Interpol identifies 9,000 computers in Asia owned by hackers, used to launch ransomware
Nearly 9,000 computer servers based in southeast Asia are infected with or currently dispensing malware, according to a newly unveiled Interpol-led operation heavily supported by multiple private sector cybersecurity firms and domestic law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of compromised websites popularly used in Southeast Asia, including regional government portals, were also identified as under the control of hackers, Interpol announced Monday.
That was fast: Thousands of computers now compromised with leaked NSA tools, researchers say
The findings by security researchers are significant because they illustrate, among other things, the rapid pace at which cybercriminals can effectively adopt and then launch cyberattacks with complex, NSA-grade weaponry.
Android spyware in the Google Play Store was downloaded over 1 million times over 3 years
A piece of malware pretending to be an Android system update was downloaded over 1 million times since launch 2014. The malware, dubbed SMSVova, spied on a victim's location and relayed it to the attacker in real time.
Oracle databases at risk because of a leaked NSA hacking tool, researcher says
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.
Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web
A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.
‘Amateurish’ espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools
A mysterious group appears to be relying on hacking tools that were originally stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team to spy on European government officials, think tanks and journalists, according to new research published Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure.