Category: Security

U.S. Government Bans Sale of Hacking Tools to Authoritarian Regimes

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday announced new rules barring the sales of hacking software and equipment to authoritarian regimes and potentially facilitate human rights abuse for national security (NS) and anti-terrorism (AT) reasons. The mandate, which is set to...

/ October 21, 2021

Almost 25% of Weaponized JavaScript Samples are Obfuscated To Evade Detection

After analyzing more than 10,000 malicious JavaScript samples it’s being concluded by the security analysts of Akamai that about 25% of the examined malicious samples evade detection by using JavaScript obfuscation techniques. These 10,000 malicious JavaScript samples cover threats like:-...

/ October 20, 2021

Hacker steals govt database with info of entire Argentine population

La Gorra Leaks in 2017 and the exposure of Argentinian politicians and law enforcement officials in 2019, Argentine is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time, hackers have reportedly stolen a government database containing the entire...

/ October 20, 2021

Russian-speaking cybercrime evolution: What changed from 2016 to 2021

Experts at Kaspersky have been investigating various computer incidents on a daily basis for over a decade. Having been in the field for so long, we have witnessed some major changes in the cybercrime world’s modus operandi. This report shares...

/ October 20, 2021

OWASP’s 2021 List Shuffle: A New Battle Plan and Primary Foe

Code injection attacks, the infamous king of vulnerabilities, have lost the top spot to broken access control as the worst of the worst, and developers need to take notice. In this increasingly chaotic world, there have always been a few...

/ October 20, 2021

REvil ransomware gang goes dark after its Tor sites are hacked

Kaseya, JBS, and Travelex this year, has reportedly decided to go underground after its Tor payment portal and data leak blog were hijacked. The news of REvil’s shutdown was posted on a well-known criminal forum run by a threat actor...

/ October 19, 2021

DevSecOps: Bridging the Gap Between Security and Development

At HackerOne’s recent 2021 Security@ conference, we spoke to Mike Hanley, CSO at GitHub. As a company that prizes security while serving tens of millions of developers worldwide, GitHub has spent years bringing security into development workflows. During a fireside...

/ October 19, 2021

Trickbot module descriptions

Trickbot (aka TrickLoader or Trickster), is a successor of the Dyre banking Trojan that was active from 2014 to 2016 and performed man-in-the-browser attacks in order to steal banking credentials. Trickbot was first discovered in October 2016. Just like Dyre,...

/ October 19, 2021

Cybersecurity Experts Warn of a Rise in Lyceum Hacker Group Activities in Tunisia

A threat actor, previously known for striking organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East as early as April 2018, has evolved its malware arsenal to strike two entities in Tunisia. Security researchers at Kaspersky, who presented...

/ October 19, 2021

Canon Sued for Disable The Scanning Feature When Printers Run Out of Ink

Canon USA has been sued recently for not granting owners of specific printers to use the scanner or faxing functions in case they run out of ink. The Printer companies are already well-renowned for pricing offensive ink and not permitting...

/ October 18, 2021

How using the purple team approach helps in addressing cybercrime

IBM report reveals that the cost of data breaches has reached record highs over the past year. The banking industry has also seen an exponential rise in ransomware attacks, with one study indicating that banks have seen a 1,318 percent...

/ October 18, 2021

Lyceum group reborn

This year, we had the honor to be selected for the thirty-first edition of the Virus Bulletin conference. During the live program, we presented our research into the Lyceum group (also known as Hexane), which was first exposed by Secureworks...

/ October 18, 2021