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To settle with the DoJ, Uber must confess to a cover-up. And it did.

Uber covered up the 2016 data breach that affected its 57 million customers and drivers. The confession came as part of the settlement between the DOJ (US Department of Justice) and the taxi company, which will see it avoid criminal prosecution. In a press release from the DOJ, Uber “admits that its personnel failed to report the November 2016 data
Publish At:2022-07-29 16:02 | Read:358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Dara Khosrowshahi Department of Justice DOJ Feder

Ex-Canadian government employee admits to being a member of the Russian cybercrime gang NetWalker

A former Canadian government IT worker admitted to being a high-level member of the Russian cybercrime group NetWalker. A former Canadian government employee, Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, pleaded guilty in the U.S. to charges related to his involvement with the Russian cybercrime group NetWalker. In March, the man was extradited to the United States to
Publish At:2022-06-30 11:10 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware DoJ Hacking hacking news I

Twitter fined $150M after using 2FA phone numbers for marketing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have ordered Twitter to pay a $150M penalty for using users’ account security data deceptively. The deception violates an FTC order from 2011, that bars Twitter from “misleading consumers about the extent to which it protects the security, privacy, and confidentiality of no
Publish At:2022-05-27 09:01 | Read:812 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy 2fa Department of Justice DOJ EU-US Privacy Shield F

Successful operations against Russian Sandworm and Strontium groups targeting Ukraine revealed

p>The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Microsoft have taken the sting out of two operations believed to be controlled by the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). On Wednesday, the DOJ announced that it had disrupted GRU’s control over thousands of internet-connected firewall devices compromised by the Russian Sandworm group. One
Publish At:2022-04-08 12:48 | Read:1578 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Reports asus botnets cyclops blink DOJ GRU microsoft

Russian national extradited to US for trading on stolen Information

A Russian national was extradited to the US from Switzerland after he was charged for trading information stolen from hacked U.S. companies. The Russian national Vladislav Klyushin (41) was extradited to the United States from Switzerland to face charges for his alleged role in a scheme whose participants traded on information stolen from U.S. companies.
Publish At:2021-12-21 18:11 | Read:3208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime DoJ hacking new

Hacker allegedly involved in 2020 Twitter hack charged with theft of $784K in crypto

The US DoJ charged the suspected Twitter hacker ‘PlugWalkJoe’ with the theft of $784,000 worth of cryptocurrency using SIM swap attacks. The US Department of Justice has indicted Joseph James O’Connor, a suspected Twitter hacker also known as ‘PlugWalkJoe,’ for also stealing $784,000 worth of cryptocurrency using SIM swap at
Publish At:2021-11-04 11:10 | Read:1327 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime DoJ hacking new

US DoJ indicts four members of China-linked APT40 cyberespionage group

US DoJ indicted four members of the China-linked cyberespionage group known as APT40 for hacking various entities between 2011 and 2018. The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) indicted four members of the China-linked cyber espionage group APT40 (aka TEMP.Periscope, TEMP.Jumper, and Leviathan) for hacking tens of government organizations, private businesses an
Publish At:2021-07-19 19:45 | Read:2665 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking APT40 China Cybersecurity DoJ hack

StopRansomware.gov brings together information on stopping and surviving ransomware attacks

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ)—along with other federal partners—have launched a new website as part of the US government’s fight against ransomware: StopRansomware.gov. StopRansomware.gov is said to be a one-stop hub for ransomware resources for everyone, may they be individuals, SMBs, enterprise
Publish At:2021-07-19 10:27 | Read:3986 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Alejandro Mayorkas cisa DHS DOJ fbi HHS NI

DoJ: Investigations into ransomware attacks must have similar priority as terrorism

The U.S. Department of Justice was to assign investigation on ransomware attacks the same priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack. The U.S. Department of Justice plans to equate investigations into ransomware attacks with investigations into terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack. Colonial Pipeline before, and recen
Publish At:2021-06-05 11:15 | Read:1681 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Malware Cyber

Man indicted for tampering with public water system in Kansas

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) charged a Kansas man, for accessing and tampering with a public water system. The United States Department of Justice charged Wyatt A. Travnichek (22), of Ellsworth County, Kansas, for accessing and tampering with the computer system of the Ellsworth County Rural Water District. Travnichek accessed the comp
Publish At:2021-04-02 03:50 | Read:2282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime critical infrastructure Cybercrime

Swiss expert Till Kottmann indicted for conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft

Department of Justice announced that Swiss hacker Till Kottmann, 21, has been indicted for conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. A group of US hackers recently claimed to have gained access to footage from 150,000 security cameras at banks, jails, schools, healthcare clinics, and prominent organizations. Hackers also posted images cap
Publish At:2021-03-21 11:48 | Read:2639 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime DoJ hacking new

US names three North Koreans in laundry list of cybercrime charges

byNaked Security writerThe US Department of Justice (DOJ) has just unsealed a lengthy list of cybercrime charges against three North Koreans.The DOJ explicitly named the three accused men as Jon Chang Hyok (31 years old), Kim Il (27), and Park Jin Hyok (36), alleging them to be part of a North Korean hacking group that you may have heard referred to over the
Publish At:2021-02-18 15:31 | Read:1900 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order APT38 doj Lazarus cybercrime cyber

US DoJ charges three members of the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group

The US DOJ charged three members of the North Korea-linked Lazarus Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group. The U.S. Justice Department indicted three North Korean military intelligence officials, members of the Lazarus APT group, for their involvement in cyber-attacks, including the theft of $1.3 billion in money and crypto-currency from organizations aro
Publish At:2021-02-17 19:18 | Read:2447 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News DoJ Hacking hacking news information secur

SolarWinds hackers had access to roughly 3% of US DOJ O365 mailboxes

The US DoJ revealed that threat actors behind the SolarWinds attack have gained access to roughly 3% of the department’s O365 mailboxes. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) published a press release to confirm that the threat actors behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack were able to access thousands of mailboxes of its employees. “On Dec
Publish At:2021-01-06 19:50 | Read:1780 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Intelligence DoJ hacking n

Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US

byNaked Security writerYou’ve probably seen the news that six Russians, allegedly employed by the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, better known as the GRU, have been charged with cybercrimes by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).The DOJ alleges that the defendants, all men, “caused damage and disruption to computer networks worldwide, inclu
Publish At:2020-10-20 14:00 | Read:2158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Malware Cybercrime doj GRU NotPetya cybe

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