A new malware dropper uncovered by Kaspersky targets would-be users of pirated software with a slew of nasty infections including backdoors, Trojan-Banker programs, downloaders, spyware and more. The cybersecurity company calls the dropper "NullMixer."
A phishing email led to the spread of the Cryptolocker Trojan inside the court system of Chile, adding to a growing list of cyber disruptions affecting the South American country. Court officials stressed that the virus was contained before it could disrupt judicial proceedings.
The person who stole nearly 10 million customer records from Australian telco Optus withdrew their AU$1.5 million extortion attempt after suddenly releasing 10,000 customer records. Also, Optus says it has not paid a ransom as it grapples with one of the largest data breaches in the country.
Too often when software developers change jobs, they take source code they've written with them, feeling the code belongs to them even if it belongs to an employer. Code42's Joe Payne shares the challenges of detecting source code theft and ways to protect intellectual property wherever it resides.
Financial services firms in Africa are becoming bigger cyber targets as they expand into new mobile payment and financial inclusion products. Rob Dartnall of Security Alliance explains why these firms need to invest in information sharing, training and new cybersecurity practices to avoid breaches.
Australia's Optus telco is facing a $1 million extortion demand to prevent the release of up to 11.2 million sensitive customer records. The data appears to be legitimate. The attacker tells Information Security Media Group an unauthenticated API led to the breach.
Researchers uncovered a never-before-seen advanced threat actor dubbed Metador targeting telecommunications, internet service providers and universities in several countries in the Middle East and Africa for cyberespionage. They found two different Windows-based malware platforms.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
A criminal investigation is underway into a breach at Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company. Optus' CEO says the company will notify those affected. It's unknown so far who perpetrated the attack, and the data has not appeared on the dark web.
Credit card giant Capital One is moving past its 2019 hacking incident as federal regulators stop requiring quarterly updates on efforts to improve cybersecurity and a federal judge signs off on a $190 million settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit.
Australian telecommunications giant Optus is warning that current and former customers' personal details were exposed, including some driver's license and passport details, but no passwords or financial details, after it suffered a major data breach.
Uber is fingering adolescent extortion hacking group Lapsus$ for the disruption to its internal systems. A self-proclaimed 18-year-old last week spammed the company with vulgar messages and shared online screenshots of the company's cloud storage and code repositories. The FBI is investigating.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," David Pollino, former CISO of PNC Bank, and Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, join ISMG editors to discuss ethical concerns for CISOs, cryptocurrency regulations, and potential foreign interference in the U.S. midterm elections.
How are money launderers exploiting the various gaps in the telecom and banking industry? Hesham Sayed Shoeb, fraud supervisor with Saudi Telecom Co., shares his experience on fighting money launderers and how to improve systems and tools to catch more fraudulent transactions.
The LockBit group has paid the first payment of $50,000 as part of its bug bounty program for researchers willing to aid in cybercriminality. The group had announced that it will pay individuals who find exploitable vulnerabilities in the software it uses to maliciously encrypt files.