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Video-Game Piracy Group ‘Team Xecuter’ Leaders in Custody

Video-Game Piracy Group ‘Team Xecuter’ Leaders in Custody The two alleged leaders of Team Xecuter targeted popular consoles like the Nintendo Switch, the Sony PlayStation Classic and Microsoft Xbox.
05 October 2020

Four npm packages found uploading user details on a GitHub page

Collected information included IP address, country, city, computer username, home directory path, and CPU model.
05 October 2020

5 steps to secure your connected devices

As we steadily adopt smart devices into our lives, we shouldn’t forget about keeping them secured and our data protected

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05 October 2020

Microsoft releases tool to update Defender inside Windows install images

The new tool supports installation images for Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, and Home editions), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2016.
05 October 2020

Leaders of ‘notorious’ Team Xecuter game piracy, homebrew group arrested

US prosecutors allege the team spearheaded the sale of devices for hacking popular consoles.
05 October 2020

test chunk server

Until all domain controllers are updated, the entire infrastructure remains vulnerable, the DHS' CISA warns.
04 October 2020

New Ttint IoT botnet caught exploiting two zero-days in Tenda routers

Ttint is a new form of IoT botnet that also includes remote access tools-like (RAT) features, rarely seen in these types of botnets before.
04 October 2020

Two North American hospitality merchants hacked in May and June

Visa did not share the name of the two victims but said that one company had three different strains of point-of-sale (POS) malware on its network.
03 October 2020

Egregor Ransomware Threatens ‘Mass-Media’ Release of Corporate Data

Egregor Ransomware Threatens ‘Mass-Media’ Release of Corporate Data The newly discovered ransomware is hitting companies worldwide, including the GEFCO global logistics company.
02 October 2020

Researchers Adapt AI With Aim to Identify Anonymous Authors

At Black Hat Asia, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity researchers use neural networks to attempt to identify authors, but accuracy is still wanting.
02 October 2020

Biometric Data Collection Demands Scrutiny of Privacy Law

An IT lawyer digs into the implications of collecting biometric data, why it can't be anonymized, and what nations are doing about it.
02 October 2020

Voter Registration ‘Error’ Phish Hits During U.S. Election Frenzy

Voter Registration ‘Error’ Phish Hits During U.S. Election Frenzy Phishing emails tell recipients that their voter's registration applications are incomplete - but instead steal their social security numbers, license data and more.
02 October 2020

'Father of Identity Theft' Sentenced to 207 Months

James Jackson was convicted of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of mail last year.
02 October 2020

Account Takeover Fraud Losses Total Billions Across Online Retailers

Account Takeover Fraud Losses Total Billions Across Online Retailers Account takeover fraud (ATO) attacks are on the rise, up nearly 300 percent since last year.
02 October 2020

Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

Over the past 10 days, someone has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, an enormous collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows PCs that are constantly being harvested for financial data and are often used as the entry point for deploying ransomware within compromised organizations.
02 October 2020

Researchers Mixed on Sanctions for Ransomware Negotiators

Researchers Mixed on Sanctions for Ransomware Negotiators Financial institutions, cyber-insurance firms, and security firms have all been put on notice by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
02 October 2020

Emotet Spoofs DNC In New Attack Campaign

Thousands of Emotet emails contain a message body pulled directly from the Democratic National Committee website, researchers report.
02 October 2020

Google is creating a special Android security team to find bugs in sensitive apps

Android apps that will be on the team's radar include COVID-19 contact tracing apps and election-related apps.
02 October 2020

LatAm Banking Trojans Collaborate in Never-Before-Seen Effort

LatAm Banking Trojans Collaborate in Never-Before-Seen Effort Eleven different malware families are coordinating on distribution, features, geo-targeting and more.
02 October 2020

Name That Toon: Castle in the Sky

Name That Toon: Castle in the Sky Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
02 October 2020