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Hagga Aggah infostealer trojan

Updated on 2022-11-22 Yoroi founder and CEO Marco Ramilli published a report on recent developments in the operations of Hagga, a threat actor known for distributing infostealer trojans. Recent changes include the adoption of Fsociety Tools, an open-source penetration testing framework. Read more: Is Hagga Threat Actor (ab)using FSociety framework ? An Analysis of Infrastructure …

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VenomSoftX malicious Google Chrome extension

Updated on 2022-11-23 VenomSoftX, a malicious Google Chrome extension, was found being deployed via cracked software. It can conduct man-in-the-browser attacks, steal cryptocurrencies, and perform other nefarious activities. Read more: ViperSoftX: Hiding in System Logs and Spreading VenomSoftX Overview Avast has analyzed recent changes in the operations of ViperSoftX, an infostealer that has been seen …

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SharkBot banking trojan malware

Updated on 2022-11-22 Antivirus maker Bitdefender said it identified four Android apps on the official Play Store acting as downloaders for the SharkBot banking trojan. The apps were file managers but also contained malicious code to help deploy malware on a user’s device after their Play Store installation. Read more: Android SharkBot Droppers on Google …

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DraftKings account hacks

Updated on 2022-11-22: DraftKings account hacks Sports betting service DraftKings confirmed that hackers stole $300,000 from customer accounts. The company blamed the incident on users who reused (compromised) passwords for their accounts. However, online, several users said they used unique passwords, which might suggest that some users might have had their computers infected with malware …

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GAO: Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Need to Address Cybersecurity Risks

According to an October 2022 report from the US Government Accountability Office, (GAO), the country’s “offshore oil and gas infrastructure faces significant and increasing cybersecurity risks in the form of threat actors, vulnerabilities, and potential impacts.” The infrastructure is regulated by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). GAO recommends …

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DOJ Announces Charges Against 10 Individuals for Alleged Involvement in Business eMail Compromise Schemes

Updated on 2022-11-22: Ten BEC scammers charged The US DOJ has charged ten suspects across the US for stealing more than $11.1 million from state Medicaid programs and private health insurers. Officials said the group used BEC schemes where they posed as business partners to divert money from their victims’ bank accounts into accounts operated …

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Z-Library Domains Taken Down, Alleged Operators Arrested

Two individuals have been arrested and charged with for their roles as operators of Z-Library. The Russian citizens face charges of copyright infringement, wire fraud, and money laundering. US authorities have also taken down Z-Library’s domains and seized its assets. z-library was one of the few services (along with sci-hub) allowing students, scientists, and other …

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Meta formally links pro-Western influence operation to US military

Meta’s security team has formally confirmed the involvement of the US military in a pro-Western influence operation the social network took down this summer. The company said it removed 39 Facebook accounts, 16 Facebook pages, and 26 Instagram accounts that tried to pose as locals in various countries. The accounts posted content in different languages …

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Vanuatu ransomware attack

Updated on 2022-11-20: Vanuatu ransomware attack The government of the small island nation of Vanuatu was hit by a ransomware attack that crippled most of the government’s IT networks and forced staff back to pen and paper. According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, a team from the Australian Cyber Security Centre is …

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Wickr shuts down free IM service

Updated on 2022-11-20: Wickr nukes free version Wickr Me, the consumer end-to-end encrypted messaging service, will cease operating as of the end of 2022. Amazon, which bought Wickr in 2021, will keep its AWS enterprise version running. Wickr had a major problem with child abuse materials but did little to stop it. Read more: AWS …

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India Goverment Published Digital Personal Protection Bill 2022 Draft

Updated on 2022-11-21: Indian privacy regulation The Indian government has published the long-awaited first public draft of its upcoming data privacy law—known as the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill. According to the law’s text, companies that operate in India and handle the personal data of Indian citizens must use clear and plain language to describe …

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