Researchers have discovered an underground offering with the codename "Prolific Puma," which since 2020 has been the "largest and most dynamic" cybercrime link-shortening service on the market. Attackers use it to better target victims with phishing campaigns, scams and malware.
A recent attack by a Russian ransomware-as-a-service group that stole the personal information of 2.5 million patients of McLaren Health Care has triggered at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits in recent days, claiming the healthcare company failed to protect patient privacy.
A financially motivated criminal syndicate that mainly operates in Telegram and underground forums has expanded its criminal arsenal to deploy ransomware and other intrusion capabilities on various cloud applications, warn Mandiant researchers.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
A new healthcare-focused research agency is seeking proposals for innovative cybersecurity technologies that can apply a national security approach to protecting this highly targeted civilian industry. Today's off-the-shelf software is falling short, the agency said.
With the rampant surge of fraudulent schemes hitting the world at the moment - including the creation of fake cryptocurrencies, bank websites and investment scams - a more dynamic and holistic approach to detection and prevention is mission-critical for banks and regulators.
Conventional wisdom recommends to never negotiate with ransomware actors. They can't be trusted. But Mark Lance at GuidePoint Security recently made the case that organizations can gather important information through negotiations, slow down the process and even lower the ransom demand.
Researchers say a proxy service is routing internet traffic through unsuspecting users' systems that it turns into residential exit nodes, luring them into downloading the proxy application through offers of cracked software and games. Antivirus engines don't detect the application.
An international law enforcement operation took down a phishing-as-a-service website that security researchers say was responsible for more than 150,000 phishing domains. The site, 16shop, sold phishing kits that targeted more than 70,000 people in 43 countries.
A little-known cloud infrastructure provider called Cloudzy has been facilitating nation-state hackers, commercial spyware operations and ransomware affiliates' attacks by failing to keep a close eye on what its customers are doing, researchers at cybersecurity firm Halcyon warn.
Spanish law enforcement officers scored several recent wins against cybercriminals this month. Police nabbed a Ukrainian hacker on the run for 10 years, arrested a fraudster known to have run a smishing campaign that amassed 1.2 million euros, and broke up a phishing nexus - all in two weeks.
The BlackCat RaaS group is developing a threat activity cluster using chosen keywords on webpages of legitimate organizations to deploy malicious malware. Trend Micro researchers discovered cybercriminals using malvertising to deploy malware using cloned webpages of WinSCP and SpyBoy.
This week, the U.S. sanctioned Russians running influence campaigns, the owner of the Monopoly darknet drug market was charged, CISA ordered federal agencies to patch flaws before July 13, Suncor Energy suffered a cyberattack and Petro-Canada gas stations were affected.
The new ransomware group 8Base is fast becoming a big player in the underground market, amassing nearly 40 victims in June - second only to the notorious LockBit ransomware gang. The group's top targets include business services, finance, manufacturing and IT industries.
European police on Tuesday confirmed the arrests of more than 6,000 people who were formerly active in defunct encrypted messaging service EncroChat. Authorities charged more than 200 top-level operators and seized drugs, guns and more than 900 million euros.