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Joker's Stash, The Largest Carding Marketplace, Announces Shutdown

Joker's Stash, the largest dark web marketplace notorious for selling compromised payment card data, has announced plans to shut down its operations on February 15, 2021. In a message board post on a Russian-language underground cybercrime forum, the operator of...
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Researchers Disclose Undocumented Chinese Malware Used in Recent Attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a series of attacks by a threat actor of Chinese origin that has targeted organizations in Russia and Hong Kong with malware — including a previously undocumented backdoor. Attributing the campaign to Winnti (or APT41), Positive Technologies dated the first...
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Experts Uncover Malware Attacks Against Colombian Government and Companies

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off an ongoing surveillance campaign directed against Colombian government institutions and private companies in the energy and metallurgical industries. In a report published by ESET on Tuesday, the Slovak internet security company said the attacks...
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Intel Adds Hardware-Enabled Ransomware Detection to 11th Gen vPro Chips

Intel and Cybereason have partnered to build anti-ransomware defenses into the chipmaker's newly announced 11th generation Core vPro business-class processors. The hardware-based security enhancements are baked into Intel's vPro platform via its Hardware Shield and Threat Detection Technology (TDT), enabling profiling and detection of ransomware and...
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Buyer's Guide for Securing Internal Environment with a Small Cybersecurity Team

Ensuring the cybersecurity of your internal environment when you have a small security team is challenging. If you want to maintain the highest security level with a small team, your strategy has to be 'do more with less,' and...
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Authorities Take Down World's Largest Illegal Dark Web Marketplace

Europol on Tuesday said it shut down DarkMarket, the world's largest online marketplace for illicit goods, as part of an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA), and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation...
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Hackers Steal Mimecast Certificate Used to Securely Connect with Microsoft 365

Mimecast said on Tuesday that "a sophisticated threat actor" had compromised a digital certificate it provided to certain customers to securely connect its products to Microsoft 365 (M365) Exchange. The discovery was made after the breach was notified by Microsoft,...
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Microsoft Issues Patches for Defender Zero-Day and 82 Other Windows Flaws

For the first patch Tuesday of 2021, Microsoft released security updates addressing a total of 83 flaws spanning as many as 11 products and services, including an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability. The latest security patches cover Microsoft Windows, Edge browser, ChakraCore, Office...
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Warning — 5 New Trojanized Android Apps Spying On Users In Pakistan

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a new spyware operation targeting users in Pakistan that leverages trojanized versions of legitimate Android apps to carry out covert surveillance and espionage. Designed to masquerade apps such as the Pakistan Citizen Portal, a...
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Experts Sound Alarm On New Android Malware Sold On Hacking Forums

Cybersecurity researchers have exposed the operations of an Android malware vendor who teamed up with a second threat actor to market and sell a remote access Trojan (RAT) capable of device takeover and exfiltration of photos, locations, contacts, and...
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Unveiled: SUNSPOT Malware Was Used to Inject SolarWinds Backdoor

As the investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack continues, cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a third malware strain that was deployed into the build environment to inject the backdoor into the company's Orion network monitoring platform. Called "Sunspot," the backdoor adds...
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Researchers Find Links Between Sunburst and Russian Kazuar Malware

Cybersecurity researchers, for the first time, may have found a potential connection between the backdoor used in the SolarWinds hack to a previously known malware strain. In new research published by Kaspersky researchers today, the cybersecurity firm said it discovered several features that overlap...
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Russian Hacker Gets 12-Years Prison for Massive JP Morgan Chase Hack

A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced a 37-year-old Russian to 12 years in prison for perpetrating an international hacking campaign that resulted in the heist of a trove of personal information from several financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news...
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Russian Hacker Gets 12-Years Prison for Massive JP Morgan Chase Hack

A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced a 37-year-old Russian to 12 years in prison for perpetrating an international hacking campaign that resulted in the heist of a trove of personal information from several financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news...
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New Attack Could Let Hackers Clone Your Google Titan 2FA Security Keys

Hardware security keys—such as those from Google and Yubico—are considered the most secure means to protect accounts from phishing and takeover attacks. But a new research published on Thursday demonstrates how an adversary in possession of such a two-factor authentication...
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WhatsApp Will Disable Your Account If You Don't Agree Sharing Data With Facebook

"Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA," opens WhatsApp's privacy policy. "Since we started WhatsApp, we've aspired to build our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind." But come February 8, 2021, this opening statement will...
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ALERT: North Korean hackers targeting South Korea with RokRat Trojan

A North Korean hacking group has been found deploying the RokRat Trojan in a new spear-phishing campaign targeting the South Korean government. Attributing the attack to APT37 (aka Starcruft, Ricochet Chollima, or Reaper), Malwarebytes said it identified a malicious document last December...
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Creating A Strong Password Policy With Specops and NIST Guidelines

End-user passwords are one of the weakest components of your overall security protocols. Most users tend to reuse passwords across work and personal accounts. They may also choose relatively weak passwords that satisfy company password policies but can be easily...
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SolarWinds Hackers Also Accessed U.S. Justice Department's Email Server

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday became the latest government agency in the country to admit its internal network was compromised as part of the SolarWinds supply chain attack. "On December 24, 2020, the Department of Justice's Office of...
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Hackers Using Fake Trump's Scandal Video to Spread QNode Malware

Cybesecurity researchers today revealed a new malspam campaign that distributes a remote access Trojan (RAT) by purporting to contain a sex scandal video of U.S. President Donald Trump. The emails, which carry with the subject line "GOOD LOAN OFFER!!," come...
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Joker's Stash, The Largest Carding Marketplace, Announces Shutdown

Joker's Stash, the largest dark web marketplace notorious for selling compromised payment card data, has announced plans to shut down its operations on February 15, 2021. In a message board post on a Russian-language underground cybercrime forum, the operator of...
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Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.

Weekly Update 226

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineA little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people...
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FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

The financially motivated FIN11, which increasingly incorporated CL0P ransomware into their operations in 2020, appeared to rely on low-effort volume techniques like spamming malware for initial entry, but put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise. “Several...
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Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.