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Hack Uber, Record DDOS ATAK in Europe and other cybersecurity events


Oct 18, 2022

Hack Uber, Record DDOS ATAK in Europe and other cybersecurity events

We have collected the most important news from the world of cybersecurity in a week.

  • Uber underwent hacker hack.
  • Akamai reported a new record DDOS attack in Europe.
  • US Customs stored these citizens in the public domain for third parties.
  • 1inch discovered vulnerability in the Profanity address generator.

Uber underwent a hacker attack

The American Uber Technologies underwent a hacker attack, as a result of which she had to turn off several internal systems.

The incident broke the previous anti -record, established during a similar incident with the same Akamai client in July. Then the company was subjected to a series of DDOS attacks, divided into dozens of “waves”. Sending spam checks lasted about 14 hours and at the peaks reached a capacity of 853.7 Gbit/s and 659.6 million packages per second.

The motives of hackers are unknown.

Hackers from the Russian Federation used a new harm to theft of these Ukrainian organizations

The Russian hacker group Gamardon has created a new harmful software aimed at Ukrainian organizations. This was reported by researchers from Cisco Talos.

Malware is able to extract certain information from computers-sacrifice. In particular, it has clear instructions for stealing files with extensions: .doc, .DOCX, .XLS, .RTF, https://gagarin.news/news/amp-cryptocurrency-review-utility-benefits-for-investors-where-to-buy/ .ODT, .TXT, .JPG, .JPEG, .PDF, .PS1, .Rar, . Zip, .7z and .MDB.

The information styler can also download additional files from the control server and control with the instructions for processing the stolen data.

Hackers deliver software that containing Microsoft Office documents with malicious VBS macros.

According to Cisco Talos, Gamardon is aimed at critically important infrastructure, defense, security and law enforcement agencies.

GamAREDON infostiller has been added to the Virus Total database a little more than a month ago and at present at least 50 antivirus cores are found. At the time of writing, the hacker campaign is active.

To protect against attacks, Cisco Talos recommended that organizations use the IOC principle .

Group-Ib recorded the fivefold growth of domains for bitcoin-apheres for the first half of 2022

Cybersecurity researchers from Group-IB recorded in the first half of 2022 the fivefold increase in the number of domain names for cryptooas through fake streams on YouTube channels on behalf of Ilon Mask, Vitalik Butaterin and President Salvador Nayyib Buyro.

63% of fresh fake domains are registered with Russian registrars, but almost all resources are aimed at Western crypto -investors.

For six months, the scheme with fake distribution of cryptocurrencies has seriously scaled: experts found registration of more than 2000 domain names for fraudulent promotional sites.

The average number of spectators of such YouTube broadcasts is 10,000-20,000 taking into account the “wound” bots.

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  • Cream Finance cracker converted stolen $ 1.75 million into bitcoins.
  • Australia recorded an increase in the number of bitcoin-cums.

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