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Saudi Dismisses Link to Hack of Amazon Owner Bezos

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Amazon founder Bezos, whose Post ne
Publish At:2020-01-22 10:15 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime Mobile &

French Spy Suspected of Selling Data on Darknet

An anti-terrorism agent in France's domestic intelligence service could soon face trial on charges of selling confidential data and fake IDs in the hidden corners of the internet, prosecutors say. Investigators wrapped up their investigation last week into the alleged sales by "Haurus", the code name for the DGSI officer, now 33, who was arrested in Septembe
Publish At:2020-01-22 10:15 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

Georgia Man Admits to Launching DDoS Attack

A Georgia man has admitted in court to employing a third-party to launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.The man, Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Georgia, was charged with one count of damaging protected computers by transmission of a program, code or command.Preston is the co-founder of BackConnect Security LLC, a company that provides protectio
Publish At:2020-01-21 12:00 | Read:51 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS

Hackers Steal Employee and Corporate Information From Mitsubishi Electric

Personal and corporate information was stolen from electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company Mitsubishi Electric during a data breach that occurred last year.In a notice published on Monday, the Japanese company confirmed not only that its network was breached, but also that the attackers may have accessed some personal and confidential corp
Publish At:2020-01-21 12:00 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercrime

Hanna Andersson Data Breach: Hackers Compromise Website of Children's Clothier

Portland, Oregon-based children's clothing maker Hanna Andersson has quietly disclosed a breach to affected customers. Very few details of the breach have been made public.The letter, obtained by SecurityWeek, has been sent via postal mail and explains that a third party had gained unauthorized access to customer information entered during online purchases b
Publish At:2020-01-20 22:15 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

FBI Takes Down Site Selling Subscriptions to Stolen Data

WeLeakInfo Website Taken Down in International Law Enforcement Operation WeLeakInfo(.)com, a website that sold stolen personal data to subscribers, has been seized by the FBI in an action supported by the UK's National Crime Agency, the Dutch National Police Corp, the German Bundeskriminalamt, and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.The site advertised it
Publish At:2020-01-17 22:15 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcement Cybercrim

Expert: Georgia Election Server Showed Signs of Tampering

A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked.The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same expert discovered in August 2016. It was subsequently wiped clean
Publish At:2020-01-17 12:00 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercrime

Phishing Campaign Targeting Ukrainian Firm Burisma Linked to Russian Cyberspies

A phishing campaign apparently aimed at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that is at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has been linked by cybersecurity researchers to a hacker group believed to be working on behalf of the Russian government.Trump was impeached in December over allegations that he pressured Ukraine to launch an investigatio
Publish At:2020-01-14 10:15 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

UK National Lottery Hacker Sentenced to Prison

A man accused of hacking UK National Lottery accounts via credential stuffing attacks has been sentenced to nine months in prison, the UK’s National Crime Agency reported on Friday.Anwar Batson, 29, of London, has been sentenced for fraud and four violations under the Computer Misuse Act of 1990. The man was arrested in May 2017 and initially denied any invo
Publish At:2020-01-13 10:15 | Read:161 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

Oski Stealer Targets Browser Data, Crypto Wallets in U.S.

Still under development, a newly discovered information stealer is successfully targeting Internet browsers and cryptocurrency wallet applications, and most victims are apparently located in the United States.The fairly new malware, which has been dubbed Oski Stealer, is being advertised on underground cyber-forums, including several Russian forums, security
Publish At:2020-01-13 10:15 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Travelex Hit By $6m Ransom Attack

Travelex, a global foreign exchange company with hundreds of stores across the USA alone, is being held hostage by hackers demanding $6 million ransom. The cybercriminals from a gang known as Sodinokibi and REvil, claim that they are in possession of approximately 5GB of what they say is very sensitive data. They claim the stolen data consists of national id
Publish At:2020-01-13 09:15 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Cybercrime Ransomware

Pulse Secure VPN Vulnerability Still Widely Exploited, CISA Warns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned organizations that malicious hackers continue to exploit a widely known Pulse Secure VPN vulnerability.A researcher revealed recently that cybercriminals had started exploiting CVE-2019-11510, a critical vulnerability affecting enterprise VPN product
Publish At:2020-01-10 22:15 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

More Threat Groups Target Electric Utilities in North America

An increasing number of threat groups have been spotted targeting electric utilities in North America, industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos reported on Thursday.The company has published a new report that describes the threats faced by the electric sector in North America.“As adversaries and their sponsors invest more effort and money into obtaining effects-
Publish At:2020-01-09 22:15 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Virus & Thr

TrickBot Operators Create New Backdoor for Important Targets

The cybercriminals behind the TrickBot malware, who are believed to be based in Russia, have been using a new PowerShell backdoor in recent attacks aimed at high-value targets, SentinelLabs revealed on Thursday.Initially discovered in 2016, TrickBot is the successor of the Dyre Trojan. The malware has seen numerous updates and improvements since it was disco
Publish At:2020-01-09 12:00 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Nepal Deports 122 Chinese Nationals After Cyber Raid

Nepal on Wednesday deported 122 Chinese nationals who were arrested on suspicion of operating a large-scale cyber fraud operation in Kathmandu, officials said.Police made the arrests last month in raids on nine houses that were set up like hostels with large kitchens, bunk beds and rows of tables and chairs for working.Acting on a tip-off from Chinese author
Publish At:2020-01-09 10:15 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Cybercrime

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