Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers possibly affiliated with Iran have been running a spearphishing campaign targeting former Israeli officials, high-ranking military personnel, the head of…

A basic text-color trick can fool phishing filters

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Underneath all the chatter about advanced cybercrime techniques, sometimes it’s the little things that get the job done. Researchers at Avanan…

TrickBot malware suddenly got quiet, researchers say, but it's hardly the end for its operators

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The operators of TrickBot have essentially shut down the notorious malware, multiple reports say, but evidence suggests the gang has begun…

Deep dive into hack against Iranian state TV yields wiper malware, other custom tools

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Jan. 27 hack of Iranian state broadcaster IRIB — which ran a message of support for opposition leaders and called…

TrickBot developers continue to refine the malware's sneakiness and power

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The versatile malware known as TrickBot continues to pose “great danger” to customers of financial and technology companies because its developers…

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…

Iranian state media blames hack for apparent fuel shortage, the latest incident to draw attention

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 26, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Iranian officials say a cyberattack has forced the temporary closure of a government system that manages fuel subsidies, rendering it difficult…