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 attackers used spear-phishing emails sent to Samsung Italy service center workers. Securi ty Affairs – Samsung service centers, spear-phishing).

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. Phishing : 1274 attacks a day . According to Group-IB Brand Protection experts, 1274 phishing attacks are carried out daily.

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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.

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

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.

Feds Target $100M ‘GozNym’ Cybercrime Network

Krebs on Security

The feds say the ringleader of the group was Alexander Konovolov , 35, of Tbilisi, Georgia, who controlled more than 41,000 victim computers infected with GozNym and recruited various other members of the cybercrime team.

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. This is done via electronic communication, most commonly by email.

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.”.

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. See Report Phishing and Online Scams for more details.”

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.

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com

Krebs on Security

Your Web browser knows how to find a Web site name like example.com thanks to the global Domain Name System (DNS), which serves as a kind of phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly Web site names (example.com) into numeric Internet address that are easier for computers to manage.

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.

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.

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.)

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. How to improve technical skills?

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). T1386) and spread over spear phishing campaigns as shown on delivery section. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

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.

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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

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.

Podcast Episode 121: DMCA Exemptions Set Stage for Right to Repair Fight and DHS Cyber Makeover

The Security Ledger

In this episode of the Security Ledger podcast (#121): the Librarian of Congress gave a big boost to right to repair advocates in late October when she granted exemptions provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act covering repair of most electronic devices.

Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Social engineering deceives and manipulates individuals into divulging sensitive information by convincing them to click malicious links or grant access to a computer, building or system.

Weekly podcast: NCSC and Kaspersky, parliamentary passwords and macOS High Sierra (again)

IT Governance

Dorries tweeted : “My staff log onto my computer on my desk with my login everyday. For the officer on @BBCNews just now to claim that the computer on Greens desk was accessed and therefore it was Green is utterly preposterous !!”.

Weekly podcast: NHS upgrade, $242m Equifax loss and prison hacker jailed

IT Governance

Bleeping Computer reports that “Voits used email spear-phishing and telephone social-engineering to trick Washtenaw County Jail employees into downloading and running malware on their computers.”.

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.

OCR Enters into Record Settlement with Anthem

Hunton Privacy

In March 2015, Anthem submitted a breach report to OCR detailing the cyberattack, indicating that it began after at least one employee responded to a spear phishing email. Attackers were able to download malicious files to the employee’s computer and gain access to other Anthem systems that contained individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, medical identification numbers, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses and employment information. Recently, the U.S.

Canada Adopts Stringent Anti-Spam Legislation

Hunton Privacy

The centerpiece of the Act are prohibitions aimed at preventing spam, but the law also includes regulations to combat phishing and protect users from online malware. Specifically, among other things, the legislation would prohibit: sending commercial electronic messages (including emails and text messages) without consent (subject to certain limited exceptions); altering transmission data on email messages; and. the installation of computer programs without express consent.

FERC issues notice of proposed rulemaking to extend reporting requirements for cyberattacks targeting the energy sector

Data Protection Report

DHS’ webinar explained that the hackers obtained access to vendors providing computer services to electric utilities companies. The hackers used tactics such as phishing emails and watering-hole attacks. The new rule expands the reporting requirement to include incidents that compromise, or attempt to compromise, a responsible entity’s Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP) or associated Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems (EACMS).