Cyber espionage campaign targets Samsung service centers in Italy

Security Affairs

has analyzed the campaign of spear-phishing on 2 april 2018 targeting the service centers of Samsung Italy.” “The campaign analyzed is targeting only the service centers of Samsung Italy, it’s an attack multi-stage and we have monitored it until July 2018″ The campaign has similarities with the attacks campaigns that targeted similar electronics service centers in Russia that was discovered by Fortinet in June.

Beware Black Friday & Cyber Monday shoppers: fake products, credit cards scams and other types of fraud

Security Affairs

Fake leather bags, sunglasses, sportswear, electronics and perfumes pose risks to consumers. Scammers create fake websites to advertise and sell counterfeit goods, such as computers and electronics, clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty and personal care products and even medicine usually with discounts that reach 80%. Phishing : 1274 attacks a day . According to Group-IB Brand Protection experts, 1274 phishing attacks are carried out daily.

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Ransomware attack disrupted store operations in the Netherlands and Germany

Security Affairs

Electronics retail giant MediaMarkt was hit by a ransomware attack that disrupted store operations in the Netherlands and Germany. Media Markt is a German multinational chain of stores selling consumer electronics with over 1000 stores in Europe.

Cyber crime tactics: how to avoid becoming a victim

IT Governance

Security in the Digital World defines three methods that cyber criminals use to attack: Social engineering: The attacker tries to manipulate you into giving them either your information, or access to your computer so that they can get the information themselves. This can take place through many types of communication, including the telephone (vishing), email (phishing), text messages (smishing) or chats within games or apps.

Fund Managers Targeted in Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Data Matters

These persons are then targeted for specific hacking and phishing attacks in startup institutions with system vulnerabilities. For remote access to emails, trading systems and other electronic data containing confidential information, the authentication mechanism should utilize at least two of the following factors: what a person knows (e.g., Asia Computer Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breaches Financial Privacy Information Security International SEC

Fund Managers Targeted in Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Data Matters

These persons are then targeted for specific hacking and phishing attacks in startup institutions with system vulnerabilities. For remote access to emails, trading systems and other electronic data containing confidential information, the authentication mechanism should utilize at least two of the following factors: what a person knows (e.g., Asia Computer Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breaches Financial Privacy Information Security International SEC

Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise

Krebs on Security

was charged in a criminal complaint in Northern California with aiding and abetting intentional access to a protected computer. also was charged in California with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and unauthorized access to a computer.

GUEST ESSAY. Everyone should grasp these facts about cyber threats that plague digital commerce

The Last Watchdog

Malware, a combination of the terms ‘malicious’ and ‘software,’ includes all malicious programs that intend to exploit computer devices or entire network infrastructures to extract victim’s data, disrupt business operations, or simply, cause chaos. There’s no definitive method or technique that defines malware; any program that harms the computer or system owners and benefits the perpetrators is malware. Computer Viruses. Computer worms.

NASA warns of a significant increase in cyber attacks during Coronavirus outbreak

Security Affairs

The memo was obtained by the website SpaceRef, it warns of both phishing attacks and malware-based attacks. Refrain from opening your personal email or non-work related social media on your NASA computer systems/devices.

Europol arrested 106 fraudsters, members of a major crime ring

Security Affairs

”The suspects defrauded hundreds of victims through phishing attacks and other types of online fraud such as SIM swapping and business email compromise before laundering the money through a wide network of money mules and shell companies.

Foreign hackers breached Russian federal agencies, said FSB

Security Affairs

FSB National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents (NKTsKI) revealed that foreign hackers have breached networks of Russian federal agencies.

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Microsoft sued North Korea-linked Thallium group

Security Affairs

Microsoft sued Thallium North Korea-linked APT for hacking into its customers’ accounts and networks via spear-phishing attacks. Defendants are engaged in breaking into the Microsoft accounts and computer networks of Microsoft’s customers and stealing highly sensitive information.”

DHS report – Voting systems in North Carolina county in 2016 were not hacked

Security Affairs

Computer faults that disrupted voting in a North Carolina county in 2016 were not caused by cyber attacks, a federal investigation states. The investigation involved 21 laptops used for the voters’ identification and experts performed a forensic exam of the seized computers.

