Blueliv Intelligence Briefing
Your cybersecurity news summary
Welcome to today’s intelligence briefing, covering noteworthy items on the cybersecurity news agenda.
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WastedLocker: Symantec Identifies Wave of Attacks Against U.S. Organizations
Symantec, a division of Broadcom, has identified and alerted their customers to a string of attacks against U.S. companies by attackers attempting to deploy the WastedLocker ransomware on their networks. The end goal of these attacks is to cripple the victim's IT infrastructure by encrypting most of their computers and servers in order to demand a multimillion-dollar ransom. At least 31 customer organizations have been attacked, meaning the total number of attacks may be much higher. The attackers had breached the networks of targeted organizations and were in the process of laying the groundwork for staging ransomware attacks. Learn more >
Hackers use Google Analytics to steal credit cards, bypass CSP
Hackers are using Google's servers and the Google Analytics platform to steal credit card information submitted by customers of online stores. A new method to bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) using the Google Analytics API disclosed last week has already been deployed in ongoing Magecart attacks designed to scrape credit card data from several dozen e-commerce sites. Learn more >