Threat Post

Airline Credential-Theft Takes Off in Widening Campaign

A spyware effort bent on stealing cookies and logins is being driven by unsophisticated attackers cashing in on the initial-access-broker boom.

BlackMatter Ransomware Hits Japanese Tech Giant Olympus

The incident that occurred Sept. 8 and affected its EMEA IT systems seems to signal a return to business as usual for ransomware groups.

MyRepublic Data Breach Raises Data-Protection Questions

The incident raises considerations for security for critical data housed in third-party infrastructure, researchers say.

Stolen Credentials Led to Data Theft at United Nations

Threat actors accessed the organization’s proprietary project management software, Umoja, in April, accessing the network and stealing info that can be used in further attacks.

Financial Cybercrime: Why Cryptocurrency is the Perfect ‘Getaway Car’

John Hammond, security researcher with Huntress, discusses how financially motivated cybercrooks use and abuse cryptocurrency.

SideWalk Backdoor Linked to China-Linked Spy Group ‘Grayfly’

Grayfly campaigns have launched the novel malware against businesses in Taiwan, Vietnam, the US and Mexico and are targeting Exchange and MySQL servers.