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Ransomware gangs rely more on weaponizing vulnerabilities

Security researchers are warning that external remote access services continue to be the main vector for ransomware gangs to breach company networks but there's a notable uptick in exploiting vulnerabilities.

Russian Sberbank says it’s facing massive waves of DDoS attacks

Russia's banking and financial services company Sberbank is being targeted in a wave of unprecedented hacker attacks. Earlier this month, the bank fought off the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in its history.

Conti Ransomware Shuts Down Operation, Rebrands Into Smaller Units

Advanced Intel's Yelisey Boguslavskiy told BleepingComputer that instead of rebranding as another large ransomware operation, the Conti leadership has instead partnered with other smaller ransomware gangs to conduct attacks.

Asian Media Giant Nikkei’s Headquarters Impacted by Ransomware Attack

"Nikkei Group Asia immediately shut down the affected server and took other measures to minimize the impact." Nikkei says it's currently investigating if the attackers accessed any of the customer data that was likely stored on the impacted servers.

Microsoft emergency updates fix Windows AD authentication issues

Microsoft has released emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates to address Active Directory (AD) authentication issues after installing Windows Updates issued during the May 2022 Patch Tuesday on domain controllers.

Lazarus hackers target VMware servers with Log4Shell exploits

The North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus is exploiting the Log4J remote code execution vulnerability to inject backdoors that fetch information-stealing payloads on VMware Horizon servers.

Spanish police dismantle phishing gang that emptied bank accounts

The Spanish police have announced the arrest of 13 people and the launch of investigations on another seven for their participation in a phishing ring that stole online bank credentials.

US recovers $15 million from global Kovter ad fraud operation

At its peak, the 3ve ad fraud campaign, also known as Eve, infected over 1.7 million devices with the Kovter botnet, a click-fraud malware that would quietly run in the background while connecting to sites to consume advertisements.

National bank hit by ransomware trolls hackers with dick pics

"The Bank of Zambia wishes to inform members of the public that it experienced a partial disruption to some of its Information Technology (IT) applications on Monday 9th May 2022," disclosed the bank in a press release.

Chinese ‘Space Pirates’ APT Hacking Russian Aerospace Firms

The Space Pirates APT group has been seen targeting government agencies and enterprises involved in IT services, aerospace, and electric power industries located in Russia, Georgia, and Mongolia.

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