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Cybercrime Money-launders Busted by European Police, FBI

European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware schemes.The international police operation “2BaGoldMule” led by Portuguese investigators and the FBI included 14 more European countries
Publish At:2020-10-15 16:15 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime FBI cybercrime cyber

Barnes & Noble Informs Customers of Cyberattack

Bookselling giant Barnes & Noble has sent email notifications to its customers to inform them of a recent cyberattack.A Fortune 1000 company, Barnes & Noble is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States. The company is also known for the NOOK e-readers and for the collection of e-books it offers for the device.In th
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:58 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Cybercrime cyber

Hackers Target Puerto Rico Firefighting Department Servers

Puerto Rico’s firefighting department said Wednesday that its database was hacked by unknown people demanding $600,000 in an act of alleged extortion.The department’s director, Alberto Cruz, said in a statement the situation has not affected its ability to respond to emergencies.Police said the department received an email notifying it that hackers had encry
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:58 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime hack

FIN11 Spun Out From TA505 Umbrella as Distinct Attack Group

FIN11 is a new designation for a financially motivated threat actor that may previously have been obscured within the activity set and group usually referred to as TA505. Although there are similarities and overlaps in the TTPs of both groups, researchers have discovered enough differences to separate the groups.TA505 is largely defined by its large-scale ph
Publish At:2020-10-14 19:28 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

FIFA 21 game scams: watch out for unsporting conduct

Despite COVID-19, soccer season is slowly ebbing its way back into daily life around the world. It’s also sneaking back onto TV screens in the form of huge-budget video games. Step up to the plate, FIFA 21. FIFA games: the football juggernaut The FIFA series is an absolute monster in terms of sales, clocking in at around 280 million copies across
Publish At:2020-10-14 15:23 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering coins EA fake FIFA football FU

G7 Raises Concerns About Rising Cyberattacks Amid Pandemic

Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized countries expressed "concern" on Tuesday over the rise in "malicious cyber-attacks" in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, including some involving cryptocurrencies.These ransomware attacks demanding payments often to facilitate money laundering "have been growing in scale, sophistication, and frequency" over the
Publish At:2020-10-13 20:04 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime cyber

North Carolina Launches Cybercrime Hotline

North Carolina has opened a cybercrime hotline after state residents lost millions of dollars to COVID-19-related cyber-scams. The free NC 2-1-1 phone line, one of the first to be launched in the United States, has been funded by state and federal grants. Fraudulent schemes claiming victims in the Tarheel State include cell phone cloning, fake COVI
Publish At:2020-10-13 19:01 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags: cybercrime cyber

Norway Says Russia Behind Cyber Attack on Parliament

Norway's government on Tuesday said that it believes Russia was behind an August cyber attack targeting the email system of the country's parliament.The attack was detected in August, when Norway announced hackers had attacked the parliament's email system, gaining access to some lawmakers' messages."Based on the information the government has, it is our vie
Publish At:2020-10-13 13:45 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime cyber

Law Firm Seyfarth Discloses Ransomware Attack

International law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has shut down many of its systems after being hit with a ransomware attack.Founded in 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, Seyfarth has over 900 lawyers across 17 offices, providing clients all around the world with advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services. The Am Law 100 firm serves more than 300 of the Fortune 5
Publish At:2020-10-13 04:52 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Malware Cybercrime Man

Anatomy of Ryuk Attack: 29 Hours From Initial Email to Full Compromise

An attack involving the Ryuk ransomware required 29 hours from an email being sent to the target to full environment compromise and the encryption of systems, according to the DFIR Report, a project that provides threat intelligence from real attacks observed by its honeypots.Initially detailed in 2018, Ryuk was believed to be the work of North Korean hacker
Publish At:2020-10-13 00:58 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Microsoft partnered with other security firms to takedown TrickBot botnet

A joint operation conducted by FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec, and Microsoft aimed at takedown the TrickBot botnet. Microsoft’s Defender team, FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, and Broadcom’s cyber-security division Symantec joint the forces and announced today a coordinated effort to take down the com
Publish At:2020-10-12 14:35 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet Cybercrime

Hackers Publish Public School District's Stolen Data Online

Computer hackers who obtained information about a Virginia public school district’s students and employees have posted stolen data online, school officials said Friday in an email to parents and staff.The Fairfax County Public Schools didn’t specify the nature or volume of the data that was stolen in the ransomware attack last month. Hackers use ransomware s
Publish At:2020-10-12 13:16 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime hack

Carnival Corp. Confirms Personal Information Compromised in Ransomware Incident

Leisure travel company Carnival Corporation last week confirmed that personal information pertaining to guests, employees, and crew was compromised in an August 2020 ransomware attack.Carnival, which owns 10 global cruise line brands and a tour company, employs more than 120,000 people and has a fleet of 102 ships. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which force
Publish At:2020-10-12 09:22 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

Zerologon Chained With Fortinet, MobileIron Vulnerabilities in U.S. Government Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned that government networks have been targeted in attacks exploiting the Zerologon vulnerability in combination with flaws affecting Fortinet and MobileIron products.“This recent malicious activity has often, but not exclusively, been directed at federal and state, local, tribal, and te
Publish At:2020-10-12 09:22 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Ma

Enterprise Solutions Provider 'Software AG' Hit by Clop Ransomware

German enterprise solutions giant Software AG revealed last week that it had been targeted by cybercriminals with the Clop ransomware.Software AG operates across more than 70 countries around the world and it has over 5,000 employees. It claims that its solutions are used by more than 10,000 of the world’s biggest brands.The company disclosed the incident on
Publish At:2020-10-12 05:28 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

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