Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2024
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services reported a data breach that exposed thousands of patients’ personal and health information. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach that impacted thousands of patients. Patients’ personal and health information was exposed after a phishing attack impacted over two dozen employees. Los […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2024
Okta warns of unprecedented scale in credential stuffing attacks on online services

Identity and access management services provider Okta warned of a spike in credential stuffing attacks aimed at online services. In recent weeks, Okta observed a surge in credential stuffing attacks against online services, aided by the widespread availability of residential proxy services, lists of previously compromised credentials (“combo lists”), and automation tools. “Over the last […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2024
Hackers may have accessed thousands of accounts on the California state welfare platform

Threat actors accessed more than 19,000 online accounts on a California state platform for welfare programs. Threat actors breached over 19,000 online accounts on a California state platform dedicated to welfare programs. Officials reported that the security breach occurred on February 9, when someone logged into some BenefitsCal users’ accounts. Threat actors exploited reused passwords […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2024
Brokewell Android malware supports an extensive set of Device Takeover capabilities

ThreatFabric researchers identified a new Android malware called Brokewell, which implements a wide range of device takeover capabilities. ThreatFabric researchers uncovered a new mobile malware named Brokewell, which is equipped with sophisticated device takeover features. The experts pointed out that this malware is actively evolving and poses a severe risk to the banking sector. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2024
Cryptocurrencies and cybercrime: A critical intermingling

As cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity, there has also been growing concern about cybercrime involvement in this sector Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the financial world, offering new investment opportunities and decentralized transactions. However, as cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity, there has also been growing concern about cybercrime involvement in this sector. The natural ambiguity of cryptocurrencies […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2024
Kaiser Permanente data breach may have impacted 13.4 million patients

Healthcare service provider Kaiser Permanente disclosed a security breach that may impact 13.4 million individuals in the United States. Kaiser Permanente is an American integrated managed care consortium, it is made up of three distinct but interdependent groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP) and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2024
Sweden’s liquor supply severely impacted by ransomware attack on logistics company

A ransomware attack on a Swedish logistics company Skanlog severely impacted the country’s liquor supply.  Skanlog, a critical distributor for Systembolaget, the Swedish government-owned retail chain suffered a ransomware attack. Systembolaget has a monopoly on the sale of alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.5% alcohol by volume. It operates stores across Sweden and is responsible […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2024
DOJ arrested the founders of crypto mixer Samourai for facilitating $2 Billion in illegal transactions

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the arrest of two co-founders of a cryptocurrency mixer Samourai. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has arrested two co-founders of the cryptocurrency mixer Samourai and seized the service. The allegations include claims of facilitating over $2 billion in illicit transactions and laundering more than $100 million in criminal […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2024
Hackers hijacked the eScan Antivirus update mechanism in malware campaign

A malware campaign has been exploiting the updating mechanism of the eScan antivirus to distribute backdoors and cryptocurrency miners. Avast researchers discovered and analyzed a malware campaign that exploited the update mechanism of the eScan antivirus to distribute backdoors and crypto miners. Threat actors employed two different types of backdoors and targeted large corporate networks […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2024
A cyber attack paralyzed operations at Synlab Italia

A cyber attack has been disrupting operations at Synlab Italia, a leading provider of medical diagnosis services, since April 18. Since April 18, Synlab Italia, a major provider of medical diagnosis services, has been experiencing disruptions due to a cyber attack. The company initially cited technical issues as the cause leading to “temporary interruption of […]