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There are three ways of doing things in the malware business: the right way, the wrong way and the way Brazilians do it.

From the early beginnings, using skimmers on ATMs, compromising point of sales systems, or even modifying the hardware of processing devices, Latin America has been a fertile ground for collecting credit and debit cards en masse.
A couple of days after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we received information from several partners, on the condition of non-disclosure (TLP:Red), about a devastating malware attack on the Olympic infrastructure.
Newtec Dialogreg; platform provides full DVB-S2X force, enabling single 450 MHz carrier over satellite at highest efficiencyBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 22 February 2018. Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and ...
100,000 devices infected in 60 hours by strain that targeted ZyXEL devices.
The sub may have attempted emergency satellite communications, and the search expands.
Diplomatic and government organizations in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina are being targeted by what Symantec says looks like a nation-state actor.

Spam and phishing in Q3 2017

In terms of the average share of spam in global email traffic (58.02%), the third quarter of 2017 was almost identical to the previous reporting period: once again growth was slightly more than one percentage point – 1.05 (and 1.07 p.p. in Q2 2017).

As in previous quarters, spammers were quick to react to high-profile events and adapted their fraudulent emails to the news agenda.