Google cracks down on sites with ties to hack-for-hire groups in UAE, Russia, India

Currently, over 30 sites have been marked as malicious by Google’s Safe Browsing feature. Google TAG (Threat Analysis Group) has blocked dozens of malicious websites and domains used by hack-for-hire…

Scammer Who Used Info of Riot Games’ Co-Founder to Mine Crypto is Jailed

The Singaporean identity fraud scammer also tricked Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS) into providing $5.4 million worth of cloud computing services by using the personal details of the co-founder…

Tech companies are selling domains suggesting illegal sales of guns, malware

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Popular domain registrars put up few barriers for those seeking to acquire domains suggesting illegal activities, according to a report from…

Play Store Apps Caught Spreading Android Malware to Millions

The apps were loaded with info-stealing malware that can extract victims’ Facebook credentials and download other software, etc. According to researchers at Dr. Web, at least a dozen mobile apps…

Experts say ransomware could be bigger threat for campaigns in 2022

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP With the 2022 election season around the corner, campaigns of all sizes need to be prepared for a widened set of…

LockBit 2.0 gang claims Mandiant as latest victim; Mandiant sees no evidence of it

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A prominent ransomware group claimed Monday it has successfully attacked cybersecurity giant Mandiant, and will release company files. LockBit 2.0 — a…

How Traffic Analysis Boosts Ecommerce Profits

Attracting traffic is critical to the health of every ecommerce business. However, large traffic numbers don’t necessarily result in sales unto themselves. To boost revenues, you must design pages optimized…

Multiple government hacking groups stay busy targeting Ukraine and the region, Google researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens May 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Government-backed hackers from Russia, China and Belarus have been behind a series of a series of hacking campaigns in recent weeks…

Research points to a Chinese hacking effort targeting a Russian border unit

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Chinese government hacking group seen targeting European governments and non-governmental organizations in early March may have also been going after…

Critical RCE Vulnerability Reported in Google’s VirusTotal

The vulnerability that existed for the last 8 months allowed attackers to weaponize the VirusTotal platform to achieve remote code execution on an unpatched 3rd party sandboxing machine employing anti-virus…