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Just as Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero for helping stop a worldwide computer virus in May 2017, his criminal past as a malware developer was about to catch up to him. [Read More]
The power company in the South African city of Johannesburg has suffered serious disruptions after its systems became infected with a piece of ransomware. [Read More]
The WatchBog cryptocurrency-mining botnet has recently added a scanner for the BlueKeep RDP protocol vulnerability, security researchers say. [Read More]
Guildma is complex and stealthy malware that originates in Brazil is a combination of RAT, spyware, password stealer and banking malware. [Read More]
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against three school systems in the state have been detected. [Read More]
Three men who hacked U.S. computers from Romania have been sentenced to prison for a fraud scheme totaling more than $21 million, federal prosecutors said. [Read More]
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is creating a new Cybersecurity Directorate lead by Anne Neuberger. [Read More]
Software giant Citrix has completed its investigation into the data breach that resulted in the theft of business documents and other files. [Read More]
Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county’s computers. [Read More]
Brazilian federal police arrested four people over the hacking of cell phones belonging to Justice Minister Sergio Moro and prosecutors involved in a massive corruption probe. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cybercrime

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Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
John Maddison's picture
Cryptojacking malware grew from impacting 13% of all organizations in Q4 of 2017 to 28% of companies in Q1 of 2018, more than doubling its footprint.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
A study found that over 98 percent of malware making it to the sandbox array uses at least one evasive tactic, and 32 percent of malware samples making it to this stage could be classified as “hyper-evasive".
Justin Fier's picture
The cost of electricity has led some to take shortcuts in the search for power sources - individuals and organizations are now being breached by cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of corporate infrastructures.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Historical patterns and recent activity indicate that another major Necurs malware outbreak is looming just around the corner.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Men and women may jokingly refer to their significant other as their “partner in crime,” but when it comes to romance scams, this joke may become a sad reality.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Even organizations with the most robust defense solutions and advanced automated technologies cannot effectively combat threats such as BEC without the adequate support and nuanced expertise of humans.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
It remains to be seen whether more legitimate web operations will embrace the approach, but you can count on illegitimate and malicious use of cryptomining to grow robustly.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the economics of cybercrime, with a noticeable impact on threat actors’ Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s).
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Even though I've been analyzing malware for the past 20 years, I do understand that internet security is not merely a technical problem, but also a business problem.