This monster of a phishing campaign is after your passwords

Microsoft has detailed an unusual phishing campaign aimed at stealing passwords that uses the ZooToday phishing kit built using pieces of code copied from other hackers' work.
October 22, 2021

Microsoft announces security programs for nonprofits as nation-state attacks increase

Microsoft unveiled a new suite of tools on Thursday built to protect nonprofits as threats against philanthropic organizations globally have skyrocketed, particularly from nation-states.

Cyber incident impact sits at over $500,000 for half of small to medium APAC businesses

51% of Asia Pacific small to medium-sized businesses that were hit with a cyber incident in the past year saw the cost of that incident exceed $500,000, according to a survey conducted by Cisco.

Customer services firm Atento hit by cyberattack

Business process outsourcing and customer relationship management multinational Atento has been hit by a cyberattack, with the greatest impact seen in Brazil, its largest operation in Latin America.

US judge sentences duo for roles in running bulletproof hosting service

The duo were accused of providing online hosting services that are known as bulletproof -- a popular option for cybercriminals who need a host that will turn a blind eye to criminal activity.
October 20, 2021

Hackers are Disguising Malicious JavaScript Code Using Packers to Bypass Signature-based Detection Systems

Packers work by compressing or encrypting code to make that code unreadable and non-debuggable — resulting in 'obfuscated' code that is difficult for antivirus to detect.

Cybercriminals Trade Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Records and Passports

According to research by Intel 471, the vaccine trade is still strong, but numerous cybercriminals are now also offering fake COVID-19 vaccine certifications focused on US and EU entry requirements.

Critical infrastructure security dubbed 'abysmal' by researchers

It was only last month that the Port of Houston fended off a cyberattack and there is no reason to believe cyberattacks on OT systems won't continue -- or, perhaps, become more common.

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

FinCen said the total value of suspicious activity reported in ransomware-related SARs during the first six months of 2021 was $590 million, which exceeds the $416 million reported for all of 2020.

Critical infrastructure security dubbed 'abysmal' by researchers

CloudSEK published a new report exploring ICSs and their security posture in light of recent cyberattacks against the industrial, utility, and manufacturing targets. The research focuses on ICSs available through the internet.

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