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Malware framework generates 1B fake ad impressions in 3 months

Researchers have sniffed out a malware framework that targets major browsers installed on Window machines, and has generated more than 1 billion false Google AdSense impressions in the past three months alone. “The framework is designed to pad statistics on social sites and ad impressions, creating revenue for its operators who are using a botnet…
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Despite arrests, FIN7 launched 2018 attack campaigns featuring new malware

Even after several alleged members were arrested last year, FIN7 continues to show signs of life, as evidenced by the recent discovery of an administration panel tool called “Astra” and two new malware samples used in campaigns by the cybercriminal group in 2018. Researchers from Flashpoint who uncovered the threat observed Astra-related activity from May…
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Researchers catch whiff of previously unknown POS sniffers and scrapers

Researchers in the last 48 hours have released a trio of reports, each of which details a newly discovered point-of-sale (POS) malware program that skims or scrapes payment card information from e-commerce websites or in-store checkout terminals. At least two of these three new threats, GMO and DMSniff, have already been observed actively attacking enterprises,…
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The many faces of Magecart: Report profiles groups behind card-skimming threat

Magecart, the e-commerce payment card-skimming threat that has recently victimized Ticketmaster, British Airways, Newegg and other notable companies, is primarily comprised of six major active cybercriminal groups, according to a new joint research report. All of these groups use a version the same skimmer toolset, but they rely on different strategies and in some cases have…
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Jaxx Cryptocurrency wallet phishing campaign shut down

A malware campaign targeting Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet users was shut down after FlashPoint researchers discovered several infections linked to the site. Jaxx, is a cryptocurrency wallet site which claims to have been downloaded 1.2 million times on desktop and mobile platforms and its most recent version supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more than a dozen other…
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Wiper attack at Chilean bank provided cover for $10M SWIFT heist

The real target of a wiper malware attack on Banco de Chile were transactions on the SWIFT network that resulted in a $10 million heist. The company said in a statement that no customer accounts had been compromised in the attack, which destroyed 9,000 workstations and 500 servers. Attackers executed four fake fraudulent transactions in…
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Report suggests GandCrab’s developers may have created Sodinokibi ransomware

Evidence is reportedly mounting that the recently discovered ransomware program known as Sodinokibi was created by the same developers who introduced GandCrab ransomware. Last month, GandCrab’s developers publicly disclosed that they were retiring after raking in roughly $2 billion in extortion payments. But this announcement may have been misleading at best, according to security researcher…
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Three Magecart operatives arrested in Indonesia

Several members of a group allegedly behind hundreds of Magecart-style attacks were arrested last month in Indonesia as the result of an international law enforcement operation. Interpol’s ASEAN Cyber Capability Desk and the Indonesian National Police just announced late last week the December 20, 2019 arrest of three members of a group allegedly behind a…
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