This week, hackers stole $70 million from CoinEx, FTX resumed online claims, Balancer suffered a breach, Celsius creditors are targets of phishing, nearly $900,000 was stolen from Mark Cuban's hot wallet, Malta prepares for crypto regulation and Hong Kong cracked down on illicit crypto exchanges.
An April ransomware attack against one of Australia's largest law firms swept up the data of 65 Australian government agencies, the country's national cybersecurity coordinator said Monday. The Russian-speaking Alphv hacking group claimed responsibility earlier this year for hacking HWL Ebsworth.
Iranian state threat actor "Peach Sandstorm" is growing in sophistication, warns Microsoft in an alert about a campaign of password hacking targeting the satellite, defense and pharmaceutical sectors. The group's newfound polish is reflected in what the hackers did after establishing persistence.
Microsoft's September dump of fixes addresses two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including one in Microsoft Word that has a proof-of-concept code available publicly. "Definitely put this one on the top of your test-and-deploy list," wrote Dustin Childs.
Google released a fix on Monday for a Chrome zero-day that allows an attacker to remotely target a vulnerable version of the browser. The bug is tracked as a heap buffer overflow in the WebP image format, which is specifically designed to optimize web images.
Advertising on Russian-language criminal forums is paying off for the author of the DarkGate malware as reflected by a spike in infections, including an unusual phishing campaign on Microsoft Teams to deliver the loader through HR-themed social engineering chat messages.
Apple released patches Thursday to close a zero-click exploit makers of the Pegasus advanced spyware app used to infect at least one iPhone carried by an individual employed at a Washington, D.C.-based civil society organization. The lab calls the exploit "BlastPass."
Chinese hackers were able to access the email accounts of senior U.S. officials after Microsoft included an active digital signing key in a snapshot of data taken to analyze a crash of its consumer signing system in April 2021. Inclusion of the key in the crash dump was just one of many mishaps.
Financially motivated hackers developed custom malware to exploit a likely zero-day flaw in popular vacation resort management software, say security researchers. Hackers target the hospitality industry with regularity, given the massive amounts of personal and payment data inside the sector.
Ukrainian cyber defenders say Russian military hackers targeted a critical energy infrastructure facility with phishing emails containing a malicious script leading to cyberespionage. An energy facility cyber defender impeded the attack by blocking the launch of indows Script Host, CERT-UA says.
A hacking group linked to Russian domestic intelligence agency the FSB has intensified attacks in tandem with a Ukrainian military push to expel Russian invaders, say Kyiv cyber defenders. Gamaredon went on a spring spree of registering domains to use as hacking infrastructure.
Hackers aligned with Chinese interests are targeting Android users with fake chat apps Trojanized with espionage capabilities in separate and ongoing campaigns, one active since July 2020 and the other for more than 12 months. Eset attributed the campaigns to a threat group tracked as Gref.
Facebook parent Meta unearthed a Chinese propaganda campaign active across dozens of social media sites in what the company calls the largest known cross-platform influence operation in the world. "Spamouflage" operates across more than 50 platforms and forums.
Kroll is warning claimants in three major cryptocurrency bankruptcy cases that hackers obtained their personal data after the attacker convinced a mobile carrier to redirect an employee's phone number to their own device. Hackers appear to have already begun a phishing campaign.
Mobile endpoint security vendor Ivanti disclosed a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of an Ivanti Sentry gateway server, which stands between mobile devices and back-end infrastructure. The flaw can be chained with the Ivanti zero-days disclosed earlier.