cybersecurity

A hacker tried selling stolen military drone documents for $200

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future recently released a report about one of its more interesting findings. 

While scouring the hacker forums on the dark web, the firm’s analysts discovered someone selling MQ-9 Reaper drone documents — maintenance books, training guides, and a list of airmen assigned to the military drone. The hacker was looking for $150-200 for the documentation. 

WHAT IS HIDDEN COBRA? NORTH KOREAN HACKERS TIED TO NEW BANK CYBERATTACKS

According to the U.S. government, the state-sponsored cyber unit, codenamed Hidden Cobra, targets telecoms and financial institutions using sophisticated tools known as Bankshot, Badcall and Hardrain and Fallchill. It has links to previous attacks on SWIFT, the transfer network which connects more than 10,000 banks.

Israeli cybersecurity firms raised record $814.5 million in 2017

In 2017 international investors participated in more funding deals of Israeli cybersecurity firms than did Israeli investors. This is “further proof of the growing recognition of Israel as a global leader in cybersecurity,” the report said. At the same time, there was slightly less activity of Israel-based investors, including angels.

23% Of Organizations Globally Affected By Crypto-Mining Malware, Says Cybersecurity Firm

Researchers of the firm discovered three different variants of crypto-mining malware in its top 10 most prevalent threat with Coinhive ranking first. Other crypto-miner malware that made the list include JSEcoin ranked fifth, and Cryptoloot ranked eighth. The firm claims more than one-in-five organizations around the world had been affected by the Coinhive variant last month.

Identity fraud enters a new era of complexity

The 2018 Identity Fraud Study found that despite industry efforts to prevent identity fraud, fraudsters successfully adapted to net 1.3 million more victims in 2017, with the amount stolen rising to $16.8 billion. With the adoption of EMV cards and terminals, the types of identity fraud continued to shift online and away from physical stores. The complexity of fraud is also on the rise as criminals are opening more new accounts as a means of compromising accounts consumers already have.