Avast Identifies Ursnif Malware Victims | Avast

Avast Identifies Ursnif Malware Victims | Avast
Avast Security News Team, 5 March 2021

Plus, Gab is hacked Parler-style and Google pledges to honor privacy



Avast Threat Labs discovered information that could be useful to past and present victims of the Ursnif banking trojan and, we have shared that data with as many of the victimized banks and payment processors as we could identify. Ursnif has been a constant and persistent international threat for over 10 years, and, according to the information obtained by Avast, the malware has targeted over 100 Italian banks. In the same batch of data, our researchers also found over 1,700 stolen credentials to a single payment processor. Among this data were usernames, passwords, credit card information, and banking information. In an effort to help victims recover from the impact of the attack, we have shared the information with the appropriate victimized institutions and finance information groups such as CERTFin Italy.  Far-right platform Gab gets hacked
Not long after controversial social media site Parler was hacked, another far-right platform, Gab, has had its data extracted and then shared with a Wikileaks-style group known as Distributed Denial of Secrets. DDoSecrets claims the hacker shared 70GB of data, which included passwords, private communications, and over 40 million posts. DDoSerets cofounder Emma Best called it “another gold mine of research for people looking at militias, neo-Nazis, the far right, QAnon, and everything surrounding January 6.” DDoSecrets will not publish the data publicly, she said, but instead share it selectively with journalists, social scientists, and researchers. Read more on Wired
Microsoft Exchange Servers hacked
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