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Backdoor found in popular Linux distro

Posted by R.A.I.D. on Feb 23, '16

The Kaiten bot was distributed in some Linux Mint ISO downloads. Here are the IOCs.

According to reports from the Linux Mint Blog, hackers created a backdoored version of the Linux Mint distribution's ISO files and then compromised the Linux Mint website to change the download links to point the hacked versions hosted in Bulgaria.

The "Mint Team," maintainers of the distro and operators of the hacked web site, say that the links were only active on February 20th, 2016.  These were listed under download "mirror" sites; direct HTTP downloads from Mint Team servers and torrents were not affected.  Only backdoored versions of the "Cinnamon" edition were identified, not the "MATE" or "Xfce" editions, which use different default desktop environments.

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Topics: DDoS, Botnet, Hacked

Understanding Bitcoin - the virtual currency of choice for cybercriminals and terrorists

Posted by Andre Correa on Dec 18, '15

Bitcoin is a decentralized, P2P network-based virtual currency that has only grown in popularity and controversy since its creation in 2008.  It is believed that more than 100,000 legitimate businesses accept Bitcoins and 95 percent of all cryptocurrency transactions utilize BTC.

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Topics: DDoS, Fraud, Crimeware, Ransomware, Bitcoin

Encryption Debates, Holiday Shopping Security, Exploit Kit Increases, and more | TWIC - November 20, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 20, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Breach

Camera DDoS Attacks, New BEC Strategies, TalkTalk Hack Arrests, and more | TWIC - October 30, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 30, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Fraud, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Botnet, Hacked, Spear Phishing Protection, Breach

Multiple Credit Card Breaches, Smartphone DDoS Attack, Developer Applications Targeted, and more | TWIC - October 2, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 2, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, DDoS, Fraud, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Phone Fraud, Data Breach, Hacked, Breach

DDoS Bank Attacks, Ashley Madison BEC Targeting, Dark Web Vulnerability, and more | TWIC - August 28, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Aug 28, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Account Takeover, Hacked, Spear Phishing, Spear Phishing Protection, BEC

Financially-Motivated Targeting, White Hat Ethics, 15,000 Chinese Arrests, and more | TWIC - August 21, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Aug 21, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, PhishLabs, DDoS, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Account Takeover, Hacked, Spear Phishing, Spear Phishing Protection, Arrests

Flash Player Patches, Darkode Takedown, Disguised CryptoWalls, and more | TWIC - July 17, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Jul 17, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, DDoS, Exploit, Adobe, The Week in Cybercrime, Account Takeover, Android, Hacked, Patch, Arrests

Revolution Crimeware, Hosting Companies Hacked, Dyre Targets Enterprises and more | TWIC - April 3, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Apr 3, '15

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

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Topics: Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Crimeware, Android, Dyre Banking Trojan, Spear Phishing

Community Banks Targeted, Hotel WiFi Vulnerability, DDoS Trends and more | TWIC - March 27, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Mar 27, '15

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

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, DDoS, Vulnerability, The Week in Cybercrime, Android, Ransomware

   

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