Fortinet recently observed a series of cyber-attacks targeting Russian service centers offering maintenance and support for various electronic goods.

Security researchers from Fortinet have recently spotted a series of cyber-attacks targeting Russian service centers offering maintenance and support for various electronic goods. Experts highlighted the hackers conducted multi-stage attacks but excluded the involvement of a nation-state actor. Attackers leveraged spear-phishing messages using weaponized Office documents exploiting the 17-Year-Old MS Office flaw CVE-2017-11882 that was addressed by Microsoft … Read moreFortinet recently observed a series of cyber-attacks targeting Russian service centers offering maintenance and support for various electronic goods.

Facebook revealed on Wednesday that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought.

The social network giant recently unveiled clearer terms of service to ensure transparency to its users about data sharing. Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer provided further details on the case, including new estimations for the number of affected users. “In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly … Read moreFacebook revealed on Wednesday that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought.

In just one night a Russian crime gang stole 3.8 million slopes (860,000 euros) from 32 ATMs belonging to the Raiffeisen Romania bank.

Cybercriminals stole 3.8 million slopes (860,000 euros) from 32 ATMs belonging to the Raiffeisen Romania bank using an infected RTF document. The criminal organization led by Dmitriy Kvasov operated in Romania, the gang stole the money in just one night in 2016. The crime series happened in 2016, but it was just released . The Organized Crime and Counterterrorism Office (DIICOT) initiated … Read moreIn just one night a Russian crime gang stole 3.8 million slopes (860,000 euros) from 32 ATMs belonging to the Raiffeisen Romania bank.

Experts at cyber security firm LMNTRIX have discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service dubbed GandCrab. advertised in Russian hacking community on the dark web.

Experts at cyber security firm LMNTRIX have discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service in the dark web dubbed GandCrab. The GandCrab was advertised in Russian hacking community, researchers noticed that authors leverage the RIG and GrandSoft exploit kits to distribute the malware. “Over the last three days LMNTRIX Labs has been tracking an influx of GandCrab ransomware. The ransomware samples are being pushed by RIG Exploit delivery channels.” reads the analysis published … Read moreExperts at cyber security firm LMNTRIX have discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service dubbed GandCrab. advertised in Russian hacking community on the dark web.

The Skygofree spyware analyzed by Kaspersky today was first spotted by the researcher Lukas Stefanko and the first analysis was published last year by the CSE Cybsec ZLab.

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have made the headlines because they have spotted a new strain of a powerful Android spyware, dubbed Skygofree, that was used to gain full control of infected devices remotely. Skygofree is an Android spyware that could be used in targeted attacks and according to the experts it has infected a large number of … Read moreThe Skygofree spyware analyzed by Kaspersky today was first spotted by the researcher Lukas Stefanko and the first analysis was published last year by the CSE Cybsec ZLab.

Hackers are already targeting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games with spear phishing attacks aimed at stealing sensitive or financial information.

Security researchers from McAfee reported hackers are already targeting Pyeongchang Olympic Games, many organizations associated with the event had received spear phishing messages. Most of the targeted organizations is involved with the Olympics either in providing infrastructure or in a supporting role. “Attached in an email was a malicious Microsoft Word document with the original file name 농식품부, 평창 … Read moreHackers are already targeting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games with spear phishing attacks aimed at stealing sensitive or financial information.

Security experts spotted a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that uses a different extension (.FILE) and a new set of contact emails.

Security experts from BleepingComputer discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that uses a different extension (.FILE)  to append to the file names of the encrypted files and uses new contact emails. For example, a file encrypted by this variant of ransomware has an encrypted file name of 0D0A516824060636C21EC8BC280FEA12.FILE. Experts discovered that this variant uses the same encryption methods of previous ones, the … Read moreSecurity experts spotted a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that uses a different extension (.FILE) and a new set of contact emails.

The South Korea Cryptocurrency Exchange Youbit has gone bankrupt.after suffering a major cyber attack for the second time this year.

The South Korea Cryptocurrency Exchange Youbit has gone bankrupt.after suffering a major cyber attack for the second time this year. The South Korea Cryptocurrency Exchange Youbit shuts down after suffering a major cyber attack for the second time this year. The company announced bankrupt on Tuesday after being hacked for the second time in the last eight months, the … Read moreThe South Korea Cryptocurrency Exchange Youbit has gone bankrupt.after suffering a major cyber attack for the second time this year.

TRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

Security researchers have uncovered another nasty piece of malware designed specifically to target industrial control systems (ICS) with a potential to cause health and life-threatening accidents. Dubbed Triton, also known as Trisis, the ICS malware has been designed to target Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers made by Schneider Electric—an autonomous control system that independently … Read moreTRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

The Russian pipeline giant Transneft infected with a Monero cryptocurrency miner

The Russian pipeline giant Transneft announced its systems were infected with a Monero cryptocurrency miner. The company confirmed it has successfully removed the threat from its systems, the company spokesman Igor Demin told Reuters the cryptomining software was automatically downloaded by a Transneft computer and was later erased. “[Demin ] noted that the company now has programmes … Read moreThe Russian pipeline giant Transneft infected with a Monero cryptocurrency miner