Even low-skilled hackers can carry out malicious operations, remaining undetected for a long time.
A targeted phishing campaign targeting the aircraft industry for two years is a prime example of how even low-skilled cybercriminals can carry out small malicious operations without being detected for a long time.
According to experts, the attackers behind the campaign are not highly qualified specialists – throughout their entire activity they use only off-the-shelf tools and do not develop their own. Hackers also buy encryption tools to help hide malware activity. Within two years, they changed seven of these funds, which were mainly purchased on online forums.
The group behind the campaign has been active since 2013. In attacks, it uses emails with fake documents related to the aviation industry and cargo transportation. The documents are PDF files with a link to a VBScript file on Google Drive, which in turn delivers remote access Trojans (RATs) such as AsyncRAT and njRAT to the target system. Cisco Talos has discovered 31 aviation-related themes that have been used by cybercriminals to defraud victims since August 2018.
“Many attackers may have limited technical knowledge, but still manage RATs or infostealers, thereby posing a significant security threat to large corporations. […] In this seemingly simple campaign, which actually lasted two years, they attacked an entire industry using only off-the-shelf malware disguised with encryption tools, ”the experts said.
Young hacker who leaked GTA 6 material denies his guilt
The 17-year-old hacker, who was previously arrested in the UK on suspicion of hacking Rockstar Games and Uber, has pleaded not guilty. According to police, he appeared in court over the weekend, but refused to plead guilty to PC misuse. At the same time, he admitted that he violated the conditions of release on bail. Now he is being held in a juvenile detention center.
According to investigators, the 17-year-old is part of the Lapsus$ hacker group and is behind the recent leak of videos and other details of the $2 billion GTA 6 game.
Earlier, a hacker under the nickname teapotuberhacker published an archive with video and source code from an early version of GTA 6, which has already gone viral. Take-Two tried to stop the spread of the leak, but it was only partially successful.
The hacker also said that it was he who attacked the Uber computer system, gaining access to correspondence, email addresses, and so on.
At the moment, the investigation is ongoing, so it is not yet clear how this story will end.
Cloudflare introduces world’s first eSIM with better security than VPN
Cloudflare has introduced a new solution that may be suitable for smartphone and mobile Internet users. We are talking about an eSIM card called Zero Trust SIM. Its peculiarity is that it provides an increased level of security, reducing the risk of number substitution.
In technical terms, we are talking about the transfer of DNS requests through the Cloudflare gateway, which allows you to protect them from interception and spoofing. Also promised is a check of all intermediate nodes through which the device accesses the Internet.
According to Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming, Zero Trust SIM technology can outperform VPNs and other security systems as it provides cell-level protection.
Zero Trust SIM will launch first in the US, where only a virtual card for iOS and Android will be available at first. When activated, it will bind to a specific device and allow you to protect it. Physical maps are also expected in the future.
The company is also launching Zero Trust for Mobile Operators, an affiliate program for telecom operators that will enable them to offer subscriptions to the services and tools of the Zero Trust platform. In addition, a similar project is expected for the Internet of Things.
17-year-old hacker who allegedly leaked GTA 6 gameplay videos online arrested in UK
London police today announced the capture of a 17-year-old teenager suspected of cybercrime in Oxfordshire. At the moment, it is only reported that the arrested person is in custody.
The police declined to say what caused the arrest, but a number of facts indicate that this particular teenager, associated with the Lapsus$ hacker group, previously hacked into Uber, and recently posted screenshots and videos of GTA 6 gameplay on the Web.
In March, Bloomberg wrote that the person believed to be behind several major network hacks was a 16-year-old teenager whose home is in Oxfordshire. Uber wrote on its blog after the hack: “We believe this attacker (or attackers) is associated with a hacker group called Lapsus$, which is becoming more and more active.” A hacker who posted a GTA 6 video online claimed responsibility for the attack on Uber in forum posts.
Recall, yesterday it became known that the FBI joined the investigation into the hacking of Uber and the publication of GTA 6 materials online.
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