Thursday 20 May 2021

Fake Chrome Extensions: Google Asleep at the Switch - Security Boulevard

“Yay, I’ve been phished.” Hey there. Umm … that “Microsoft Authenticator” extension you installed? The one with access to all your browsing, and that can redirect you anywhere when you least expect it? It’s actually malware, designed to phish for your passwords. (Nice blue couch, BTW.)

AXA’s ransomware gambit comes back to bite - TechBeacon

Like rain on your wedding day: AXA’s Asian arm has been hit by a ransomware attack. The news comes days after AXA’s French HQ said it planned to stop writing cyber-insurance policies that pay out ransoms to hackers.

Monday 17 May 2021

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Struck Down — but by Whom? - Security Boulevard

Seduced by the DarkSide: The DarkSide group, hacker of the Colonial Pipeline, has hurriedly shut up shop. The shadowy group claims its servers and cryptocurrency balances have disappeared. People say it was the U.S. government that killed it. Which makes sense in the context of the White House’s recent pronouncements.