Malware/Cybercrime

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Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems

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Defunct Koler ransom Trojan attacked 200,000 Android users in matter of weeks

C&C analysis spots 150,000 potential victims in US alone

Georgia Tech launches early warning system for cyberthreats

Georgia Institute of Technology's applied research arm has launched an early warning system to help organizations prepare for possible cyberattacks.

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Criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

The easy access Google's web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cybercriminals in launching distributed denial of service attacks, a security vendor says.

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European Central Bank confirms data breach and extortion attempt

The European Central Bank has confirmed a data breach, after attackers compromised an application on the Frankfurt-based bank's website.

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Duo sentenced to 14 years for Apple Phishing scheme

Two people have been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison for conducting a Phishing campaign that targeted banking details. The criminals accused, Constanta Agrigoroaie, 23, and Radu Savoae, 28, used the stolen funds as a means...

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A possible breach at Goodwill is bad, but nothing special

Last week, Goodwill Industries International was alerted by federal authorities to a possible payment card breach at several of their U.S. locations. Reaction to this news has been typical for the most part, as they're yet another...

For less than the cost of a week’s groceries, you too can be a cybercriminal

New research from Trustwave compares the cost of popular malware kits against the cost for common items people buy every day.

Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach

The publisher said the intrusion did not affect customers' data

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Hackers inside Chinese military steal U.S. corporate trade secrets

In the wake of the attacks, security leaders now work to determine future defenses

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Goodwill Industries investigates suspected payment card breach

Federal authorities and payment card industry fraud units notified Goodwill on Friday

Cybercrime wave whacks European banks

Banks across Europe are now coping with a wave of cybercrime in which crooks are transferring funds out of customer accounts through a scam involving bypassing some two-factor authentication systems to steal large sums, according to a

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URL redirect flaw on NBC News website a spammer's dream

A URL redirection flaw on the NBC News website could be used by scammers to give links a false sense of added trust. This is in addition to ongoing abuse of MSNBC's publicly available Bitly API key, which is being used in an active...

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Cybercrime: still only a tiny percentage of GDP, but it’s growing

Cybercrime claims only a tiny slice of America's economy - less than 1%. But experts warn that it is growing fast. Worse, is that too many companies aren't taking even basic steps to reverse, or even slow the trend.

Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

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Misconceptions about targeted attacks

Trend Micro's Spencer Hsieh published a blog recently that caught my attention. It's focused on misconceptions surrounding targeted attacks. It's an interesting read, which I thought was worth sharing on Salted Hash.

Romanian gang used malware to defraud international money transfer firms

The cybercriminals targeted money transfer franchises in several European countries

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CryptoWall blamed for possible data breach at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Warning of a potential data breach, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. (BFE) says that CryptoWall, a variant of CryptoLocker, infected an employee's computer on May 27.

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