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Russian cybercriminals using VOIP services to bypass fraud verifications

Flashpoint researchers spotted Russian speaking cybercriminals using VOIP services to bypass phone call transaction verification.

U.S. Military vows to tweak and fling malware back at creators

U.S. military hackers are by throwing the proverbial malware grenade back at the enemy

WannaCry researcher Marcus Hutchins arraigned, faces October trial

Marcus Hutchins, the UK researcher who accidentally stopped the spread of WannaCry ransomware, was arraigned in a federal Wisconsin court on Monday, for allegedly authoring a banking trojan called Kronos.

Karma: Facebook Password Stealer steals only thief's passwords

LMNTRIX Labs researchers spotted a Facebook password stealer equipped with a Trojan to deliver a dose of karma to those looking to use it.

Ukrainian man helps spread NotPetya to help others avoid paying taxes

Ukrainian police arrested a man earlier this month for helping spread the NotPetya ransomworm through his social media outlets.

Carbanak Bateleur Jscript backdoor targets U.S. chain restaurants

Proofpoint researchers observed a Carbanak, aka FIN7, backdoor malware targeting U.S. restaurant chains looking to steal screenshots and passwords.

npm removes malicious JavaScript packages that were caught stealing data

JavaScript programming language package manager "npm" has disclosed that it recently removed roughly 40 fraudulent, malware-spiked packages that were designed to steal environment variables upon installation.

Pegasus spyware creators, NSO Group, met with DEA

The DEA held a meeting with controversial surveillance company NSO Group, the firm responsible for creating the Pegasus spyware.

Amazon suspends sales of Blu Android phones amid spyware allegations

Amazon Monday announced it is suspending sales of Android phones manufactured by Blu after a Black Hat presentation claimed the devices contain spyware.

SpongeBob ransomware turns out to be pretty square

Researchers spotted a Bitcoin ransomware almost as comical as someone who lives in a Pineapple under the sea.

Chinese authorities arrest 11 in Fireball malware sting

Beijing officials arrested 11 individuals linked to the Fireball malware after receiving a tip from someone operating under the pseudonym "Zhang Ming."

Crypto mining malware a huge problem in Russia

Putin's internet advisor Herman Klimenko recently told a domestic broadcaster that nearly a quarter of the country's computers are infected with crypto mining malware.

Tick threat group linked to multiple malware families

The Tick hacking group known infecting Japanese and South Korean targets with its malicious backdoor "Daserf" has been linked to other campaigns leveraging an eclectic assortment of malware, including two additional backdoors, two remote access trojans and a downloader.

Turkish Android app store spreads malware

Victims will download an app from the store only to find the app in no way resembles what the user was expecting, but instead is an app disguised as a Flash Player.

Decryptor for old Petya versions released

Malwarebytes researchers have developed decryptors for unlocking all legitimate older versions of Petya ransomware.

Tables turned: Researcher reportedly creates C&C server to spy on Fruitfly Mac malware

A security researcher looking into a variant of the Mac spyware Fruitfly uncovered a pool of roughly 400 infected victims, after reportedly registering a back-up C&C server that was coded in a sample of the malware and taking it over.

Russian Citadel malware co-developer 'Kolypto ' sentenced to prison

The Russian hacker who pleaded guilty for his role in co-developing the Citadel malware Wednesday was sentenced to five years in Prison.

Cyber-terrorism: the next logical threat to come from IS

Earlier this year the attacks in London and Manchester catapulted terrorism back into the mainstream for many UK citizens.

'Combat-grade' Nukebot spotted along with other mods

Three months after the malware's author released source code, 'combat-grade' Nukebot spotted.

FBI PSA says connected toys may present privacy risks to children

The agency encourages parents to do their due diligence into the cybersecurity of toys that connect to the internet both directly through Wi-Fi and indirectly via Bluetooth to a mobile device connected to the internet.