Category: Cybercrime

Data Breach Hits over 1,000 Intercontinental Hotels

The Intercontinental Hotel Group, the operator of hotel chains like the Holiday Inn and the Intercontinental, has admitted to the discovery of a malware that compromised point-of-sale equipment used...

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US Feds Start Dismantling Destructive Spam Botnet Kelihos

The US Department of Justice has announced the launch of an extensive effort to put an end to the Kelihos botnet, a global network of over 10,000 infected computers that has been delivering spam and...

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German Minister Wants Rules to Attack Foreign Hackers

Germany’s interior minister is seeking international rules to allow nations to target and attack foreign hackers Germany’s interior minister is urging for legislation allowing nations to attack...

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Hacked New York Post Sends out ‘Heil President’ Push Alert

The New York Post app has apologized after sending compromised push notifications to subscribers, one of which read “Heil President Donald Trump.” The New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s...

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Lithuanian Phishing Scammer Tricks US Tech Giants to Wire Him $100 Million

An indictment by the Department of Justice has revealed that a Lithuanian man tricked two US-based internet companies to wire him a total of over $100 million through a phishing scam. 48-year-old...

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Russian Spies Hired Cybercriminals to Hack 500 Million Yahoo Accounts: Justice Dept

The United States government has directly implicated Russian agents of instigating and directing the hack of half a billion Yahoo user accounts by hiring cybercriminals. The US Justice Department has...

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Trump Campaign Advisor Engaged in Twitter Exchange with DNC Hackers

President Trump’s former campaign advisor Roger Stone has admitted to having conversations with the perpetrator behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee. Speaking to The Washington...

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MacOS Malware Linked to Russian Hackers Steals Passwords, iPhone Backups

A new variant of a Mac malware allegedly developed by APT28, the same cyber espionage group believed to be responsible for the hacks of the Democratic party in the lead up to the 2016 presidential...

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Bristol County DA’s Office Opens Digital Forensics Lab

Crime in the 21st century has come a long way and crime in a connected world that leaves behind digital footprints has persuaded Bristol County’s District Attorney to install a new digital forensics...

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Dreaded IoT Malware Mirai Spotted in a Windows Trojan

Mirai, the infamous strain of IoT-based malware that triggered an unprecedented distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against prominent DNS provider Dyn leading to a sweeping blackout last year,...

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Malware Targeting MS Word for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

Macros-based malware attacks targeting Windows machines running Microsoft Word have been proved to be a long-standing and routine threat to PCs. Now, security researchers have discovered attackers...

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Florida Man Tries to Steal $7 Billion & Blames it on Jesus

An unemployed Lakeland man has plead guilty to trying to make fraudulent wire transfers of $7 billion from “a large nationally renowned financial institution.” Court documents reveal that the man...

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Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware Targeting U.S. Police, Says Acronis

According to data-protection specialist Acronis International, Russian hackers are likely to be behind a new strain of ransomware that recently targeted and attacked a Texas police department. Named...

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Two Arrests in London over Washington CCTV Hack Pre-Trump Inauguration

Two people in London have been arrested in connection with the hack of Washington DC’s CCTV video recorders in the days leading to President Trump’s inauguration. Authorities in London have...

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It’s Tax Season and the IRS Warns of a “Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam”

Fraudsters are turning to phishing campaigns in attempts to trick individuals with access to their company’s W-2 tax forms into turning them over, the IRS has revealed. More pointedly, the Internal...

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70% of Washington DC’s CCTV Storage Devices Compromised Prior to Trump’s Inauguration

Officials from Washington’s police and city technology office have revealed that hackers had infected a majority of CCTV storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras in the...

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Authorities Arrest ATM Malware Thieves for Stealing $3.2 Million

A sweeping law enforcement operation with agencies from Europe and Asia has seen five members of an international organized criminal group apprehended, with three of them convicted so far. The group...

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Cybercriminals Lock Hotel Guests Out of Room, Demand Ransom

The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxury 4-starr hotel in Austria has revealed that it was the victim of a cyberattack which saw cybercriminals hack the hotel’s electronic key system, leaving...

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FBI: Business E-Mail Compromise Scams Increasing Dramatically

The Boston Division of the FBI has warned of a significant increase in BECs or business e-mail compromises that are targeting businesses of all sizes and types, resulting in massive financial losses...

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Bank Heist Cybercriminal Gang Found Using Google Services for Malware Operations

The Carbanak cybercriminal gang, the hacker group behind a cumulative theft of over a billion dollars from over 100 banks in 2015 has been found abusing a number of Google services to issue command...

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LA Valley College Pays $28,000 to Ransomware Hackers

The Los Angeles Community College District has paid $28,000 in a bitcoin last week to ransomware hackers who compromised an email and computer network belonging to a college campus. First detected on...

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Ukraine’s Power Grid Outage Blamed on Hackers

Over the weekend, parts of northern Kyev in Ukraine saw power blackouts and the local energy company has revealed that the outage could be the work of malicious hackers. Ukenergo claims that a...

