With social engineering attacks escalating, security organizations should embrace better cybersecurity awareness training to protect their organizations against insidious schemes, said Barry Coatsworth, director of risk, compliance and security at Guidehouse.
Hackers are targeting Japanese Android users with a new smishing campaign to employ a new version of SpyNote malware. The attackers impersonate a Japanese public utilities company putatively concerned about payment problems to lure victims onto rogue website and infect their devices.
Suspected North Korean hackers who targeted enterprise software firm JumpCloud are likely behind a social engineering campaign targeting the personal GitHub accounts of employees from major technology firms - including those in the cybersecurity sector.
Cybercriminals are leveraging Google's paid advertisement service to push malicious sites on top search results in order to trick victims into downloading info stealers and backdoors. Researchers suspect it could be a workaround for the changes Microsoft made to protect against malicious macros.
Kevin Mitnick, the self-described "world's most famous hacker" - thanks in no small part to his being featured on the FBI's Most Wanted list during a two-year manhunt - has died at the age of 59. After serving time in prison, Mitnick went legit, warning others about the dangers of social engineering.
Spanish law enforcement officers scored several recent wins against cybercriminals this month. Police nabbed a Ukrainian hacker on the run for 10 years, arrested a fraudster known to have run a smishing campaign that amassed 1.2 million euros, and broke up a phishing nexus - all in two weeks.
Netcraft landed a DigiCert and Progressive Leasing executive as its CEO to expand the company's footprint in the U.S. and better identify cyberattacks in real time. The firm tapped Ryan Woodley to capitalize on the $100 million raised from Spectrum Equity by bringing more scalability via automation.
Cybercriminals may be using a generative AI tool called WormGPT to create convincing phishing emails to support business email compromise attacks. A new survey shows that 1 in 5 people fall for the fake, AI-generated emails, according to cybersecurity researchers.
Enterprise software firm JumpCloud says a sophisticated nation-state threat actor is behind a security incident that targeted a small and specific set of customers last week. JumpCloud reset all of its API keys, potentially affecting thousands of customers including Cars.com and GoFundMe.
Belarus state-linked hackers are targeting government and military entities in both Ukraine and Poland with spear-phishing campaigns that deliver remote access Trojans. Ukrainian authorities say the adversary is focusing on information stealing and remote control of targeted systems.
Researchers are warning of an uptick in attacks using a series of malicious Microsoft Office documents designed to drop LokiBot, an information stealer capable of sweeping up credentials. LokiBot has been active since 2015 and specializes in information stealing through malicious email attachments.
Diplomats in Ukraine shopping for used cars have been targeted with a listing for a "very good condition, low-fuel consumption" 2011 BMW 5 Series. In reality, the listing was designed to push Russian-built malware onto diplomats' systems, security researchers warned.
A new malware campaign powered with multistage attack methodology is targeting businesses in the LATAM region using specially crafted modules. The newly identified Trojan, dubbed Toitoin, follows a six-stage attack plan in which each stage is custom-designed to carry out malicious activities.
Spanish law enforcement authorities said they have brought down a cybercriminal ring that deployed a range of hacking techniques to target banking customers. The group operators extorted 100,000 euros and offered crime as a service to other criminals, the police said.
The threat actor behind the remote access Trojan called RomCom and other pro-Russian groups are targeting Ukrainian agencies and allies ahead of the NATO Summit this week in Vilnius, Lithuania, using weaponized Microsoft documents and typosquatting techniques to deliver the malware.