SolarWinds Hackers Targeting Government and Business Entities Worldwide

Nobelium, the threat actor attributed to the massive SolarWinds supply chain compromise, has been once again linked to a series of attacks targeting multiple cloud solution providers, services, and reseller companies, as the hacking group continues to refine and retool its tactics at an alarming …

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Nordic Choice Hotels hit by Conti ransomware, no ransom demand yet

Nordic Choice Hotels has now confirmed a cyber attack on its systems from the Conti ransomware group. The incident primarily impacts the hotel’s guest reservation and room key card systems. Although there is no indication of passwords or payment information being affected, information pertaining to guest …

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Hackers pretending to be Iranian govt use SMS messages to steal credit card info, create botnet

Security company Check Point Research has uncovered a hacking campaign that involves cyberattackers impersonating Iranian government bodies to infect the mobile devices of Iranian citizens through SMS messages.  The SMS messages urge victims to download Android applications related to official Iranian services, such as the …

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LINE Pay leaks around 133,000 users’ data to Github, of all places

Smartphone payment provider LINE Pay announced yesterday that around 133,000 users’ payment details were mistakenly published on GitHub between September and November of this year. Files detailing participants in a LINE Pay promotional program staged between late December 2020 and April 2021 were accidentally uploaded …

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Eurostar tests facial recognition system on London train station

Eurostar is testing a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling from London’s St Pancras International station to continental Europe. The passengers will be given the opportunity to complete their pre-departure ticket and passport checks via the new biometric system, called the “SmartCheck” lane. …

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France warns of Nobelium cyberspies attacking French orgs

The French national cyber-security agency ANSSI said today that the Russian-backed Nobelium hacking group behind last year’s SolarWinds hack has been targeting French organizations since February 2021. While ANSSI (short for Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) has not determined how Nobelium compromised …

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SolarWinds hackers have a whole bag of new tricks for mass compromise attacks

Almost exactly a year ago, security researchers uncovered one of the worst data breaches in modern history, if not ever: a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign that compromised the servers of network management provider SolarWinds and, from there, the networks of 100 of its highest-profile customers, including …

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Russian hacking group uses new stealthy Ceeloader malware

The Nobelium hacking group continues to breach government and enterprise networks worldwide by targeting their cloud and managed service providers and using a new custom “Ceeloader” malware. Nobelium is Microsoft’s name for the threat actor behind last year’s SolarWinds supply-chain attack that led to the compromise of …

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