Cybercrime Tool Prices Continue to Rise on Darknet Sites
Payment Card and Passport Data Are Most Sought-After Commodities, Report FindsThe prices for specific types of cybercriminal tools on darknet sites continue to rise, according to a recent analysis by security firm Flashpoint. Payment card and passport data remain the most sought-after commodities on these forums, research shows.
Phorpiex Botnet Behind Large-Scale 'Sextortion' Campaign
Scammers Made Over $110,000 in Five Month, Researchers SayScammers are using the notorious Phorpiex botnet as part of an ongoing "sextortion" scheme, according to Check Point researchers. At one point, the botnet was sending out over 30,000 spam emails an hour and the attackers made about $110,000 in five months, researchers say.
Open Cybersecurity Alliance: In Pursuit of Interoperability
With 18 Vendors on Board, Experts Assess New Group's Chances for SuccessEighteen technology companies have formed the Open Cybersecurity Alliance to foster the development of open source tools to improve interoperability and data sharing between cybersecurity applications. But some observers say getting all players to agree on a common platform will be challenging.
Phony Company Used to Plant macOS Malware: Report
Malware Designed to Infect Devices of Cryptocurrency Exchange EmployeesSecurity researchers have found that a hacking group, which may have North Korean ties, recently created a phony company offering a cryptocurrency exchange platform as a step toward planting malware on the macOS devices of employees of cryptocurrency exchanges.
FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown
Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown.
FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP
The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.