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Russia Cracks Down on 4 Dark Web Marketplaces for Stolen Credit Cards

A special law enforcement operation undertaken by Russia has led to the seizure and shutdown of four online bazaars that specialized in the theft and sales of stolen credit cards, as the government continues to take active measures against harboring cybercriminals on its territory. To that end, the domains operated by the card fraud forms and marketplaces, Ferum Shop, Sky-Fraud, Trump's Dumps,…

Datum: 10. 2. 2022

Critical RCE Flaws in 'PHP Everywhere' Plugin Affect Thousands of WordPress Sites

Critical security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in a WordPress plugin known as PHP Everywhere that's used by more than 30,000 websites worldwide and could be abused by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on affected systems. PHP Everywhere is used to flip the switch on PHP code across WordPress installations, enabling users to insert and execute PHP-based code in the content management…

Datum: 10. 2. 2022

U.S. Arrests Two and Seizes $3.6 Million in Cryptocurrency Stolen in 2016 Bitfinex Hack

The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) on Tuesday announced the arrest of a married couple in connection with conspiring to launder cryptocurrency worth $4.5 billion that was siphoned during the hack of the virtual currency exchange Bitfinex in 2016. Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife, Heather Morgan, 31, both of New York, are alleged to have "stolen funds through a labyrinth of cryptocurrency…

Datum: 9. 2. 2022

Guide: Alert Overload and Handling for Lean IT Security Teams

Alarming research reveals the stress and strains the average cybersecurity team experiences on a daily basis. As many as 70% of teams report feeling emotionally overwhelmed by security alerts. Those alerts come at such high volume, high velocity, and high intensity that they become an extreme source of stress. So extreme, in fact, that people's home lives are negatively affected. Alert overload…

Datum: 9. 2. 2022

Iranian Hackers Using New Marlin Backdoor in 'Out to Sea' Espionage Campaign

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group with ties to Iran has refreshed its malware toolset to include a new backdoor dubbed Marlin as part of a long-running espionage campaign that started in April 2018. Slovak cybersecurity company ESET attributed the attacks — code named Out to Sea — to a threat actor called OilRig (aka APT34), while also conclusively connecting its activities to a second…

Datum: 9. 2. 2022

Russian APT Hackers Used COVID-19 Lures to Target European Diplomats

The Russia-linked threat actor known as APT29 targeted European diplomatic missions and Ministries of Foreign Affairs as part of a series of spear-phishing campaigns mounted in October and November 2021. According to ESET's T3 2021 Threat Report shared with The Hacker News, the intrusions paved the way for the deployment of Cobalt Strike Beacon on compromised systems, followed by leveraging the…

Datum: 9. 2. 2022

Microsoft and Other Major Software Firms Release February 2022 Patch Updates

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its monthly security updates with fixes for 51 vulnerabilities across its software line-up consisting of Windows, Office, Teams, Azure Data Explorer, Visual Studio Code, and other components such as Kernel and Win32k. Among the 51 defects closed, 50 are rated Important and one is rated Moderate in severity, making it one of the rare Patch Tuesday updates without…

Datum: 9. 2. 2022

Palestinian Hackers Use New NimbleMamba Implant in Recent Attacks

An advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group operating with motives that likely align with Palestine has embarked on a new campaign that leverages a previously undocumented implant called NimbleMamba. The intrusions leveraged a sophisticated attack chain targeting Middle Eastern governments, foreign policy think tanks, and a state-affiliated airline, enterprise security firm Proofpoint said…

Datum: 8. 2. 2022

Several Malware Families Using Pay-Per-Install Service to Expand Their Targets

A detailed examination of a Pay-per-install (PPI) malware service called PrivateLoader has revealed its crucial role in the delivery of a variety of malware such as SmokeLoader, RedLine Stealer, Vidar, Raccoon, and GCleaner since at least May 2021. Loaders are malicious programs used for loading additional executables onto the infected machine. With PPI malware services such as PrivateLoader,…

Datum: 8. 2. 2022

'Roaming Mantis' Android Malware Targeting Europeans via Smishing Campaigns

A financially motivated campaign that targets Android devices and spreads mobile malware via SMS phishing techniques since at least 2018 has spread its tentacles to strike victims located in France and Germany for the first time. Dubbed Roaming Mantis, the latest spate of activities observed in 2021 involve sending fake shipping-related texts containing a URL to a landing page from where Android…

Datum: 8. 2. 2022

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