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ZeuS byproduct ‘Silent Night’ Zbot ‘not a game-changer’

The Silent Night Zbot, a new variant of the infamous banking trojan ZeuS that wreaked havoc in mid-2009 may be impressive in its design but it’s “not any game changer,” according to a deep-dive report from Malwarebytes and HYAS. Calling Silent Night “yet another banking Trojan based on ZeuS,” the 186-page report praised the malware’s…
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…
Cybercrime, Finance, Legal, Malware, Security News

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,…
APTs/cyberespionage, Security News

U.S. cyberattack crippled Iran’s efforts to attack ships in Persian Gulf

Shortly after Iran shot down a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz in June, the U.S. launched a secret cyberattack that took out an Iranian database used by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to plan attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Many of the system’s computers are still shut down and the initiative…
Peter Stephenson
Network Security, Security News

Threat hunting with next-generation tools

We’ve covered two AI-based next generation tools: deception networks and network monitoring.  This time we’re going to use next generation enterprise forensics to go on a threat hunt. If you recall, we deployed an Attivo BOTSink deception network in the lab and added, last time, the MixMode Packetsled network monitor.  Both of these use true…
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.…
Cybercrime, Legal, Malware, Security News

Court unseals indictment against alleged Darkode hacking forum members

An American and three Europeans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud for allegedly distributing malware on the now-defunct Darkode computer hacking forum. A District of Columbia federal court this week unsealed an indictment against the four individuals, who are identified as Thomas McCormick (aka fubar), 26,…
Ransomware, Security News

GandCrab ransomware operators put in retirement papers

After operating for about 18 months, the RaaS gang operating under the name GandCrab has announced it has cashed out of the game and has retired. GandCrab’s operators posted a message on a dark web forum indicating the group had made more than $2 billion with its RaaS operation, had laundered the money and was…
Cybercrime, Security News

SilverTerrier cybergang evolving new techniques for BEC scams

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have actively monitored the evolution of SilverTerrier Nigerian Business Email Compromise (BEC) threat actors. The threat actors have been attributed to more than 51,000 malware samples and 1.1 million cyber attacks over the last four years as they are gaining experience quickly as they adopt new technologies, techniques, and…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

WordPress plugin zero day exploited in the wild

Hackers are continuing to abuse the recently patched zero day vulnerability in the WordPress plugin Easy WP SMTP that if exploited can give attackers administrative control of a site. The zero day was first exploited in the wild for version 1.3.9 on March 15 and WordPress issued an update to pushing out version 1.3.9.0 on…
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