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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 […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

A Hacker’s Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats

November 13, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

In November 2019, Macy’s confirmed the presence of credit card-skimming Magecart malware on its checkout and wallet pages just as Black Friday and the holiday shopping season approached. Macy’s indicated that the malware allowed a third party to capture customers’ […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker releases Georgia counties election-related files

October 29, 2020

Via: The Hill

Hackers on Tuesday released a sample of stolen election-related documents from networks in Hall County, Ga., as part of their efforts to pressure county officials into paying a ransom for control of the files. The Wall Street Journal reported that […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker was identified after the theft of $24 million from Harvest Finance

October 27, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

A hacker has stolen approximately $24 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from decentralized finance service Harvest Finance, a web portal that lets users finding the farming opportunities that will maximize their yield(APY) returns. The hack took place earlier today and […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Web Application Security Best Practices: A Developer’s Guide

October 5, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Digital adoption is only increasing in today’s world. It brings with it the challenges of safeguarding financial and personal data against potential threat actors. Including web application security best practices during application development can patch some of these holes and […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

FBI arrested a Russian national for recruiting employee of US firm to plant malware

August 26, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appeared in court on August 24. […]