A multinational law enforcement operation has disrupted the Emotet botnet, gaining control of hundreds of servers and arresting multiple alleged administrators in Ukraine, Europol says. While the botnet could rebound, cybersecurity experts say the criminal operation has been dealt "a huge blow."
A targeted phishing campaign is using a fake Microsoft Office 365 update to steal email credentials from business executives, and the credentials are then being offered for sale in underground forums, security firm Trend Micro reports.
Websites advertising pirated and cracked software are being used to deliver an updated version of the DanaBot banking Trojan, which can steal individuals' online banking credentials, according to Proofpoint.
A Cypriot hacker has pleaded guilty to a pair of federal charges after admitting that he hacked the websites of several U.S. organizations, stole data and then threatened to disclose it unless a ransom was paid, federal prosecutors say.
A Russian national who served as the administrator for the now-defunct Deer.io online clearinghouse - which sold stolen credentials, hacked servers and criminal services, such as assistance performing hacking activities - has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
The threat posed by software supply chain attacks is growing, but organizations can take steps to minimize the risks. Trey Herr of the Atlantic Council outlines ways to gain more insight into supply chain problems.
Microsoft researchers are offering fresh details on the SolarWinds hackers' extensive efforts to remain hidden, which gave them more time to fully penetrate systems, move laterally through networks and exfiltrate data in follow-on attacks.
Ransomware dominated the cybercrime landscape in 2020 and looks set to do so again this year, as criminals seek fresh new ways to make victims pay. Experts predict gangs will double down on whatever works, which lately includes data exfiltration.