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U.S. charges alleged members of “Evil Corp” cybercrime group for Zeus and Dridex campaigns

The U.S. today announced legal and regulatory action against the powerhouse cybercriminal group Evil Corp, filing hacking and bank fraud charges against two of its suspected members. Authorities are also offering a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or conviction of one of the group’s alleged masterminds, 32-year-old Maksim Yakubets of Moscow,…
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Cybercrime, Security News

Moldovian sentenced for stealing millions using Bugat banking malware

A Moldovian national was sentenced to time served by a federal court for his crime of conspiracy and damaging a computer. Andrey Ghinkul, also known as, Andrei Ghincul and Smilex, was arrested in Cyprus in August 2015 and extradited to the United States in February 2016. Ghinkul faced up to 108 months in prison, but…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Cylance Protect AV vulnerability patched

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Coordination Center is issued patch for a recently disclosed vulnerability in Cylance Protect. The vulnerability note, VU#489481, said that prior to a July 21, 2019, update Protect contained flaws that allow an adversary to craft malicious files that the AV product would likely mistake for simply being benign files.…
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Ransomware attack delays government services in Nunavut, Canada

A ransomware attack last weekend struck the network of the Canadian territory Nunavut, severely impeding a bevy of government services that rely on access to systems and electronic files. The attack took place on Saturday afternoon, encrypting files on government servers and workstations and crippling email and other internet-based communications. The only service to be…
Data Breach, Ransomware, Security News

Arizona Beverages ransomware attack exacerbated by unpatched servers, poorly configured back-up system

Arizona Beverages, quick to the grocer’s shelf with its ubiquitous iced teas, has been slow to get much of its network running again after it discovered its backup system wasn’t properly configured to restore its systems in the wake of a targeted ransomware attack and was forced to spend a pretty penny to bring in…
Coronavirus, Security News

Threat actors play on people’s desire to help cure Coronavirus

Much like the new cases of COVID-19 that occur daily, cybercriminals are constantly rolling out new tactics, techniques and procedures based on the pandemic. One of the newer attacks, first observed on March 7, uses a Coronavirus themed email to spread RedLine Stealer malware. This is described as a particularly well designed, written and developed…
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Cybercrime, Security News

Threat actors use US data center to spread malware

Bromium researchers spotted scammers used Nevada data centers to distributed Dridex, GandCrab and other malware in a campaign that lasted between May 2018 to March 2019. Typically, threat actors organize their operations outside of the reach of U.S. law enforcement but these made a bold statement using servers that could easily be seized and shut…
Ransomware, Security News

A tale of two ransomware attacks

Two schools, two ransomware attack and two different outcomes. The Allegheny Intermediate Unit school system was able to fend off a recent ransomware attack using back up files, meanwhile the University of Maastricht just disclosed it paid 30 bitcoins to regain control of its encrypted computer network. Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), a regional public education…
Malware, Security News

Great White North bombarded with malicious email campaigns, report

During the first four months of 2019 threat actors conducted thousands of malicious email campaigns, hundreds of which targeted Canadian organizations. Proofpoint researchers detected nearly 100 campaigns that specifically geo-targeted Canada or were customized for Canadian audiences in the first four months of 2019 mostly using the Emotet banking trojan, according to Proofpoint’s Beyond “North…
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