Hackers are trying to break into Scottish Parliament email accounts weeks after similar campaigns against Westminster.
According to reports, MSPs and Holyrood staff were warned that unidentified hackers were running "brute-force" attacks on systems in the devolved assembly. The Scottish parliament said in a statement, there was no evidence to suggest that the attack has breached the assembly's IT defenses.
References: Scottish Parliament Hit by Cyber-Attack Similar to Westminster Assault | Cyberattack on Scottish Parliament 'Could Last Days', MSPs Warned | Scottish Parliament Being Subjected to Brute-Force Cyber Attack
For just $80 per day, cyber criminals can subscribe to Disdain. That's the name of a new exploit kit that's appeared on at least one underground Russian cybercrime forum, and which is being advertised by a "threat actor" who uses the handle "Cehceny," according to Israeli cybersecurity firm.
Cehceny claims Disdain will provide users with the ability to track the browser and IP of infected endpoints, geolocate victims, obscure attack payloads using RSA keys and automatically rotate attack domains, among other features.
References: New "Disdain" Exploit Kit Spotted on Underground Forums | The Disdain Exploit Kit Appears in the Threat Landscape | Hackers Can Buy the New 'Disdain' Exploit Kit for as Little as £60 on the Dark Web
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