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Chinese hackers used Facebook to spy on Uighurs abroad, firm says | Cybercrime News

Facebook says hackers used the site to lure activists, journalists, dissidents to others containing links to malware. Facebook Inc says it has blocked a group of hackers in China who used the platform to fool Uighurs living abroad into clicking on links to malware that would infect their devices and enable surveillance. The social media …

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CNA Suffers “Sophisticated” Cyber-Attack – Infosecurity Magazine

The website of insurance giant CNA is out of action following a cyber-attack that took place over the weekend. Visitors to the website of the Chicago-based firm are greeted with a notice explaining that threat actors have disrupted the company’s network.  In a statement released Tuesday evening, CNA described the assault as a “sophisticated cybersecurity attack.” The company said that …

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Chinese hackers used Facebook to target dissidents, activists with iOS, Android malware

Facebook said it has disrupted a cyberespionage operation orchestrated by China-backed hackers that has been targeting activists, journalists and dissidents predominantly among Uyghurs living abroad. The threat actor behind this campaign is believed to be a hacker group known as Earth Empusa or Evil Eye. The malicious actor used Facebook to distribute links …

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REvil Ransomware Can Now Reboot Infected Devices

Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance & Risk Management MalwareHunterTeam Finds Updated Capabilities Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) • March 24, 2021     The REvil ransomware gang has added a new malware capability that enables the attackers to reboot an infected device after encryption, security researchers at MalwareHunterTeam report. …

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Purple Fox Malware Using Worm to Target Windows Devices

Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management Malware Spreads Via Indiscriminate Port Scanning Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • March 24, 2021     The developers behind the Purple Fox fileless downloader malware have upgraded their operation and are using worm capability to target internet-facing devices running Windows, the security firm Guardicore Labs reports. …

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Ransomware Gangs ‘Tell All’ in Interviews

Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Malware as-a-Service REvil, MountLocker and LockBit Operators Describe Strategies and Target Selection Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 22, 2021     Ransom note for a REvil – aka Sodinokibi – ransomware infection (Source: Cisco Talos) Ransomware-wielding attackers have been in the limelight lately – not just for …

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Facebook Says Cyber Spies In China Targeted Uyghurs

Facebook said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of Uyghurs (Representational) San Francisco: Facebook on Wednesday said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of the Uyghur minority living outside that country. A group of well-resourced hackers in China targeted hundreds of Uyghur activists, journalists, and …

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Facebook Used by Chinese Hackers to Target Uighurs Abroad With Malware Links, Company Says

Facebook said on Wednesday it had blocked a group of hackers in China who used the platform to target Uighurs living abroad with links to malware that would infect their devices and enable surveillance. The social media company said the hackers, known as Earth Empusa or Evil Eye in the security industry, targeted activists, journalists, and …

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