Google Stops Glupteba Botnet and Sues Two Russians

Google representatives said that they stopped the work of the Glupteba botnet: they deleted the accounts, and also disabled the servers and domains associated with it. In addition, the company has filed a lawsuit against the Russians Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov, which are accused of creating and operating a botnet. According to an expert… Continue reading Google Stops Glupteba Botnet and Sues Two Russians

Hackers broke into FBI mail server and sent fake cyberattack alerts

Last weekend, unknown hackers managed to broke into the mail server of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hackers used the access to send letters that imitated FBI alerts about cyberattacks and data theft. Spamhaus, a non-profit spam-tracking organization, reported that such emails were delivered to tens of thousands of recipients in two waves. At… Continue reading Hackers broke into FBI mail server and sent fake cyberattack alerts

Users can be lured to a malicious site through a vulnerability in Apple AirTag

Security researcher Bobby Rauch discovered a vulnerability in AirTag key fobs, which Apple advertises as a convenient solution for tracking personal belongings (for example, laptops, phones, car keys, backpacks, and so on). Gadgets are susceptible to a stored XSS vulnerability. Rauch has revealed the issue, although the patch is not yet available, as he was… Continue reading Users can be lured to a malicious site through a vulnerability in Apple AirTag

New feature in Exchange Server will apply fixes automatically

Microsoft has added a new feature to Exchange Server that will automatically take action to remediate high-risk vulnerabilities (most likely already exploited by hackers). This should protect Exchange servers from attacks and give administrators more time to install full-fledged patches when Microsoft releases them. The fact is that zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have recently… Continue reading New feature in Exchange Server will apply fixes automatically

The Ransomwhere project creates a database of ransomware payments

Jack Cable, Stanford’s student and Krebs Stamos Group cybersecurity researcher created the Ransomwhere project that is free and open database of payments that have been transferred to various ransomware hack groups. This database, devoid of any personal information, will be available to information security specialists and law enforcement officers for free download. Unfortunately, such a… Continue reading The Ransomwhere project creates a database of ransomware payments

Cyrillic on the keyboard may become a “vaccine” against Russian hackers

After the sensational cyberattack on the American fuel giant Colonial Pipeline, experts proposed a kind of “vaccine” against Russian hackers. The cybercriminal group DarkSide behind the attack on the Colonial Pipeline hastened to disown any political motives. According to the hackers, they are apolitical and “do not participate in geopolitics.” However, according to journalist Brian… Continue reading Cyrillic on the keyboard may become a “vaccine” against Russian hackers

Attackers Hacked OGUsers Hacking Forum Again

Recently, the media reported that attackers hacked one of the most popular hacking forums on the Internet, OGUSERS (aka OGU) again, for the second time in the last year. Then an unknown attacker stole the data of 200,000 users, according to the official statistics of users indicated on the forum. As a result, OGUSERS was… Continue reading Attackers Hacked OGUsers Hacking Forum Again

Hackers attack Microsoft Exchange servers on behalf of Brian Krebs

The well-known information security expert, journalist and author of the KrebsOnSecurity blog has repeatedly become a target for attacks and mockery of hackers. Now hackers are attack Microsoft Exchange servers with Proxylogon vulnerabilities on behalf of Brian Krebs. The fact is that Krebs is famous for his investigations and revelations, and over the long years… Continue reading Hackers attack Microsoft Exchange servers on behalf of Brian Krebs

Attacks on EMV cards, which were only a theory for 12 years, noticed in reality

Experts from the Gemini Advisory company published a report, according to which on underground hacker forums were found two precedents, when hackers collected EMV card data and put this information up for sale. Thus, attacks on EMV cards, which were only a theory 12 years, have been noticed in reality. The ZDNet publication says that… Continue reading Attacks on EMV cards, which were only a theory for 12 years, noticed in reality

Europe’s largest private hospital operator Fresenius attacked with Snake ransomware

Fresenius, Europe’s largest private hospital operator and major provider of products and services for dialysis, was affected during Snake ransomware cyberattack. According to KrebsOnSecurity sources, the incident disrupted some systems, but care for the patients continues. Germany-based Fresenius company includes four independent companies: Fresenius Medical Care, a leading provider of services for people with kidney… Continue reading Europe’s largest private hospital operator Fresenius attacked with Snake ransomware