Alleged Boss of ‘Scattered Spider’ Hacking Group Arrested

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:40:20 +0000

A 22-year-old man from the United Kingdom arrested this week in Spain is allegedly the ringleader of Scattered Spider, a cybercrime group suspected of hacking into Twilio, LastPass, DoorDash, Mailchimp, and nearly 130 other organizations over the past two years.

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Patch Tuesday, June 2024 “Recall” Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 22:57:35 +0000

Microsoft today released updates to fix more than 50 security vulnerabilities in Windows and related software, a relatively light Patch Tuesday this month for Windows administrators. The software giant also responded to a torrent of negative feedback on a new feature of Redmond’s flagship operating system that constantly takes screenshots of whatever users are doing on their computers, saying the feature would no longer be enabled by default.

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‘Operation Endgame’ Hits Malware Delivery Platforms

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 15:19:44 +0000

Law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe today announced Operation Endgame, a coordinated action against some of the most popular cybercrime platforms for delivering ransomware and data-stealing malware. Dubbed “the largest ever operation against botnets,” the international effort is being billed as the opening salvo in an ongoing campaign targeting advanced malware “droppers” or “loaders” like IcedID, Smokeloader and Trickbot.

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Is Your Computer Part of ‘The Largest Botnet Ever?’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 29 May 2024 19:21:12 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today said they arrested the alleged operator of 911 S5, a ten-year-old online anonymity service that was powered by what the director of the FBI called “likely the world’s largest botnet ever.” The arrest coincided with the seizure of the 911 S5 website and supporting infrastructure, which the government says turned computers running various “free VPN” products into Internet traffic relays that facilitated billions of dollars in online fraud and cybercrime.

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Treasury Sanctions Creators of 911 S5 Proxy Botnet

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 20:38:32 +0000

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today unveiled sanctions against three Chinese nationals for allegedly operating 911 S5, an online anonymity service that for many years was the easiest and cheapest way to route one’s Web traffic through malware-infected computers around the globe. KrebsOnSecurity identified one of the three men in a July 2022 investigation into 911 S5, which was massively hacked and then closed ten days later.

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Stark Industries Solutions: An Iron Hammer in the Cloud

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 23 May 2024 23:32:43 +0000

Two weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, a large, mysterious new Internet hosting firm called Stark Industries Solutions materialized and quickly became the epicenter of massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government and commercial targets in Ukraine and Europe. An investigation into Stark Industries reveals it is being used as a global proxy network that conceals the true source of cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns against enemies of Russia.

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Why Your Wi-Fi Router Doubles as an Apple AirTag

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 21 May 2024 16:21:20 +0000

Apple and the satellite-based broadband service Starlink each recently took steps to address new research into the potential security and privacy implications of how their services geo-locate devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland say they relied on publicly available data from Apple to track the location of billions of devices globally — including non-Apple devices like Starlink systems — and found they could use this data to monitor the destruction of Gaza, as well as the movements and in many cases identities of Russian and Ukrainian troops.

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Patch Tuesday, May 2024 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 20:19:23 +0000

Microsoft today released updates to fix more than 60 security holes in Windows computers and supported software, including two “zero-day” vulnerabilities in Windows that are already being exploited in active attacks. There are also important security patches available for macOS and Adobe users, and for the Chrome Web browser, which just patched its own zero-day flaw.

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