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DOJ Dismantles Major Russian Botnet Responsible for Hacking Millions of Connected Devices

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seized a Russian-controlled proxy server known as RSOCKS. In a statement released on Thursday, the DOJ stated that the infrastructure of the large-sized botnet RSOCKS had been completely dismantled. The Russian-operated botnet is responsible for hacking millions of computers and other connected electronic devices. A messa
Publish At:2022-06-23 11:37 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security USA hack botnet

Call of Duty cheats can expect embarrassment with new anti-cheat feature

In-game cheats are about to have an even harder time of things in triple AAA titles such as Call of Duty. Activision’s “Ricochet” software – a kernel level driver anti-cheat system – has added another twist to the tale of how players are protected via a new system called “Cloaking”. Making all new punishments fit the crime Anti-cheat softwa
Publish At:2022-04-28 12:48 | Read:990 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news anti-cheat call of duty cloaking damage sh

Looking over your shoulder: when small mistakes have big consequences

p>People up to no good get themselves caught in an endless number of ways. This has always been the case in the real world, and continues to be true online. No matter how talented, how daring the schemes, greed and the desire for fame often win out. This has disastrous consequences for those caught, and a little more illumination for those of us taking part
Publish At:2022-03-29 08:57 | Read:562 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy accident caught error forums hackers hacks mistake s

Webinar on cyberattacks in Ukraine – summary and Q&A

About the webinar On March 10, 2022 Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) shared their insights into the current (and past) cyberattacks in Ukraine. In this post we address the questions that we did not have the time to answer and provide the Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) that can help you defend against the identified threats. You ca
Publish At:2022-03-14 06:08 | Read:2208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications APT Cyber weapon DDoS-attacks Hackers Targeted

U.S. government warns that sensitive data is being stolen from defence contractors

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and National Security Agency (NSA) have joined forces to publish a joint warning that Russian hackers have targeted defence contractors to steal sensitive data.According to an advisory issued by the US authorities, Russian state
Publish At:2022-02-17 11:10 | Read:1435 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government CISA defense contractors Department of Defense FB

Spyware, ransomware and Nation-state hacking: Q&A from a recent interview

I transcribed a recent interview, here some questions and answers about nation-state hacking, spyware, and cyber warfare. Enjoy” How has spyware changed the rules of cyber security in recent years? What will cyber security look like now that those tools are all over the internet? In the last decade, we have observed a progressive weaponization of
Publish At:2022-02-10 10:20 | Read:1510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Hack

REvil took a hit by Russia’s FSB but may not be shut down yet

Over the last few years, the hacker organization REvil has been behind some of the most high-profile ransomware attacks in the USA and globally. The predominantly Russia-based hacker group is believed to be responsible for the cyber incidents with JBS and Kaseya last year. After numerous requests from the USA, the group was finally tackled by Russia’s
Publish At:2022-02-02 12:32 | Read:1467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security Hackers REvil security

10 Years Later, What Did LulzSec Mean for Cybersecurity?

While working on several articles on the WannaCry attacks for my job as a cybersecurity journalist, I learned about LulzSec, which ranked among the most notable attacks of the 2010s. I wanted to find out more about the group that committed major cybersecurity attacks on many household-name companies over a chaotic 50 days in 2011. The group’s impact w
Publish At:2022-01-26 10:07 | Read:2154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Risk Management Security Services Cybersec

Do hackers take vacation during the festive season?

Like any other people, many believe that hackers try to take a break and work less during the festive season. However, this is not the case. In fact, cybercriminals end up doing extra hours during the holidays as they know that companies and individuals often let their guard down around this time. Attacks are more likely to succeed as many Americans decide t
Publish At:2021-12-10 08:35 | Read:696 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security hack

Threats to ICS and industrial enterprises in 2022

Continuing trends In recent years, we have observed various trends in the changing threat landscape for industrial enterprises, most of which have been evolving for some time. We can say with high confidence that many of these trends will not only continue, but gain new traction in the coming year. Further evolution of cyberthreats as a response to infosec t
Publish At:2021-11-23 07:18 | Read:2771 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Certificate authorities Cybe

A week in security (Oct 25 – Oct 31)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Beyond the VPN: Ultimate online privacy with the Tor Project’s Isabela Bagueros: Lock and Code S02E20Patch now to bypass Firefox add-ons that abuse the proxy API to deny updatesHow social media mistakes can impact cybersecurityUpdate now! Apple patches bugs in iOS and iPadOSWatch out for the Steam skin “free knife” scamWhat
Publish At:2021-11-01 10:15 | Read:2994 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis hackers malware phishing roundup wee

Two ransomware operators were arrested in Kyiv with EUROPOL’s support

Two ransomware operators arrested in Kyiv, Ukraine, that are suspected to have attacked more than 100 companies causing more than $150M in damages. A joint international law enforcement operation led to the arrest of the ransomware operators in Kyiv, Ukraine on September 28. The operation was conducted by the Ukrainian National Police, with the support
Publish At:2021-10-04 11:44 | Read:1569 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hackers hacking

The 3 biggest threats reaching for your antivirus software’s off switch

Having antivirus (AV) software on your computer is a staple. Modern antivirus offers layered protection—a cybersecurity approach that uses multiple techniques in one package to keep you safe if you download a malicious file from the Internet, find yourself worrying after clicking a link on a direct message from a non-contact on social media, or automatically
Publish At:2021-08-03 15:27 | Read:1356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness hackers insider threat insiders malware megacortex

The Olympics: a timeline of scams, hacks, and malware

The 2020 Olympics are, after a bit of a delayed start, officially in full swing. So too is the possibility for scammers to crawl out of the woodwork. And while actual, measurable cyberrattacks and hacks surrounding The Olympics did not truly get rolling until 2008 in Beijing, The Olympic games have traditionally been quite the target for malicious acts of al
Publish At:2021-07-28 15:09 | Read:4058 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking fake hack hackers hacking malware nation state olymp

A week in security (June 28 – June 4)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Is it Game Over for VR Advergaming?Lil’ skimmer, the Magecart impersonatorWhat is the WireGuard VPN protocol?Binance receives the ban hammer from UK’s FCAFired by algorithm: The future’s here and it’s a robot wearing a white collarSecond colossal Linkedin “breach” in 3 months, almost all users affectedPolice seize DoubleVPN
Publish At:2021-07-05 10:08 | Read:1648 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis cryptomining frau

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