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Day: January 30, 2018

Dutch Banks, Tax Agency Under DDoS Attacks a Week After Big Russian Hack Reveal

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on DDoS Attack: A must-read story from bleepingcomputer.com features an interesting on a coordinated DDoS attack on their respective infrastructure attacks with at least three Dutch banks and the Netherlands Revenue Agency reported Monday. Officials at ABN Amro, Rabobank and ABN Amro reported having suffered a DDoS attack that prevented them from logging

Japan Suffers the Biggest Cryptocurrency Heist in History (Again!)

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Cryptocurrency Heist: A must-read story from thedailybeast.com lays out how on last Friday evening in Japan, one of the biggest virtual currency exchanges in Asia, Coincheck, announced that it had lost 58 billion units of the cryptocurrency NEM, worth roughly $530 million dollars, which may well be the biggest cryptocurrency heist in history. For those

Warning: Chrome Extension can hide malware in Android Apps

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Chrome extensions: The Google Chrome has handy applets that give you seamless access to services such as Evernote or Password Manager, or Bitmoji for easy access with just a click of a mouse. However, as with Android apps, Chrome extensions can sometimes hide malware or other disasters, even if you install

GandCrab Ransomware Distributed by Exploit Kits, Appends GDCB Extension

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on GandCrab Ransomware: Bleepingcomputer.com reveal a post from Malwarebytes exposing a new ransomware, GandCrab, was released late last week and is currently being released through exploits. GandCrab has some interesting features not seen in ransomware, such as the first one to accept DASH currency and the first one to use Namecoin support .BIT tld.

File Your IRS Taxes Before Cyber Scammers Do It For You

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on IRS Taxes: A must-read story from krebsonsecurity.com notes that today, one day after January 29, officially the first day of the 2018 reporting season, is also known as the day cyber tax scammers began to demand a false tax rebate on behalf of the victims of identity theft which is

Intel alerted Chinese cloud giants ‘before US govt’ about CPU bugs

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Intel Alert: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from theregister.co.uk recaps the truth about Intel warned Chinese companies before they notified the U.S. government at US-CERT about its infamous Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities. According to The Wall Street Journal, big customers, including Lenovo and Alibaba.com, were

Ploutus.D Malware Variant Used in U.S.-based ATM Jackpotting Attacks

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary  on Ploutus.D Malware Variant I couldn’t believe this story from threatpost.com that visualizes how the modern Bank ATM robbery is unfolding. The U.S. Secret Service issued a warning to financial institutions on Friday stating that financial institutions “systematically” attack “credible information” on U.S. ATMs that use malware that can quickly drain cash. ATM