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Port of Houston Target of Suspected Nation-State Hack

A major U.S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials.The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and “no operational data or systems were impacted.”Cybersecurity and Infrastruct
Publish At:2021-09-24 07:17 | Read:71 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime hack

3.8 billion Clubhouse and Facebook user records allegedly scraped and merged, put for sale online

A user on a popular hacker forum is selling a database that purportedly contains 3.8 billion Clubhouse and Facebook user records. Original Post @CyberNews https://cybernews.com/security/3-8-billion-allegedly-scraped-and-merged-clubhouse-and-facebook-user-records-put-for-sale-online/ A user on a popular hacker forum is selling a database that purportedl
Publish At:2021-09-24 05:14 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Clubhouse Cybercrim

US Government tells firms not to give in to ransomware demands

The US Government has underlined once again that it continues to strongly discourage organisations hit by ransomware from giving in to extortion demands.In an updated advisory, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has called upon businesses not to pay ransoms, and to focus on cybersecurity measures that can prevent or mi
Publish At:2021-09-23 12:28 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles cryptocurrency cybercrime OFAC ransomware

Report: Suspected Chinese Hack Targets Indian Media, Gov't

A U.S.-based private cybersecurity company said Wednesday it has uncovered evidence that an Indian media conglomerate, a police department and the agency responsible for the country’s national identification database have been hacked, likely by a state-sponsored Chinese group.The Insikt Group, the threat research division of Massachusetts-based Recorded Futu
Publish At:2021-09-23 11:31 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has successfully dismantled an organized crime ring of hundreds of members in a sting operation supported by Europol, the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato), and Eurojust. This is the end result of a year-long investigation. The organized crime ring, which operated in Spain’s Canary Islands, is said t
Publish At:2021-09-23 11:20 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams AMD Anti-Mafia Directorate bec Business Email Compromi

BulletProofLink, a large-scale phishing-as-a-service active since 2018

Microsoft uncovered a large-scale phishing-as-a-service operation, dubbed BulletProofLink, that enabled threat actors to easily carry out malicious campaigns. Microsoft researchers have uncovered a large-scale phishing-as-a-service (PHaaS) operation, dubbed BulletProofLink (aka Anthrax), that offers to its customers phishing kits, email templates, and ho
Publish At:2021-09-23 09:28 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime BulletProofLink Cybercrime Hacking

U.S. Issues Conti Alert as Second Farming Cooperative Hit by Ransomware

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, and the NSA have issued a joint alert to warn organizations about an increase in cyberattacks involving the Conti ransomware. The alert comes just as another major farming cooperative confirmed being hit by ransomware.The alert issued by the government agencies says Conti ransomware h
Publish At:2021-09-23 07:35 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Management Viru

Crystal Valley hit by ransomware attack, it is the second farming cooperative shut down in a week

Minnesota-based farming supply cooperative Crystal Valley was hit by a ransomware attack, it is the second attack against the agriculture business in a few days. Minnesota farming supply cooperative Crystal Valley has suffered a ransomware attack, this is the second farming cooperative that was hit by ransomware operators in a few days. At this time, the
Publish At:2021-09-23 04:58 | Read:76 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware agricolture Crystal Valley

US CISA, FBI, and NSA warn an escalation of Conti ransomware attacks

CISA, FBI, and the NSA warned today of an escalation of the attacks of the Conti ransomware gang targeting US organizations. CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) are warning of an increased number of Conti ransomware attacks against US organizations. @CISAgov and @FBI observed over 400 ransomware at
Publish At:2021-09-22 17:44 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security Cybercrime hacking news i

Sextortion Scams – How They Persuade and What to Watch for

Extortion, and especially “sextortion” emails, are becoming more frequent, and they can be extremely alarming when received. Such emails work by using threats to extort money, evoking intense fear. This type of correspondence comes in many guises and features various elements, but essentially, they work in the same way.These activities can refer to real-life
Publish At:2021-09-22 00:40 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection cybercrime extortion Phishin

White House Blacklists Russian Ransomware Payment ‘Enabler’

The Biden administration sought Tuesday to choke the finances of criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say helped at least eight ransomware gangs launder virtual currency.The Treasury Department sanctions are aimed at kneecapping the economic infrastructure of a ransomware threat that
Publish At:2021-09-21 23:43 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcement Cybercrim

Ransomware Group Demands Millions From U.S. Farmer Cooperative

Cybercriminals are hoping to obtain millions of dollars from a major farmer cooperative in the United States after they breached its systems, encrypted files, and stole vast amounts of data.The attackers are a group that uses the BlackMatter ransomware and the victim is Fort Dodge, Iowa-based New Cooperative, which has 60 members and offers agronomy, grain,
Publish At:2021-09-21 07:35 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime ransomware

Black Matter gang demanded a $5.9M ransom to NEW Cooperative

U.S. The farmers cooperative NEW Cooperative was hit by Black Matter ransomware gang that is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. BlackMatter ransomware gang hit NEW Cooperative, a farmer’s feed and grain cooperative, and is demanding a $5.9 million ransom. The ransomware gang claims to have stolen 1,000 GB of data including the source code for the soi
Publish At:2021-09-21 04:58 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Black Matter Cybercrime Ha

Attacks Targeting OMIGOD Vulnerability Ramping Up

Attackers are increasingly targeting a remote code execution vulnerability in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) framework that Microsoft released patches for earlier this month.Dubbed OMIGOD and tracked as CVE-2021-38647, this critical vulnerability was found to affect the Linux virtual machines deployed on Azure. In addition to fixes released with it
Publish At:2021-09-21 03:39 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware Vulnerabilit

Cybercriminals Linked to Italian Mafia Arrested by European Police

Spanish and Italian authorities have dismantled an organized crime group allegedly involved in online fraud, money laundering, and other illegal activities.With help from Europol and Eurojust, authorities made 106 arrests -- mainly in Spain, with some in Italy -- performed 16 house searches, and froze 118 bank accounts. They seized various electronic devices
Publish At:2021-09-20 19:47 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcement Cybercrim

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