Middle East-linked hacking group is working hard to mask its moves
The group bears a resemblance to MuddyWater.
Quasi-Russian upstart reportedly targeted Ukraine in cyber-espionage campaign
The campiagn is linked to the Luhansk People’s Republic, a group that declared independence from Ukraine in 2014.
For many crooks, malware is out and PowerShell attacks are in, IBM says
Fifty-seven percent of the cyberattacks detected by IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence used common applications like PowerShell or PsExec, compared to 29 percent that used more traditional phishing attacks.
Basic phishing emails are so effective that most hackers don't use exploit kits anymore
Hackers overwhelmingly prefer to target email accounts as their entry point into organizations, today, and that’s causing a massive drop in exploit kit usage, according to new research conducted by Symantec. The findings underscore a significant and recent transformation in the way that attackers generally seek to compromise systems; a trend that’s greatly accelerated over the last 12 months, Symantec found.