The life and death of the ZeuS Trojan

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:15:39 +0000

ZeuS is an infamous banking Trojan that infected millions of systems, and stole billions of dollars.

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StopRansomware.gov brings together information on stopping and surviving ransomware attacks

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:30:12 +0000

StopRansomware.gov is designed to be a one-stop hub for ransomware resources.

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800 arrests after police dupe crime groups into using backdoored phones

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:52:58 +0000

International law enforcement created a wildly popular encrypted messaging service for criminals. And then they listened in.

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Adventures in Contacting the Russian FSB

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:35:06 +0000

KrebsOnSecurity recently had occasion to contact the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the process of doing so, I encountered a small snag: The FSB’s website said in order to contact them securely, I needed to download and install an encryption and virtual private networking (VPN) appliance that is flagged by at least 20 antivirus products as malware. The reason I contacted the FSB — one of the successor agencies to the Russian KGB — ironically enough had to do with security concerns raised about the FSB’s own preferred method of being contacted.

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A week in security (May 24 -30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 09:00:50 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security and online privacy news, from May 24 to May 30.

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Insider threats: If it can happen to the FBI, it can happen to you

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 14:02:01 +0000

The FBI have run into trouble with an insider threat issue. What is an insider threat and how can businesses cope with this growing trend?

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How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 17:41:14 +0000

One of the oldest scams around — the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data — is on the rise, the FBI warns. Here’s the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people getting duped, and one almost-victim who decided the job offer was too-good-to-be-true.

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Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:14:01 +0000

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had questions in response to the tweet that I thought it was worth a blog post exploring this one weird cyber defense trick.

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