Cybecrime News, Articles and Updates

Demi Lovato nudes leaked, scammer targets private citizens for sex shows

A spearphishing scammer demanded a sex show from a private citizen after obtaining the victim's email credentials.

Hired Hackers target driverless car tech prompting threat sharing colab

A group of cyber mercenaries targeted Baidu's driverless car technology prompting the tech company to beef up security.

IRS warns of new, last minute tax scams

With tax scammers redoubling their efforts in the waning days of the 2017 tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning to tax professionals and citizens to be on the lookout for last-minute scams.

Celebgate 2.0 scam promised Amazon gift cards

Spammers looking to take advantage of leaked celebrity photos have turned their sights on exploiting the buzz surrounding "Celebgate 2.0."

FIN7 linked to fileless malware attacks

Researchers spotted the same group that launched spearphishing campaigns targeting SEC filings using fileless malware.

Cincinnati Eye Institute staffers tax data possibly exposed

About 500 employees of a Cincinnati-based medical group specializing in eye surgery were told that some of their personal information may have been compromised.

IT pros fear cyberespionage may be top 2017 threat

A recent Trend Micro study found 20 percent of IT leaders believe cyberespionage will be the top threat of 2017.

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.

Zscaler reveals risk of SSL based threats, warns of new security priority

More than half of the internet traffic is already HTTPS encrypted for the sake of higher security. However, the encrypted traffic is used by cyber-criminals as well to hide their malicious activities from detection.

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.

312 and counting data breaches, in 2017, report

So far this year, there have been 312 data breaches as of March 14, 2017, which have compromised a combined total of more than 1.3 million records.

PetrWrap ransomware found, attacks and locks up entire organizations

A previously unknown ransomware family called PetrWrap has been discovered specifically designed to attack large organizations and capable of spreading the malware to its endpoints and servers.

Android Devices pre-loaded with malware signal fault in supply chain

Check Point has discovered dozens of Android devices that were received with malware preloaded onto them which were possibly infected on their way through the Android supply chain.

Sasse sees uptick in hack attempts after criticism of WikiLeaks

The Nebraska senator reported multiple password reset attempts in a series of tweets Saturday evening.

Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play

Checkpoint researchers spotted a malware, dubbed Skimmer, in the Google Play store which uses a unique and innovative tactics evade detection.

Alleged Silk Road admin to be extradited to U.S. despite Asperger's

An alleged Silk Road administrator's appeal against extradition has been dismissed in an Irish court, despite suffering from Asperger's syndrome and depression.

Florida man arrested for allegedly holding website hostage

A Florida man was arrested after allegedly shutting down a San Deigo software company's website and holding it for ransom.

FIN7 spearphishing campaign targets SEC filings

FireEye researchers spotted a spear phishing campaign targeting United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

Few security pros confident in nation's cybersecurity posture, survey

The study found that 80 percent of respondents said that they were more concerned about cybersecurity this year compared to last.

You can be my Hacked Kate Moss tonight, nudes leaked

Kate Moss has become the latest celebrity to have her digital files targeted for intimate photos.

China releases first cyberpolicy paper

China described its vision of how countries should cooperate in the cyberspace in its first cyberpolicy paper.

International efforts indict 19 in cybercrime ring

The FBI and DoJ joined forces with More than 50 law enforcement agencies based in the U.S., Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany and Israel

Researchers spot uptick in apparel and food delivery online fraud

The 2017 Fraud Attack Index found that spike occurred following the October 2015 EMV chip adoption deadline.

vBulletin targeted yet again, 800K accounts compromised

Once again hackers have targeted vBulletin users, this time leaking information from 819,977 user accounts.

Bowling Green, Ky., cyberattacks lead to Turkish hacker

The probe of a U.S.-based Turkish hacker shed light on an Austrian intelligence agency dispute and found that the Bowling Green attacks may have been real after all, just cyber

GOP Rep. Issa calls for Trump, Russia, investigation

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has become the first member of his party to call for an independent investigation Trump-Russia ties.

Porn Spamming campaign targets Joomla users

Sucuri researchers spotted a pornography spam campaign targeting unpatched Joomla vulnerabilities in Search Engine Poisoning (SEP) attacks.

Man suspected of DT router DDoS attack arrested in Luton airport

A man has been arrested by agents from the National Crime Agency (NCA) following a European Arrest Warrant put out by Germany's federal police. Germans are to seek extradition of the suspect under charges of computer sabotage.

Car accident data stolen and traded illegally - London house raided

A house in Palmers Green was raided as part of an investigation into the illegal access of customer details from a nationwide car repair company prompted by concerns raised by Nationwide Accident Repairs Services (NARS)