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Celebrity Intelligence reveals Ones to Watch list for summer 2017

London, United Kingdom – Marketing intelligence tool, Celebrity Intelligence is pleased to reveal the latest instalment of its Ones to Watch list, an industry benchmark of the most promising up-and-coming talent.Actor Josh Orsquo;Connor, who appears in the upcoming Godrsquo;s Own Country, musician Billie Eilish, who has been dubbed ‘the next Lordersquo;, and cricketer Haseeb Hameed are among the actors, models, musicians and sports stars selected to be on Celebrity Intelligencersquo;s Summer Ones to Watch list.The... Source: RealWire

FIN10 Threat Actors Hack and Extort Canadian Mining, Casino Industries

Previously unknown threat actor has extracted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Canadian companies in a vicious cyberattack campaign that dates back to 2013, FireEye says.

Video gaming’s voice actor strike is ending in slow, small drips

As some publishers hold out, dozens of projects agree to union demands.

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Wersquo;ve become accustomed to seeing a steady stream of security breaches month after month; and this quarter has been no exception, including attacks on Barts Health Trust, Sports Direct, Intercontinental Hotels Group and ABTA.

APT3 Linked to Chinese Ministry of State Security

Researchers claim that APT3, widely believed to be a China-based threat actor, is directly connected to the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS).

WannaCry and Lazarus Group – the missing link?

Moments ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter.

The cryptic message in fact refers to similarity between samples that have shared code between themselves.

The two samples Neel refers to post are a Wannacry cryptor sample and a Lazarus APT group sample.

Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used...

A potential threat from spoofing Google applications was cited in 2011.

Use of DNS Tunneling for C&C Communications

Often, virus writers don't even bother to run encryption or mask their communications. However, you do get the occasional off-the-wall approaches that don't fall into either of the categories.

Take, for instance, the case of a Trojan that Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in mid-March and which establishes a DNS tunnel for communication with the C&C server.

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations in over 80 countries.

During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with IOC data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and these latest attacks are all the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, and not the efforts of multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and the latest attacks are the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, not by multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

RiskIQ Researchers Identify New Threat Actor NoTrove Delivering Millions of Scam...

London, UK – 26 April, 2017 – Earlier this year, RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further undermine the digital advertising industry.A new research report released today, “NoTrove: The Threat... Source: RealWire