Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Click Fraud Crackdown

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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Click Fraud Crackdown

1. Pegasus Spyware Resurfaces Targeting Mexican Journalists

threatpost.com - Author: Tara Seals - Date: November 27th, 2018 

The colleagues of a slain Mexican journalist who was investigating the Cartels have recently been targeted by Pegasus malware infections. According to a report by Citizen Lab, messages with obscure links were sent to the journalist’s colleagues with the intent of installing the spyware on their computers... Continue Reading

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2. Ransomware Hackers Charged by Justice Department 

cnet.com- Author: Alfred Ng - Date: November 28th, 2018 

The Justice Department has recently revealed charges on two Iranian hackers who were responsible behind ransomware attacks targeting major cities in the U.S. earlier this year. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstien, Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, caused more than $30 million in damages from deploying these ransomware attacks and gained over $6 million in bitcoin ransom payment... Continue Reading

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3. Small Hacker Group Discovered Running Targeted Campaign Against Middle Eastern Organizations

darkreading.com - Author: Jai Vijayan - Date: November 27th, 2018 

A small hacker group has recently been discovered to be targeting organizations in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon in a campaign to install malware on victim’s computers. The campaign involves redirecting DNS traffic of real legitimate websites. Cisco’s Talos treat intelligence is not sure if the DNS redirection attempts were successful but believe the motives behind these efforts are to possibly steal data from these targets... Continue Reading

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4. Click Fraud Operation Shutdown by U.S. Justice Department and Google

pcmag.com- Author: Michael Kan - Date: November 27th, 2018

On Tuesday, in a collaboration between the U.S. Justice Department and Google, it was announced that they had shut down a click fraud operation that was profiting in the tens of millions. The hackers behind the operation named it “3ve” (Eve). The operation involved taking over control of Windows user’s PCs and secretly automating them to generate “fake” clicks on online advertisements. The operation was so successful that it generated between 3 billion to 12 billion clicks per day. During the campaign, an estimated 700,000 computers were infected.... Continue Reading

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5. SECURITY TREAT OF THE WEEK: Hacker charged by Federal Authorities fails to pay his bail with cryptocurrency, ‘Altcoin’.

newsbtc.com - Author: Thomas Delahunty - Date: August 20th, 2018

Martin Marsich who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly hacking into Electronic Art’s popular game ‘FIFA’ servers and stealing over $324,000 was denied an attempt to pay his bail in Altcoin. Marsich, 25, attempted to pay his bail by trading $750,000 in Altcoins. Officials claimed this was a liability issue and would cause a significant impact on the price for alt coin in the cryptocurrency markets. However, it was agreed by both the prosecutors and the defense to allow Marsich to sell $200,000 of this cryptocurrency via a broker to pay some of his bail. According to court documents, it’s not clear if the transfer had occurred yet... Continue Reading

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