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December 6, 2021

A mysterious threat actor is running hundreds of malicious Tor relays

Since at least 2017, a threat actor has run thousands of servers in entry, middle, and exit positions of the Tor network in what a researcher has described as an attempt to deanonymize Tor users.

German BSI agency warns of ransomware attacks over Christmas holidays

The German cybersecurity authority BSI warns of ransomware attacks over the Christmas holidays, fearing the return of the Emotet botnet return. It also warned of attacks against Microsoft Exchange.

Fraudulent e-commerce transactions spiked between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

The number of suspected e-commerce fraud attempts during the 2021 holiday shopping season also saw a 25% increase over the 15.73% of fraud attempts observed earlier in the year, as per TransUnion.

Pip-audit: Google-backed tool probes Python environments for vulnerable packages

Pip-audit leverages the PyPI JSON API to compare dependencies against the Python Packaging Advisory Database – a repository of security advisories that collects much of its data from the NVD CVE feed.

Phishing Actors Are Exploiting the Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The emails offer recipients a free Omicron PCR test, which they claim will allow them to circumvent limitations. The emails purport to come from the U.K's National Health Service (NHS).

FTC implements tougher data protection rules to safeguard customer information

The FTC has amended its data protection policy, the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, implementing tougher rules for financial institutions that process customer information.

Who Is the Network Access Broker ‘Babam’? – Krebs on Security

Since the beginning of 2020, Babam has set up numerous auctions on the Russian-language cybercrime forum Exploit, mainly selling VPN credentials stolen from various companies.

Vulnerabilities Exploited for Monero Mining Malware Delivered via GitHub, Netlify

Trend Micro researchers found multiple vulnerabilities being exploited by cryptomining malware samples which were being spread through the abuse of GitHub and Netlify repositories.

Tor2mine Cryptominer Evolves to Pose a Bigger Threat

Tor2mine Cryptominer Evolves to Pose a Bigger Threat - Cybersecurity news
Tor2Mine, a cryptominer which has been under active development since 2019, uses a PowerShell script to disable anti-malware solutions, deploy the payload, and steal Windows credentials. 

Thieflock and Yanluowang Ransomware Share Same Genes

Thieflock and Yanluowang Ransomware Share Same Genes - Cybersecurity news
Symantec has reported a link between Thieflock and Yanluowang ransomware operations. The latter recently picked up its pace to target financial companies in the U.S. Researchers believe that the attackers are highly attack-oriented because the ransomware behavior hasn’t altered since its discovery ... Read More

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