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Rombertik Malware, Retail Data Breach Investigation, PoS Vendor Breach and more | TWIC - May 8, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on May 8, '15


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

  • Medical Industry Unprepared For Black Hat Cyber Attacks (UpTown Radio)
    Security officials warn this could be the year we see more cyber security attacks in the healthcare sector.

  • FBI Warns Public of Disaster Scams  (The FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation)
    The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

  • Harbortouch is Latest POS Vendor Breach (KrebsOnSecurity)
    Last week, Allentown, Pa. based point-of-sale (POS) maker Harbortouch disclosed that a breach involving “a small number” of its restaurant and bar customers were impacted by malicious software that allowed thieves to siphon customer card data from affected merchants.

  • ABA on Cyber, Third-Party Risks: Institutions Seek Guidance in the Event of Vendor Breaches (BankInfoSecurity)
    Emerging cybersecurity risks across all lines of business are now banking institutions' No. 1 concern, says Heather Wyson-Constantine, senior director of payments and cybersecurity policy at the American Bankers Association.

  • Rombertik Malware Destroys Hard Drives To Avoid Detection (The Hacker News)
    Security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware that makes use of extraordinary measures to evade detection and analysis, making the computer it infects unusable. 

  • Get ready: 'Critical' Adobe Reader patches coming on Tuesday 12 May (The Register)
    Windows and Mac versions of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.10, 10.1.13) as well as Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.10, 10.1.13) will all need patching against (unspecified) critical vulnerabilities in the software. Adobe assigned these security bugs at a severity rating as "2", one step down from its most severe rating.

  • Execs Say Cyberattacks Could Disrupt Whole Industries (Info Security)
    Widespread concern regarding the potential effects of cyber-attacks in corporate America has led C-level professionals to readily acknowledge that a coordinated assault launched by sophisticated cyber-criminals would wreak ongoing havoc on business operations, cause considerable harm to a brand, and potentially affect related companies, even entire industries.

  • Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach (CSO)
    Sally Beauty Holdings said it is investigating another possible payment card breach, about a year after it reported a similar cyberattack.

Topics: Phishing, Malware, Vulnerability, The Week in Cybercrime, Crimeware, Data Breach, POS Attacks, Patch

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