Background Yahoo was compromised in 2014 by a group of professional blackhats who were hired to compromise customer databases from a variety of different targeted organizations. Some of their initial targets, which occurred in 2012 and 2013, are linked directly with the recent large scale data breaches of social media networks and online-services such as […]
Category Archives: Breaches and Scams
InfoArmor has identified a special tool used by cybercriminals to distribute malware by packaging it with the most popular torrent files on the Internet. The bad actors have analyzed trends on video, audio, software and other digital content downloads from around the globe and have created seeds on famous torrent trackers using weaponized torrents packaged […]
In InfoArmor’s report, “Healthcare Is Under Attack,” our underground research team identified multiple instances where cyber criminals had infiltrated EHR systems and leveraged the compromised data for extortion and ransom.
According to a new study by researchers at InfoArmor of four attacks against US-based healthcare organizations, attackers in a theft campaign this spring were able to steal at least 600,000 detailed patient records and place 3 terabytes of associated data on the Dark Web’s black market.
Faced with few options, companies are increasingly giving in to cybercriminals who hold their data hostage and demand payment for its return, while law enforcement officials struggle to catch the nearly invisible perpetrators.
In early March 2016, the InfoArmor Threat Intelligence Team investigated several targeted cyber-attacks against select US-based healthcare institutions. The bad actors are claiming that they have exfiltrated more than 3TB of data that contain sensitive PII that clearly distinguish the patients along with other confidential medical data. According to InfoArmor’s Chief Intelligence Officer Andrew Komarov, […]
Through targeted phishing scams criminals are obtaining W-2 forms by gaining trust from employees within organizations for their own financial gain.
Some people can spot the more obvious phishing scams but not many can spot the more sophisticated phishing scams, also known as spearphishing attacks.
It seems like data breaches are happening every day and that is because they are. Breach Level Index tracks publiclly disclosed breaches every year.
A new phishing and social engineering scam has emerged. Scammers are targeting companies and causing internal data, including employee credentials (logins and passwords) to be compromised and ultimately exposed.