The rapidly changing threat landscape is making it easier for malicious actors to commit fraud - and COVID-19 has made it even more challenging. Cybercriminals are ramping up sophisticated phishing scams, deploying malware to capitalize on the spike in mobile users, and accelerating mule recruitment.
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Despite the takedown of the Trickbot botnet by Microsoft and others Monday, the malware is still functioning, and its operators retain the tools needed to rebuild their malicious network, some cybsersecurity experts say. So the impact, while significant, could prove to be temporary.
Microsoft collaborated with cybersecurity companies and government agencies to take down the million-device Trickbot botnet in an effort to help protect the Nov. 3 U.S. election and stop the global spread of ransomware and other malware.
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A hacking group is taking aim at industrial targets in an ongoing cyberespionage campaign, security firm Kaspersky reports. The group, dubbed "MontysThree," uses a variety of techniques, including steganography, to avoid detection.
A hack-for-hire group dubbed "Bahamut" is renting out its espionage and disinformation services to the highest bidder to target nonprofit organizations and diplomats across the Middle East and southern Asia, according to security researchers at BlackBerry.
Microsoft is warning that hackers with connections to Iran, as well as other threat actors, are attempting to exploit a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed Zerologon, for which it has issued a partial patch.
Using intrusive technologies to check staff behavior in an effort to fight against supply chain fraud is ineffective, says Richard Dailly, managing director in Hong Kong at the security firm Kroll, who explains why.
A Chinese-speaking hacking group used a rare Unified Extensible Firmware Interface bootkit dubbed "MosaicRegressor" to target nongovernment organizations and diplomatic missions with an espionage campaign for two years, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.
Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software, now acknowledges that a ransomware attack in May could have exposed much more PII - including banking details - than the company initially believed, according to an SEC filing.