European police dismantle cybercrime ring with ties to Italian Mafia

The group used phishing, BEC and other types of attacks to swindle victims out of millions. Law enforcement agencies from Europe have cracked down on an organized group that is associated with the Italian Mob and has been involved in all manner of cybercrime, including phishing campaigns, SIM swapping and Business Email Compromise (BEC). The criminal network was … More European police dismantle cybercrime ring with ties to Italian Mafia

Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

The cache of data sitting wide open on a server included full names, national ID numbers and credit card data. A wide range of sensitive information of millions of hotel guests has been discovered sitting on an unsecured server and accessible for anyone to view. The data was stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services … More Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

Grandoreiro banking trojan impersonates Spain’s tax agency

Beware the tax bogeyman – there are tax scams aplenty. Although it’s been some weeks since the height of the income tax season in many countries around the globe, the year 2020 has been looking less than normal even for cybercriminal activity. For several months, various threat actors have been attempting to impersonate governmental organizations, … More Grandoreiro banking trojan impersonates Spain’s tax agency

Grandoreiro: How engorged can an EXE get?

Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans In this installment of our series, we introduce Grandoreiro, a Latin American banking trojan targeting Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Peru. As such, it shows unusual effort by its authors to evade detection and emulation, and progress towards a modular architecture. We have seen Grandoreiro being … More Grandoreiro: How engorged can an EXE get?

Spain’s top football league fined over its app’s ‘tactics’

La Liga has taken substantial flak for tapping into microphones and geolocation services in fans‘ phones in a bid to root out piracy. Spain’s national data protection agency AEPD has slapped a fine of €250,000 (US$280,000) on the country’s top-flight football league, La Liga, for failing to make it adequately clear to users of its … More Spain’s top football league fined over its app’s ‘tactics’