Threat intelligence research team Cisco Talos has discovered a cryptocurrency mining botnet attack dubbed Prometei. The main purpose of the actor is to deploy users’ computer systems to mine Monero (XMR). Another possible goal is to steal Bitcoin (BTC) wallets that might be protected by passwords stolen with open-source app Mimikatz.
ESET researchers have discovered a new major privacy threat within a “long-running cyber-espionage campaign” in the Middle East. The new malicious agent is an Android messenger app Welcome Chat. The rogue app is believed to be linked to the Gaza Hackers group a.k.a Molerats.
Californian Reyes Daniel Ruiz, who worked as a reliability engineer among other roles at Yahoo! from 2009 to 2018, abused his position by accessing Yahoo’s backend to steal “hashed” passwords, crack them and log into email accounts of women, including some coworkers.
A group of researchers at cybersecurity firm Cybereason has detected an upgraded version of FakeSpy, a malware targeting the Android mobile operating system that originally appeared in late 2017. The malware is designed to steal users’ personal information such as financial and application data, contact lists, as well as steal and manipulate SMS messages.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has estimated that cybercriminals stole approximately $2 billion from victims by virtue of compromising corporate email accounts, in 2019. Criminals continued to invent new and more sophisticated types of attacks last year, although quite widespread extortion, government impersonation, and spoofing were the three crime categories newly added […]
This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.
Hackers have gained access to 160,000 Nintendo user accounts, wherein evildoers apparently used gamers’ balance and registered credit cards or PayPal to illegally make purchases in My Nintendo Store or Nintendo eShop.
A new report of the investigation into the Coincheck exchange 2018 hack has revealed that the personal computers of the employees have been to have been infected by a virus originating from a Russian hacker syndicate.
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced May 7 the discovery of a “large scale security breach” leading to malicious actors being able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and “potentially other info.”