The Iranian-linked threat group TA453, also known as Charming Kitten and Phosphorus, conducted a phishing campaign, dubbed "BadBlood," in late 2020 that targeted senior U.S. and Israeli medical researchers in an attempt to obtain their Microsoft Office credentials, according to Proofpoint.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
A major Australian broadcaster was hit over the weekend by what was likely ransomware, and the country's federal Parliament was affected by what is described as a clumsy incident that nonetheless triggered a shutdown of its email system.
Over the last 12 months, federal prosecutors have charged 474 suspects with trying to steal more than $569 million through COVID-19-related fraud schemes, including attempts to swindle the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.
What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"? "Clearly trying to make people stay quiet," responded one unamused Fat Face customer. Others report being none the wiser as to what risks they now face.
Canadian IoT device manufacturer Sierra Wireless reported Tuesday it had suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, forcing it to halt production. The attack has disrupted its website and some internal operations.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have been in the limelight lately - not just for hitting Acer, Dassault Falcon and celebrity law firms but also for granting tell-all interviews that describe their tactics and motivations.
A Russian national who co-founded the Infraud Organization's online cybercrime forum, which trafficked in stolen payment card data and was tied to more than $560 million in fraud losses, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.
Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft says it has accessed several servers used by an advanced persistent threat group tied to the SolarWinds supply chain attack. These attackers continue to target large corporations and public institutions worldwide, with a focus on the U.S. and the European Union, the researchers say.
Acer, one of the world's largest PC and device makers, has been targeted by the ransomware gang REvil, aka Sodinokibi, according to news reports. The Taiwanese company has not confirmed it has been attacked, but data has been posted to the gang's darknet site.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
There has been a spike in web shells being detected as ransomware gangs and other attackers increasingly target vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers following publication of proof-of-concept attack code for ProxyLogon, which is one of four zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft in early March.