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Ransomware – The New Cost of Business

Key Findings Over the last few years, the threat of ransomware attacks has made headlines not only for security practitioners, but also across the mainstream media. Ransomware attacks have been growing more widespread due to a high and increasing yield potential. While attack frequency and scale increase, individual and corporate victims often underreport attacks for […]

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Cracking the Uncrackable: Cybercriminals Deploy EMV-Bypass Cloning

Key Findings New research by Cyber R&D Lab detailed a method of bypassing EMV technology to monetize supposedly secure cards. This method, EMV-Bypass Cloning, leverages information from one technology (EMV chips) and converts it into another less-secure technology (magstripe), which allows fraudsters to rely on their familiar cloning techniques. To test this theory, they chose […]

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FSB Marketplace Takedown and Arrests Targeted “Flint24”

Key Findings Gemini Advisory has previously reported on the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arresting 30 members of a hacker ring. This unusual action by Russian law enforcement included the arrest of known cybercriminal Aleksei Stroganov (AKA “Flint24”). Stroganov owns several businesses that appear to be legitimate, and in recent years increased his cybercriminal activities […]

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“Keeper” Magecart Group Infects 570 Sites

Key Findings Gemini discovered that the “Keeper” Magecart group, which consists of an interconnected network of 64 attacker domains and 73 exfiltration domains, has targeted over 570 victim e-commerce sites in 55 different countries from April 1, 2017 until the present. The Keeper exfiltration and attacker domains use identical login panels and are linked to […]

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Cybercrime During COVID-19: Chicken Express Breach Affects 56 Locations

Gemini has discovered approximately 165,000 compromised Card Present (CP) payment cards offered for sale on the dark web from a breach of the Southern fast-food restaurant Chicken Express. It affected at least 56 locations.

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FSB Takes Down Top-Tier Marketplace, Arrests Admins

Key Findings Russian media reported that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested 30 members of a hacker ring on March 20, 2020. The hackers purportedly specialized in selling compromised debit and credit cards stolen from foreign citizens.  Around the same time as these arrests, Gemini noted that a popular dark web marketplace known as […]

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