US Military’s Hacking Unit to take on ransomware gangs

The Unit’s boss Gen. Paul Nakasone said that the US military computer operatives are ready to target ransomware gangs and state actors, whoever poses a threat to critical US infrastructure. The US military’s hacking division called Cyber Command is taking aggressive steps to fight cybercrime gangs targeting American organizations with ransomware. According to the unit’s […]

1.6 Million WordPress Sites Under Cyberattack From Over 16,000 IP Addresses

As many as 1.6 million WordPress sites have been targeted by an active large-scale attack campaign originating from 16,000 IP addresses by exploiting weaknesses in four plugins and 15 Epsilon Framework themes. WordPress security company Wordfence, which disclosed details of the attacks, said Thursday it had detected and blocked more than 13.7 million attacks aimed […]

Kali Linux 2021.4 Release – What’s New!!

Kali Linux 2021.4 is the fourth version of 2021, and Offensive Security releases one every quarter, so the 2021.4 release is the last of this year. Kali Linux is mainly used by cybersecurity professionals and ethical hackers, as it allows them to perform operations like:- Penetration testing. Security audits against internal. Security audits against remote […]

Microsoft Seizes 42 Domains Used by Chinese Hacking Group Nickel

The cyber-espionage group focuses on intelligence gathering using hard-to-detect malware. Microsoft has successfully seized control of 42 domains which were being used by a Chinese hacking group to carry out intelligence gathering across 29 countries using malware. As The Record reports, Microsoft refers to the cyber-espionage group as Nickel, with the group’s focus being to […]

Recently uncovered software flaw ‘most critical vulnerability of the last decade’

Log4Shell grants easy access to internal networks, making them susceptible to data loot and loss and malware attacks A critical vulnerability in a widely used software tool – one quickly exploited in the online game Minecraft – is rapidly emerging as a major threat to organizations around the world. “The internet’s on fire right now,” […]

Bulletproof hosting founder imprisoned for helping cybercrime gangs

34-year-old Russian Aleksandr Grichishkin, the founder of a bulletproof hosting service, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for allowing cybercrime gangs to use the platform in attacks targeting US financial institutions between 2008 to 2015. Grichishkin, who was also the organization’s leader, provided multiple cybercrime operations with the infrastructure (IP addresses, servers, and domains) […]

Really stupid “smart contract” bug let hackers steal $31 million in digital coin

Company says it has contacted the hacker in an attempt to recover the funds. Good luck. Blockchain startup MonoX Finance said on Wednesday that a hacker stole $31 million by exploiting a bug in software the service uses to draft smart contracts. The company uses a decentralized finance protocol known as MonoX that lets users […]

Panasonic confirms cyberattack and data breach

Tech manufacturing giant Panasonic has confirmed that its network was accessed illegally this month during a cyberattack. In a statement released on Friday, the Japanese company said it was attacked on November 11 and determined that “some data on a file server had been accessed during the intrusion.” “After detecting the unauthorized access, the company […]

Hackers Targeting Biomanufacturing Facilities With Tardigrade Malware

An advanced persistent threat (APT) has been linked to cyberattacks on two biomanufacturing companies that occurred this year with the help of a custom malware loader called “Tardigrade.” That’s according to an advisory published by Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) this week, which noted that the malware is actively spreading across the sector […]

Leaked Credentials Leads Are Candy for Dark Web Actors

Nobody loves cheap and easy things more than cybercriminals. And few things are as abundant and easy to use as stolen emails and passwords (or password hashes). Over the last 5 years, 11.7 billion credentials have been leaked across the Internet, 61% of breaches involve leaked credentials. and the effects of credential theft spill well […]