Data Security News Headlines 19th June 2017

  1. Disruptive Ransomware Group ‘FIN10’ Hacked Casinos, Mining Firms

The FireEye cyber security firm has discovered that a number of Canadian mines and casinos were hacked by a group named FIN10. According to the report, FIN10 has apparently hacked into the networks of different mining companies and casinos in Canada and has stolen critical information. The group has used the conventional ransomware method wherein FIN10 has been able to inject ransomware into the networks belonging to mines and casinos. FireEye states that the campaign involved the usual method of spam emails in which malicious links, attachments, and documents were contained. The user was tricked into clicking these for the attack to launch itself. According to the news published by HackRead, the attacker demanded around 100 to 500 bitcoins, equivalent to 35,000 to 170,000 Canadian dollars.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from such ransomware users are recommended keep your Antivirus software up-to-date, Backup Regularly, be aware of phishing, keep using antimalware, and keep your system up-to-date.

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