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FBI Blames North Korean Hackers for $100 Million Crypto HeistGizmodo - 25 Jan 2023 02:20
The FBI says that cybercriminals connected to the North Korean regime are responsible for an attack on a U.S.-based crypto project, Harmony Protocol, that led to over $100 million in losses last year....
The ransomware gang REvil has vanished from the internetThe Week - 14 Jul 2021 04:28
The ransomware gang REvil has vanished from the internet
'We expect them to act': Biden presses Putin on ransomware groups, hints at retaliationThe Guardian - 10 Jul 2021 04:59
Joe Biden's hour-long phone call with the Russian leader suggests growing impatience over attacks disrupting US sectors Joe Biden has increased pressure on Vladimir Putin to move against ransomware... groups operating from Russia, warning the United States is prepared to respond if cyberhacks are not stopped. The two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday, their first since they discussed ransomware attacks at a summit in Geneva on 16 June. Biden's message to Putin in the call was direct, suggesting a growing impatience over attacks that have disrupted key US sectors.
Biden Weighs a Response to Ransomware AttacksThe New York Times - 8 Jul 2021 03:52
The president summoned his top cybersecurity advisers to consider immediate action to disrupt Russian incursions.
White House working to 'respond' to massive ransomware attackNew York Post - 5 Jul 2021 03:58
A massive ransomware attack that affected thousands of victims continued to cause chaos on Sunday as the White House pledged "full resources" to probe the breach.
Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm saysABC News - 3 Jul 2021 05:54
A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies.
Anonymous Targets Elon Musk for Destroying Crypto Holders' Lives, Trying to Control BitcoinBitcoin.com - 6 Jun 2021 04:40
The decentralized group Anonymous has published a message for Elon Musk in a video where they called the Tesla CEO “nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for... attention.” They shed light on many things people may not know about Musk, including how he treats his employees, harms the environment, where his […]
Russian Who Hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox Sentenced to 7 Years in PrisonThe Hacker News - 1 Oct 2020 12:00
A Russian hacker who was found guilty of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring over eight years ago has finally been sentenced to 88 months in United States prison, that's more than seven years by... a federal court in San Francisco this week. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 32, of Moscow hacked into servers belonging to three American social media firms, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, and
How the FBI tracked down the Twitter hackersZDNet - 1 Aug 2020 03:01
A timeline of the Twitter hack composed from court documents published today.
Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk's, Kim Kardashian's accountsMashable - 31 Jul 2020 03:58
Twitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts were actually impacted. On July 15, hackers posted... tweets from several prominent, verified Twitter users' accounts, falsely claiming that any bitcoin sent to a certain address would be paid back in double. The scam netted the hackers 400 payments with a total value of $121,000 — a tidy sum for a handful of tweets. Now, Twitter has revealed what it's learned about how this hack took place, stating that it "relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to [Twitter's] internal systems."
Twitter Says Hackers Accessed the Direct Messages of 36 Accounts in Last Week's BreachMac Rumors - 23 Jul 2020 03:29
Twitter is continuing to investigate last week's security breach that saw the Twitter accounts of Apple and other high-profile figures and companies hacked by bitcoin scammers, and today the social... media company confirmed that hackers accessed the Direct Messages of 36 Twitter accounts. Twitter previously said that no passwords were stolen in the hack, which was a "coordinated social engineering attack" that targeted Twitter employees. Hackers were able to gain access to employee credentials, using that information to access Twitter's internal systems, including bypassing two-factor authentication protections. We believe that for up to 36 of the 130 targeted accounts, the attackers accessed the DM inbox, including 1 elected official in the Netherlands. To date, we have no indication that...
Twitter says 130 accounts targeted, 45 compromised in security breachAndroid Central - 18 Jul 2020 16:21
Eight non-verified accounts had their data, including DMs downloaded. What you need to know Twitter has published an update on a major security breach earlier this week. It says 130 accounts were... targeted, and 45 were compromised. Eight non-verified accounts had all of their data, including DMs downloaded. Twitter has confirmed that 130 accounts were targeted and 45 were compromised in a security breach earlier this week. In a blog post the company stated: As we've been informing via the @TwitterSupport account, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, we detected a security incident at Twitter and took immediate action. As we head into the weekend, we want to provide an overview of where we are. Twitter says that attackers targeted "certain Twitter employees through a social engineering scheme", in...
Twitter confirms 'Bitcoin' hackers copied the data of several accountsEngadget - 18 Jul 2020 06:14
Ever since Wednesday's "bitcoin scam" hack where attackers used Twitter's internal tools to take over a number of high profile accounts, there's been speculation about what they were truly after.While... tweets from hijacked accounts claimed to seek Bit...
FBI moves in to investigate Twitter's massive Bitcoin hackDigital Trends - 17 Jul 2020 02:30
The hack targeted a number of high-profile accounts on the microblogging service
Hackers used scarily simple way to take over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's accountDigital Trends - 1 Sep 2019 00:45
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account on the social media platform fell victim to an old hacking method called SIM swapping.
E-Commerce Site StockX Confirms It Was Hacked, Exposing Data From 6.8 Million CustomersGizmodo - 5 Aug 2019 01:59
It looks like this week is dead set on proving that old superstition about bad omens: They always come in threes.
Hackers Reportedly Break Into SyTech, a Contractor for Russia's Federal Security ServiceGizmodo - 22 Jul 2019 01:00
Hackers breached servers at a contractor for Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), SyTech, and stole about 7.5 terabytes of data after gaining access to the company's entire network earlier this... month, ZDnet reported on Saturday.
Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter accountCNN - 20 Jul 2019 03:33
Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND," it proclaimed, alongside the challenge:... "what you gonna do call the police?"
A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal MetadataWired - 25 Jun 2019 05:04
In one case, they stole the location and call record data of 20 specific individuals.
Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.BBC - 16 Jun 2019 03:30
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.
Lessons from Trump's bad USB drive; Bezos hacked phone: trust no oneUSA Today - 6 Apr 2019 15:40
An attempted hack, a USB drive infested with malware and a fake Uber drive show why internet users need to verify every move before going forward.
The Worst Hacks of 2018: Marriott, Atlanta, Quora, and MoreWired - 31 Dec 2018 14:00
From the Marriott and Facebook meltdowns to state-sponsored assaults, 2018 was an eventful year for cybercrime.
Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure - CNETCNET - 13 Dec 2018 03:52
The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US.
Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack - CNETCNET - 12 Dec 2018 04:21
Data breach traced to a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, the New York Times reports.
Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million usersArs Technica - 4 Dec 2018 04:46
Other stolen personal data includes names, email addresses, and direct messages.