Category: Hacker

Hacker, Threats & Malware

SolarWinds hack investigation reveals new Sunspot malware

January 12, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Crowdstrike researchers have documented Sunspot, a piece of malware used by the SolarWinds attackers to insert the Sunburst malware into the company’s Orion software. SolarWinds has also revealed a new timeline for the incident and the discovery of two customer […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian hacker Andrei Tyurin sentenced to 12 years in prison

January 11, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

A U.S. court sentenced this week Andrei Tyurin (37) to 12 years in prison for carrying out an international hacking campaign that targeted several financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers, and other American companies. In September 2018, the Russian […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Zealand central bank IT system breached in cyber attack

January 11, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Te Pūtea Matua) said it had been told the attack was not specifically aimed at it, and other users of the file-sharing system from Accellion, known as File Transfer Application, were also compromised. The […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

US Govt kicked off ‘Hack the Army 3.0’ bug bounty program

January 7, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The U.S. government launched Hack the Army 3.0, the third edition of its bug bounty program, in collaboration with the HackerOne platform. The second Hack the Army bug bounty program ran between October 9 and November 15, 2019 through the […]

Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries discloses security breach

December 29, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Kawasaki Heavy Industries disclosed a security breach, the company discovered unauthorized access to a Japanese company server from multiple overseas offices. Information from its overseas offices might have been stolen as a result of a security breach that took place […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hackers also ‘impacting’ state, local governments. US cybersecurity agency says

December 24, 2020

Via: The Hill

The top U.S. cybersecurity agency said that an extensive campaign that gave hackers access to networks at several federal agencies is also “impacting” state and local governments. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a statement posted to […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

6 new ways threat actors will attack in 2021

December 7, 2020

Via: CSO Online

When COVID-19 hit and then started forcing massive enterprise changes in March, it caused a significant change in the enterprise threat landscape. That is even more troubling given that it all happened within a few days, which required the cutting […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware Operators Phone Victims to Announce They’ve Been Hacked

December 4, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

A dental practice in the US state of Georgia has learned its systems were infected with ransomware only after the attackers rang them up to clue them in. On September 9, Galstan & Ward Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (Galstan & […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Covid-19: Cyber criminals will target vaccine programmes

December 2, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Cyber criminal networks will be tooling up to target Covid-19 vaccination programmes within days, and both citizens and law enforcement agencies should be on high alert, global policing body Interpol has warned. Interpol’s Orange Notice to its 194 member states […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Nation-State Hackers Caught Hiding Espionage Activities Behind Crypto Miners

December 1, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

A nation-state actor known for its cyber espionage campaigns since 2012 is now using coin miner techniques to stay under the radar and establish persistence on victim systems, according to new research. Attributing the shift to a threat actor tracked […]