Cybercrime

Gozi malware creator cuts deal, gets time served and $7M fine

Gozi malware creator cuts deal, gets time served and $7M fine

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Gozi banking malware creator Nikita Kuzmin sentenced to time served and a $7 million fine as the U.S. Attorney's office tells judge Kuzmin provided "substantial assistance" to the government.

Mobile devices still vulnerable to attack, report

Mobile devices still vulnerable to attack, report

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Mobile attacks can workaround two-factor authentication on Android phones and inject malware onto iOS phones.

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

Tick cybergang uses custom malware to target Japanese websites

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Symantec researchers spotted a cyberespionage group dubbed "Tick" spreading custom malware through compromised Japanese websites.

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

Miami programmer facing jail for hacking frequent flyer accounts

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A computer programmer was charged with purloining the frequent flier accounts of American Airlines customers to treat himself to more than $260,000 worth of global travel and car rentals

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

Top NFL prospect Tunsil free falls in draft after apparent hacker posts damaging video, texts

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Minutes before the NFL Draft commenced on Thursday night, an apparent hacker accessed the Twitter account of top prospect Laremy Tunsil and posted an old video of the Ole Miss player smoking from a bong, damaging his value.

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

Filipino authorities arrest second man in hack that revealed data on 55M voters

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The 23-year-old mastermind behind the hack of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website, which led to the exposure of 55 million voter records, was arrested by the Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines Friday.

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

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IBM security researchers have spotted an uptick in mobile malware competition in pricing, features and quality on the black market.

Prognosis Negative for American Dental Association

Prognosis Negative for American Dental Association

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Malware embedded on a USB drive was delivered to members of the American Dental Association (ADA).

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

Marcher banking malware hitting Australia

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Marcher Madness continues with a new, stealthier iteration of the Marcher banking malware targeting Android users in Australia.

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

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Hacking a connected car in Michigan could warrant a life sentence behind bars if recently proposed legislation is passed into law.

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

Updated: ISIS hackers join together in 'United Cyber Caliphate', issue hit list

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Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

Unclassified: Hackers steal Gumtree Australia customer data in breach of classifieds website

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The online classified website Gumtree Australia alerted customers on Friday of a data breach after hackers stole their personally identifiable information last weekend.

PCI DSS version 3.2 release extends multifactor authentication requirement

PCI DSS version 3.2 release extends multifactor authentication requirement

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The PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2 released Thursday not only includes new requirements to safeguard payment data, including multifactor authentication.

DDoS attacks still growing...and stronger, Kaspersky

DDoS attacks still growing...and stronger, Kaspersky

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Cybercriminals are strengthening their DDoS attacks with more amplification and new methods to refine their botnets.

Estonian man sentenced to 87 months for perpetrating click-fraud scheme

Estonian man sentenced to 87 months for perpetrating click-fraud scheme

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A Manhattan federal court judge sentenced Estonian Vladimir Tsastsin to 87 months in prison for his role in perpetrating an internet fraud scheme that infected more than four million computers in more than 100 countries.

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

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Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.

New site on dark web offering one-stop ransom services

New site on dark web offering one-stop ransom services

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A new site was discovered on the dark web that allows hackers to upload stolen data and sell the data to criminals or criminal groups.

PLATINUM gang exploited Microsoft 'hotpatching' support to mask activities

PLATINUM gang exploited Microsoft 'hotpatching' support to mask activities

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The PLATINUM team has "gone to great lengths" over many years "to develop covert techniques" so their cyber-espionage campaigns will evade detection, even using Windows's support for "hotpatching" against it.

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

Over 7M Minecraft mobile credentials exposed after Lifeboat data breach

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Lifeboat Network, which runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition — the smartphone version of the immensely popular video game Minecraft — was hacked in January 2016, resulting in a data breach compromising 7 million-plus gamers.

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

Retailers believe breach detection is sufficient, but gap yawns wide

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Retailers believe they can detect a data breach in a week or less, a new survey commissioned by Tripwire revealed, while another report by Arbor Network showed it takes them on average 197 days to spot advanced threats.

Empty email threats reap payoff for Armada Collective

Empty email threats reap payoff for Armada Collective

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Emails sent to businesses demanding payment to avoid a DDoS attack were enough to spur some to pay off, even though no attacks resulted.

Campaign apps putting user data at risk, study

Campaign apps putting user data at risk, study

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App users logging in over unsecured ​​Wi-Fi hotspots may be exposing their personal information to data miners.

Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security

Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security

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Poor endpoint security practices are propelling the great ransomware epidemic of 2016 — and if allowed to fester, the threat will spread to new endpoints including IoT devices, cars and ICS and SCADA systems, a new report said.

Georgia couple pleads guilty in IRS 'Get Transcript' data breach

Georgia couple pleads guilty in IRS 'Get Transcript' data breach

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A Georgia couple pleaded guilty for their role in the IRS 'Get Transcript' data breach that compromised 700,000 accounts.

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

Sixth teen arrested in breach of U.K. ISP TalkTalk

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A teenager turned himself in to police in Staffordshire, U.K., where he was arrested on charges stemming from a breach of internet services provider TalkTalk.

Records of 93.4M Mexican voter discovered in public database

Records of 93.4M Mexican voter discovered in public database

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MacKeeper Security Researcher Chris Vickery claimed to have discovered 93.4 million Mexican voter registration records.

Cyberattacks increase against manufacturing, healthcare industries

Cyberattacks increase against manufacturing, healthcare industries

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Report examines the shifting direction of cyberattacks noted attackers turning their attention away from financial services, in favor of attacks against manufacturing and healthcare companies.

FIN6 uses legit payment card data, GRABNEW-infected systems to steal info

FIN6 uses legit payment card data, GRABNEW-infected systems to steal info

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A new report from FireEye Threat Intelligence said that one case investigated by Mandiant indicated that a victim computer "was originally compromised with GRABNEW malware by a separate threat actor."

New version of TeslaCrypt ups ante for ransomware

New version of TeslaCrypt ups ante for ransomware

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Two updates in TeslaCrypt illustrate that ransomware is not only spreading wider, but is also evolving with new capabilities.

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