A sophisticated cybercrime group who has been quietly working from the shadows has had its tactics and procedures exposed by researchers who tracked recent cyberattacks conducted by the hackers. The hacking group calls itself ‘Karakurt’ and is a financially motivated threat actor that has ramped up its cyber-attacks in Q3
Four different malicious frameworks designed to attack air-gapped networks were detected in the first half of 2020 alone, bringing the total number of such toolkits to 17 and offering adversaries a pathway to cyber espionage and exfiltrate classified information. “All frameworks are designed to perform some form of espionage, [and]
A Russian national charged with providing bulletproof hosting services for cybercriminals, who used the platform to spread malware and attack U.S. organizations and financial institutions between 2009 to 2015, has received a 60-month prison sentence. 34-year-old Aleksandr Grichishkin, along with Andrei Skvortsov, founded the bulletproof hosting service and rented its
According to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, there’s been an increase in cyber threats related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of that has been against the country’s front-line health-care and medical research facilities. In June, a ransomware attack forced Toronto’s Humber River Hospital to declare a code grey, meaning loss of essential services.
Government, diplomatic entities, military organizations, law firms, and financial institutions primarily located in the Middle East have been targeted as part of a stealthy malware campaign as early as 2019 by making use of malicious Microsoft Excel and Word documents. Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky attributed the attacks with high confidence
Four different Android banking trojans were spread via the official Google Play Store between August and November 2021, resulting in more than 300,000 infections through various dropper apps that posed as seemingly harmless utility apps to take full control of the infected devices. Designed to deliver Anatsa (aka TeaBot), Alien,