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Alleged Collection 1 hacker nabbed; ransomware campaign targeting hospitals disrupted

The Ukrainian Secret Service on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man who they say is the hacker who amassed hundreds of millions of stolen credentials and then used an internet message board to announce their availability as a data set known as Collection 1. And in another significant win for law enforcement officials, Romania…
Coronavirus

Remote workers’ lack of corporate firewalls blamed for rise in malicious device activity

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced companies to enact sweeping work-from-home policies, the number of organizations whose devices have been compromised and forced to engage in malicious activity have at least doubled, according to new research released today. The researchers behind the study – conducted jointly by Arctic Security and Team Cymru – believe many of the affected…
Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data
Malware, Security News

Smart TVs spoofed to deliver billions of fake ad impressions

A cybergang created a botnet that used SmartTVs to generate fake eyeballs for a massive ad fraud campaign that saw billions of ad requests being generated per week. The campaign, nicknamed Icebucket, was uncovered by a team of researchers at White Ops. At its peak in January 1.9 billion fake ad requests were being generated…
Executive Insight, Opinion

IoT proliferation and widespread 5G: A perfect botnet storm

By now, we’ve heard the many promises of the 5G era. Organizations across industries are poised to take advantage of the enhancements 5G will bring to boost their products and services in ways that were difficult or expensive to achieve using 4G networks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big part of this shift,…
Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Zero-day being used to turn LILIN DVRs into botnets

A zero-day vulnerability in a digital video recorders (DVR) made by LILIN is being used by malicious actors to create botnet armies. Using a zero day to infect a device is a new tactic, reported NetLab 360, which uncovered the trend last year when multiple campaigns operated by several different attack groups were found using…
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APTs/cyberespionage, Data Breach, Security News

FSB contractor breach exposes secret cyber weapons program leveraging IoT vulnerabilities

The hack of an FSB contractor has exposed details of the Russian intelligence agency’s cyber weapons program aimed at exploiting vulnerabilities in IoT devices. Digital Revolution, a Russian hacking group, has claimed credit for the April 2019 breach of subcontractor ODT (Oday) LLC, which was working with frequent Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs contractor InformInvestGroup…
IoT, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Mirai variant Mukashi searching out Zixel NAS devices

The new Mirai variant Mukashi is targeting Zyxel network attached storage (NAS) devices using brute force attacks based on the default admin credentials and then exploiting CVE-2020-9054. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 said almost all Zyxel NAS products running firmware versions up to 5.21 are susceptible. CVE-2020-9054 is a pre-authentication command injection vulnerability, which may…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

TrickBot banking trojan introduces RDP brute forcing module

Malicious actors have created a new module for the TrickBot banking trojan that allows the malware to perform brute force attacks on Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol, specifically targeting U.S. and Hong Kong IP addresses. The module, called rdpScanDll, primarily focuses on the telecommunications, education, and financial services sectors, according to a new white paper from…
Cybercrime, Legal, Malware, Security News

Necurs botnet operation dismantled; millions of malicious domains disabled

A coalition of security-minded organizations led by Microsoft struck a major blow against the mighty Necurs botnet — one of the largest in world — dismantling its infrastructure in a global takedown. Empowered by a court order, Microsoft not only took control of the Necurs operators’ web domains, but it blocked an additional 6 million…
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