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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

APT Hackers Distributed Android Trojan via Syrian e-Government Portal

July 22, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

An advanced persistent threat (APT) actor has been tracked in a new campaign deploying Android malware via the Syrian e-Government Web Portal, indicating an upgraded arsenal designed to compromise victims. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

July 21, 2021

Via: Security Week

“The unprecedented revelation … should send a chill down the spine of world leaders,” Amnesty’s secretary general, Agnes Callamard, said in a statement. Among potential targets found on a list of 50,000 phone numbers leaked to Amnesty and the Paris-based […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Half of organizations are ineffective at countering phishing and ransomware threats

July 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Half of US organizations are not effective at countering phishing and ransomware threats, Osterman Research research reveals. The findings come from a study compiled from interviews with 130 cybersecurity professionals in mid-sized and large organizations. “Phishing and ransomware were already […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Biden opens new cyber fight with China

July 19, 2021

Via: The Hill

President Biden is putting new pressure on China by publicly attributing the wide-ranging Microsoft Exchange Server cyberattack to hackers affiliated with Beijing. The coordinated effort by the United States and its allies on Monday to condemn China’s aggressive behavior in […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

What is scareware?

July 16, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Scareware is a type of rogue program which has been around for many years, arguably dating back to 1990. It can be installed without permission, or via deception and false promises. Scareware is primarily used to panic or worry someone […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware’s Russia problem

July 15, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Last week, US news outlet NBC News caused a stir with an article proclaiming that the REvil ransomware used in the recent, colossal Kaseya supply-chain attack was “written to avoid computers that use Russian.” The attack, one of the largest […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

HelloKitty ransomware now targets VMware ESXi servers

July 15, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

A Linux variant of the HelloKitty ransomware was employed in attacks against VMware ESXi systems. The move of the ransomware gang aims at expanding the operations targeting enterprises that are largely adopting virtualizing platforms. Targeting VMware ESXi systems, threat actors […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

The US government is offering big bucks to track down foreign hackers

July 15, 2021

Via: TechRadar

The US State Department has announced that it is offering up to $10 million for information that can help identify or locate state-sponsored threat actors involved in perpetrating cybercrime, such as ransomware, against critical US infrastructure. Terming these activities as […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Is crypto’s criminal rollercoaster approaching a terminal dip?

July 14, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

It’s a turbulent time in the cryptomining realm, especially for malware authors. Some big attacks and a lot of publicity has resulted in prolific groups promising to disband, even if potentially only temporarily. Running a tight(er) ship The mining banhammer […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Iranian Hackers Impersonate British Scholars in Recent Campaign

July 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

Referred to as Operation SpoofedScholars, the campaign has been ongoing since at least January 2021, with a focus on harvesting sensitive information from individuals of interest, such as senior professors from well-known academic institutions and people focusing on the Middle […]