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Europol operation arrests six in $28 million crypto scam

Jeff Elder, 29 June 2019 ‘Typosquatting’ scam swiped users’ credentials, but agencies tracked suspects in the UK and the Netherlands This week Europol coordinated the arrests of six suspects in two nations accused of running a cryptocurrency ring that stole at least $28 million in Bitcoins. Europol spokesperson Claire Georges told The Avast Blog that […]

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Russian Tech Giant Yandex Targeted With ‘Regin’ Malware: Report

Hackers believed to be working for Western intelligence agencies breached the systems of Russian tech giant Yandex last year as part of an attack that involved a new variant of the Regin malware, Reuters reported on Thursday. Reuters learned from four sources that the breach occurred between October and November 2018, it targeted Yandex’s research […]

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Cryptocurrency phish dials back the fear, cranks up the politeness

by Paul Ducklin Have you heard of a cryptocurrency outfit called Luno? We hadn’t heard of it until today – there are lots of cryptocoin companies out there, after all – but cybercrooks certainly had. According to its own website, Luno (it’s the word for moon in the constructed global language Esperanto, in case you’re […]

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NotPetya – Two Years On From “The Most Destructive And Costly Cyber-Attack In History”

On 27 June 2017, the Russian military launched nation-state destroyer attack NotPetya. Causing an estimated $10 billion in damages, the White House described it as “the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history”.   Experts Comments:   Marina Kidron, Director of Threat Intelligence at Skybox Research Lab:  “NotPetya was the most devastating cyberattack in history. Without enforcing proper cybersecurity hygiene […]

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5 Common Causes of JavaScript Errors (and How to Avoid Them)

JavaScript (JS) is a ubiquitous, flexible, and widely popular programming language—though it’s also prone to errors and bugs that make most developers frown and freak. JS is used extensively to power user-interactivity on the client side of most web applications. Without JavaScript, perhaps things on the web could be lifeless and unstimulating. Nonetheless, the language’s […]

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Welcome Spelevo: New exploit kit full of old tricks

Threat Research Nick Biasini authored this post with contributions from Caitlyn Hammond. Exploit kits are an ever-present and often forgotten threat on the landscape today. Their popularity seemed to peak several years ago with the success and eventual downfall of some of the best compromise platforms ever created, including the Angler Exploit Kit. These kits […]


Flaws in Phoenix Contact Automationworx Allow Code Execution via Malicious Files

Several vulnerabilities affecting the Phoenix Contact Automationworx automation software suite can be exploited for remote code execution using specially crafted project files. Advisories describing the security holes were published recently by the DHS’s National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on the ICS-CERT website, by Germany’s VDE CERT, and Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), […]

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First American Financial Exposed Millions of Sensitive Documents

The website of financial services company First American Financial until recently exposed hundreds of millions of documents containing sensitive information, security blogger Brian Krebs reported on Friday. According to its Wikipedia page, First American Financial is “a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.” Krebs learned from […]