Turla’s ‘Crutch’ Backdoor Leverages Dropbox in Espionage Attacks

Researchers have discovered a previously undocumented backdoor and document stealer, which they have linked to the Russian-speaking Turla advanced persistent threat (APT) espionage group. The malware, which researchers call “Crutch,” is able to bypass security measures by abusing legitimate tools – including the file-sharing service Dropbox – in order to hide behind normal network traffic. … Continue reading Turla’s ‘Crutch’ Backdoor Leverages Dropbox in Espionage Attacks

Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value

Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year. Cyberattacks and security incidents have become the top business risk for companies, with the number of insurance claims rising 27% in the first nine months … Continue reading Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value

North Korean hackers allegedly behind cyberattacks on AstraZeneca

The Reuters agency revealed in an exclusive that the COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca was targeted by alleged North Korea-linked hackers. According to a report published by Reuters, suspected North Korea-linked hackers targeted AstraZeneca, one of the companies that are developing a COVID vaccine. The attack attempts took place in recent weeks, two people with knowledge … Continue reading North Korean hackers allegedly behind cyberattacks on AstraZeneca

Sopra Steria expects €50 million loss after Ryuk ransomware attack

French IT services giant Sopra Steria said today in an official statement that the October Ryuk ransomware attack will lead to a loss of between €40 million and €50 million. Sopra Steria is a European information technology firm with 46,000 employees in 25 countries providing a large array of IT services, including consulting, systems integration, … Continue reading Sopra Steria expects €50 million loss after Ryuk ransomware attack

Exposed Database Reveals 100K+ Compromised Facebook Accounts

Cybercriminals left an ElasticSearch database exposed, revealing a global attack that compromised Facebook accounts and used them to scam others. Researchers have uncovered a wide-ranging global scam targeting Facebook users, after finding an unsecured database used by fraudsters to store the usernames and passwords of at least 100,000 victims. Researchers said that the cybercriminals behind … Continue reading Exposed Database Reveals 100K+ Compromised Facebook Accounts