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IcedID Is Not A Cold Drink

8802222653?profile=RESIZE_400x IcedID, also known as Bokbot is a banking trojan and information stealer and can be used as an entry point for subsequent attacks, such as manually operated ransomware for high-value targets. It is typically proliferated using another trojan called Emotet, which is often distributed using spam email campaigns. Human-operated ransomware attacks are increasingly common…

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8801927301?profile=RESIZE_400x Activity Summary - Week Ending 16 April 2021:

  • Red Sky Alliance observed 58 new unique email accounts compromised with Keyloggers
  • Analysts identified 30,373 connections from new unique IP addresses
  • 3,512 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets were Observed
  • Security Researcher under Attack
  • CISA’s New Tool –…
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Babuk and Basketball

8798486472?profile=RESIZE_400x The Houston Rockets professional basketball team is reporting that their security and law enforcement authorities are investigating a cyber-attack.  Officials are claiming a new hacking group attempted to install ransomware on the basketball team’s internal systems.  “The Rockets organization recently detected suspicious activity on certain systems in its internal network.  We…

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Android System Update May Contain Spyware

8794090860?profile=RESIZE_400x Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing Trojan, which targets Android devices with a blitz of data-exfiltration capabilities from collecting browser searches to recording audio and phone calls.   While malware on Android has previously taken the guise of copycat apps, which go under names similar to legitimate pieces of software, this clever new malicious app masquerades…

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American Sign Language and Cyber

8798066658?profile=RESIZE_400x A recent article from the University of Boston provides a very refreshing article about cyber technology helping the deaf.  The words “joke” and “ruin” might not rhyme in English - but, thanks to a new, interactive database of American Sign Language (ASL), called ASL-LEX 2.0[1], we can now see that these two words do in fact rhyme in ASL.

“In ASL, each word…

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Verizon Mobile Security Index -MSI- 2021

8793749096?profile=RESIZE_400x The COVID-19 pandemic is now a year old and has forced businesses to quickly support remote working practices, often without proper security measures in place.  The Verizon Business Mobile Security Index (MSI) 2021 reveals that many businesses may have left themselves vulnerable and open to cybercriminals in the rush to ensure their workforce could operate remotely.  Forty-nine (49)…

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Do I Really Want to Connect with you on LinkedIn?

8789726084?profile=RESIZE_400x LinkedIn is a great portal to increase your professional network and there are actors who really want to connect with you and your connections.  Remember, people often look at mutual connections before accepting some on they do not know personally.  A casual acceptance can lend credibility to hackers’ requests to connect.

A North Korean government-backed campaign targeting…

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Ransomware Headaches

8789715084?profile=RESIZE_400x Organizations continue to fall victim to ransomware, and yet progress on tackling these attacks, which now constitute one of the biggest security problems on the internet, remains slow. From small companies to councils, government agencies and big business, the number and range of organizations hit by ransomware is rising. One recent example; schools with 36,000 students have been hit,…

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  • On 15 April the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) reported they are investigating a cyber-attack against their networks from a relatively new ransomware group that claims to have stolen internal business data. The hacking group: Babuk
  • Did you ever wonder what my office looks like? Take a look and listen to one of of my recent interviews. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:67854831587259...
  • Red Pane Released to the public this week: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:67751531235446...
    Jim McKee on LinkedIn: Targeted Dark Web Analysis Engine for Your Cyber Threat Intelligence
    https://lnkd.in/ez9q7Gv The targeted Dark Web intelligence provided by our REDPANE product is an Analysis Engine for your Cyber Threat Intelligence T…
  • US CISA has two new publications related to Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities; details are provided below.
    CISA page: Remediating Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities (TLP:WHITE) https://us-cert.cisa.gov/remediating-microsoft-exchange-vulnerabili...
    CISA Current Activity: CISA Strongly Urges All Organizations to Immediately Address Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities (TLP:WHITE) https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/03/08/cisa-stro...
    Remediating Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities | CISA
    Note: CISA will update this web page as we have further guidance to impart.
  • You Can Run, but you Can't Hide - South Korean national police have announced today the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect on charges of distributing and infecting victims with the GandCrab ransomware.
    The suspect, whose name was not released, operated as a customer of the GandCrab Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) cybercrime operation.
    Known as an affiliate — or a distributor— police say the suspect operated by taking copies of the GandCrab ransomware and distributing them via email to victims across South Korea.
  • More news on our RedPane Dark Web search engine coming out this week. Please visit https://www.wapacklabs.com/redpane
    RedPane — Wapack Labs
  • The Rise of the Data Marketplaces. I was interviewed by Micaela Mengan and here is the link: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:67722830322180...
  • If you read about CityBee, hacks can happen; anywhere and at any time - Regardless of location. The legitimate and illegitimate Internet has no borders. All companies and businesses need a reasonable level of network protection and sound cyber security procedures and training. Is that all a network needs? No. Had the big-mouthed hacker not announced the CityBee breach and subsequent on-line sale of data – the victims would not know what happened. Enter Red Sky Alliance and CTAC/RedXray and it RedPane dark web collection and analysis component. Our products help further protect your network against hacking and later anguish. Our tools and services are an excellent complement to a network defense for any foreign or domestic cyber threat (even in Lithuania). In addition to offering cyber protection, we offer cyber insurance through Cysurance. Call today for a quote.
  • Watch for our up-coming RedShort series: A View from Team Jaeger.
  • What is your view into the dark web? RedPane is ours. https://www.wapacklabs.com/news/2021/2/16/redpane
    Red Sky® Alliance Introduces Their Dark Web Search Engine REDPANE — Wapack Labs
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