SysAdmin of Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Gets 10-Year Sentence

A high-level manager and systems administrator associated with the FIN7 threat actor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Fedir Hladyr, a 35-year-old Ukrainian national, is said to have played a crucial role in a criminal scheme that compromised tens of millions of debit and credit cards, … Continue reading SysAdmin of Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Gets 10-Year Sentence

Poppy Gustafsson: the Darktrace tycoon in new cybersecurity era

Poppy Gustafsson runs a cutting-edge and gender-diverse cybersecurity firm on the brink of a £3bn stock market debut, but she is happy to reference pop culture classic the Terminator to help describe what Darktrace actually does. Launched in Cambridge eight years ago by an unlikely alliance of mathematicians, former spies from GCHQ and the US … Continue reading Poppy Gustafsson: the Darktrace tycoon in new cybersecurity era

Ryuk ransomware operation updates hacking techniques

Recent attacks from Ryuk ransomware operators show that the actors have a new preference when it comes to gaining initial access to the victim network. The trend observed in attacks this year reveals a predilection towards targeting hosts with remote desktop connections exposed on the public internet. Furthermore, using targeted phishing emails to deliver the … Continue reading Ryuk ransomware operation updates hacking techniques

BazarLoader Malware Abuses Slack, BaseCamp Clouds

The BazarLoader malware is leveraging worker trust in collaboration tools like Slack and BaseCamp, in email messages with links to malware payloads, researchers said. And in a secondary campaign aimed at consumers, the attackers have added a voice-call element to the attack chain. The BazarLoader downloader, written in C++, has the primary function of downloading … Continue reading BazarLoader Malware Abuses Slack, BaseCamp Clouds

Russia-linked APT SVR actively targets these 5 flaws

The US government warned that Russian cyber espionage group SVR is exploiting five known vulnerabilities in enterprise infrastructure products. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have published a joint advisory that warns that Russia-linked APT group SVR (aka APT29, Cozy Bear, … Continue reading Russia-linked APT SVR actively targets these 5 flaws