Archive for the ‘Cybercrime’ Category

North Korea-linked threat actors stole $1.7 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges

North Korea-linked threat actors are behind some of the largest cyberattacks against cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korea-linked APT groups are suspected to be behind some of the largest cyberattacks against cryptocurrency exchanges. According to South Korean media outlet Chosun, North Korean threat actors have stolen around $1.7 billion (2 trillion won) worth of cryptocurrency from multiple […]

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Healthcare – Patient or Perpetrator? – The Cybercriminals Within

With copious amounts of data collected by healthcare facilities, cybercriminals often target such entities. Moreover, the healthcare industry collects unique data, known as Protected Health Information (PHI), which is extremely valuable. Our PHI is engrained within us; medical history cannot get changed. As such, this information can sell for three times as much as Personally […]

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Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs

Experts warn of the availability in the cybercrime underground of offers for initial access to networks of players in global supply chains. Researchers from threat intelligence firm Intel 471 published an analysis of current cybercrime underground trends online, warning that initial access brokers are offering credentials or other forms of access to shipping and logistics organizations.  These organizations […]

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FIN7 cybercrime gang creates fake cybersecurity firm to recruit pentesters for ransomware attacks

The FIN7 hacking group is attempting to enter in the ransomware business and is doing it with an interesting technique. The gang space creates fake cybersecurity companies that hire experts requesting them to carry out pen testing attacks under the guise of pentesting activities. FIN7 is a Russian criminal group that has been active since mid-2015, it focuses on restaurants, […]

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Gift card fraud: four suspects hit with money laundering charges

You might be forgiven for thinking that cybercrime is almost all about ransomware and cryptocoins these days. In a ransomware attack, the crooks typically blackmail you to send them cryptocurrency in return for giving you your stolen data back (or for not selling it on to someone else). In a cryptocoin attack, the crooks typically […]

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“Back to basics” as courier scammers skip fake fees and missed deliveries

These scams can take many different forms, including: A fake gift sent by an online “friend” is delayed by customs charges. This is a common ruse used by romance scammers, who sucker you into an online friendship, for example by stealing other people’s profile data from online data sites, courting you online, and then “sending” you a […]

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NSO Group Hacked

There’s a lot to read out there. Amnesty International has a report. Citizen Lab conducted an independent analysis. The Guardian has extensive coverage. More coverage. Most interesting is a list of over 50,000 phone numbers that were being spied on by NSO Group’s software. Why does NSO Group have that list? The obvious answer is that NSO Group provides spyware-as-a-service, and centralizes […]

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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 RĂ©doine 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€śRansomware 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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