The LockBit group has paid the first payment of $50,000 as part of its bug bounty program for researchers willing to aid in cybercriminality. The group had announced that it will pay individuals who find exploitable vulnerabilities in the software it uses to maliciously encrypt files.
If you receive a sextortion email at work, how did the criminals find you? Do they really have embarrassing videos, your browsing history, or password? Cofense can shed some light on this dark corner of the web. After all, we’ve been monitoring the largest confirmed dump of email addresses used for sextortion to...
New malware variants are being developed at breakneck speeds, each more sophisticated and devastating than the last. On top of that, successful threats are being commodified by initial access brokers (IAB) and sold as-a-service. Threats are propagating faster than ever with stealthy evasion techniques coded in,...
The Lazarus Group, a North Korean advanced persistent threat gang, recently targeted energy companies in Canada, the U.S. and Japan to establish long-term access into victim networks to conduct espionage operations by deploying custom-built malware implants VSingle, YamaBot and MagicRAT.
The operators behind banking Trojan SharkBot are distributing an updated version of the malware on now-deactivated malicious applications on Google Play. Called Mister Phone Cleaner and Kylhavy Mobile Security, the apps have been downloaded 10,000 and 50,000 times, respectively, says Fox-IT.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Food delivery firm DoorDash says its customers and employees have been impacted by the phishing attack on its third-party service provider. DoorDash says it experienced "unusual and suspicious activity" on its third-party vendor's computer network that was a victim of a phishing campaign.
Ransomware karma: The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's site has been disrupted via a days-long distributed-denial-of-service attack, with administrator LockBitSupp reporting that it appears to be retribution for the gang leaking files stolen from a recent victim: security firm Entrust.
The average person believes using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) makes them significantly less likely to be hacked. That is simply not true! Hackers can bypass 90-95% of MFA solutions much easier than you would think. Using a regular looking phishing email, they can bypass MFA just as easily as if it were a simple...
It feels like we hear about a new devastating cyberattack in the news every day, and attack methods seem to be proliferating at an exponential rate. So, which tactics should you be aware of beyond standard “click and infect” attack vectors?
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Cisco says it fell victim to a successful hack attack and data breach in May. While an attacker wielding Yanluowang ransomware claimed to have exfiltrated data and crypto-locked systems, Cisco says nothing sensitive was stolen and no systems were infected by ransomware.
As ransomware attacks continue to pummel organizations, Rapid7 Chief Scientist Raj Samani says victims must identify how the attacker broke in and if they've given themselves persistent ways to regain access. Otherwise, he says, "They'll hit you again and again."
The Australian Federal Police have charged a 24-year-old Melbourne man for allegedly creating global spyware purchased by over 14,500 individuals across 128 countries. Priced at $25, once it is installed on a victim's computer, it can be used to steal personal information or spy on individuals.
The Cofense Intelligence team analyzes millions of emails and malware samples to understand the phishing landscape.
In Q2 of 2022, the phishing threat landscape was impacted by several
factors. Emotet and QakBot operators have introduced new delivery mechanisms into their phishing campaigns. As a result of...
The cybercriminals behind BlackCat ransomware have upgraded their arsenal by adding Brute Ratel, a pen-testing tool with remote access features that are used by attackers. The group targets large corporations in different industry segments across the U.S., Europe and Asia.