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REvil Actor Dangles a Million to Attract Potential Affiliates

REvil Actor Dangles a Million to Attract Potential Affiliates - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The REvil ransomware gang has deposited $1 million in bitcoin in a Russian-speaking hacking forum to prove to potential partners that the business is very profitable and they should consider joining it.

Over 90% Attacks on Cloud Servers Attempt Cryptomining, Study Reveals

Over 90% Attacks on Cloud Servers Attempt Cryptomining, Study Reveals - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A cybercriminal group has been discovered launching brute-force attacks on thousands of MSSQL servers to deploy a cryptomining malware dubbed MrbMiner in compromised systems.

Threats Continue Plaguing Oil & Gas Sector: Report

Threats Continue Plaguing Oil & Gas Sector: Report - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A Kaspersky report found that during the first half of 2020 the percentage of systems attacked in the oil and gas and building automation industries increased as compared to H2 2019.

Joker Trojan: The Bane of Google Play Store

Joker Trojan: The Bane of Google Play Store - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A total of 17 Joker-infected apps were removed from Google Play Store. The apps were designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, device information, and conduct WAP billing fraud.

Operation Sidecopy Targets Defense Forces in India

Operation Sidecopy Targets Defense Forces in India - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The Pakistan-linked hacker group, Transparent Tribe, is reportedly behind the attack campaign aimed at stealing critical infrastructure and strategic data via phishing emails, from Indian targets.

Alien RAT with 2FA-Stealing Technique

Alien RAT with 2FA-Stealing Technique - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
ThreatFabric reported a new strain of Android malware called Alien that can steal credentials from 226 apps including Facebook, Gmail, Snapchat, and several popular banking apps.

New Ransomware Actor Demands Multimillion-Dollar Ransom

New Ransomware Actor Demands Multimillion-Dollar Ransom - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A new ransomware strain called Mount Locker, which began making the rounds in July 2020, was spotted demanding multimillion-dollar ransom payments from victims to recover their data.

Deciphering Security Trends in the Sports Sector

Deciphering Security Trends in the Sports Sector - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A data breach at Town Sports International affected almost a terabyte of sensitive customer data. In another incident, ArbiterSports paid off hackers to delete the stolen details of 540,000 referees.

DDoS Attacks Get Amplified, Extortion Threats and Bit-and-Piece Attacks Rise

DDoS Attacks Get Amplified, Extortion Threats and Bit-and-Piece Attacks Rise - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
In a recent report, Neustar revealed that H1 2020 saw a 151% rise in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019, with the longest 1.17Tbps attack lasting over 5 days.

Hackers Actively Using Windows Server Zerologon Exploits

Hackers Actively Using Windows Server Zerologon Exploits - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Days after security analysts sounded the alarm over Zerologon, Microsoft said hacking groups are using the privilege escalation vulnerability against Windows server operating systems in the wild.

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