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Brazilian government discloses National Treasury ransomware attack
2021-08-17 13:36

The Brazilian Ministry of Economy has disclosed a ransomware attack that hit some of its computing systems on Friday night, right before the start of the weekend."On Friday night a ransomware attack on the internal network of the National Treasury Secretariat was identified," the Brazilian government revealed on Saturday evening.

Massive Brazilian Data Breach
2021-01-26 12:15

I think this is the largest data breach of all time: 220 million people. EDITED TO ADD: I seem to be conflating two stories, one current and one from last year.

Brazilian Plane Maker Embraer Targeted in Cyberattack
2020-12-01 13:55

Brazilian airplane maker Embraer on Monday disclosed a cyberattack that, according to some reports, involved ransomware. Embraer manufactures commercial, executive, military, and agricultural aircraft, and its website says the company is the third largest commercial jets maker, with more than 8,000 airplanes delivered to date.

Ransomware attack shutters Brazilian courts. But did attackers breach the virtual machine divide?
2020-11-06 04:31

Brazil's Superior Tribunal de Justiça has temporarily shut down after a suspected ransomware attack. The Tribunal is second-highest of Brazil's courts and is the highest court that decides on federal matters other than constitutional law.

4 Dangerous Brazilian Banking Trojans Now Trying to Rob Users Worldwide
2020-07-17 01:33

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday detailed as many as four different families of Brazilian banking trojans that have targeted financial institutions in Brazil, Latin America, and Europe. "Guildma, Javali, Melcoz and Grandoreiro are examples of yet another Brazilian banking group/operation that has decided to expand its attacks abroad, targeting banks in other countries," Kaspersky said in an analysis.

4 Dangerous Brazilian Banking Trojans Now Trying to Rob Users Worldwide
2020-07-17 01:33

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday detailed as many as four different families of Brazilian banking trojans that have targeted financial institutions in Brazil, Latin America, and Europe. "Guildma, Javali, Melcoz and Grandoreiro are examples of yet another Brazilian banking group/operation that has decided to expand its attacks abroad, targeting banks in other countries," Kaspersky said in an analysis.

'Tetrade' Brazilian Banking Trojans Go International
2020-07-15 13:39

The Brazilian cybercriminals behind four banking Trojans collectively dubbed "Tetrade" have decided to expand their business and started targeting victims internationally, Kaspersky's security researchers reveal. The four banking Trojan families - Guildma, Javali, Melcoz and Grandoreiro - have been active for years, but started emerging in attacks in North America, Europe, and Latin America only last year.

Researchers Unmask Brazilian Hacker Who Attacked Thousands of Websites
2020-05-28 14:59

Researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point said on Thursday that they have found the real identity of VandaTheGod, a Brazilian hacker involved in both hacktivist operations and financially-motivated cybercrimes. Check Point told SecurityWeek that it informed law enforcement about its findings in October 2019, but the hacker continued to be active up until May 2020.

Researchers Uncover Brazilian Hacktivist's Identity Who Defaced Over 4800 Sites
2020-05-28 02:52

In a report shared with The Hacker News, researchers from Check Point said they were able to map VandaTheGod's activity over the years, and eventually zero down the attacker's real identity to a Brazilian individual from the city of Uberlândia. "Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption," the researchers said.

Researchers Uncover Brazilian Hacktivist's Identity Who Defaced Over 4800 Sites
2020-05-28 02:52

In a report shared with The Hacker News, researchers from Check Point said they were able to map VandaTheGod's activity over the years, and eventually zero down the attacker's real identity to a Brazilian individual from the city of Uberlândia. "Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption," the researchers said.