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711 million email addresses found in popular banking malware's spambot

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

A widespread and evolving banking malware threat was found to be using a massive spambot setup.

The curious case of the missing Mt. Gox bitcoin fortune

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

While the world paid attention to the James Comey hearing, an interesting fact was unearthed: the missing Mt. Gox bitcoins may have been located. Only those in the know won't say where they are.

It finally happened: Criminals exploit SS7 vulnerabilities, prompting concerns about 2FA

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

Cybersecurity researchers warned us that it would happen. Earlier this year, hackers were able to remotely pilfer German bank accounts by taking advantage of vulnerabilities evident in an important yet outdated communications protocol known as Signaling System 7, or SS7.

Verizon's annual data breach report is depressing reading, again

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The takeaway from the 10th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is depressingly familiar: Of the 1,935 breaches analyzed 88 percent were accomplished using a familiar list of nine attack vectors, meaning they could probably have been prevented by a few simple cyber-hygiene measures.

Oracle databases at risk because of a leaked NSA hacking tool, researcher says

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

The recent outing of leaked NSA hacking tools designed to compromise SWIFT Service Alliance servers comes with a key to pry open thousands of Oracle servers around the globe, new research suggests. A mysterious group self-named the Shadow Brokers, which has been publishing authentic internal NSA documents since last summer, shared new material on April 14 detailing an expansive U.S. espionage operation aimed at hacking into Middle Eastern SWIFT service bureaus.

Prosecutors throw the book at Russian behind credit card hacking plot

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

U.S. prosecutors are asking a federal court in Seattle to sentence prolific Russian hacker Roman Seleznev to 30 years this week, saying he personally helped create a multibillion-dollar ecosystem for credit card fraud.

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