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Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian Hacker Indicted as Mastermind Behind LockBit Ransomware

May 9, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Russian national accused of developing and operating the notorious LockBit ransomware, one of the most destructive and lucrative cybercrime operations in recent years. Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, 31, of Voronezh, Russia, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Notorious Finnish Hacker sentenced to more than six years in prison

April 30, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A popular 26-year-old Finnish hacker Aleksanteri Kivimäki was sentenced to more than six years in prison for hacking into the online psychotherapy clinic Vastaamo Psychotherapy Center, exposing tens of thousands of patient therapy records, and trying to extort the clinic […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

U.S. Gov imposed Visa restrictions on 13 individuals linked to commercial spyware activity

April 23, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of State is imposing visa restrictions on 13 individuals involved in the development and sale of commercial spyware or their immediate family members. The measure aims to counter the misuse of surveillance technology targeting journalists, academics, human […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Microsoft Warns: North Korean Hackers Turn to AI-Fueled Cyber Espionage

April 22, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft has revealed that North Korea-linked state-sponsored cyber actors has begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) to make its operations more effective and efficient. “They are learning to use tools powered by AI large language models (LLM) to make their […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Exploit OpenMetadata Flaws to Mine Crypto on Kubernetes

April 18, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors are actively exploiting critical vulnerabilities in OpenMetadata to gain unauthorized access to Kubernetes workloads and leverage them for cryptocurrency mining activity. That’s according to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence team, which said the flaws have been weaponized since the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

U.S. and Australian police arrested Firebird RAT author and operator

April 15, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement operation conducted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the FBI resulted in the arrest and charging of two individuals suspected of creating and selling the Firebird RAT, which was later renamed as Hive. Australian Federal […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

TA547 targets German organizations with Rhadamanthys malware

April 12, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Proofpoint researchers observed a threat actor, tracked as TA547, targeting German organizations with an email campaign delivering the Rhadamanthys malware. TA547 is a financially motivated threat actor that has been active since at least November 2017, it was observed conducting […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Rewards For Justice offers up to $10 million reward for info on ALPHV BlackCat hacker group leaders

April 10, 2024

Via: Panda Security

Rewards For Justice (RFJ), a U.S. government interagency rewards program. Offers up to $10 million reward for any information that could lead to the identification or location of any person from the ALPHV cyber gang, also known as BlackCat, who […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers Developing Malicious LLMs After WormGPT Falls Flat

March 27, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Cybercrooks are exploring ways to develop custom, malicious large language models after existing tools such as WormGPT failed to cater to their demands for advanced intrusion capabilities, security researchers said. Undergrounds forums teem with hackers’ discussions about how to exploit […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Iran-Linked APT TA450 embeds malicious links in PDF attachments

March 25, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Proofpoint researchers observed the Iran-linked APT group MuddyWater (aka SeedWorm, TEMP.Zagros, TA450, and Static Kitten) was behind a new phishing campaign in March 2024 that attempted to drop a legitimate Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution called Atera on the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Ukraine cyber police arrested crooks selling 100 million compromised accounts

March 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Ukraine cyber police and the national police have arrested three individuals who are suspected to have hacked over 100 million emails and Instagram accounts worldwide and offered them for sale. The three men obtained the account credentials by carrying […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian Hackers Gained Access to Microsoft Source Code, Customer Secrets

March 11, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

In a sobering update released March 8th, Microsoft has revealed that the Russian state-sponsored hacking group Midnight Blizzard, also tracked as Nobelium, has gained unauthorized access to some of the company’s source code repositories and internal systems. This follows an […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

LockBit Bounces Back Shortly After Takedown and Police Trolling

February 28, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

In a coordinated international law enforcement operation on February 19, the notorious LockBit ransomware gang had its Dark Web infrastructure seized by authorities. LockBit is accused of extorting hundreds of companies and organizations globally by encrypting their data and demanding […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Operation Cronos: law enforcement disrupted the LockBit operation

February 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries has disrupted the LockBit ransomware operation. Below is the image of the Tor leak site of the Lockbit ransomware gang that was seized by […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Cutting kids off from the dark web – the solution can only ever be social

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

The murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Brianna Ghey has kickstarted a debate around limiting children’s access to the dark web in the UK, with experts highlighting the difficulty in achieving this. Ciaran Martin, the National Cyber Security Centre’s first CEO and […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Zeus, IcedID malware kingpin faces 40 years in slammer

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

A Ukrainian cybercrime kingpin who ran some of the most pervasive malware operations faces 40 years in prison after spending nearly a decade on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, pleaded guilty this week in the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Authorities Take Down Seller of Widely Used RAT Malware

February 9, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Federal authorities have seized internet domains and arrested two men in Malta and Nigeria who they say served as sales and customer service reps for a dark web business that sold RAT malware to cybercriminals over a 12-year period, leading […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Wikileaks source and former CIA worker Joshua Schulte sentenced to 40 years jail

February 2, 2024

Via: The Register

Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee and software engineer accused of sharing material with WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 40 years in prison by the US Southern District of New York on Thursday. Schulte was sent down for crimes including espionage, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

A TrickBot malware developer sentenced to 64 months in prison

January 26, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Accused PII seller faces jail for running underground fraud op

January 23, 2024

Via: The Register

A Baltimore man faces a potential maximum 20-year prison sentence after being charged for his alleged role in running an online service that sold personal data which was later used for financial fraud. Chouby Charleron is alleged to be behind […]