Malware/Cybercrime

Malware/Cybercrime news, trend analysis and opinion

Global economic/technology prospects: China and the United States of America
Fraud gang targeted large European companies

Facebook’s Threat Intelligence Sharing Potential

Data management, scale, and algorithmic strengths may give Facebook an advantage in threat intelligence sharing

Incident Response: More Art than Science

Cybersecurity industry needs to establish best practices and open secure channels for incident response communications.

SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The agency's move comes in addition to charges against nine defendants brought by the DOJ

Nine charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme

The defendants allegedly hacked into the networks of three press release sites and traded on nonpublic information

Black Hat Boogie

My quick takes on an interesting, exhausting, and frightening week at Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas

Retailer Fred's found payment card malware on two servers

It doesn't appear card details were removed from its systems, Fred's said

Internal LTE/3G modems can be hacked to help malware survive OS reinstalls

Researchers found a way to write malicious firmware to a popular LTE/3G modem module built into business laptops and tablets

Attack on Sabre reportedly conducted by Anthem, OPA hackers

American Airlines has been investigating its own systems, but there's no evidence of a breach so far, it says

Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet

The technique could enable attackers to attack Windows servers hosted in the cloud

New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna

Critical data can be collected from a computer using a feature phone

Carly Fiorina calls on Apple, Google to provide greater access for FBI

Republican candidate says public and private sector should share more information

ICANN resets passwords after website breach

No financial information was affected, the organization said

File sync services provide covert way to control hacked computers

Researchers highlight the potential use of file synchronization services for stealthy and persistent remote control

Airbnb guest suspected of stealing $35k from San Francisco home

Incident highlights risks of renting out homes through online sites

Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

Hacker steals Bitdefender customer log-in credentials, attempts blackmail

The hacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated software component to extract information from a single server

OPM, Anthem hackers reportedly also breached United Airlines

Flight manifests including passenger information and destinations were stolen, report claims

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations

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