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Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown

Bank of Valetta, which went dark for a day after the fraudulent transfers of €13 million, is now looking to get the money back Things are getting back to normal for Bank of Valetta (BOV) and its customers following a cyberattack that caused…

Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware

An interview with ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko about Android banking malware, the topic of his latest white paper Banking malware continued to plague the Android platform throughout 2018, with cybercrooks relentlessly targeting…

Attack at email provider wipes out almost two decades’ worth of data

Instead of financial gain or other, more usual, goals, the attacker leaves ‘scorched digital earth’ behind An unknown attacker has wrought rare havoc on email service provider VFEmail, wiping out all of the company’s data stored in the…

Bomb Threat Hoaxer Exposed by Hacked Gaming Site

Federal authorities this week arrested a North Carolina man who allegedly ran with a group of online hooligans that attacked Web sites (including this one), took requests on Twitter to call in bomb threats to thousands of schools, and tried…

Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a bevy of patches to correct at least 70 distinct security vulnerabilities in Windows and software designed to interact with various flavors of the operating system. This month’s patch batch tackles some notable…

Email Provider VFEmail Suffers ‘Catastrophic’ Hack

Email provider VFEmail has suffered what the company is calling “catastrophic destruction” at the hands of an as-yet unknown intruder who trashed all of the company’s primary and backup data in the United States. The firm’s founder says…

First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Cryptocurrency stealers that replace a wallet address in the clipboard are no longer limited to Windows or shady Android app stores For security reasons, addresses of online cryptocurrency wallets are composed of long strings of characters.…

DanaBot updated with new C&C communication

ESET researchers have discovered new versions of the DanaBot Trojan, updated with a more complicated protocol for C&C communication and slight modifications to architecture and campaign IDs The fast-evolving, modular Trojan DanaBot has…

Google rolls out Chrome extension to warn you about compromised logins

The new tool aims to help in an age when billions of login credentials are floating around the internet Google has released a new extension for Chrome that will alert you if one of your username/password combinations is known to be already…

More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice

Prosecutors in Northern California have charged two men with using unauthorized SIM swaps to steal and extort money from victims. One of the individuals charged allegedly used a hacker nickname belonging to a key figure in the underground who’s…