Tag Archives: Cyber-Crime

Hackers are making malware-infected coronavirus maps to harvest personal information

by Matthew Rozsa, Salon

One of the most popular interactive pandemic update maps has been copied and distributed by malicious actors.

A journalist with expertise on cybercrime reported on Thursday that hackers are trying to take advantage of the public’s concern about the COVID-19 pandemic to infect users’ computers with malware.

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VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America

by Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day, ZDNet

VISA says it’s aware of POS malware being deployed on the networks of five North American fuel dispenser merchants.

Payments processor VISA says North American merchants who operate gas stations and gas pumps are facing a rash of attacks from cybercrime groups wanting to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.

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Russian Hackers Run Record-Breaking Online Ad-Fraud Operation

by Kelly Jackson Higgins, DARK Reading

‘Methbot’ is a sophisticated cybercrime scheme that has hit major US advertisers and publishing brands and pilfered millions of dollars per day

Cybercriminals out of Russia are behind a newly discovered massive online advertising fraud operation hiding in plain site that steals up to $5 million per day from big-name US advertisers by posing as some 6,000 major US media sites including The Huffington Post, Fortune, ESPN, CBS Sports, and Fox News, and generating fake ad impressions. Continue reading Russian Hackers Run Record-Breaking Online Ad-Fraud Operation