Cybercrime Week in Review 2 May 2015

Cybercrime Week in Review 2 May 2015

Dropbox strikes back against Bartalex macro malware phishers (V3)
Dropbox has struck back against a hacker group using its cloud storage services to store and spread the Bartalex macro malware.

A Day in the Life of a Stolen Healthcare Record (KrebsonSecurity)
When your credit card gets stolen because a merchant you did business with got hacked, it’s often quite easy for investigators to figure out which company was victimized.

Banking Malware Taps Macros Attackers Use Cloud Services, Trickery to Evade Defenses (Bank Info Security)
Security firms report a sharp rise in the quantity of attacks that use macro code – designed to automate tasks – to trigger malware downloads, often for the purpose of stealing people’s online banking credentials.

Password Alert Chrome Extension to Protect your Google Account from Phishers (The Hacker News)
As cybercriminals have started using sophisticated phishing techniques in an attempt to hijack online users’ account, Google on Wednesday launched a new Chrome Extension to fight against Phishing.

WordPress munching contagion turns Linux servers into spam bots (The Register)
Security researchers at ESET have logged over 8,500 unique IP addresses during a seven-month research period looking into the junk-mail-linked malware menace.

Hack the hackers? The debate rages on (CIO)
The debate over “hacking back” (also known as “active defense”) against criminal cyber attackers has raged for decades. And it doesn’t look like it will be ending anytime soon.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino suffers data breach (CSO)
News came out on Thursday that they had suffered a data breach courtesy of a criminal element. The casino made it known that their payment systems in their restaurant, bar and some retail locations had been compromised.

Hackers steal $5 million from Ryanair’s bank account (Hot for Security)
All of us dread the prospect of having our personal bank accounts hacked. But imagine what it must be like for a company to have its business bank account plundered by hackers for millions of dollars?

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