DOJ indict Fxmsp hacker for selling access to hacked orgs, AV firms

The US Department of Justice has indicted a hacker known as ‘Fxmsp’ for hacking into and selling access to over three hundred organizations worldwide. In an indictment unsealed today, the DOJ is charging a citizen of Kazakhstan named Andrey Turchin, Read More …

First-Ever Russian BEC Gang, Cosmic Lynx, Uncovered

Researchers say they have discovered the first-ever reported Russian business email compromise (BEC) cybercriminal ring, showing that sophisticated attackers beyond the usual Nigerian scammers are setting their sights on the email-based attack vector. The BEC gang is called Cosmic Lynx, and has been associated Read More …

Australia to invest a record A$1.35bn in cyber security

Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (Cesar) package, the investment will help Australia identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and build industry partnerships, said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Noting that malicious cyber activity undermines the Read More …

Hackers breached A1 Telekom, Austria’s largest ISP

A1 Telekom, the largest internet service provider in Austria, has admitted to a security breach this week, following a whistleblower’s exposé. The company admitted to suffering a malware infection in November 2019. A1 said its security team detected the malware Read More …

City of Knoxville shuts down network after ransomware attack

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down its entire computer network following a ransomware attack that took place overnight and targeted the city’s offices. Knoxville has a population of over 180,000, it’s Tennessee’s third-largest city after Nashville and Memphis, and it’s Read More …

Ransomware: Hackers took just three days to find this fake industrial network and fill it with malware

Industrial control networks are coming under attack from a range of ransomware attacks, security researchers have warned, after an experiment revealed the speed at which hackers are uncovering vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure. Security company Cybereason built a ‘honeypot’ designed to look Read More …

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

Researchers are warning of an ongoing phishing attack that’s targeting the credentials of more than 100 high-profile executives at a German multinational corporation that’s tasked with procuring coronavirus medical gear for Germany. The company, left unnamed by researchers, is part Read More …

Ransomware gang says it breached one of NASA’s IT contractors

The operators of the DopplePaymer ransomware have congratulated SpaceX and NASA for their first human-operated rocket launch and then immediately announced that they infected the network of one of NASA’s IT contractors. In a blog post published today, the DopplePaymer ransomware gang Read More …

Amtrak discloses data breach, potential leak of customer account data

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has disclosed a data breach that may have resulted in the compromise of customer personally identifiable information (PII). The data breach was discovered on April 16, 2020. In a letter to the Attorney General’s Read More …