On 15 July 2020 threat actors compromised 130 Twitter accounts to promote a cryptocurrency scam, which reportedly garnered at least USD 121,000. This attack has raised alarm bells about the risks posed by social engineering, malicious insider threats, and third-party providers, and has thrust the account takeover (ATO) technique into the mainstream. More-sophisticated or -capable threat actors could use similar techniques for financial theft, disruption, or espionage in any sector or geography. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and other mechanisms can help protect accounts that hold personal and financial data, but determined attackers can still overcome such security defenses by taking advantage of technical and human flaws.
After exposing more than 300 million user records in May 2020, the “ShinyHunters” threat group has allegedl...
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“CostaRicto” has become the fourth cyber-mercenary group to be discovered in 2020.
The North Korean cyber-threat group “Kimsuky” has caught the attention of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), having proved itself a significant advanced persistent threat.
The developers of the infamous “Maze” ransomware claimed to have permanently ceased operations.
After a short hiatus, the “Ryuk” ransomware variant is back with upgrades, including the ability to fully encrypt data in just five hours.
A ruthless, ever-evolving cyber-threat group, “FIN11”, has been discovered deploying “Clop”: ransomware that encrypts and exfiltrates data.
Advanced persistent threat groups linked to China and Iran have conducted cyber espionage through front companies, under the guise of legitimate technology services.
The source code of several operating systems (OS) developed by Microsoft has been published online, sparking public concerns about security.
Ransomware encrypted and disabled the systems of Universal Health Services (UHS) hospitals in the US this week, in yet another example of threat actors targeting the healthcare sector.
Ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting UK educational establishments, according to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Three state-linked threat groups have reportedly conducted cyber attacks aimed at the US Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.
An operations security (OpSec) failure by the threat group “FIN7” led to an unintentional exposure of their new tools, campaigns, and underground affiliations.
A wave of extortion attacks has interrupted operations in the financial services and retail sectors with threats of distributed denial of service (DDoS) if ransom is not paid.
Remote workers have been falling victim to a voice-phishing (vishing) campaign that involves phone calls and custom phishing pages intended to solicit virtual private network (VPN) credentials.