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SmartCompany

January 17, 2019  |  SmartCompany , Dominic Powell

Government warns SMEs of new scam luring businesses into applying for fake tender contracts

Australian businesses have been specifically targeted by hackers in a new phishing scam which impersonates the government’s AusTender website, luring in unsuspecting SME owners who believe they are applying for lucrative government contracts.Uncovered by security researchers at threat detection platform Anomali, the scam appears as an...
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itnews

January 15, 2019  |  itnews, Ry Crozier

AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers

Phishers are targeting would-be tenderers to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with an email and fake AusTender landing page. The campaign, reported by threat intelligence firm Anomali, was designed “to lure users into disclosing their account credentials by registering for eligibility to bid on commercial projects in 2019,...
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Bleeping Computer

December 27, 2018  |  Bleeping Computer, Ionut Ilascu

New Shamoon Sample from France Signed with Baidu Certificate

A new sample of Shamoon disk-wiping malware was uploaded from France recently to the VirusTotal scanning platform. It tries to pass as a system optimization tool from Chinese technology company Baidu. This new Shamoon variant was uploaded on December 23, 2018, and is signed with a digital certificate from Baidu, issued on...
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WIRED

December 18, 2018  |  WIRED, Lily Hay Newman

The Iran Hacks Cybersecurity Experts Feared May Be Here

In May, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement, negotiated by the Obama Administration, designed to keep Iran from developing or acquiring nuclear weapons. As part of that reversal, the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran. From the start, the US...
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Security Week

December 17, 2018  |  Security Week, Eduard Kovacs

Shamoon 3 Attacks Targeted Several Sectors

New details have emerged about the recent Shamoon 3 attacks, including information on several malware samples, targets in additional sectors, and some links to threat groups believed to be operating out of Iran. Several new samples of the notorious Shamoon malware emerged recently. While initially, researchers could not say...
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Expand Your Knowledge

December 17, 2018  |  Expand Your Knowledge, Pierluigi Paganini

A Second Sample of the Shamoon Wiper was Uploaded to Virus Total

Last week security experts at Chronicle announced the discovery of a new variant of the infamous Shamoon malware, the sample was uploaded to Virus Total from Italy at around the time Italian oil services company Saipem announced to have suffered a cyber attack. Over 300 of the servers...
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Security Affairs

December 17, 2018  |  Security Affairs, Pierluigi Paganini

A Second Sample of the Shamoon V3 Wiper Analyzed by the Experts

Last week security experts at Chronicle announced the discovery of a new variant of the infamous Shamoon malware, the sample was uploaded to Virus Total from Italy at around the time Italian oil services company Saipem announced to have suffered a cyber attack. Over 300 of the servers...
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Bleeping Computer

December 17, 2018  |  Bleeping Computer, Ionut Ilascu

Shamoon Disk Wiper Returns with Second Sample Uncovered this Month

Shamoon's comeback early last week was not marked by one, but two occurrences of the data-wiping malware. The second sighting observed a different sample that could indicate a follow-up to the initial attack. The first report named Italy as the origin for the sample upload to VirusTotal, while a...
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TEISS

December 6, 2018  |  TEISS, Payton Bush

Sharing Intel: Joining Your Threat Intelligence Community

As threat intelligence becomes more ubiquitous, many organisations are discovering that sharing threat intelligence information is powerful in combating cyber-attacks. Sharing is one of the earliest lessons we learn in life, but – understandably – not the foremost on our minds when it comes to cyber-security. Sharing your toys as...
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WSB-TV

October 18, 2018  |  WSB-TV

Your personal information is for sale on the dark web

This may surprise you: Georgia voter roll data is for sale on a secret online forum for hackers and criminals. Channel 2’s Justin Gray learned that on a dark web hacking forum, $250 will buy you voter roll information on all the voters in the state of Georgia....
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