Hookup App Leaks User Locations Geo-locating and other sensitive data has been leaked from the hookup app 3fun, exposing the information for more than 1.5 million users. While some dating apps using trilateration to find nearby users, 3fun showed location data capable of tracing a user to a specific building or floor. Though users had […]
Magecart Attacks See Spike in Automation The latest attack in the long string of Magecart breaches has apparently affected over 900 e-commerce sites in under 24 hours. This increase over the previous attack, which affected 700 sites, suggests that its authors are working on improving the automation of these information-stealing attacks. The results of these […]
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Second Florida City Pays Ransom Following the news that Riviera Beach, FL would pay the ransom demanded by cyberattackers, the mayor of Lake City, FL has announced that the city will be paying the demanded ransom of $460,000 to restore access to their email and internal system servers. While law enforcement agencies strongly recommend against […]
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Radiohead Refuses Ransom, Releases Stolen Tracks The band Radiohead recently fell victim to a hack in which 18 hours of previously unreleased sessions were ransomed for $150,000. Rather than pay the ludicrous fee, the band instead opted to release the tracks through Bandcamp for a donation to charity. The unreleased sessions were stored as archived […]
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Reading Time: ~2 min.Dharma Ransomware Employs Diversion Tactics Researchers recently discovered a new ransomware variant that displays an ESET AV removal screen once launched in order to divert the a victim’s attention from the silent encryption taking place. Initially dropped by an email spam campaign, the payload comes as a password protected zip archive, with the password made […]
Cybercrime continues to evolve and new threats appear on a regular basis, but the most effective attacks never go away. While spear phishing and data breaches have been getting all the attention lately, the criminals are still using ransomware to make a few bucks. The story on ransomware “If you have a Barracuda Backup in […]
Reading Time: ~2 min.Tax Extortion Emails Bring Major Threats A new email campaign has been spotted threatening ransomware and DDoS attacks over fake tax documents allegedly held by the attackers if a Bitcoin ransom isn’t paid. The campaign authors also threaten to send fake tax documents to the IRS through a poorly-worded ransom email that even provides Wikipedia […]
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Reading Time: ~2 min.Gnosticplayers Adds 26 Million More Records for Sale After the first 3 major data dumps, which totaled over 600 million records, the hacker known as Gnosticplayers has released his latest cache of data, which contains at least 26 million personal user records. These data caches hold customer information for 32 companies overall and have been […]
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Reading Time: ~2 min.Georgia County Pays Six Figure Ransom to Restore IT Systems Following a ransomware attack earlier this month, officials in Jackson County, Georgia decided to pay a $400,000 ransom in order to obtain a decryption key and return their systems to normal operations. While it’s not normally recommended to pay ransoms, but instead to keep proper […]
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Reading Time: ~2 min.Ransomware as-a-Service Offers Tiered Membership Benefits Jokeroo is the latest ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) to begin spreading through hacker forums, though it’s differentiating itself by requiring a membership fee with various package offerings. For just $90, a buyer obtains access to a ransomware variant that they can fully customize in exchange for a 15% service fee on […]
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