Russian Govt. Continues Carding Shop CrackdownRussian authorities have arrested six men accused of operating some of the most active online bazaars for selling stolen payment card data. The crackdown -- the second closure of major card fraud shops by Russian authorities in as many weeks -- comes closely behind Russia's arrest of 14 alleged affiliates of the REvil ransomware gang, and has many in the cybercrime underground asking who might be next.
Cybercriminals Swarm Windows Utility Regsvr32 to Spread MalwareThe living-off-the-land binary (LOLBin) is anchoring a rash of cyberattacks bent on evading security detection to drop Qbot and Lokibot.
3 Tips for Facing the Harsh Truths of Cybersecurity in 2022, Part ISonya Duffin, ransomware and data-protection expert at Veritas Technologies, shares three steps organizations can take today to reduce cyberattack fallout.
Russian ransomware attacks increased during 2021, joint review finds
Britain, the US and Australia point to growth in ‘sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents’
There have been further increases in “sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents” coming from Russia and other former Soviet states during 2021, Britain, the US and Australia said in a joint review of cyber-extortion trends.
Universities and schools were one of the top sectors targeted in the UK last year, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said, as well as businesses, charities, law firms, councils and the NHS. Hackers are increasingly offering services or exploits “for hire”.Continue reading...
MoleRats APT Flaunts New Trojan in Latest Cyberespionage CampaignResearchers from Proofpoint have spotted a new Middle East-targeted phishing campaign that delivers a novel malware dubbed NimbleMamba.
Ex-Gumshoe Nabs Cybercrooks with FBI TacticsCrane Hassold, former FBI analyst turned director of threat intel at Abnormal Security, shares stories from his covert work with cyberattackers.
ESET Threat Report T3 2021
A view of the T3 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts
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Brute-forcing passwords, ProxyLogon exploits were some of 2021's most popular attack methodsLog4j also became a top pick for exploitation after the discovery of a critical RCE flaw.
Lazarus hackers target defense industry with fake Lockheed Martin job offersThe APT has previously masqueraded as Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2022 EditionMicrosoft today released software updates to plug security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software. This month's relatively light patch batch is refreshingly bereft of any zero-day threats, or even scary critical vulnerabilities. But it does fix four dozen flaws, including several that Microsoft says will likely soon be exploited by malware or malcontents.
No Critical Bugs for Microsoft February 2022 Patch Tuesday, 1 Zero-DayThis batch had zero critical CVEs, which is unheard of. Most (50) of the patches are labeled Important, so don't delay to apply the patches, security experts said.
China Suspected of News Corp Cyberespionage AttackAttackers infiltrated the media giant’s network using BEC, while Microsoft moved to stop such attacks by blocking VBA macros in 5 Windows apps. Included: more ways to help stop BEC.
US: Your AI has to explain its decisions
No more turning a blind eye to algorithmic bias and discrimination if US lawmakers get their way
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