Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Trend Micro researchers came across a new mobile malware family which they have called GnatSpy. The malware is believed to be a new variant of VAMP, indicating that the threat actors behind APT-C-23 are still active and continuously improving their product. It is unknown if these files were distributed to users.
Trend Micro construes AnubisSpy to be linked to the cyberespionage campaign Sphinx based on shared file structures and command-and-control server as well as targets. It’s also possible that while AnubisSpy’s operators may also be Sphinx’s, they could be running separate but similar campaigns.
Romanian authorities have arrested five people on accusations of spreading email spam that infected users with the CTB-Locker and Cerber ransomware families. The five arrested suspects are not ransomware authors, but mere distributors.
The US government has pinned WannaCry on North Korea. And while cybersecurity researchers have suspected North Korea’s involvement from the start, the Trump administration intends to show the world that no one can launch reckless cyberattacks with impunity.
A series of recent cyberattacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say.
Mozilla Firefox users began noticing an extension called “Looking Glass” had been added to their browsers without an explanation – sparking fears that it was some kind of malware. It later came to light that the plug-in was simply an ad, part of a promotion for the USA Network hacker show Mr. Robot.
According to a new Black Book Market Research survey, eight in 10 organizations lack a C-suite leader to manage cybersecurity enterprise-wide, and just 11% plan to get a cybersecurity chief in 2018. Only 15% of respondents reported said they currently have a chief information security officer.
Ever wonder how hackers travel? In the cybercriminal underground, fraudulent online transactions involving travel documents, airline and hotel loyalty accounts, and other travel-related services have become valued commodities the past several years.
Bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised almost half the country to global ransom campaigns that cost companies millions of dollars. The cyberattacks highlighted the alarming vulnerability of our personal information.
A student who admitted involvement in a string of high-profile cyberattacks – attacking multinational firms – has been given a suspended sentence. He was 17 when he supplied denial of service software which floods computer networks with huge volumes of data to make them slow down or crash.
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