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…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

Brazil investigates use of staff credentials in cyberattacks against government bodies

Following major cyberattacks against central government bodies in Brazil, initial investigations have found that malicious actors have used civil servant credentials to access systems. The finding is among a series…

Brazilian Ministry of Health hit by second cyberattack in less than a week

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered a second cyberattack in less than a week, which has compromised various internal systems, including the platform that holds COVID-19 vaccination data. ZDNet Recommends…