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Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Cryptocurrency Promoter Pleads Guilty to Advising NKorea

September 28, 2021

Via: Security Week

Virgil Griffith, who is based in Singapore, launched projects in 2018 to provide services to individuals in North Korea by developing and financing cryptocurrency structures, including cryptocurrency mining, according to the Southern District Court of New York. A ruling will […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Nigerian Threat Actor Targeting Aviation Industry Since 2018

September 20, 2021

Via: Security Week

Despite a lack of sophistication, the adversary has remained under the radar by keeping their operation small and through the use of off-the-shelf malware and of several cryptors bought on online forums. While focusing on the aviation industry, the adversary […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Pakistani man sentenced to 12 years of prison for his role in AT&T hacking scheme

September 20, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Pakistani national Muhammad Fahd (35) was sentenced to 12 years of prison in the United States for his primary role in a seven-year scheme to illegally unlock nearly 2 million AT&T phones. Fahd was the mind behind a criminal […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

California Man Hacked iCloud Accounts to Steal Nude Photos

August 25, 2021

Via: Threat Post

A California man impersonated an Apple customer support technician in a socially engineered email campaign that stole people’s iCloud passwords to break into accounts and collected upwards of 620,000 private photos and videos. Hao Kuo Chi, 40, of La Puente, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Several Israeli Organizations With Supply-Chain Attacks

August 18, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

IT and communication companies in Israel were at the center of a supply chain attack campaign spearheaded by an Iranian threat actor that involved impersonating the firms and their HR personnel to target victims with fake job offers in an […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Threat actor claims to have stolen 1 TB of data belonging to Saudi Aramco

July 19, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Threat actors that goes online with the moniker ZeroX claim to have stolen 1 TB of sensitive data from the Saudi Arabian petroleum and natural gas giant end it is offering for sale it on multiple hacking forums. The oil […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker deposited $1M in a popular cybercrime marketplace to buy zero-day exploits

July 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

A threat actor that goes online with the name “integra” has deposited 26.99 Bitcoins on one of the cybercrime forums with the intent to purchase zero-day Exploits from other forum members, researchers from threat intelligence firm Cyble. According to the […]


Editorial

Thinking Like a Hacker (Ethically)—the Why and How

July 8, 2021

Via: John Mathews

Background In May 2017, 230 thousand computers were infected by a ransomware cryptoworm, called WannaCry—leading to roughly $100 million in damages, according to Infosecurity Magazine. The first of these attacks were first recorded in Europe at 3:24 am EDT, as […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for distributing malware via Telegram

June 1, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Pavel Sitnikov (@Flatl1ne), a prominent figure of the hacking underground, was arrested earlier this month by Russian authorities on charges of distributing malware via his Freedom F0x Telegram channel. The Russian hacker is a member of multiple underground hacking communities […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker Who Sold UPMC Employee Information Pleads Guilty

May 24, 2021

Via: Security Week

Justin Johnson, 30, is being held at Butler County Prison and will be sentenced in four months, the Tribune-Review reported. Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to two of the 43 counts against him, one count of conspiracy and one count of […]