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Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana. The state government of Louisiana was hit by a large-scale coordinated ransomware attack yesterday, which forced the state to take several state agency servers offline, including government websites, email systems, and other internal applications, … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 19, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Operation and Arrests An international operation led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) took down the Imminent Monitor web page and shut down the sale of the now-defunct Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM-RAT). The takedown operation resulted in the arrest of 13 of the ‘most prolific’ users of the Remote Access Trojan (RAT) tool. According to the announcement the … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 2, 2019, 9 a.m.
Multiple Credit Card Thieves Arrested in Different Parts of Kentucky
A Lexington couple has been arrested in connection with a financial fraud investigation involving the possession and manufacture of credit cards. According to a Lexington Police Department report and Inv. Michael Baker, the Police Department received a report in early October from a victim in Kentucky who reported his credit card information was used at a Lexington convenience store but, … read more
By NoirDotAuthor - Dec. 20, 2020, 7:45 a.m.
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In July 2018, when Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) agreed to a deal with state-owned telco China Telecom to move users' iCloud data belonging to Apple's China-based users to the latter's servers, the shift raised concerns that it could make user data vulnerable to state surveillance. Now, according to a deep-dive report from The New York Times, Apple's privacy and security … read more
By Alex Nimoy - May 18, 2021, 3:09 p.m.
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A total of 158 privacy and security issues have been identified in 58 Android stalkware apps from various vendors that could enable a malicious actor to take control of a victim's device, hijack a stalker's account, intercept data, achieve remote code execution, and even frame the victim by uploading fabricated evidence. The new findings, which come from an analysis of … read more
By Alex Nimoy - May 18, 2021, 3:18 p.m.
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A financially motivated cybercrime gang has unleashed a previously undocumented banking trojan, which can steal credentials from customers of 70 banks located in various European and South American countries. Dubbed "Bizarro" by Kaspersky researchers, the Windows malware is "using affiliates or recruiting money mules to operationalize their attacks, cashing out or simply to helping [sic] with transfers." The campaign consists … read more
By Alex Nimoy - May 18, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
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Latest research has demonstrated a new exploit that enables arbitrary data to be uploaded from devices that are not connected to the Internet by simply sending "Find My" Bluetooth broadcasts to nearby Apple devices. "It's possible to upload arbitrary data from non-internet-connected devices by sending Find My [Bluetooth Low Energy] broadcasts to nearby Apple devices that then upload the data … read more
By Alex Nimoy - May 18, 2021, 3:29 p.m.