[ThreatPost] SolarWinds Attackers Spotted Using New Tactics, Malware

One year after the disruptive supply-chain attacks, researchers have observed two new clusters of activity from the Russia-based actors that signal a significant threat may be brewing.

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

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Hackers in Iran have been able to convince citizens to download malicious applications by claiming judicial complaints have been filed against them. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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[HackerNews] Russian Hydra DarkNet Market Made Over $1.3 Billion in 2020

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Russian-language dark web marketplace Hydra has emerged as a hotspot for illicit activities, pulling in a whopping $1.37 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in 2020, up from $9.4 million in 2016. The “blistering growth” in annual transaction volumes marks a staggering 624% year-over-year jump over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020. “Further buoying Hydra’s growth […]

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[ESET] 4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims

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