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Amnesty International branch hit by suspected Chinese hackers

December 7, 2022

Via: Techradar

The Canadian branch of global non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International suffered a recent cyberattack that was apparently orchestrated by a Chinese state-sponsored attacker. In a press release(opens in new tab), Amnesty International Canada said it spotted “suspicious activity” on […]


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Google is going after scammers that prey on small businesses

November 29, 2022

Via: Mashable

Today, Google announced a lawsuit against scams targeting small businesses. Scammers have been impersonating Google and charging a fee to set up a Business Profile — a free tool offered by Google that enables businesses to show up in search […]


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This nasty Google Chrome extension is after your crypto and your passwords

November 22, 2022

Via: Techradar

A particularly nasty crypto-stealing malware has gotten a facelift to make it even more dangerous, researchers have claimed. Cybersecurity experts from Avast have warned the ViperSoftX Windows malware, a JavaScript-based RAT that’s been around for more than two years, has […]


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This malware can access your bank account if you make a typo

November 18, 2022

Via: Techradar

A Russian-speaking cybercrime group was observed combining powerful infostealing malware with typosquatted domains to steal(opens in new tab) login data for banking sites. The campaign was spotted by cybersecurity experts Hold Security, and reported on by KrebsOnSecurity. According to the […]


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There’s been a huge growth in malicious cryptomining

November 14, 2022

Via: Techradar

The price of cryptocurrencies might be surprisingly low these days, but cybercriminals don’t seem to be giving up on the novel technology. In fact, the number of malicious cryptocurrency miners skyrocketed in the third quarter of the year. This is […]


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This rather odd ransomware deletes your data just a few bytes at a time

November 8, 2022

Via: Techradar

A new data-wiping malware has been detected, infecting more and more endpoints with each passing day – but what’s most curious is that it poses as ransomware(opens in new tab). The malware is called Azov Ransomware, and when run on […]


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Password-based hacks have increased 74% over the last year

November 8, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The data comes from Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report 2022 (via ZDNet), which analyzed trillions of signals from the Redmond company’s global ecosystem of products and services to reveal the scale of cyberthreats worldwide. The number of hacking incidents has jumped […]


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Amadey Bot Spotted Deploying LockBit 3.0 Ransomware on Hacked Machines

November 8, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The Amadey malware is being used to deploy LockBit 3.0 ransomware on compromised systems, researchers have warned. “Amadey bot, the malware that is used to install LockBit, is being distributed through two methods: one using a malicious Word document file, […]


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This cybercrime group stole $30 million from banks and telecoms in a four-year crime spree

November 4, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several African banks, as well as a number of financial institutions and telecommunications operators in Asia and Latin America, have been victims of a highly sophisticated, well-planned heist campaign, which saw the crooks walk away with at least $30 million. […]


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These devious cybercriminals impersonate law firms to steal your data

November 4, 2022

Via: Techradar

Cybersecurity researchers have spotted crooks impersonating major law firm powerhouses to try and trick people into making payments for bogus work. Experts from Abnormal Security uncovered a brand new Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack, conducted by a threat actor dubbed […]


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US banks processed over $1 billion in ransomware payments last year

November 2, 2022

Via: Techradar

Banks in the United States processed almost $1.2 billion in ransomware(opens in new tab) payments last year, a new report has claimed. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) drew on data from the ransomware-related Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) filings throughout […]


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This crafty malware lurks in your systems before striking

November 1, 2022

Via: Techradar

Cybersecurity researchers from Symantec have discovered a brand new dropper that lurks for months before deploying backdoors, malware(opens in new tab), and other malicious tools. In a blog post(opens in new tab), the company outlined the dropper, known as Geppei, […]


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Ransomware attacks are hitting heavy industry where it hurts – the wallet

October 28, 2022

Via: Techradar

Ransomware attacks against businesses in the manufacturing and production industries are getting more complex, while the payment demands rise. A report from cybersecurity(opens in new tab) experts Sophos claims this sector has had the highest average ransom payment of all […]


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New Cryptojacking Campaign Targeting Vulnerable Docker and Kubernetes Instances

October 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A new cryptojacking campaign has been uncovered targeting vulnerable Docker and Kubernetes infrastructures as part of opportunistic attacks designed to illicitly mine cryptocurrency. Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike dubbed the activity Kiss-a-dog, with its command-and-control infrastructure overlapping with those associated with other […]


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Ransomware: Open Source to the Rescue

October 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

When thinking about verticals, one may not instantly think of cyber-criminality. Yet, every move made by governments, clients, and private contractors screams toward normalizing those menaces as a new vertical. Ransomware has every trait of the classical economical vertical. A […]


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Cybercriminals Used Two PoS Malware to Steal Details of Over 167,000 Credit Cards

October 25, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Two point-of-sale (PoS) malware variants have been put to use by a threat actor to steal information related to more than 167,000 credit cards from payment terminals. According to Singapore-headquartered cybersecurity company Group-IB, the stolen data dumps could net the […]


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Phishing works so well that cybercriminals don’t need deepfakes

October 17, 2022

Via: Techradar

Scammers may never need to use deepfakes at scale because there are other, more efficient methods to trick people into giving away personal information and payment data, according to John Shier, senior security adviser for cybersecurity firm Sophos. Speaking to […]


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A dangerous new malware strain has already compromised hundreds of servers

October 6, 2022

Via: Techradar

There is a new malware making rounds, that targets Microsoft SQL servers, and is capable of running programs, snooping in on data, brute-forcing its way into other SQL servers, and dozens of other dangerous things. The malware(opens in new tab), […]


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This devious malware is able to disable your antivirus

October 6, 2022

Via: Techradar

Threat actors have found a way to disable antivirus(opens in new tab) solutions and other endpoint(opens in new tab) protection tools using an increasingly popular method. Cybersecurity researchers from Sophos recently detailed how the method, known as called Bring Your […]


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IT pros suffer from serious misconceptions about Microsoft 365 security

October 3, 2022

Via: Techradar

A quarter of IT professionals either don’t know or don’t think Microsoft 365 data can be impacted by a ransomware attack, research from Hornetsecurity has claimed. In addition, 40% of IT professionals that use Microsoft 365 in their organization admitted […]