Hundreds of Websites and Piracy Apps Seized in US-Brazil’s Operation 404.4

In the fourth wave of Operation 404, the Brazilian law enforcement agencies blocked/shut down around 226 websites and 461 piracy applications. In this anti-piracy initiative, the authorities made several arrests.…

10 Arrested for Involvement in Online Sexual Exploitation in Europe

The arrests were made in Spain, Portugal, and France in a coordinated effort by Brazilian Federal Police and European law enforcement agencies. European and Brazilian police joined hands to take…

Latin America governments are prime targets for ransomware due to lack of resources, analysis argues

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Some Latin American countries may present as easy targets for ransomware attackers due to a general deficit of cyber resources, specifically…

Microsoft and Okta Confirm Data Breach Claims by LAPSUS$

Both companies have confirmed the breach after Lapsus$ hackers leaked screenshots of Okta’s internal system and source code for Microsoft’s Cortana and Bing. On Tuesday 22nd, Hackread.com reported that LAPSUS$…

Samsung confirms data breach as Lapsus$ hackers leak its source code

In total, Lapsus$ hackers have leaked 189 GB worth of sensitive data, while Samsung has confirmed the incident; it claimed that the leak does not involve customers’ or employees’ data.…

Chasing Chaes Kill Chain

Avast –  Avast –  Introduction Chaes is a banking trojan that operates solely in Brazil and was first reported in November 2020 by Cybereason. In Q4 2021, Avast observed an…

Portuguese media empire struck in the latest cyberattack on news outlets

Written by Tim Starks Jan 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The websites of the top newspaper and TV station in Portugal remained down Tuesday after a cyberattack that began over the…

Court hands Microsoft control of websites linked to spying by Chinese hackers

Written by Tim Starks Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft obtained a court order to seize websites from a Chinese government-linked espionage group that was using the sites to attack…

WiFi software management firm exposed millions of users’ data

Brazil-based WiFi management software firm WSpot exposed extensive details of high-profile firms and millions of customers. WSpot provides software to let businesses secure their on-premise WiFi networks and offer password-free…

Potent Brazilian banking trojan resurfaces in South America, despite arrests that averted $4M theft

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Back in June, police in Spain arrested 16 people accused of being part of a gang laundering stolen money with the…