Hackers forced pharmacies to sell illegal substances
Bots contributed to the illegal sale of prescriptions for specialized drugs.Since April, attackers have been using bots to take over online pharmacy accounts and illegally sell addictive drugs, according to a report by researchers.The total number of stolen accounts for sale on the dark web reached tens of thousands, allowing buyers and sellers to access prescription drugs, including those based on psychotropic substances. The perpetrators behind the campaign are motivated by higher earnings, experts say, as a single operator can earn over $25,000 in sales.Users sell prescriptions for highly addictive substances. The price for a...
Spain seizes drugs from Morocco
Spanish authorities seized a shipment of drugs on the border with Morocco. This was reported on July 28 by Al-Bilad.According to journalists, a consignment of 6,600 kilograms of drugs fell into the hands of law enforcement officers.It is noted that the Spanish authorities have eliminated the drug supply route from Morocco to Campo Gibraltar, the southernmost point of the Spanish province of Andalusia. Reportedly, the transport of drugs was organized on motor boats through the Strait of Gibraltar.The Moroccan cartel was involved in the transportation and distribution of drugs.
Bots in Telegram and Discord have gone to the dark side
This came to light on Tuesday, when Intel 471 researchers posted a blog post revealing that cybercriminals are using Discord and Telegram bots to spread malware. Smart and useful assistants in the hands of attackers become a formidable weapon for committing cybercrime.Intel 471 specialists reported that attackers managed to inject infostealers into messengers in such a way as to quietly steal credentials from unsuspecting users. The most popular malware is known as "Blitzed Grabber". It uses Discord webhooks to store and transmit stolen data. According to Intel 471 experts, once the malware sends the collected...
Vietnamese group Ducktail attacks Facebook business accounts
On Tuesday, WithSecure Intelligence reported Ducktail attacks on the Facebook Business/Ads platform. According to experts, the group consists of financially motivated hackers, active since 2018, who launched the first attacks on Facebook in 2021.The company's official report says that the specialists were unable to detect successful or unsuccessful attempts to bypass the platform's security systems. However, one thing is known - Ducktail continues to improve and distribute its malware.According to experts, attackers are aimed at taking over business accounts and stealing information. Hackers deceive employees by luring them to file hosting sites that store malware...
Opposition in Thailand criticizes ministry for legalizing cannabis
The opposition in Thailand has accused Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul of creating social problems and violating local and international laws by decriminalizing cannabis without proper controls, the Bangkok Post reported on July 19.Mr. Anutin was the first to be questioned when the House of Representatives began debating a vote of no confidence in government ministers put forward by the opposition on Tuesday.Sutin Klungsang, the main opposition leader of the Pheu Thai Party, launched his attack with a video in which Mr. Anutin promised on the campaign trail that his Bhumjaithai party would bring people happiness...
Adrenochrome the whole truth
Adrenochrome (purple crystals) is one of the metabolites (oxidation product) of adrenaline. It belongs to the group of dysleptics according to the Delay classification. Adrenochrome is synthesized in laboratories and sold in pharmacies, and is also produced in the adrenal glands, the pineal gland of the brain, is one of the products of adrenaline oxidation by free radicals during oxidative stress.The substance itself has a narcotic effect. John Smithies and Humphry Osmond were proven wrong. It acts on the hormones responsible for the stimulation/release of adrenaline, thus getting an effect something between A-PVP and amphetamine,...
North Korean group Lazarus is recruiting for a team of experts on Coinbase
A new phishing campaign by the well-known North Korean group Lazarus has been discovered, during which hackers impersonate representatives of the Coinbase platform to attack employees of the fintech industry.Cybercriminals use LinkedIn to offer victims jobs and pre-interviews using social engineering techniques. The members of the group are targeting candidates suitable for the position of "Product Security Engineering Manager". Malwarebytes security researcher Hossein Jazi first discovered the campaign and reported it on Twitter.The victim is required to download the Job Information PDF file, which is a malicious executable file with a PDF icon. The file...
Nomad will consider hackers "white hats" if they return 90% of the stolen money
Blockchain bridge Nomad, which provides virtual transfers over a number of networks, provides hackers who stole about $ 190 million from the site on Tuesday, August 2, the opportunity not to be held accountable for the crime.According to Nomad, anyone who returns at least 90% of the stolen tokens will be considered a so-called white hat hacker who seeks to expose vulnerabilities rather than make malicious profits. The company will allow the hacker to avoid criminal prosecution by the authorities and lawsuits from third parties. The information was announced by Nomad CEO Pranay Mohan on...
Albert Hofmann. LSD is my problem child Pt. 14
LSD on the black marketThe non-medical use of LSD poses a different kind of danger that has not been mentioned so far: the unknown origin of most LSD on the black market. The types of LSD offered on the black market are unreliable, both in terms of quality and dosage. They rarely contain the advertised amount of LSD; in most cases it is less in them, often not at all, and sometimes even too much. In many cases other narcotic or even poisonous substances are sold instead of LSD. These observations were made in our...
Why memes could be dangerous & malicious?
A funny meme sent to you may contain a dangerous virus.Cybersecurity experts Cyble Research Labs recently reported a sharp increase in the number of software instances using steganography. Such software is called Stegomalware (stegomalware). Steganography is a method of hiding data inside a text message or media file.Steganography is one of the most difficult malware distribution methods to detect. Stegomalware uses image steganography to avoid antivirus detection mechanisms and protection systems.Over the past 90 days, more than 1,800 malware samples have been detected using image steganography. There are several well-known families of Stegomalware programs, including:Knotweed;Web...