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Nigerian National Charged with Hacking of Los Angeles County Emails

A Nigerian citizen is facing multiple charges in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that could have potentially exposed personal data from over 750,000 people engaged in...

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IBM Study: Ransomware up 6,000%, a Billion-Dollar Business

A new study from IBM security has revealed that ransomware has increased a staggering 6,000% this year compared to 2015 and is on course to become a billion dollar business by the end of the year. A...

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Java Keylogger Malware Puts Online Shoppers at Risk

An exploit that forwards credit card details from checkout pages stems from a Java keylogger malware, researchers have discovered. The credit card information is stolen from online checkout forms...

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Malvertising Campaign Spewing Neutrino Exploit Kit Thwarted

Security researchers have helped put an end to a global malvertising campaign that put millions of users at the risk of infection by the CrypMIC ransomware delivered via the Neutrino Exploit Kit. The...

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Neutrino Exploit Kit Takes Over Distribution of CryptXXX Ransomware

Earlier this year, the malware authors behind the re-tweaked CryptXXX 3.1000 ransomware jumped from the Neutrino Exploit Kit over to the Angler Exploit Kit, choosing the latter as its distribution...

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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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Deutsche Telekom Cyberattack Impacts 900,000 Customers

Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany have been targeted by a cyberattack, knocking roughly 900,000 of its 20 million fixed-line customers offline from the internet. The cyberattacks began Sunday,...

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Navy Reveals Breach of 130,000+ Sailors’ Personal Data

The personal data of 134,386 current and former US sailors has been compromised in a security breach, the US Navy has revealed. A compromised laptop belonging to a Navy contractor could be the source...

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US and Russia ask Czechs to Extradite Alleged Russian Hacker

The alleged Russian hacker behind the breach of some major social media organizations' networks and computers is in the middle of extradition negotiations between the United States and...

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Three Mobile Breach Affects over 133,827 Customer Accounts

A data breach targeting prominent UK mobile network provider Three Networks sees a total of 133,827 customer accounts compromised, the company has confirmed. The mobile network provider has confirmed...

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412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Leaked in Mega Breach

FriendFinder Networks Inc., the parent company behind a number of the world’s largest adult-centric social and community websites has been the target of a mega-breach, with the compromise of...

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Reveal of Hacked Servers Marketplace xDedic Throws up a Surprise

It was last week when security firm Kaspersky reported on an underground marketplace called xDedic, a platform for buying and selling access to compromised RDP servers. Some 70,000 hacked servers...

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OPM Hack Victims Now Targets of a Ransomware Attack

It was June 2015 when the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was revealed to be the victim of a breach, an infamous incident which was one of the largest breaches of a federal institution. Now, some...

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Tesco Bank Confirms Stolen Funds from CyberAttack

A sophisticated cyberattack targeting Tesco Bank customers has seen a total of £2.5 million (approx. $3.11 million) stolen from some 9,000 customer accounts over the weekend. At the time,...

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U.S. Senate GOP Committee's Online Store Targeted by Hackers

According to reports, Russian hackers have been siphoning off credit card data from visitors of the online storefront belonging to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). A Dutch...

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Arizona Man Arrested after Alleged Hack of Thousands of University Email Accounts

A 20-year-old man from Phoenix, Arizona has been arrested and charged for allegedly hacking into thousands of student email accounts at multiple universities around the United States. Johnathan...

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Teen UK Hacker Who Earned $325,000 from DDoS Tool Pleads Guilty

A 19-year-old teenager has pled guilty to running a service tool that offered DDoS (distributed denial of service) capabilities to buyers, as a service. Adam Mudd, a 19-year-old  from...

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Teenage Hacker Arrested for Accidental 911 Service DDoS Attack

An 18-year-old teenager from Arizona was arrested after accidentally sharing an exploit that led to the 911 emergency system being flooded with hang-up calls. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, a...

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Troublesome Cryptowall Ransomware Spotted in the Menacing Nuclear Exploit Kit

Cryptowall 4.0, the latest variant of arguably the world’s most annoying and intrusive ransomware has now surfaced in the Nuclear exploit kit, an equally dangerous exploit kit available in the...

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xDedic, a Marketplace Where Hacked Servers go for Sale

The name ‘XDedic’ does not reveal much. What it is, however, is a low-profile marketplace where anyone can and choose and purchase over 70,000 hacked servers from around the internet. The...

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Tune In To ABC NY To Watch Our CEO Give A Cyber Attack Demo - Monday 10/31 at 5:00 PM ET

Tune in tonight at 5:00 pm for LIFARS’ first interview with ABC! Watch a live demo of Man-in-the-Middle Cyber Attacks and learn about the dangers of public wifi. Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder...

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iCloud Celebrity Hacker Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Officials have announced that the hacker who stole nude photos of female celebrities in 2014 has now been sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison. 36-year-old Ryan Collins from Pennsylvania plead...

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Weebly Hack Sees 43 Million User Credentials Stolen

San Francisco-based Weebly.com, a “drag-n-drop” website creator has seen its main database breached, leaking the user details of over 43 million users in an incident from February 2016, it...

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