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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Malware

Colonial Pipeline likely paid a $5M ransom to DarkSide

May 14, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Colonial Pipeline facility in Pelham, Alabama, was hit by a cybersecurity attack on Friday and its operators were forced to shut down its systems. The pipeline allows carrying 2.5 million barrels of refined gasoline and jet fuel each day […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

US CISA and FBI publish joint alert on DarkSide ransomware

May 13, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

FBI and DHS’s CISA have published a joint alert to warn of ransomware attacks conducted by the DarkSide group. The alert comes after the disruptive attack that hit Colonial Pipeline that caused chaos and disruption. The Darkside ransomware gang first […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

TeaBot Android banking Trojan targets banks in Europe

May 12, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Malware experts from the Italian cybersecurity firm Cleafy have spotted a new Android banking trojan dubbed TeaBot (aka Anatsa) that is targeting banks in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. TeaBot malware appeared in the threat landscape at the […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

NCSC Active Cyber Defence blocks surge of pandemic scams

May 10, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme removed more online scams from the internet during 2020 than in 2016-2019 combined, as it responded to a 15-fold surge in cyber crime and malicious online activity during the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

What is Ghimob Malware?

May 7, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

A new Android malware strain ‘Ghimob’ is mimicking third-party mobile (mainly banking) apps to spy and steal user data when downloaded and installed. This Trojan virus steals data from users, primarily targeting online banking and cryptocurrency. As of the end […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Microsoft may have discovered the least convincing phishing scam yet

May 7, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers at Microsoft have shared details about a recent business email compromise (BEC) phishing campaign that showed signs of extensive planning but silly execution. The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team discovered a BEC scam that tried to trick […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Russian nuclear subs come under malware attack

May 6, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Although it rarely makes the headlines, national governments around the world are fighting constant battles online against criminal hacking groups. Often sponsored by other governments, these groups work to destabilise economies, damage critical civilian infrastructure like power networks – and […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing, Privacy protection, Security

New Study Warns of Security Threats Linked to Recycled Phone Numbers

May 5, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A new academic study has highlighted a number of privacy and security pitfalls associated with recycling mobile phone numbers that could be abused to stage a variety of exploits, including account takeovers, conduct phishing and spam attacks, and even prevent […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

U.S. Organizations Targeted by New Cybercrime Group With Sophisticated Malware

May 5, 2021

Via: Security Week

The threat actor, which does not appear to be linked to other known groups, is tracked by the cybersecurity firm as UNC2529 (UNC stands for uncategorized). The phishing campaign conducted by UNC2529 targeted a wide range of organizations, and involved […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Chinese Hackers Attacking Military Organizations With New Backdoor

April 29, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday exposed a new cyberespionage campaign targeting military organizations in Southeast Asia. Attributing the attacks to a threat actor dubbed “Naikon APT,” cybersecurity firm Bitdefender laid out the ever-changing tactics, techniques, and procedures adopted by the group, […]