Phishing

Russian BEC Gang Targets Hundreds of Multinational Companies

Akshaya Asokan reports: A newly uncovered Russia-based business email compromise gang has been targeting hundreds of large, multinational corporations in over 40 countries since 2019, according to the security firm Agari. The gang, which Agari calls Cosmic Lynx, uses a combination of social engineering techniques and well-crafted email messages designed to target the upper echelon...

Vast Phishing Campaign Hits Microsoft Users in 62 Countries

Bloomberg reports: Microsoft Corp. customers were targeted in a massive phishing campaign that has sought to defraud users in 62 countries since December. Recently, the malicious emails have evolved to capitalize on the pandemic, according to Microsoft. The attack “targeted business leaders across a variety of industries, attempting to compromise accounts, steal information and...

Hakbit ransomware campaign targeting specific European countries

Derek Kortepeter reports: Proofpoint researchers have published findings on a campaign involving the Hakbit ransomware. As their blog post states, the ransomware is being spread via spear-phishing emails targeted at individuals in “mid-level positions across the pharmaceutical, legal, financial, business service, retail, and healthcare sector.” The attacks, described as low-volume, are specifically targeting employees of organizations located...

UnityPoint Health Reaches $2.8M Settlement Over 2018 Data Breach

There’s an update to the litigation stemming from two UnityPoint Health phishing incidents that were discovered within months of each other in 2018.  Part of the lawsuit was thrown out in 2019, but negligence claims were allowed to go forward.  Not surprisingly, that seemed to result in a settlement. Jessica Davis reports:  Iowa Health...