Ransomware continues to prove a reliable moneymaker for criminals, with the average cyber extortion payoff rising to $220,298, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. Zero-day attacks and shakedowns targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance users helped boost criminals' profits.
An "update" pushed out earlier this year by law enforcement agencies, including Europol, on Sunday began erasing Emotet malware from infected devices worldwide, Malwarebytes reports. The move comes after the FBI recently remotely removed web shells from vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers.
An advanced persistent threat group gained long-term access to an unnamed entity's network through its Ivanti Pulse Secure VPN and SolarWinds' Orion server and then installed Supernova malware, according to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Has the CEO of inaccessible Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Thodex exit-scammed, fleeing the country with $2 billion worth of his customers' assets? So say critics, and police have launched an investigation. But the CEO, Faruk Fatih Ozer, who's in Albania, has vowed to clear his name and restore users' funds.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of ransomware gang REvil’s threat to release stolen Apple device blueprints unless it receives a massive payoff. Also featured: discussions of the importance of a “shift left” strategy and efforts to secure cryptocurrencies.
The REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware gang is threatening to release stolen Apple device blueprints unless it receives a massive payoff. The extortion threat - with a reported $50 million opening demand - was unveiled hours before Apple made a series of major new product announcements.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Ivanti and FireEye report that federal agencies and other entities have been compromised by two attack groups, with one possibly acting on behalf of the Chinese government. The groups are exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti's Pulse Connect Secure.
A Ukrainian national who admitted to working as a system administrator and IT manager for the notorious FIN7 cybercriminal gang, which has been involved in the theft of millions of payment cards, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
The University of Hertfordshire has sustained a cyber incident that severely affected students' online classes and an assignment submission portal. The university, however, notes the incident did not lead to data theft.
Codecov, a company that tests software code prior to release, has notified customers that attackers had access to its network for a month and placed malware in one of its systems, which may have led to the exfiltration of customers' information.
Hackers with apparent ties to North Korea who hit e-commerce shops via Magecart-style attacks to steal payment card data also tested malicious tools for stealing cryptocurrency, reports cybersecurity firm Group-IB. Such functionality could trick customers into paying with cryptocurrency.
Microsoft issued patches for its on-premises Exchange Server software, addressing four new critical vulnerabilities discovered by the National Security Agency. A zero-day vulnerability in Desktop Window Manager was also disclosed and patched.
Initial access brokers continue to ply their trade, selling immediate access to hacked sites to make it easier for gangs to steal data and crypto-lock systems. But researchers say an overabundant supply of access credentials appears to be driving down the prices being commanded on cybercrime forums and markets.