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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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Tripwire

October 17, 2018  |  Tripwire, Maritza Santillan

35 Million US Voter Registration Records Found for Sale on Dark Web

Weeks before the November midterm elections, roughly 35 million U.S. voter registration records from 19 states have appeared for sale on the dark web. Researchers from Anomali Labs and Intel 471 discovered the data for sale, which reportedly includes voters’ “full name, phone numbers, physical addresses, voting history, and...
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Forbes

October 17, 2018  |  Forbes, Lee Mathews

Millions of Voter Records Are For Sale On Hacker Forums

There are just under three weeks until the 2018 midterm elections. It's not great timing, then, to learn that a user on a hacking forum is selling voter data on millions of Americans. The timing couldn't be worse. As election day approaches candidates continue to ramp up their...
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Bleeping Computer

October 15, 2018  |  Bleeping Computer, Ionut Ilaascu

Tens of Millions of U.S. Voter Records for Sale

An advertisement on a forum that sells data breach information is also offering the personally identifiable details and voting history of millions of US residents. The estimated size of the cache is in excess of 35 million records.The announcement says that the data sold is from updated statewide voter lists,...
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ZDNet

October 15, 2018  |  ZDNet, Catalin-Cimpanu

US voter records from 19 states sold on hacking forum

The voter information for approximately 35 million US citizens is being peddled on a popular hacking forum, two threat intelligence firms have discovered."To our knowledge this represents the first reference on the criminal underground of actors selling or distributing lists of 2018 voter registration data," said researchers from Anomali Labs...
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