The surge of fake COVID-19 test results, vaccines and vaccination certificates on the Dark Web

Threat actors are offering fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates in blackmarkets and hacking forums on the Dark Web. While vaccination campaigns go ahead with different speeds in many countries multiple threat actors on the Dark Web started offering fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates. Multiple research teams, including mine, are monitoring these […]

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2021-03-25T11:15:53-04:00March 25th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

Energy giant Shell discloses data breach caused by Accellion FTA hack

Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) discloses a data breach resulting from the compromise of its Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) file sharing service. Energy giant Shell disclosed a data breach resulting from the compromise of an Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) used by the company. Shell is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and […]

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2021-03-23T05:06:06-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

CISA and FBI warn of ongoing TrickBot attacks

CISA and FBI are warning of ongoing TrickBot attacks despite security firms took down the C2 infrastructure of the infamous botnet in October. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warn of ongoing Trickbot attacks despite in October multiple security firms dismantled its C2 infrastructure in a joint operation. On […]

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2021-03-19T08:30:12-04:00March 19th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

Hackers breached four prominent underground cybercrime forums

A suspicious wave of attacks resulted in the hack of four cybercrime forums Verified, Crdclub, Exploit, and Maza since January. Since January, a series of mysterious cyberattacks that resulted in the hack of popular Russian-language cybercrime forums. Unknown threat actors hacked the Verified forum in January, Crdclub in February, and Exploit and Maza in March, […]

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2021-03-06T13:32:04-05:00March 6th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

Group-IB: ransomware empire prospers in pandemic-hit world. Attacks grow by 150%

Group-IB published a report titled “Ransomware Uncovered 2020-2021”. analyzes ransomware landscape in 2020 and TTPs of major threat actors. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, has presented its new report “Ransomware Uncovered 2020-2021”. The research dives deep into the global ransomware outbreak in 2020 and analyzes major players’ TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures). By […]

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2021-03-04T06:52:48-05:00March 4th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

Clop ransomware gang leaks data allegedly stolen from cybersecurity firm Qualys

Cybersecurity firm Qualys seems to have suffered a data breach, threat actors allegedly exploited zero-day flaw in their Accellion FTA server. Cybersecurity firm Qualys is the latest victim of a cyber attack, the company was likely hacked by threat actors that exploited a zero-day vulnerability in their Accellion FTA server. A couple of weeks ago, security experts […]

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2021-03-03T18:14:44-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

Hotarus Corp gang hacked Ecuador’s Ministry of Finance and Banco Pichincha

‘Hotarus Corp’ Ransomware operators hacked Ecuador’s largest private bank, Banco Pichincha, and the country’s Ministry of Finance. ​A cybercrime group called ‘Hotarus Corp’ has breached the Ecuador’s largest private bank, Banco Pichincha, and the local Ministry of Finance (the Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas de Ecuador). The group claims to have also stolen data from […]

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2021-02-27T13:18:41-05:00February 27th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware, Ransomware|

Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has disclosed a security breach, data leaked online

Hackers posted data stolen from manufacturer of business jets Bombardier on Clop ransomware leak site following alleged FTA hack. Hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA file-sharing legacy servers to steal data from the airplane maker Bombardier and leak data on the site operated by the Clop ransomware gang. The wave of attacks exploiting multiple zero-day […]

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2021-02-26T18:09:31-05:00February 24th, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|

FIN11 cybercrime group is behind recent wave of attacks on FTA servers

FireEye experts linked a series of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. Security experts from FireEye linked a series of cyber attacks against organizations running Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. “Starting in mid-December 2020, malicious actors that Mandiant […]

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2021-02-26T18:09:31-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Latest Cyber Attacks, Malware|
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