Cyber Crime News Update

No one is immune from falling victims of cyber crime. It’s important to understand the daily threats landscape and stay up-to-date on the latest cyber crime news.

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    • Accused Yahoo Hacker to be Handed Over to U.S. Marshals August 18, 2017
      A Canadian man accused of carrying out devastating cyberattacks on Yahoo waived his right to an extradition hearing on Friday and will soon be handed over to US marshals. read more
      AFP
    • Decryption Key for Apple's SEP Firmware Posted Online August 18, 2017
      What appears to be the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware was posted online by a hacker going by the name of xerub. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • U.S. Military to Create Separate Unified Cyber Warfare Command August 18, 2017
      President Donald Trump ordered the US military on Friday to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations.  read more
      AFP
    • Hackers Can Hijack Phones via Replacement Screens: Researchers August 18, 2017
      Touchscreens and other components that are often replaced in smartphones and tablets can hide malicious chips capable of giving attackers complete control over the device, warned researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Patching Against the Next WannaCry Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8620) August 18, 2017
      This month's Microsoft patch updates include one particular vulnerability that is raising concerns: CVE-2017-8620, which affects all versions of Windows from 7 onwards. Microsoft explained, "in an enterprise scenario, a remote unauthenticated attacker could remotely trigger the vulnerability through an SMB connection and then take control of a target computer." read more
      Kevin Townsend
    • China Opens its First 'Cyber Court' August 18, 2017
      China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. read more
      AFP
    • SyncCrypt Ransomware Hides Components in Image Files August 18, 2017
      A newly discovered piece of ransomware hides its components inside online harmless-looking images that don’t trigger anti-virus detection. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Healthcare Providers Warned of Flaws in Philips Product August 18, 2017
      The U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips have warned healthcare providers that one of the company’s radiation dose management tools is affected by potentially serious vulnerabilities. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • CISO Perspective: Process is Key to Your Threat Intelligence Program August 18, 2017
      Continuing our examination of the cyber threat intelligence mind map, we move from the different levels of threat intel (Strategic, Operational read more
      Adam Meyer
    • Unpatched Code Execution Flaws in Foxit Reader Disclosed August 18, 2017
      Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) has disclosed the details of two remote code execution vulnerabilities affecting Foxit Reader. The vendor has decided not to patch the flaws as it believes exploitation is prevented by the product’s “Secure Mode” feature. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Facebook Awards $100,000 Prize for Spear-Phishing Detection Method August 18, 2017
      Facebook announced on Thursday the winners of its 2017 Internet Defense Prize. A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory earned the $100,000 prize for a novel technique of detecting credential spear-phishing attacks in enterprise environments. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Leaked Exploits Fueled Millions of Attacks in Q2: Kaspersky August 17, 2017
      The public availability of new exploit packages has fueled millions of new attacks on popular applications during the second quarter of 2017, a recent report from Kaspersky Lab reveals. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Flashpoint Launches Intelligence Academy August 17, 2017
      New Intelligence Academy Aims to Help Organizations Reduce Risk by Better Understanding Threats and Prioritizing Response read more
      Kevin Townsend
    • NotPetya Attack Costs Big Companies Millions August 17, 2017
      Some of the big companies hit by the NotPetya malware in late June have reported losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to the cyberattack. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Don't Turn out the Lights on Dark Web Marketplaces August 17, 2017
      We’ve all heard the phrase: “When one door closes, a window opens.” You can bet that as you’re reading this, those engaged in cyber crime on the dark web are looking for that next ‘market place window’ to open. read more
      Alastair Paterson

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