Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).
Stolen Cards Tested on Charity Sites (BankInfoSecurity)
Cybercriminals are perfecting the automated systems they use to verify stolen card data by exploiting charitable websites that accept debit and credit card donations.
Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Update to Address Critical Vulnerability (TheHackerNews)
Adobe has rolled-out an urgent out-of-band update for a critical remote code-execution vulnerability in its popular Flash Player that is currently being exploited by hackers.
Custom Malware Sneaks Past Advanced Threat Detection Appliances In Lab Experiment (Dark Reading)
Some of the top advanced threat detection products failed to catch custom-written malware samples posing as targeted attacks in an independent lab study.
Skimmer Innovation: ‘Wiretapping’ ATMs (KrebsOnSecurity)
Banks in Europe are warning about the emergence of a rare, virtually invisible form of ATM skimmer involving a so-called “wiretapping” device that is inserted through a tiny hole cut in the cash machine’s front.
Hacktivists Get Serious with Remote Code Malware (InfoSecurity)
Security experts are warning of a new hacktivist campaign which goes further than merely defacing websites, by linking to malware which could allow for remote code execution by an attacker.
Sony Pictures corporate files stolen and released in cyberattack (ZDnet)
Sony Pictures Entertainment's internal network was reportedly hijacked this week, and it seems corporate data has leaked on to the web.
PoS malware also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks (Computer World)
Researchers found a new malware program that can steal information from a large number of point-of-sale systems to also infect ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks.
E-cigarette from China distributes malware to systems (SC Magazine)
Here's another reason to quit smoking. E-cigarettes made in China are being used to distribute malware via a USB hookup to users' computers, according to a blog post by a Bit4Id security expert.