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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

April 18, 2018

Via: CSO Online

The first version of the SamSam (a.k.a. Samas or SamsamCrypt) ransomware was developed and released in late 2015 by a group of threat actors believed to reside in Eastern Europe. The group itself is mostly a mystery, but the code […]


Hacker, Virus & Malware

Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

April 18, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Cyptominer-based attacks, not ransomware-based attacks, have been the top threat so far this year, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs’ Q1 Global Malware Report. In the first three months of 2018, Comodo said it “detected 28.9 million cryptominer incidents […]


Hacker, Malware

Defense contractors face more aggressive ransomware attacks

April 13, 2018

Via: The Hill

Cybersecurity experts say defense contractors are facing more aggressive attacks as nation states and other hacking groups increasingly use malicious software to block information or manipulate data. The companies that provide U.S. military and intelligence agencies with products and services […]


Hacker

Saks, Lord & Taylor hacked; 5 million payment cards compromised

April 2, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Hackers made off with a whopping 5 million credit and debit card numbers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor, placing it “among the most significant credit card heists in modern history.” Parent company Canada-based Hudson’s […]


Hacker

FBI: Iranian Firm Stole Data In Massive Spear Phishing Campaign

March 27, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The United States Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranians accused of stealing private data from U.S. universities, private companies and U.S. government agencies. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said in a statement that the state-sponsored hackers worked for […]


Hacker

Government knows DNC hacker was Russian intel officer: report

March 23, 2018

Via: The Hill

U.S. investigators have reportedly discovered that “Guccifer 2.0,” the hacker who claimed credit for a breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential race, revealed himself as a Russian intelligence operative. The Daily Beast reports that U.S. […]


Hacker

New Web-Based Malware Distribution Channel BlackTDS Surfaces

March 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A new traffic distribution system for malware is being offered as a service on the Dark Web and is promoting itself as an affordable way to deploy exploit kits and malware. The traffic distribution system (TDS) is being called BlackTDS […]


Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Can Abuse Text Editors for Privilege Escalation

March 15, 2018

Via: Security Week

Several popular text editors can be leveraged for privilege escalation and their developers do not plan on taking any action to prevent abuse, according to SafeBreach, a company that specializes in simulating attacks and breaches. Some text editors allow users […]


Hacker, Malware

“OceanLotus” Spies Use New Backdoor in Recent Attacks

March 14, 2018

Via: Security Week

OceanLotus, a cyber-espionage group believed to be operating out of Vietnam, has been using a new backdoor in recently observed attacks, but also using previously established tactics, ESET reveals. Also known as APT32 and APT-C-00, the advanced persistent threat (APT) […]


Hacker, Network security

Tennessee Senate Campaign Sees Possible Hack

March 12, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

The mid-term US election season is underway and it seems that hackers are already busy. Phil Bredesen (D), the former governor of Tennessee, is running for senate in that state. And his campaign has notified the FBI that they think […]