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Hacker, Threats & Malware

Tank, the leader of the Zeus cybercrime gang, was arrested by the Swiss police

November 17, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

“Vyacheslav “Tank” Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.” […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Medibank hackers revealed to be in Russia

November 11, 2022

Via: CSO Online

The Australian Federal Police has revealed that those responsible for the data breach of Australian private health insurer Medibank are in Russia. On October 13, Medibank paused trading in the Australian Securities Exchange and announced there had been a “cyber […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hacker Rewarded $70,000 for Finding Way to Bypass Google Pixel Phones’ Lock Screens

November 10, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Google has resolved a high-severity security issue affecting all Pixel smartphones that could be trivially exploited to unlock the devices. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-20465 and reported by security researcher David Schütz in June 2022, was remediated as part of […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

How ransomware gangs and malware campaigns are changing

November 10, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Deep Instinct released its 2022 Bi-Annual Cyber Threat Report which focuses on the top malware and ransomware trends and tactics from the first half of 2022 and provides key takeaways and predictions for the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. “2022 has […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

What Is a White Hat Hacker?

October 31, 2022

Via: Panda Security

The terms “hacking” and “hacker” are frequently associated with illegal activity, dangerous data breaches and stolen information. But have you ever heard of legal and ethical hacking? Yep, you heard that right. There’s a type of hacking no law enforcement […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

‘Black Reward’ Hacktivist Group Targets Iranian Atomic Energy Org

October 25, 2022

Via: SecureWorld

The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) recently announced that one of its subsidiaries’ email servers were breached by the hacktivist group “Black Reward,” which published the stolen data on the Dark Web. The AEOI says it received a report from […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

CISA Warns of Daixin Team Hackers Targeting Health Organizations With Ransomware

October 24, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

U.S. cybersecurity and intelligence agencies have published a joint advisory warning of attacks perpetrated by a cybercrime gang known as the Daixin Team primarily targeting the healthcare sector in the country. “The Daixin Team is a ransomware and data extortion […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Brazilian Police Arrest Suspected Member of Lapsus$ Hacking Group

October 20, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The Federal Police of Brazil on Wednesday announced it had arrested an individual for purported links to the notorious LAPSUS$ extortionist gang. The arrest was made as part of a new law enforcement effort, dubbed Operation Dark Cloud, that was […]


Hacker, Mobile, Threats & Malware, Wireless security

European Police Arrest a Gang That Hacked Wireless Key Fobs to Steal Cars

October 18, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Law enforcement authorities in France, in collaboration with Spain and Latvia, have disrupted a cybercrime ring that leveraged a hacking tool to steal cars without having to use a physical key fob. “The criminals targeted vehicles with keyless entry and […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

FBI, CISA, and NSA Reveal How Hackers Targeted a Defense Industrial Base Organization

October 5, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

U.S. cybersecurity and intelligence agencies on Tuesday disclosed that multiple nation-state hacking groups potentially targeted a “Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector organization’s enterprise network” as part of a cyber espionage campaign. “[Advanced persistent threat] actors used an open-source toolkit called […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

BEC Scammer Gets 25-Year Jail Sentence for Stealing Over $9.5 Million

October 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A 46-year-old man in the U.S. has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of laundering over $9.5 million accrued by carrying out cyber-enabled financial fraud. Elvis Eghosa Ogiekpolor of Norcross, Georgia, operated a money laundering […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

North Korea’s Lazarus Hackers Targeting macOS Users Interested in Crypto Jobs

September 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The infamous Lazarus Group has continued its pattern of leveraging unsolicited job opportunities to deploy malware targeting Apple’s macOS operating system. In the latest variant of the campaign observed by cybersecurity company SentinelOne last week, decoy documents advertising positions for […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Ukraine Arrests Cybercrime Group for Selling Data of 30 Million Accounts

September 26, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Friday disclosed that it had “neutralized” a hacking group operating from the city of Lviv that it said acted on behalf of Russian interests. The group specialized in the sales of 30 million accounts belonging […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Void Balaur Hackers-for-Hire Targeting Russian Businesses and Politics Entities

September 23, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A hack-for-hire group that was first exposed in 2019 has expanded its focus to set its sights on entities with business or political ties to Russia. Dubbed Void Balaur, the cyber mercenary collective has a history of launching cyberattacks against […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers stole $160 Million from Crypto market maker Wintermute

September 21, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The company made the headlines after that threat actors have stolen around $160 million worth of digital assets. The company confirmed the disruption of its services in the coming days, but it pointed out that it is “solvent with twice […]


Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker claims access to Shanghai Covid app, threatens to sell data on millions of users

August 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A hacker claims to have breached Shanghai’s Covid app and stolen the personal user data found there According to a Reuters report, a cybercriminal going by the name XJP took to the hacker forum Breach Forums, to advertise a database […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Smip’s AI-based platform protects social media accounts from hacking attempts

July 12, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Every day, 100k accounts are compromised. Smip protects accounts from cyber-attacks, hacking attempts, social engineering risks, platforms’ compliance violations and account blockages. Social media accounts have become a crucial tool for their owners. For many, they are an important business […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Threat actors stole $100M in crypto assets from Harmony

June 27, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

Last week threat actors have stolen $100 million in cryptocurrency from the Blockchain company Harmony. The company reported the incident to the authorities, the FBI is investigating the cyber heist with the help of several cybersecurity firms. Harmony’s Horizon Bridge […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Phishing, Threats & Malware

Police seize and dismantle massive phishing operation

June 23, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Europol has coordinated a joint operation to arrest members of a cybercrime gang and effectively dismantle their campaigns that netted million in Euros. This operation also led the Belgian Police (Police Fédérale/Federale Politie) and the Dutch Police (Politie) to nine […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Capital One identity theft hacker finally gets convicted

June 21, 2022

Via: Naked Security

Remember the Capital One breach? We did, though we felt sure it had happened a long time ago. Indeed, when we checked, it had: the story first broke almost three years ago, back in July 2019. At the time, the […]