Reddit had a very "Make America Great Again" weekend, as more than 70 subreddits were temporarily hijacked and used to post "MAGA" messages in support of U.S. President Donald Trump. Attackers claim they used social engineering and password stuffing to compromise the accounts.
Chaos ensued when miscreants interrupted a virtual bail hearing on Wednesday for the suspected Twitter hacker, hijacking the feed with screams, chatter and, for a few brief seconds, pornography. The meeting details were public, and the meeting had not been password protected.
Suspects in the epic attack against Twitter were uncovered, in part, by the use of their real photo identification for cryptocurrency accounts they used to broker the sale of stolen usernames. The mistakes proved crucial to their identification, according to court documents.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of Dave, a mobile banking app. Plus: Sizing up the impact of GDPR after two years of enforcement and an assessment of IIoT vulnerabilities.
Suddenly, onboarding, servicing and securing digital accounts with advanced authentication techniques isn't just a priority for global enterprises; it is the priority. Dean Stevenson of HID Global previews an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion.
Mobile banking startup Dave is just the latest victim of criminal data brokers. Extensive evidence now points to Dave having been hit by a ShinyHunters, which has been tied to the sale of millions of stolen records to fraudsters - either via a phishing attack or hack of a third-party service provider.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts. Also featured: Addressing security when offices reopen; the role of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in money laundering during the pandemic.
Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
A group of spoofed cryptocurrency trading apps is targeting devices running macOS to install malware called Gmera, security firm ESET reports. The malware can steal users' data as well as their cryptocurrency wallets.
After a nearly six-month hiatus, the Emotet botnet has sprung back to life with a spam campaign targeting the U.S. and U.K., according to security research reports. Victims are hit with phishing emails that contain either a malicious URL or Word document attachment that downloads malware.
An Iranian-backed hacking group appears to have accidentally left over 40 GB of training videos and other material exposed online, according to researchers at IBM, who found the unprotected server. The material includes videos describing attacks aimed at U.S. Navy and State Department personnel.
The operators behind a family of Brazilian banking Trojans are expanding their operations to other parts of Latin America as well as North America and Europe, according to Kaspersky. Some of these malware variants have been re-engineered to better avoid security tools.
Five billion unique user credentials are circulating on darknet forums, with cybercriminals offering to sell access to bank accounts as well as domain administrator access to corporate networks, according to the security firm Digital Shadows.
The Cerberus banking Trojan and info stealer was found posing as a legitimate money converter app in the Google Play Store, where it was downloaded more than 10,000 times, according to Avast Mobile Threat Labs.