Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers

Google has caught and brushed off a bunch of cookie-stealing YouTube channel hijackers who were running cryptocurrency scams on, or auctioning off, ripped-off channels.  Google has caught and brushed off…

Geriatric Microsoft Bug Exploited by APT Using Commodity RATs

Disguised as an IT firm, the APT is hitting targets in Afghanistan & India, exploiting a 20-year-old+ Microsoft Office bug that’s as potent as it is ancient. An APT described…

Foiling Cybercrime Around the World – An Interview with a Cybercrime Investigator

The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to…

Black market traders cash in on fake COVID-19 vaccination records

Researchers have uncovered a lively trade online in the sale of fake vaccination records and passports.  COVID-19 prompted panic buying and price hikes for basic necessities worldwide when the pandemic…

Over 25% of Malicious JavaScript Is Being Obfuscated, Research Shows

According to a new study of over 10,000 malicious JavaScript samples, over 25% of the samples analyzed use JavaScript obfuscation methods to prevent detection and analysis. What Is Obfuscation? Obfuscation…

False Government Websites Steal Private Financial Data, FBI warns

A warning comes from the FBI announcing that cybercriminals use new methods to collect financial data and personal information, making use of false websites posing as government platforms. Their goal…

Cyber incident impact sits at over $500,000 for half of small to medium APAC businesses

Image: Cisco 51% of Asia Pacific small to medium-sized businesses that were hit with a cyber incident in the past year saw the cost of that incident exceed $500,000, according…

Customer services firm Atento hit by cyberattack

Business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer relationship management multinational Atento has been hit by a cyberattack, with the greatest impact seen in Brazil, its largest operation in Latin America. The…

Fresh APT Harvester Reaps Telco, Government Data

The group is likely nation-state-backed and is mounting an ongoing spy campaign using custom malware and stealthy tactics. A previously unseen advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed Harvester by researchers…

Twitter suspends hacker who allegedly stole data of 45 million Argentinians

Twitter has suspended a hacker who allegedly stole all of the data from Argentina’s database holding the IDs and information of all 45 million citizens of the country.  A threat…