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Car dealer software bigshot CDK pulls systems offline twice amid ‘cyber incident’

June 21, 2024

Via: The Register

The vendor behind the software on which nearly 15,000 car dealerships across the US rely says an ongoing “cyber incident” has forced it to pull systems offline for a second time in as many days. CDK Global first shut down […]


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Notorious cyber gang UNC3944 attacks vSphere and Azure to run VMs inside victims’ infrastructure

June 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Notorious cyber gang UNC3944 – the crew suspected of involvement in the recent attacks on Snowflake and MGM Entertainment, and plenty more besides – has changed its tactics and is now targeting SaaS applications According to Google Cloud’s Mandiant threat […]


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Crooks crack customer info at tracking device vendor Tile, issue ‘extortion’ demands

June 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Life360, purveyor of “Tile” Bluetooth tracking devices and developer of associated apps, has revealed it is dealing with a “criminal extortion attempt” after unknown miscreants contacted it with an allegation they had customer data in their possession. After being contacted […]


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London Hospitals Cancel Operations and Appointments After Being Hit in Ransomware Attack

June 5, 2024

Via: Security Week

Several London hospitals said Tuesday that they had to cancel operations and send patients away because of a cyberattack on a company that supplies pathology laboratory services. The firm, Synnovis, said it had been hit with a ransomware attack. Chief […]


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North Korea building cash reserves using ransomware, video games

May 29, 2024

Via: The Register

A brand-new cybercrime group that Microsoft ties to North Korea is tricking targets using fake job opportunities to launch malware and ransomware, all for financial gain. Microsoft tracks this group as “Moonstone Sleet” and says it has been active since […]


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Multi-day DDoS storm batters Internet Archive

May 29, 2024

Via: The Register

The Internet Archive has been under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since Sunday, and is trying to keep services going. While the San Francisco institution has assured users that its collections and web archives are safe — that’s the good news […]


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Auction house Christie’s confirms criminals stole some client data

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

The revelation follows an incident from earlier in May that forced the auction house’s online bidding system offline, an event which the company said at the time was due to a “technology security issue.” It also closely follows the RansomHub […]


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Kroll cyber threat landscape report: AI assists attackers

May 24, 2024

Via: CSO Online

In its frontline threat intelligence report for the first quarter of 2024, risk and financial advisory firm Kroll revealed that, as in virtually every other industry, cyber criminals are using artificial intelligence (AI) to further their goals. Well-known tactics such […]


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70% of CISOs worry their org is at risk of a material cyber attack

May 23, 2024

Via: The Register

Chief information security officers around the globe “are nervously looking over the horizon,” according to a survey of 1,600 CISOs that found more than two thirds (70 percent) worry their organization is at risk of a material cyber attack over […]


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Canada’s London Drugs confirms ransomware attack after LockBit demands $25M

May 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has confirmed that ransomware thugs stole some of its corporate files containing employee information and says it is “unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals.” In a statement to The Register, the British […]


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Aussie cops probe MediSecure’s ‘large-scale ransomware data breach’

May 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Australian prescriptions provider MediSecure is the latest healthcare org to fall victim to a ransomware attack, with crooks apparently stealing patients’ personal and health data. “While we continue to gather more information, early indicators suggest the incident originated from one […]


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FBI takes down BreachForums ransomware website and Telegram channel

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

The FBI, in combination with police around the world, have taken control of the website and Telegram channel of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums. The action occurred on Wednesday, just days after the site hosted information apparently stolen from Europol’s databases […]


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ASEAN organizations dealing with growing cyber menace

May 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Organizations across the Asia Pacific need to urgently ramp up their IT security infrastructures in response to a significantly increasing level of cyber threats, security experts have warned. Cloudflare – which specializes in content delivery networks, cloud cybersecurity, DDoS mitigation, […]


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Global ransomware crisis worsens

May 9, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware and extortion incidents surged by 67% in 2023, according to NTT Security Holdings’ 2024 Global Threat Intelligence Report. Global ransomware crisis After a down year in 2022, ransomware and extortion incidents increased in 2023. More than 5,000 ransomware victims […]


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Ransomware evolves from mere extortion to ‘psychological attacks’

May 7, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware infections have morphed into “a psychological attack against the victim organization,” as criminals use increasingly personal and aggressive tactics to force victims to pay up, according to Google-owned Mandiant. “We saw situations where threat actors essentially SIM swap the […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Chinese-Linked LightSpy iOS Spyware Targets South Asian iPhone Users

April 15, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a “renewed” cyber espionage campaign targeting users in South Asia with the aim of delivering an Apple iOS spyware implant called LightSpy. “The latest iteration of LightSpy, dubbed ‘F_Warehouse,’ boasts a modular framework with extensive spying […]


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Detecting Windows-based Malware Through Better Visibility

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Despite a plethora of available security solutions, more and more organizations fall victim to Ransomware and other threats. These continued threats aren’t just an inconvenience that hurt businesses and end users – they damage the economy, endanger lives, destroy businesses […]


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Info stealer attacks target macOS users

April 1, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyzed info stealer malware attacks targeting macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. One of the attacks spotted by the researchers relied on sponsored ads proposed to the users while searching for “Arc Browser” on […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Vultur Android Banking Trojan Returns with Upgraded Remote Control Capabilities

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

The Android banking trojan known as Vultur has resurfaced with a suite of new features and improved anti-analysis and detection evasion techniques, enabling its operators to remotely interact with a mobile device and harvest sensitive data. “Vultur has also started […]


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TheMoon bot infected 40,000 devices in January and February

March 27, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen Technologies uncovered an updated version of “TheMoon” bot targeting end-of-life (EoL) small home/small office (SOHO) routers and IoT devices. The new version of the bot has been spotted infecting thousands of outdated devices […]