Archive for the ‘Cybercrime’ Category

Global Scamdemic: Scams Become Number One Online Crime

Threat hunting and adversarial cyber intelligence company Group-IB published a comprehensive analysis of fraud cases on a global scale. Group-IB,  a global threat hunting and adversarial cyber intelligence company specializing in the investigation and prevention of high-tech cybercrime, has published a comprehensive analysis of fraud cases on a global scale.  Group-IB,  a global threat hunting and adversarial […]

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In a huge sting operation, FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat service AN0M for 3+ years to intercept messages between criminals globally

The FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat platform and intercepted secret messages between criminal gang members … The FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat platform and intercepted secret messages between criminal gang members from all over the world for more than three years. Named Operation Ironside, on Monday, law enforcement […]

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Data leak implicates over 200,000 people in Amazon fake product review scam

There is an ongoing battle between the e-commerce giant and dubious sellers, worldwide, who wish to hamstring competitors and gain an edge by generating fake reviews for their products.  This can include paying individuals to leave a glowing review or by offering free items in return for positive, public feedback.  How they operate and stay under Amazon’s […]

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Identifying People Through Lack of Cell Phone Use

But FaĂŻd’s true mentors were the criminals he’d grown up idolizing onscreen. “He had a phenomenal memory,” his brother Abdeslam tells me. “And he was completely immersed in movies.” Abdeslam recalls an eight-year-old RĂŠdoine returning home from a matinee of the 1975 French crime film Peur Sur la Ville (released in the U.S. as The Night Caller), starring […]

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Alarming Cybersecurity Stats: What You Need To Know For 2021

The year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals. In addition, the sophistication of threats increased from the application of emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G,  and especially from greater tactical cooperation among hacker groups and […]

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Details of a Computer Banking Scam

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FCC Boots Chinese Telecom Companies, Citing Security

he Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on March 12 identified five Chinese companies they said posed a threat to U.S. national security. These companies are: Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. The declaration, according to the FCC, is in accordance […]

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How to stay ahead of the rise of synthetic fraud

There are a number of reasons why synthetic fraud is on the rise, but there are also actions banks and other financial institutions can take to prevent this growing trend from doing damage. Synthetic fraud on the rise Banks around the world have faced difficulty in recognizing this type of complex fraud. Synthetic identity fraudsters […]

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The fire in the OVH datacenter also impacted APTs and cybercrime groups

OVH, one of the largest hosting providers in the world, has suffered this week a terrible fire that destroyed its data centers located in Strasbourg. The French plant in Strasbourg includes 4 data centers, SBG1, SBG2, SBG3, and SBG4 that were shut down due to the incident, and the fire started in SBG2 one. The fire impacted the services […]

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UnityMiner targets unpatched QNAP NAS in cryptocurrency mining campaign

Researchers at 360Netlab are warning of a cryptocurrency malware campaign targeting unpatched network-attached storage (NAS) devices. via the unauthorized remote command execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507) Threat actors are exploiting two unauthorized remote command execution vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507, in the Helpdesk app that have been fixed by the vendor in October 2020. The flaws affect QNAP […]

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Ransomware empire prospers in pandemic-hit world. Attacks grow by 150%

Group-IB published a report titled “Ransomware Uncovered 2020-2021”. analyzes ransomware landscape in 2020 and TTPs of major threat actors. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, has presented its new report â€œRansomware Uncovered 2020-2021”. The research dives deep into the global ransomware outbreak in 2020 and analyzes major players’ TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures). By the […]

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Fraud attempts skyrocketed in 2020 according to latest Financial Crime Report from Feedzai

Feedzai, a cloud-based risk management platform, has announced its Financial Crime Report Q1, 2021. Feedzai’s data from financial transactions across the world shows a stark difference in consumer behaviour and financial crime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as compared to Europe (EU) and North America (NA). A clear image appears – a hyper-digital world where east and […]

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Search crimes – how the Gootkit gang poisons Google searches

Ransomware gets the big headlines, because of the enormous blackmail demands that typically arrive at the end of ransomware attacks. Indeed, the word “ransom” only expresses half the drama these days, because modern ransomware attacks usually involve the crooks making copies of all your data first before scrambling it. The crooks then demand a combination payout, part […]

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Npower shuts down app after hackers steal customer bank info

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Microsoft releases open-source CodeQL queries to assess Solorigate compromise

Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a joint statement that blames Russia for the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The four agencies were part of the task force Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) […]

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U.S. municipalities are the perfect target for cybercriminals in 2021

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A Cryptomining botnet abuses Bitcoin blockchain transactions as C2 backup mechanism

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NSA Equation Group tool was used by Chinese hackers years before it was leaked online

The Chinese APT group had access to an NSA Equation Group, NSA hacking tool and used it years before it was leaked online by Shadow Brokers group. Check Point Research team discovered that China-linked APT31 group (aka Zirconium.) used a tool dubbed Jian, which is a clone of NSA Equation Group ‘s “EpMe” hacking tool years before it was leaked online […]

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Nigerian Instagram star helped North Korean hackers in $1.3B scheme

A Nigerian Instagram star conspired with North Korean hackers to steal more than $1.3 billion from companies and banks in the U.S. and other countries, federal prosecutors said. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, also known as “Ray Hushpuppi,” is being accused of helping three North Korean computer hackers steal the funds from companies and banks, including one in […]

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Experts spotted the first malware tailored for Apple M1 Chip, it is just the beginning

Apple launched its M1 chip and cybercriminals developed a malware sample specifically for it, the latest generation of Macs are their next targets. The popular security researcher Patrick Wardle discovered one of the first malware designed to target latest generation of Apple devices using the company M1 chip. The discovery suggests threat actors are tailoring […]

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