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Feb 26, 2024

Researchers hack a 3D printer to speed up fabrication of bioelectronics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, cybercrime/malcode, wearables

The speed of innovation in bioelectronics and critical sensors gets a new boost with the unveiling of a simple, time-saving technique for the fast prototyping of devices.

A research team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University reported a simple way to fabricate electrochemical transistors using a standard Nanoscribe 3D micro printer. Without cleanroom environments, solvents, or chemicals, the researchers demonstrated that 3D micro printers could be hacked to laser print and micropattern semiconducting, conducting, and insulating polymers.

Anna Herland, professor in Micro-and Nanosystems at KTH, says the printing of these polymers is a key step in prototyping new kinds of electrochemical transistors for medical implants, wearable electronics and biosensors.

Feb 25, 2024

Cybersecurity of Space Systems

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

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Welcome to another edition of the Security & Tech Insights newsletter. A growing focus has been on the high frontier of space for exploration.

Feb 25, 2024

Newly-Found Cyberattack Can Set Your Smartphone on Fire: Here’s How

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

Security experts at the University of Florida, in collaboration with CertiK, a security audit company, have uncovered a potential cybersecurity threat that could result in smartphones catching fire when placed on wireless chargers.

According to TechXplore, this discovery highlights vulnerabilities in the Qi communication-based feedback control system used in inductive chargers, which wirelessly transfer energy to devices through electromagnetic fields.

Feb 24, 2024

Pharmacies nationwide face delays as health-care tech company reports cyberattack

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, health

A leading health-care technology company is experiencing a network outage due to a “cyber security issue,” pausing prescription services at pharmacies nationwide.

Feb 20, 2024

Anatsa Android malware downloaded 150,000 times via Google Play

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, mobile phones

The Anatsa banking trojan has been targeting users in Europe by infecting Android devices through malware droppers hosted on Google Play.

Over the past four months, security researchers noticed five campaigns tailored to deliver the malware to users in the UK, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.

Researchers at fraud detection company ThreatFabric noticed an increase of Anatsa activity since November, with at least 150,000 infections.

Feb 20, 2024

Cactus ransomware claim to steal 1.5TB of Schneider Electric data

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, sustainability

The Cactus ransomware gang claims they stole 1.5TB of data from Schneider Electric after breaching the company’s network last month.

25MB of allegedly stolen were also leaked on the operation’s dark web leak site today as proof of the threat actor’s claims, together with snapshots showing several American citizens’ passports and non-disclosure agreement document scans.

As BleepingComputer first reported, the ransomware group gained access to the energy management and automation giant’s Sustainability Business division on January 17th.

Feb 19, 2024

FBI, UK Crime Agency Say They Have Disrupted LockBit Cyber Gang

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, law enforcement

A coalition of international law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and UK National Crime Agency, said they have disrupted LockBit, one of the most prolific hacker groups of all time, including shutting down websites the organization used for ransomware payments.

Feb 17, 2024

China worries less about US cyberattacks, but frets over India

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, military

According to a Chinese security expert, a significant number of attacks actually originate from countries in South Asia.


One India-based group of hackers, known as ‘Bitter’, has used various methods to target government, military and nuclear sectors.

Feb 17, 2024

Microsoft, OpenAI reveal state-sponsored cybercrime tactics using AI

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

The fourth group is Curium, an Iranian group that has used LLMs to generate phishing emails and code to evade antivirus detection. Chinese state-affiliated hackers have also used LLMs for research, scripting, translations, and refining their tools.

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Microsoft and OpenAI say they have not detected any significant attacks using LLMs yet, but they have been shutting down all accounts and assets associated with these groups. “At the same time, we feel this is important research to publish to expose early-stage, incremental moves that we observe well-known threat actors attempting, and share information on how we are blocking and countering them with the defender community,” says Microsoft.

Feb 16, 2024

Cybergang DarkGate Uses CAPTCHA to Spread Malware

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, law

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HP Wolf Security’s latest threat insights disclosure put a spotlight on DarkGate – a group of web-based criminals using legal advertising tools to enhance their spam-based malware attacks.

The security report claims DarkGate has been operating as a malware provider since 2018, with an apparent shift in tactics last year of using legitimate advertisement networks “to track victims and evade detection.” The claims are that by using ad services, threat actors can analyze which lures generate clicks and infect the most users – helping them refine campaigns for maximum impact.

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