Omicron Phishing Scam Already Spotted in UK

Omicron COVID-19 variant anxiety inspires new phishing scam offering fake NHS tests to steal data. The global pandemic has provided cover for all sorts of phishing scams over the past…

NSO Group tech reportedly used to hack US officials' iPhones

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly a dozen iPhones associated with U.S. State Department employees were hacked using spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters first…

Threat Group Takes Aim Again at Cloud Platform Provider Zoho

Attackers that previously targeted the cloud platform provider have shifted their focus to additional products in the company’s portfolio. State-backed adversaries expanded attacks against cloud platform company Zoho and its…

The In-house Zoho ServiceDesk Exploit Used to Drop Webshells

You may recall that we reported a while ago that state-backed advanced persistent threat (APT) organizations had been actively exploiting a significant hole in a Zoho single sign-on and password…

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Data Leaks Skyrocket 935%

Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found. The ransomware business is booming, and feeble corporate security and a flourishing…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Treasury Crypto Security Sanction Blocks Exchange Favored by Ransomware Actors The U.S. government sanctioned the cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for moving money for ransomware actors.…

FBI seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency from REvil ransomware affiliate

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI in August seized approximately $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker affiliated with the REvil ransomware gang, according…

Lloyd’s Carves Out Cyber-Insurance Exclusions for State-Sponsored Attacks

The insurer won’t pay for ‘acts of cyber-war’ or nation-state retaliation attacks.    Fallout from nation-state sponsored cyberattacks will no longer be covered under cyber-insurance policies issued by famed insurer…

Ransomware gang targeting schools, hospitals reinvents itself to avoid scrutiny

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An under-the-radar ransomware group that’s been attacking schools, hospitals and other critical infrastructure has tried to cover its tracks by rebranding,…