Weekly Threat Report 28th September 2018
Cyber criminal behind 'Scan4you' website jailed
A Latvian resident was sentenced to 14 years in prison last week for his e-crime service, 'Scan4you'.
Advertised as a legitimate 'penetration testing' service, Scan4you was in fact a counter antivirus operation.
The service enabled cyber criminals to test their malware against antivirus software, especially those used by the US retail sector, but also global government and financial institutions.
Credential stuffing botnets
According to a new report from technology company Akamai, there were over 30 billion malicious login attempts between November 2017 and the end of June 2018, with activity spiking towards the end of this period.
The UK was found to be the sixth most targeted country for this type of attack.
Don’t yank my chain – the cyber threat to software supply chains
The continuing threat to the software supply chain is again in the spotlight following a new report by threat intelligence company Crowdstrike.