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  1. Major DC insurance provider hacked by 'foreign cybercriminals' © istock CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC) suffered a data breach carried out by what it described as a “foreign cybercriminal” group in January that potentially impacted sensitive data, the company told customers this week. The insurance provider notified customers in writing through a letter obtained by The Hill and through an online announcement on Mo
  2. EtterSilent maldoc builder used by top cybercriminal gangs A malicious document builder named EtterSilent is gaining more attention on underground forums, security researchers note. As its popularity increased, the developer kept improving it to avoid detection from security solutions. Cybercriminals behind operations with notorious malware started to include EtterSilent in their campaigns more often to increase the payload delivery success rate. Using macros and exploits Ads promoting EtterSilent maldoc builder have been published on underground f
  3. Cybercriminal hacks vaccine marketplace, makes over $752K In a bizarre incident, a hacker has taken down a vaccine marketplace being run on the Dark Web, created fake orders, cancelled them and took refund in Bitcoins worth $752,000, a report showed on Thursday. New Delhi, In a bizarre incident, a hacker has taken down a vaccine marketplace being run on the Dark Web, created fake orders, cancelled them and took refund in Bitcoins worth $752,000, a report showed on Thursday. According to a post on the market's forum, a hacker figured out a way to create fake orders
  4. Cybercriminals Publish Data Allegedly Stolen From Shell, Multiple Universities The FIN11 hacking group has published on their leaks website files that were allegedly stolen from oil and gas giant Shell, likely during a cyber-security incident involving Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA) file sharing service. Last week, Shell revealed that it was one of the organizations affected by the Accellion cyber-attack, confirming that attackers were able to steal both corporate data and personal information pertaining to its employees. Some of these files -- in
  5. Cybercriminals Target Industrial Organizations in Information Theft Campaign A mysterious cybercrime group apparently driven by profit has been targeting industrial organizations in Europe, Asia and North America as part of an information theft campaign. The campaign was detailed in September 2020 by cybersecurity firm Zscaler, which warned at the time that the hackers had been targeting oil and gas supply chain industries in the Middle East using the trojan known as AZORult. These attacks are ongoing, according to DeNexus, a California-based provider of cyb
  6. Maza Russian cybercriminal forum suffers data breach Forums can be areas to swap illicit tools and data, but they can also be the targets of cyberattackers in their turn. The Maza cybercriminal forum has reportedly suffered a data breach leading to the leak of user information. On March 3, Flashpoint researchers detected the breach on Maza -- once known as Mazafaka -- which has been online since at least 2003. Maza is a closed and heavily-restricted forum for Russian-speaking threat actors. The community has been connected to carding -- the traffickin
  7. Cisco points to new tier of APT actors that behave more like cybercriminals New research from Cisco Talos suggests a second tier of APT actors serving in a support role for government hacking campaigns, behaving more like cybercriminals. A new analysis of the noisy pro-Russian hackers Gamaredon released Tuesday by Cisco Talos suggests that maybe it is time to start thinking of hacker groups as more than either advanced persistent threat or criminal attackers. It’s already well established that some APTs operate as criminals. Several international gov
  8. New breed of cybercriminal breaches organizations then sells access Entrepreneurial cybercriminals are operating as middlemen by breaching as many companies as possible and then selling on access to the highest bidder rather than infiltrating systems themselves. New research from Digital Shadows reveals that these 'Initial Access Brokers' are flourishing during the pandemic as employees increasingly log in to systems remotely. This type of brokerage has been going on since 2016, but in the last year there's been a notable increase in activity an
  9. Cybercriminals Leak Files Allegedly Stolen From Law Firm Jones Day A group of cybercriminals known for ransomware attacks has started leaking files allegedly stolen from Jones Day, a major U.S.-based law firm that has represented former president Donald Trump, including in his attempts to overturn the results of the recent election. The cybercriminals behind the ransomware operation known as Clop (Cl0p) have been known to encrypt files on compromised systems, as well as stealing files from the victim and threatening to leak them unless a ransom is paid. The
  10. Discord is fast becoming a favorite tool among cybercriminals Online chat platform is increasingly used to host malicious payloads (Image credit: Shutterstock / Konstantin Savusia) As people around the world turned to video games to stay occupied while under lockdown during the pandemic, cybercriminals took note and launched new campaigns with the aim of targeting gamers according to new research from Zscaler. These attacks often exploit the popularity of certain games such as Among Us to lure play
  11. Oct. 19 (UPI) -- North Korean hackers who have attacked South Korean nuclear power operators could be going after Russia's defense industry, according to a Russian press report. North Korea's state-sponsored hackers could be targeting Russian entities to procure classified military secrets, according to a Russian press report on Monday. Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Monday the North Korean group known as "Kimsuky," a threat group that first made headlines in 2013, could be breaching Russian defense firms. The phishing attacks are launched via fraudulent em
  12. Malware-free or fileless techniques accounted for 51% of attacks last year, compared to 40% the year before, as hackers turn to stolen credentials to breach corporate networks, reveals CrowdStrike's latest threat report. By Eileen Yu for By The Way More than half of attacks last year leveraged fileless or "malware-free" techniques, as hackers turn to stolen credentials in their efforts to breach corporate networks. The telecommunications industry also saw increased attacks from threat actors such as those from China and North Korea, which targeted the sector for its inte
  13. In Hollywood films, at least, hackers and cybercriminals are geniuses – able to crack into military networks in seconds, and crack passwords like peanut shells. But the reality can be a little different. Sure, the past few years have seen the rise of political and professional hacking– but most hackers are a little shorter on the grey matter. Over the years on We Live Security, we’ve witnessed and reported on complex malware and carefully planned attacks on companies which have earned millions. We have also reported on cybercriminals who are not exactly Bond villain material – in fact, crimina
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