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Category: Cyber-crime


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attacks see huge year-on-year rise

November 14, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Malware and ransomware are both on the rise according to new global figures from the security firm SonicWall. The cybersecurity company detected a 44 per cent increase in the amount of malware infecting users’ machines between January and October of […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Best identity theft protection of 2018

November 14, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Identity fraud just isn’t going away, and it continues to be a growing concern in 2018. If you’re (quite rightly) concerned about falling for one of the many scams that have been doing the rounds on the internet, then our […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security

Magecart Cybercrime Groups Harvest Payment Card Data

November 13, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

Over the past year, there’s been a surge in attackers implanting code on websites that has allowed them to steal payment card data from British Airways, Newegg, Ticketmaster and others, all tied to what security researchers call Magecart. But who […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware is the most significant cyber threat to SMBs

November 13, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Ransomware continues to be the leading cyberattack method experienced by small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) according to new research from Datto Inc. The firm surveyed 2,400 managed service providers (MSPs) that support the IT needs of nearly half a million SMBs […]


Cyber-crime, Network security

FBI Warns of Cyber-Thieves Targeting Payroll Accounts

September 20, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries to divert funds, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns. According to an alert from the FBI’s Internet Complaint Center (IC3), numerous such attacks have been […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Card skimming malware found on thousands of Magento-based sites

September 5, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

A card skimming operation has compromised 7339 Magento-based online stores, allowing the attackers to quietly slurp payment card info as it’s being entered by customers. Flagged in early August by Peeter Marvet (in Estonian) and then by security researcher Willem […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware is a big problem, but it’s also a big opportunity for MSPs to educate clients

September 4, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

While large-scale attacks such as WannaCry make headlines, ransomware attacks are just as likely to happen among small businesses as they are large enterprises. According to Datto’s 2017 Ransomware Report, an estimated five percent of SMBs globally fell victim to […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Reversing malware in a custom format: Hidden Bee elements

August 30, 2018

Via: Malwarebytes

Malware can be made of many components. Often, we encounter macros and scripts that work as malicious downloaders. Some functionalities can also be achieved by position-independent code—so-called shellcode. But when it comes to more complex elements or core modules, we […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Attackers abuse WMIC to download malicious files

August 30, 2018

Via: Symantec Connect

We recently observed malware authors using a combination of a tool found on all Windows computers and a usually innocuous file type associated with modifying and rendering XML documents. While these two things—the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) utility and […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing, Spam, Threats & Malware

Loki Bot: On a hunt for corporate passwords

August 29, 2018

Via: Securelist

Starting from early July, we have seen malicious spam activity that has targeted corporate mailboxes. The messages discovered so far contain an attachment with an .iso extension that Kaspersky Lab solutions detect as Loki Bot. The malware’s key objective is […]