US Treasury sanctions three North Korean hacking groups

The US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions today on three North Korean state-controlled hacking groups, which US authorities claim to have helped the Pyongyang regime raise funds for its weapons and missile programs. US officials cited three hacking groups Read More …

Uncovering IoT Threats in the Cybercrime Underground

Amid the growth of the internet of things (IoT), manufacturers and integrators are testing the limits of how the technology can be applied, as seen in how new forms of connected devices are hitting the market. Some applications play critical Read More …

Unusual CEO Fraud via Deepfake Audio Steals US$243,000 From UK Company

An unusual case of CEO fraud used a deepfake audio, an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated audio, and was reported to have conned US$243,000 from a U.K.-based energy company. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in March, the fraudsters used a voice-generating Read More …

German bank loses €1.5 million in mysterious cashout of EMV cards

Criminals have stolen more than €1.5 million ($1.65 million) from a German bank by cloning customer debit cards and then cashing out user funds across Brazil, despite the original cards being protected by EMV (chip-and-PIN) technology. The thefts happened last Read More …

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics

Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September Read More …

Adwind Remote Access Trojan Hits Utilities Sector

Attackers are targeting entities from the utility industry with the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware via a malspam campaign that uses URL redirection to malicious payloads. Adwind (also known as jRAT, AlienSpy, JSocket, and Sockrat) is distributed by its developers to Read More …

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems Read More …

European Central Bank Shuts Down ‘BIRD Portal’ After Getting Hacked

The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed Thursday that it had been hit by a cyberattack that involved attackers injecting malware into one of its websites and potentially stealing contact information of its newsletter subscribers. Headquartered in Germany, the European Central Read More …