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FIN6 cybercrime actor adds ransomware to its repertoire

Traditionally associated with payment card theft, the cybercriminal group FIN6 has expanded its operations to apparently include ransomware attacks using the malicious encryption programs Ryuk and LockerGoga, according to researchers. Investigations by the FireEye Intelligence research team and the company’s Mandiant division have revealed that FIN6’s ransomware activity dates back to July 2018, and has…
Retail, Security News

Fin6 using FrameworkPOS scraping malware in POS attacks

The threat group Fin6 has been connected to a string of point-of-sale attacks against VMWare Horizon thin clients. The security firm Morphisec Labs reported the attacks have been taking place for eight to 10 weeks with a particular spike on Feb. 6 that saw numerous attempted downloads of the Cobalt Strike backdoor. Morphisec has tentatively connected…
Data Breach, Security News

Evidence tying Cobalt Group to Magecart Group 4 unveiled

The security firms Malwarebytes and HYAS have strung together several pieces of evidence that they believe tie Magecart Group 4 to the Cobalt Group. The two companies found that the Cobalt Group and Magecart Group 4 have several overarching similarities, such as the use of advanced techniques during their attacks and a history with banking…
Cybercrime, Ransomware, Security News

New PureLocker ransomware built for targeted attacks, linked to MaaS dealer

A newly discovered ransomware called PureLocker is targeting the production servers of enterprises, while exhibiting some behavior that’s very unusual for most malicious encryptors. Among its quirky features: it’s written in the PureBasic programming language, which helps it avoid conventional anti-malware detection engines; it’s very picky about who it infects, only executing if the victim machine…
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