Hackersgroep focuses on IT companies, governments and telecom providers with new malware
A hacker group uses a new type of trojans to attack telecom providers and information technology companies, as well as government organizations. The malware has been named Seedworm and has been active since at least 2017.
Seedworm seems to be primarily aimed at infecting organisations in the Middle ... Read more
“At least 1,300 Dutch directors targeted by hackers who commit CEO fraud.
At least thirteen hundred Dutch financial directors are victims of a hacker group. The hacker group London Blue has compiled a list of their data and wants to commit CEO fraud. Strikingly enough, the data was obtained in a legal manner.
Financieele Dagblad reports this on the basis of information fr... Read more
‘Dozens of Dutch companies fall victim to ransomware SamSam’.
In recent months, many Dutch companies have been affected by ransomware SamSam. Criminals ask a lot of ransom money to get equipment back: that ranges from tens of thousands of euros to several tons. Dozens of businesses have been affected by SamSam.
That's what cyber security officer Fox-IT reports... Read more
Emotet malware includes unique infrastructure to prevent down-time
According to security company Trend Micro, Emotet's malware corridor deliberately designed the backbone infrastructure of its server in two separate clusters.
Researchers analyzed 571 samples of the group's malware. It allowed them to extract the IP addresses of 721 Emotet command-and-control (C&... Read more
State hackers attack Adobe ColdFusion servers without a patch
A group of state hackers, also called an APT Group, actively attacks Adobe ColdFusion servers. In addition, it provides backdoors for future attacks, according to Volexity investigators versus ZDNet.
The attacks have been taking place since the end of September and focus on ColdFusion servers that d... Read more
Hackers abused StatCounter and infected nearly 700,000 websites
Hackers who use cryptographic currency have hacked into one of the most widely used services for traffic analytics. They abuse StatCounter in an attempt to steal bitcoin from the users of online stock exchange Gate.io. More than 688,000 websites were affected by the attack.
That's what the ZDNet sit... Read more
Americans sue Chinese hackers for stealing information from aerospace companies
The US Attorney General's office today charged ten Chinese spies with hacking American and European aerospace companies. Six hackers, two Chinese intelligence agents and two insiders were part of a conspiracy to steal information from the companies concerned.
The indictment states that the ten Chine... Read more
“Hundreds of Dutch routers hacked to generate cryptic currency.
Dutch routers are used by hackers to generate cryptographic currency monero. Hundreds of routers would have been hacked. These are MikroTik brand routers, which have a vulnerability that has been known for months. A patch was released last April, but many have not yet installed it.
Today, RTL News r... Read more
British government: Russian secret service distributed ransomware
The British National Cyber Security Centre reports after investigation that the Russian military secret service - the GROe - is behind a series of cyber attacks. According to the British Government, this is an attempt by the Russian Government to undermine the democratic process of Western countries... Read more
Hackers focus again on developers of Google Chrome extensions
Developers of extensions for Google Chrome are the newest target of hackers. It seems that hackers are trying to get developers to surf to a phishing site, where they can then steal their login details.
The ZDNet site reports this today on the basis of its own research. The hackers want the login c... Read more