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Sony Hack, Zeus Malware, FIN4 Phishing Attacks and more | TWIC - December 6, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 6, '14


Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

  • Zeus malware distributed through browser warning: social engineering (PhishLabs)
    PhishLabs’ R.A.I.D. (Research Analysis and Intelligence Division) recently observed the Zeus malware being distributed through an alarmingly convincing browser warning that prompts viewers to download and “restore settings.”

  • Expert: FIN4 phishing attacks show new operational sophistication (TechTarget)
    The FIN4 attack group's successful advanced phishing operations prove that phishing attacks can't be thwarted solely with user awareness training.

  • Sony Hackers Knew Details Of Sony's Entire IT Infrastructure (DarkReading)
    While trying to simultaneously recover from a data breach and a wiper attack, Sony watches attackers publish maps and credentials for everything from production servers to iTunes accounts.

  • Bebe Stores Confirms Credit Card Breach (KrebsOnSecurity)
    In a statement released Friday morning, women’s clothier chain bebe stores inc. confirmed news that hackers had stolen customer card data from stores across the country in a breach that persisted for several weeks last month.

  • Lizard Squad takes credit for DDoS attack on Xbox Live (SC Magazine)
    The hacker group that previously took down the PlayStation Network for nearly an entire day through a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has taken credit for another hack on a different gaming network.

  • Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click (TheHackerNews)
    The eBay owned popular digital payment and money transfer service, PayPal has been found to be vulnerable to a critical web application vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control over users' PayPal account with just a click, affecting more than 156 million PayPal users.

Topics: Phishing, Malware, ZeuS, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Retail Breach

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