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U.S. Voter Data Traded on Hacker Forums: Researchers

A database with information on virtually the entire US voting population has been circulated on hacker forums, opening up the potential for disinformation and scams that could impact the November 3 election, security researchers say. A report released Wednesday by the security firm Trustwave said its researchers "discovered massive databases with detailed i
Publish At:2020-10-22 14:40 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Phishing Cybercrime hack

Snowden Granted Permanent Residency in Russia

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said on Thursday.Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who revealed in 2013 that the US government was spying on its citizens, has been living in exile in Russia since the revelations.The 37-year-old has said he would like to return to the United Stat
Publish At:2020-10-22 10:46 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

XSS Vulnerability Exploited in Tech Support Scam

Malwarebytes security researchers have identified a new campaign in which tech support scammers are exploiting a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability and are relying exclusively on links posted on Facebook to reach potential victims.The scam starts with malicious bit.ly shortened links that are being distributed on the social media platform, and which ul
Publish At:2020-10-22 10:46 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Fraud & Identity

XSS to TSS: tech support scam campaign abuses cross-site scripting vulnerability

Tech support browser lockers continue to be one of the most common web threats. Not only are they a problem for end users who might end up on the phone with scammers defrauding them of hundreds of dollars, they’ve also caused quite the headache for browser vendors to fix. Browser lockers are only one element of a bigger plan to redirect traffic from
Publish At:2020-10-21 18:59 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering cross-site scripting tech supp

Microsoft Says Most TrickBot Servers Are Down

Most of the servers associated with the TrickBot botnet have been taken down following the technical and legal effort announced last week, Microsoft says.The takedown was meant to disable Trickbot’s infrastructure and prevent its operators from reviving the botnet, but initial reports claimed that the network of infected machines continued operations unhinde
Publish At:2020-10-21 15:16 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Life of Maze ransomware

In the past year, Maze ransomware has become one of the most notorious malware families threatening businesses and large organizations. Dozens of organizations have fallen victim to this vile malware, including LG, Southwire, and the City of Pensacola. The history of this ransomware began in the first half of 2019, and back then it didn’t have any dist
Publish At:2020-10-21 08:30 | Read:74 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware descriptions Cybercrime Data leaks Doxing E

Chinese Hackers Target Cisco Discovery Protocol Vulnerability

Chinese state-sponsored hackers are targeting a Cisco Discovery Protocol vulnerability that was disclosed earlier this year, the networking giant and the U.S. National Security Agency revealed on Tuesday.An advisory published by the NSA on Tuesday lists 25 vulnerabilities that have been exploited or targeted by threat actors believed to be sponsored by Beiji
Publish At:2020-10-21 07:28 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vulnera

NSA Lists 25 Vulnerabilities Currently Targeted by Chinese State-Sponsored Hackers

The U.S. National Security Agency this week released an advisory containing information on 25 vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited or targeted by Chinese state-sponsored threat actors.Most of these security bugs, the NSA says, can be used for initial access to networks, through exploiting Internet-facing assets. Post compromise, the adversaries
Publish At:2020-10-21 07:28 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vulnera

New TrickBot Control Servers Unable to Respond to Bot Requests

Control servers included in the configuration file of new TrickBot samples fail to respond to bot requests, according to researchers at threat intelligence company Intel 471.Released in 2016 by the Dyre gang, TrickBot has evolved into one of the most prevalent malware families out there, having ensnared in excess of one million systems to date and being empl
Publish At:2020-10-20 15:52 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US

byNaked Security writerYou’ve probably seen the news that six Russians, allegedly employed by the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, better known as the GRU, have been charged with cybercrimes by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).The DOJ alleges that the defendants, all men, “caused damage and disruption to computer networks worldwide, inclu
Publish At:2020-10-20 14:00 | Read:58 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Malware Cybercrime doj GRU NotPetya cybe

Pay it safe: Group-IB aids Paxful in repelling a series of web-bot attacks

Group-IB assisted Paxful, an international peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, in countering web-bot and social engineering attacks Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, has assisted Paxful, an international peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, in countering a wave of web-bot and social engine
Publish At:2020-10-20 09:23 | Read:56 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime cryptocurrency Cybercrime Hacking

UK Says Russia Launched Cyberattacks Against 2020 Olympic, Paralympic Games

The United Kingdom on Monday exposed and condemned cyberattacks that the Russian military intelligence service GRU allegedly launched against organizations involved in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were set to take place in Tokyo this summer, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The GRU is known for launching numerous hacking campaign
Publish At:2020-10-20 08:04 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

Ryuk Ransomware Attacks Continue Following TrickBot Takedown Attempt

The threat actor behind the Ryuk ransomware continues to conduct attacks following the recent attempts to disrupt the TrickBot botnet, CrowdStrike reports.Referred to as WIZARD SPIDER, the adversary has been widely using TrickBot for the distribution of ransomware, and the recent attempts by the U.S. Cyber Command and Microsoft to disrupt the botnet were exp
Publish At:2020-10-20 00:16 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers for NotPetya, Industroyer Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced charges against six Russian intelligence officers for their alleged role in several major cyberattacks conducted over the past years.The defendants are Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, aged 32, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, 35, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, 28, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, 29, Artem Valeryevich Oc
Publish At:2020-10-19 16:28 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcem

Scammers Seize on US Election, But It's Not Votes They Want

The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you’re registered to vote.But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t exist -- a clue the email was a phishing scam from swindlers trying to exploit the U
Publish At:2020-10-19 16:28 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Cybercrime

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