by Lisa Ventura This guest post is by Lisa Ventura, founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, a not-for-profit that raises awareness of the importance of cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses. Online fraud is a huge challenge for businesses and consumers alike as cybercriminals continue to develop . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Anonymous and private, yet busted – we explain how darkweb sites sometimes keep your secrets… and sometimes don’t. We help you improve your cybersecurity at home. And we tell you the tale of a company with a cool name but allegedly with creepy habits coded into its . . . Read more
UK police also give some food for thought to those on the verge of breaking the law The long arm of the law has caught up with 21 people who are believed to have bought purloined login credentials on the now-defunct WeLeakInfo.com website and used them to break into other . . . Read more
Underground marketplace pricing on RDP server access, compromised payment card data and DDoS-For-Hire services are surging.
SophosLabs investigates SystemBC, a malware utility for launching fileless malware attacks, including big-money ransomware.
The operation was carried out against fraudsters trying to monetize stolen credit card data on the internet’s seedy underbelly Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to disrupt trade in stolen credit card data on the dark web, ultimately preventing around €40 million (US$48 million) in losses . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Thanks to Bill Kearney of Sophos Rapid Response for his work on this article. If you’ve read the recent Sophos 2021 Threat Report, you’ll know that we deliberately included a section about all the malware out there that isn’t ransomware. Sure, ransomware understandably hogs the media headlines . . . Read more
Here’s the latest Sophos Threat Report – learn what cybercriminals are up to on Windows, Linux, Android and more
A report on the underground economy finds that malicious actors are offering cloud-based troves of stolen data, accessible with handy tools to slice and dice what’s on offer. Cybercriminals are embracing cloud-based services and technologies in order to accelerate their attacks on organizations and better monetize their wares, researchers have . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin In this episode: a zero-day bug in Chrome for Android, the imminent death of Adobe Flash, the evolution of “malware-as-a-service“, and the malware risks from image search. Also (oh! no!), why you should take care before you pair. Presenters: Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro . . . Read more