Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2023
Idaho National Laboratory data breach impacted 45,047 individuals

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) announced that it has suffered a data breach impacting more than 45,000 individuals. In November, the hacktivist group SiegedSec claimed responsibility for the hack of The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and leaked stolen human resources data. SiegedSec is a threat actor that last year carried out multiple attacks against U.S. organizations, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2023
Microsoft seized the US infrastructure of the Storm-1152 cybercrime group

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit seized multiple domains used by cybercrime group Storm-1152 to sell fraudulent Outlook accounts. Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit seized multiple domains used by a cybercrime group, tracked as Storm-1152, to sell fraudulent accounts. Storm-1152 operates illicit websites and social media pages, selling fake Microsoft accounts and tools to bypass identity verification software […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2023
French authorities arrested a Russian national for his role in the Hive ransomware operation

French police arrested a Russian national who is suspected of laundering money resulting from the criminal activity of the Hive ransomware gang. The French authorities arrested in Paris a Russian national who is suspected of laundering criminal proceeds for the Hive ransomware gang. “A Russian, suspected of having recovered in cryptocurrencies the money taken from […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2023
OAuth apps used in cryptocurrency mining, phishing campaigns, and BEC attacks

Microsoft warns that threat actors are using OAuth applications cryptocurrency mining campaigns and phishing attacks. Threat actors are using OAuth applications such as an automation tool in cryptocurrency mining campaigns and other financially motivated attacks. The attackers compromise user accounts to create, modify, and grant high privileges to OAuth applications to carry out malicious activity […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2023
Toyota Financial Services discloses a data breach

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) disclosed a data breach, threat actors had access to sensitive personal and financial data. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is warning customers it has suffered a data breach that exposed sensitive personal and financial data. “Due to an attack on the systems, unauthorized persons gained access to personal data. Affected customers have now […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2023
Norton Healthcare disclosed a data breach after a ransomware attack

Kentucky health system Norton Healthcare disclosed a data breach after it was a victim of a ransomware attack in May. Norton Healthcare disclosed a data breach after a ransomware attack that hit the organization on May 9, 2023. The security breach exposed personal information belonging to patients, employees, and dependents. The health system notified federal […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2023
Founder of Bitzlato exchange has pleaded for unlicensed money transmitting

Anatoly Legkodymov, the founder of the Bitzlato cryptocurrency exchange has pleaded in a money-laundering scheme. Anatoly Legkodymov (41) (aka Anatolii Legkodymov, Gandalf, and Tolik), the Russian founder of the unlicensed Bitzlato cryptocurrency exchange, has pleaded guilty in a money-laundering scheme. The police arrested Legkodymov in Miami in January, he was charged in a U.S. federal […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2023
New P2PInfect bot targets routers and IoT devices

Cybersecurity researchers discovered a new variant of the P2PInfect botnet that targets routers and IoT devices. Researchers at Cado Security Labs discovered a new variant of the P2Pinfect botnet that targets routers, IoT devices, and other embedded devices. This variant has been compiled for the Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipelined Stages (MIPS) architecture. The new bot supports updated […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2023
Malvertising attacks rely on DanaBot Trojan to spread CACTUS Ransomware

Microsoft warns of ongoing malvertising attacks using the DanaBot malware to deploy the CACTUS ransomware. Microsoft uncovered ongoing malvertising attacks using the DanaBot Trojan (Storm-1044) to deploy the CACTUS ransomware. Microsoft the campaign to the ransomware operator Storm-0216 (Twisted Spider, UNC2198). Storm-0216 has historically used Qakbot malware for initial access, but has switched to other […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2023
LockBit on a Roll – ICBC Ransomware Attack Strikes at the Heart of the Global Financial Order

The LockBit ransomware attack on the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China demonstrates the weakness of global financial system to cyberattacks. The ransomware breach that crippled U.S. Treasury trading operations at an American subsidiary of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. on November 8 has laid bare the vulnerability of the global financial system […]