The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

According to the local media, the City of Durham was hit with a phishing attack aimed at delivering the Ryuk Ransomware on the victims’ systems. The City of Durham, North Carolina, was the last victim in order of time of the infamous Ryuk ransomware that infected its systems.

Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Krebs on Security

Hackers used phishing emails to break into a Virginia bank in two separate cyber intrusions over an eight-month period, making off with more than $2.4 According to a lawsuit filed last month in the Western District of Virginia, the first heist took place in late May 2016, after an employee at The National Bank of Blacksburg fell victim to a targeted phishing email. That second computer had the ability to manage National Bank customer accounts and their use of ATMs and bank cards.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2021 – 9.8 million records breached

IT Governance

Justice Department announces seizure of domain names used in spear phishing campaign posing as U.S. We found a comparatively low 9,780,931 breached records from publicly disclosed security incidents in June 2021.

Critical remote code execution fixed in PlayStation Now

Security Affairs

” The attackers can run malicious code on a PS NOW user’s computer via a local WebSocket server started by the psnowlauncher.exe on port 1235 using the AGL Electron application it spawns after launch.

Two hacker groups attacked Russian banks posing as the Central Bank of Russia

Security Affairs

The emails were disguised to look as if they come from the Central Bank of Russia and FinCERT, the Financial Sector Computer Emergency Response Team. Of course, the CBR does not have anything to do with the phishing campaign – the hackers faked the sender’s address. In March 2016, for example, cybercriminals sent phishing emails from info@fincert.net. All messages sent via email contain FinCERT’s electronic signature.”.

US DoJ indicts Chinese hackers over state-sponsored cyber espionage

Security Affairs

aka Baobeilong, aka Zhang Jianguo, aka Atreexp, both nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China), with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft was announced today. In July 2018, FireEye observed a series of new attacks of the group leveraging spear-phishing emails using weaponized Word documents that attempt to deliver the UPPERCUT backdoor, also tracked as ANEL.

Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that demands a ransom fee be paid after the software is installed on a computer system. A virus is a piece of malicious code that is loaded onto a computer without the user’s knowledge. It can replicate itself and spread to other computers by attaching itself to another computer file.

EU to Force IoT, Wireless Device Makers to Improve Security

eSecurity Planet

The result has been devices with trivial vulnerabilities or flaws that have been solved for a decade or longer in traditional computing. He pointed to a FireEye study showing the exploits have overtaken phishing attacks as the top threat to organizations.

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MY TAKE: COVID-19’s silver lining could turn out to be more rapid, wide adoption of cyber hygiene

The Last Watchdog

The Shamoon “wiper” virus , for instance, devastated Saudi oil company Aramaco, destroying the hard drives of more than 30,000 Aramaco computers and forcing a weeklong shutdown of the company’s internal network. In May 2017, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) rolled out its Cyber Security Framework mandating detailed data security rules, including a requirement to encrypt and containerize business data in all computing formats.

Feds Target $100M ‘GozNym’ Cybercrime Network

Krebs on Security

“pablopicasso,” “salvadordali,” and “karlo,” was key player in the GozNym crime group who used stolen online banking credentials captured by GozNym malware to access victims’ online bank accounts and attempt to steal their money through electronic funds transfers into bank accounts controlled by fellow conspirators.

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Before we outline the safety hacks, let us briefly discuss why you need to protect yourself from hackers: How Safe Is Your Data: Why You Need To Protect Yourself From Hackers As the internet, computers, and connected devices (smart homes, smart appliances, etc.) As computers and smart devices creep into every crevice of our life, the need to protect yourself from hackers has never been greater. Phishing attacks are one of these ingenious strategies they use.

Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a malware campaign

Security Affairs

Last week the US agency has received several reports from taxpayers that received spam messages with “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder” subjects. gov -like website with details pretending to be about the taxpayer’s refund, electronic return or tax account. See Report Phishing and Online Scams for more details.”

Part 3: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about effecting risk management and change management?

ARMA International

This means imagining the “art of the possible” for a new future using a cloud computer model to deliver transformative change. This is referred to as “edge computing.” The data must be processed immediately by computers on the AV to react to hazards. Abstract.

