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Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims

Two Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims with malware and have been sentenced to jailtime. The malware stole credentials and financial information. So, it scammed victims out of four million dollars. Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were sentenced to 20…
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Snatch reboots Windows to bypass antivirus

Cybersecurity experts discovered a new version of the Snatch ransomware. This reboots infected Windows computers into Safe Mode. Then, it encrypts victims’ files to avoid antivirus detection. In the diagnostic mode, Windows starts with a minimal set of drivers and…
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Vietnamese hackers compromised BMW and Hyundai

A Vietnamese group supported by the authorities compromised BMW and Hyundai. So, the giants’ networks were under cyber-attacks for months, recently. “Ocean Lotus” (code name APT32) has been operational for a few years. In the spring, it infiltrated the network of…
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Tobacco web platform compromised in Romania

Attackers managed to compromise a tobacco web platform in Romania. The British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the most gigantic manufacturers of nicotine and tobacco products. It seems that everything happened due to a ransomware attack and data breach. The data breach…
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Facebook, hit by Chinese ad fraud

The social media giant sued a Chinese company which infiltrated Facebook for ad fraud. Mark Zuckerberg’s company claims that the company used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of accounts. Then, it used them to run “deceptive ads” promoting counterfeit…
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Vulnerabilities in NASA's VPN

Immersive Labs discovered multiple vulnerabilities in NASA’s VPN (virtual private network). Also, Shell uses the same VPN. Alex Seymour, an Immersive Labs researcher, discovered the vulnerabilities on October 7. These could allow attackers who had access to a computer…
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Europol shut down over 30.000 websites

Europol shut down more than 30.000 websites, for distributing counterfeit and pirated items. Also, the authorities arrested three suspects in the global operation. According to them, the domains used to offer all kinds of counterfeit goods, from pirated products, to fake…
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Most malicious ads target Windows users

Most malicious ads target Windows users, according to statistics. Chrome OS is the second on the list, while Linux is the last. Devcon, a cyber-security company, discovered that 61% of the malicious ads observed by the company between July and November aimed Windows users.
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Russian hackers focus on foreign banks

Two groups of dangerous Russian hackers focus on foreign banks now. They stopped attacking Russian banks, as the damage caused on credit institutions fell by 14 times. Group-IB experts mentioned that: “Until 2018, Russian-speaking groups often attacked banks in Russia…
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Break the threat chain for Cyber Monday!

Consumer experts warn about a threat chain this Cyber Monday. They predict record-breaking sales numbers this season. At the same time, they say that the number of phishing attacks and other types of online fraud might be higher than ever. Criminals rely on this kind of…