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Chatbots Say Plenty About New Threats to Data

Chatbots are becoming a useful customer interaction and support tool for businesses. These bots are powered by an artificial intelligence that allows customers to ask simple questions, pay bills, or resolve conflicts over transactions; they’re cheaper than hiring more call center personnel, and they’re popping up everywhere. As with most other innovations, threat actors have […]

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‘Rubella Macro Builder’ Crimeware Kit Emerges on Underground

A crimeware kit dubbed the Rubella Macro Builder has recently been gaining popularity among members of a top-tier Russian hacking forum. Despite being relatively new and unsophisticated, the kit has a clear appeal for cybercriminals: it’s cheap, fast, and can defeat basic static antivirus detection. First offered for sale in late February for the relatively […]

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Fraudsters Leverage HTTP Injectors to Steal Internet Access

Threat actors are seeking and exchanging HTTP injectors in order to gain unpaid mobile access to the internet, defrauding service providers and telecommunications companies in the process. Flashpoint analysts have observed widespread chatter pertaining to the use of HTTP injectors, which modify HTTP headers on network requests with malicious code that tricks captive portals into […]

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Compromised Magento Sites Delivering Malware

Ecommerce websites running on the popular open-source Magento platform are being targeted by attackers who are using brute-force password attacks to access administration panels to scrape credit card numbers and install malware that mines cryptocurrency. Researchers at Flashpoint are aware of the compromise of at least 1,000 Magento admin panels, and said that interest in […]

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