Croatia government agencies targeted with news SilentTrinity malware

Security Affairs

The SilentTrinity malware can take control over an infected computer, it allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands. Between February and April, allegedly state-sponsored hackers have launched a spear-phishing campaign against government agencies. The phishing messages posed as delivery notifications from the Croatian postal or other retail services, they included a Microsoft Excel saved in the old.xls format and compiled the previous day.

What is data loss and how does it work?

IT Governance

Unlike desktop computers, laptops don’t have extra covers to protect them from water damage, which increases your risk of electronic components short circuiting. Computer viruses. Attacks often begin with an infected attachment in a phishing email.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021 – 1 billion records breached

IT Governance

It was another busy month in the cyber security sector, as we discovered 143 incidents that resulted in 1,098,897,134 breached records. Ransomware was again one of the biggest contributors to that total, accounting for almost one in three data breaches.

OilRig APT group: the evolution of attack techniques over time

Security Affairs

Indeed during the group_a, the main observed delivery techniques where about Phishing (rif.T1193) and Valid Accounts (rif.T1078). From group_b to group_d time frame OilRig started a more sophisticated Spear Phishing (rif.T1193) campaigns within malicious attachments as their main threat delivery activity. T1386) and spread over spear phishing campaigns as shown on delivery section. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices & Solutions

eSecurity Planet

A token acts as an electronic cryptographic key that unlocks the device or application, usually with an encrypted password or biometric data. Disconnected tokens are generally only good for one use and can be delivered via RFID or Bluetooth, or users can manually enter them into the computer.

University, Professional Certification or Direct Experience?

Security Affairs

However she doesn’t know when the cyber attack will happen, what infrastructures the attacker will hit and what technique the attacker will use (phishing, exploiting, scam, etc). I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background. I do have a MD in computer engineering and a PhD on computer security from University of Bologna. How to improve technical skills?

The ‘MartyMcFly’ investigation: Italian naval industry under attack

Security Affairs

OSINT investigations gathered evidence of past abuses of the “ xtyenvunqaxqzrm.usa.cc ” for malicious purposes, for instance an urlquery report dated back on 23rd August 2018 shows a phishing portal previously reachable at “ [link].usa.cc/maeskl Phishing page previously hosted on xtyenvunqaxqzrm.usa.cc . I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background. I do have a MD in computer engineering and a PhD on computer security from University of Bologna.

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com

Krebs on Security

Perhaps more worryingly, experts warn this same weakness that let spammers hijack domains registered through GoDaddy also affects a great many other major Internet service providers, and is actively being abused to launch phishing and malware attacks which leverage dormant Web site names currently owned and controlled by some of the world’s most trusted corporate names and brands.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 210 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Romanian duo convicted of fraud Scheme infecting 400,000 computers. RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack. Google is going to block logins from embedded browsers against MitM phishing attacks. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Kindle Edition. Paper Copy. Once again thank you! Attackers hacked support agent to access Microsoft Outlook email accounts.

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Florida Man Arrested in SIM Swap Conspiracy

Krebs on Security

Unauthorized SIM swaps often are perpetrated by fraudsters who have already stolen or phished a target’s password, as many banks and online services rely on text messages to send users a one-time code that needs to be entered in addition to a password for online authentication.

Is APT27 Abusing COVID-19 To Attack People ?!

Security Affairs

Today, many reports are describing how infamous attackers are abusing such an emergency time to lure people by sending thematic email campaigns or by using thematic IM within Malware or Phishing links. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

Top Database Security Solutions for 2021

eSecurity Planet

Starting our list of the top database security vendors is the multinational cloud computing company, Alibaba Cloud. As is true with any cloud service, the Seattle cloud computing company emphasizes the shared responsibility model.

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Iranian Threat Actors: Preliminary Analysis

Security Affairs

For example by using: user credential leaks, social engineering toolkits, targeted phishing, and so on and so forth or is more on there to be discovered ? I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

Episode 103: On the Voice-Controlled Internet, How Will We Authenticate?

The Security Ledger

» Related Stories Episode 100: Estonia’s Former CIO talks about engineering a secure electronic vote Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security Episode 101: The Dystopian IoT looks a lot like the Printer Ink Aisle and City of Atlanta Employees phished on Rogue Wi-Fi. Voice makes interacting with e-commerce sites like Amazon frictionless, which is why companies like Amazon love them and see them as the future of computing.