This Week in Security News: Skimming Attacks and Ransomware

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn how credit card skimming attacks can impact businesses and how ransomware can use software installations to help hide malicious activities.

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Mirrorthief Group Uses Magecart Skimming Attack to Hit Hundreds of Campus Online Stores in US and Canada

Trend Micro uncovered recent activity by hacking group Mirrorthief involving the notorious online credit card skimming attack known as Magecart, which impacted 201 online campus stores in the United States and Canada.

Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin from Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance and were able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and other information to withdraw $41 million in bitcoin from the exchange.

Cyberattack Cripples Baltimore’s Government Computer Servers

Baltimore’s government rushed to shut down most of its computer servers after its network was hit by a ransomware virus, though officials believe it has not touched critical public safety systems.

Dharma Ransomware Uses AV Tool to Distract from Malicious Activities

Trend Micro recently found new samples of Dharma ransomware that are using a new technique: using software installation as a distraction to help hide malicious activities.

What Israel’s Strike on Hamas Hackers Means for Cyberwar

The Israeli Defense Force claimed that it bombed and partially destroyed one building in Gaza because it was allegedly the base of an active Hamas hacking group.

CVE-2019-3396 Redux: Confluence Vulnerability Exploited to Deliver Cryptocurrency Miner with Rootkit

Trend Micro observed a critical vulnerability involving Confluence that was being exploited by threat actors to perform malicious attacks.

Trump Creates New Cybersecurity Competition with a $25,000 Award

The Trump administration announced steps to address a shortage of cybersecurity workers across the federal government, including sponsorship of a national competition and allowing cyber experts to rotate from one agency to another.

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