Evil Corp: A Deep Dive Into One of the World’s Most Notorious Hacker Groups

Digital illustration of the Guy Fawkes mask.

Evil Corp has carried out several sophisticated attacks since it first burst onto the online scene. But just how dangerous are they?

In 2019, the United States Justice Department filed charges against Russian national Maksim Yakubets, offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Anonymous Claims to Leak Data on the Texas GOP

Members of the hacker collective Anonymous claim to have leaked a large cache of data belonging to the Republican Party of Texas. The leak, the size of which is unclear, is said to include the “private documents” of the organization.

According to the hackers, those documents are part of the trove of data that was recently stolen from Epik, the controversial web registrar that has often been criticized for its hosting of far-right groups and individuals.

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How To Protect Your YouTube Account From Getting Hacked – 9 Tips From a Hacker

Some good tips on here for protecting yourself outside YouTube as well…

YouTube Content Creators keep getting hacked, so here are 9 tips from an cybersec educator about how to protect your google and youtube account from getting hacked.

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Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack — Krebs on Security

I find it hilarious that AmeriKKa doesn’t recognize China is their biggest threat and enemy… who they owe money AND outsourced our middle class to in the 90s & 00s…..

The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.

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Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath | TechCrunch

So much for security lol This is what happens when u don’t hire qualified techs, and hire your buddies…. smmfh

 

17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter.

A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool that let the hacker take over any account. With two accomplices named in a separate federal indictment, Clark — who went by the online handle “Kirk” — allegedly used the tool to hijack the accounts of dozens of celebrities and public figures, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk and former president Barack Obama, to post a cryptocurrency scam netting over $100,000 in bitcoin in just a few hours.

It was, by all accounts, a sophisticated attack that required technical skills and an ability to trick and deceive to pull off the scam. Some security professionals were impressed, comparing the attack to one that had the finesse and professionalism of a well-resourced nation-state attacker.

But a profile in The New York Times describes Clark was an “adept scammer with an explosive temper.”

In the teenager’s defense, the attack could have been much worse. Instead of pushing a scam that promised to “double your money,” Clark and his compatriots could have wreaked havoc. In 2013, hackers hijacked the Associated Press’ Twitter account and tweeted a fake bomb attack on the White House, sending the markets plummeting — only to quickly recover after the all-clear was given.

But with control of some of the world’s most popular Twitter accounts, Clark was for a few hours in July one of the most powerful people in the world. If found guilty, the teenager could spend his better years behind bars.

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What Is Mylobot Malware? How It Works and What to Do About It

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This is a doozy right here…. be on your shit!

Cybersecurity is a constant battleground. In 2017, security researchers discovered some 23,000 new malware specimens per day (that’s 795 per hour).

While that headline is shocking, it turns out that the majority of these specimens are variants of the same malware type. They just have slightly different code that each creates a “new” signature.

Every now and then, though, a truly new malware strain bursts onto the scene. Mylobot is one such example: it’s new, highly sophisticated, and gathering momentum. Continue reading

31 Terabytes of Academic Research Stolen From US Worth $3.4 Billion – Latest Hacking News

Around 31 terabytes of academic research from 320 universities in the US was stolen by Iranian hackers recently. The data is said to have ended up with IRGC, which has been involved in such activities in the past as well. Continue reading