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Researchers have come across a new Trojan, dubbed Eviral, that is capable of stealing browser cookies and stored credentials, and has the ability to monitor/modify the Windows clipboard text. The Trojan was being sold on criminal forums. It also lets the hacker control everything from a panel where the stolen data can be easily explored.
The BadRabbit ransomware spread using drive-by attacks, presenting itself as a Flash update. Users who clicked on the update were infected by the ransomware. After execution, the ransomware elevated its privileges on the user’s device.
Decrease in RIG EK activities
There has been a decrease in the EK activity over the past year. This year, the exploit kit has been used to spread the Fobos, Ngay, and Seamless campaigns. The decrease can be attributed to multiple causes--ranging from fortification of browser and browser based applications to closure of many sub-domains.
Several Australian universities and NGOs are being targeted by hackers from Iran and China, in order to steal intellectual property. The targets are chosen as these places are abundant with research files on economic policies, defense projects, and technology and medical advancements.
LAPD’s Twitter account hacked
The official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) was hacked. Hackers tweeted a message calling the department “white supremacists”. The tweet read "lapdWHITESUPREMACISTS". It is unclear how the breach occurred.
Posted on: February 27, 2018
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