Alleged Hackers of Chinese APT41 Group for Attacks on 100 Firms

The United States Department of Justice on Wednesday announced indictments against five Chinese nationals believed to be part of a state-sponsored hacking group known as APT41.Also known as Winnti, Barium, Wicked Panda and Wicked Spider, the hackers allegedly launched cyberattacks on more than 100 companies in the United States and abroad.Their targets, the
Publish At:2020-09-16 16:16 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcem

Computer Attack Disables California School District's System

A ransomware virus took down a California school district’s computer system, forcing a shutdown of distance learning for about 6,000 elementary school students, an official said.The attack disabled the computer server and email service for the Newhall School District in Valencia, The Los Angeles Times reports.The attack affected all online learning in the di
Publish At:2020-09-16 14:30 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Cybercrime

Man Pleads Guilty to Role in $600K Malware Protection Scam

A man from India has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that tried to embezzle about $600,000 from seven people over the age of 65 in the U.S., federal prosecutors say.Chirag Sachdeva, 30, participated in a telemarketing scheme that offered victims computer protection services after misleading them to believe that malware had been detected on their compu
Publish At:2020-09-16 08:27 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Cybercrime

CISA Shares Details on Web Shells Employed by Iranian Hackers

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week released a malware analysis report (MAR) detailing web shells employed by Iranian hackers.Web shells provide the hackers with the ability to execute code on the victim systems, enumerate directories, deploy additional payloads, steal data, and navigate the victim network. Additional c
Publish At:2020-09-16 08:27 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

More Links Found Between North Korean and Russian Hacking Operations

Security researchers with Intel 471 have identified connections between cyber-activities attributed to North Korean hackers and those of Russian cybercriminals.Known as the Lazarus group, the North Korean hackers have been involved in high profile attacks, including the WannaCry outbreak in 2017, the $81 million Bangladesh bank theft, attacks on cryptoc
Publish At:2020-09-16 08:27 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

U.S. Charges Hackers for Defacing Sites in Response to Killing of Qasem Soleimani

The United States on Tuesday announced charges against two men from Iran and Palestine accused of defacing websites in response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani.Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, was killed in early January 2020 as part of a drone strike launched by the United States. Many expected Iran to retaliate in cyberspace, but a maj
Publish At:2020-09-15 16:48 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcement Cybercrim

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