Forbes: "Elite Russian Hackers Claim To Have Breached Three Major U.S. Antivirus Makers"
There's a never-ending game of cat and mouse between cybercriminals and the companies that develop anti-malware software. For three U.S.-based providers, it could get a lot more challenging. A group of elite Russian hackers claims to have infiltrated their networks and stolen the source code for their software.
ArsTechnica: "Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal"
In a report published Thursday, researchers at the threat-research company Advanced Intelligence (AdvIntel) revealed that a collective of Russian and English-speaking hackers are actively s the spoils of data breaches at three US-based antivirus software vendors. The collective, calling itself “Fxmsp,” is selling both source code and network access to the companies for $300,000 and is providing samples that show strong evidence of the validity of its claims.
BleepingComputer: "Carders Prefer Audio Skimmers over Less Efficient Flash Skimmers"
Although web skimming attacks are rampant these days, the underground market for physical card skimming devices is thriving and changing at the rate of technological advancements.
Card skimming is when cybercriminals add their own spying equipment to an automated teller machine (ATM) or point-of-sale system (PoS) to copy the information they process from credit or debit cards.