Black market selling hacked server access, Malaysia among top 10 countries affected
Kaspersky Lab researchers have exposed a massive underground market selling access to more than 70,000 hacked servers across 173 countries, with Malaysia within the top 10 and the most compromised in South-East Asia.
Ransomware back with a vengeance, Singapore a ripe target
Ransomware is on the rise, and Singapore is on the crosshairs, but the issue gets even hairier, as Benjamin Cher finds out.
Understanding crimeware exploit kits, fighting Angler
Cybercriminals are increasingly turning to the competitive ‘exploit kit’ market, where other crooks offer them Crimeware-as-a-Service, writes Wana Tun of Sophos.
Hacking Team leaks: We’re not out of the woods yet
Citizens and civil advocates may be reeling from the revelations that various governments, including those of Malaysia and Singapore, were using spyware from Milan-based Hacking Team, but there are other implications that are just as severe, Gabey Goh reports
DDoS-for-hire preying on SaaS apps such as Joomla
Akamai is alerting enterprises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers of attackers using Joomla servers with a vulnerable Google Maps plugin installed as a platform for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Black hat hackers will be more sophisticated in 2015: Fortinet
As the number of devices connected to the network increase, cybercriminals will continue to hone their prowess when it comes to IoT (the Internet of Things) attacks and advanced evasion techniques, while also continuing to exploit large-scale server-side vulnerabilities for financial gains and other nefarious purposes.
McAfee report looks at ‘dark web’ industry, data breaches
McAfee Labs recently released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013, highlighting the role of the ‘dark web’ or ‘dark net’ malware industry as a key enabler of the high-profile point-of-sale (POS) attacks and data breaches in the fall of 2013.