Diavol Ransomware Appears to Have Connections with TrickBot

TrickBot is a distant descendent of the ZeuS banking Trojan, which first appeared in 2005, although it is most commonly associated with Dyre or Dyreza, which went down in 2015.…

Nasty Linux kernel bug found and fixed

Most reported Linux “security” bugs actually aren’t Linux bugs. For example, security vendor CrowdStrike‘s report on the biggest Linux-based malware families was really about system administration security blunders with telnet,…

FBI warning: This new ransomware makes demands of up to $500,000

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has detailed evidence connecting the new Diavol ransomware to TrickBot Group, the prolific gang behind the eponymous banking trojan.  Diavol hit researchers’ radars in…

(ISC)2 Appoints its First CISO

(ISC)2 Appoints its First CISO (ISC)2 has announced the appointment of Jon France, CISSP, as its first chief information security officer (CISO). The non-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals said…

Two-Fifths of Ransomware Victims Still Paying Up

Two-Fifths of Ransomware Victims Still Paying Up Two-fifths (39%) of ransomware victims paid their extorters over the past three years, with the majority of these spending at least $100,000, according…

#COVID19 Phishing Emails Surge 500% on Omicron Concerns

#COVID19 Phishing Emails Surge 500% on Omicron Concerns The latest COVID-19 variant has led to a 521% increase in phishing attacks using the virus as a lure to trick users…

Chinese APT deploys MoonBounce implant in UEFI firmware

Security researchers have unveiled MoonBounce, a custom UEFI firmware implant used in targeted attacks.  The implant is believed to be the work of APT41, a Chinese-speaking sophisticated hacking group also…

Amazon fake crypto token investment scam steals Bitcoin from victims

A new cryptocurrency-related scam is abusing the Amazon brand to dupe would-be investors into handing over Bitcoin (BTC).  Cryptocurrency and digital token scams have become a common threat facing investors…

Merck Wins $1.4bn NotPetya Payout from Insurer

Merck Wins $1.4bn NotPetya Payout from Insurer Merck has won a long-running legal battle to force its insurer to cover the costs of damages caused by the NotPetya ‘ransomware’ attacks.…

Crypto.com confirms 483 users hit in attack that saw over $31m in coins withdrawn

Fortune favours Matt Damon. Image: Crypto.com After issuing hints at final numbers during the week, Crypto.com has made an official statement on the incident that saw it pause its users’…