Tag: cybercriminals

Hackers Hijack NortonLifeLock Customer Accounts
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Hackers Hijack NortonLifeLock Customer Accounts

Some customers of NortonLifeLock have been informed that nefarious outsiders have probably accessed their accounts and may have even gotten to their password vaults. The letter informing customers of the data breach was published on the website of the Vermont attorney general's office. It stated that by using username and password login combinations, hackers have probably gained access to their Norton and Norton Password Manager accounts. The vendor, which is a Gen Digital company, confirmed that these logins weren't obtained through a breach of its own IT system. It declared that "our own systems were not compromised." "However, we firmly suspect that your login and password for your account have been used by an uninvited third party. This username and password pair might be kno...
Bluebottle Cybercrime Group Preys on Financial Sector in French-Speaking African Nations
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Bluebottle Cybercrime Group Preys on Financial Sector in French-Speaking African Nations

A series of targeted attacks against the financial sector in Francophone nations in Africa from at least July 2022 to September 2022 have been connected to the cybercrime organisation known as Bluebottle. The Hacker News received a report from Symantec, a division of Broadcom Software. "The organisation makes considerable use of living-off-the-land, dual use tools, and commodity malware, with no unique malware deployed in this campaign," the report stated. The cybersecurity company claimed that the activity aligns with a threat cluster known as OPERA1ER, which between 2018 and 2022 launched hundreds of assaults on banks, financial services providers, and telecom firms in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The toolset employed, the attack infrastructure, the lack of custom malware, ...
FBI: Cyber-Criminals Are Purchasing Search Engine Ad Services to Launch Attacks
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FBI: Cyber-Criminals Are Purchasing Search Engine Ad Services to Launch Attacks

The FBI has issued a warning that cybercriminals are defrauding the public by using search engine ad services. On December 21, 2022, a public service alert was released stating that threat actors are using these ad services to pose as well-known companies in order to attract consumers to dangerous websites. These websites trick users into downloading malware or providing login information and financial information because they "appear identical to the impersonated business's genuine webpage." For instance, "whenever a user searches for a program to download, the phony webpage has a link to download malware-infected software read more Cyber-Criminals Are Purchasing Search Engine Ad Services to Launch Attacks."