Cybercrime Week in Review 20 June 2015

Cybercrime Week in Review 20 June 2015

Increase in CryptoWall 3.0 from malicious spam and Angler exploit kit (InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog)
Since Monday 2015-05-25 (a bit more than 2 weeks ago), we’ve seen a significant amount of CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware from malicious spam (malspam) and the Angler exploit kit (EK).

LastPass Network Breached; Calls for Master Password Reset (Threat Post)
Password manager LastPass disclosed today that its network was breached and advised users to change their master passwords and enable multifactor authentication.

Government of Canada websites under attack, hacker group Anonymous claims responsibility (National Post)
The Hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility Wednesday for what Treasury Board President Tony Clement says was a cyber attack on the Government of Canada’s computer servers. Some federal emails and several department websites crashed early Wednesday afternoon.

Discount Chain Fred’s Inc. Probes Card BreachPost (Krebs On Security)
Fred’s Inc., a discount general merchandise and pharmacy chain that operates 650 stores in more than a dozen states, disclosed today that it is investigating a potential credit card breach.

WhatsApp ranked worst at protecting user data (Naked Security)
Move aside, Snapchat – WhatsApp has seized your billing as the worst privacy protector!

Phone scamming up 30 percent last year: Report Tech support fraudsters still booming (The Register)
Retail and finance call centre phone scamming in the US is up 30 percent according to research. The 2014 findings are based on some 86 million scam calls a month picked up by Pindrop Security in which attackers aimed to obtain personal information on potential victims.

Magazine House Loses $1.5m in Email Scam (Info Security)
Cyber-criminals are thought to have scammed magazine publisher Bonnier Group out of at least $1.5m after hacking the CEO’s emails, according to a report.

Hijacked medical devices can leave networks exposed (CSO)
Hacked medical devices can pose direct dangers to patients but also serve as lairs from which malware finds its way into medical facilities’ networks and persists even after initial attacks have been cleaned up, according to a new report.

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