Hackers are trying to topple Belarus's dictator, with help from the inside

Skip to Content Opposition from inside the regime of Alexander Lukashenko is helping hackers run what may be the most comprehensive cyberattack on a nation ever. Since becoming president of Belarus in 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has built Europe's most repressive police state and ruthlessly used his power to stay in office as a dictator.

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Trial & Error in Kuwait - CyberScoop

Mohammed Aldoub stared at his computer. It was late March 2019, and Aldoub had begun his day as he often does, by scouring the internet for security issues from his house in Kuwait City - the sweltering, palm-tree-lined capital of Kuwait - when he came upon a file on VirusTotal, a platform that researchers use to analyze malicious code.


SEC fines brokerage firms over email hacks, customer data exposure - CyberScoop

The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined several brokerages a total of $750,000 for exposing the sensitive personal information of thousands of customers and clients after hackers took over employee email accounts.


Biden to Hold Cybersecurity Summit With Tech Giants, Top Banks, Energy Firms

WASHINGTON-President Biden is expected to host executives from major technology, financial and energy companies on Wednesday for a summit on national cybersecurity, a gathering that comes amid heightened fears about proliferating disruptive attacks on American businesses and infrastructure.


WSJ News Exclusive | T-Mobile Hacker Who Stole Data on 50 Million Customers: 'Their Security Is Awful'

The hacker who is taking responsibility for breaking into T-Mobile US Inc.'s systems said the wireless company's lax security eased his path into a cache of records with personal details on more than 50 million people and counting. John Binns, a 21-year-old American who moved to Turkey a few years ago, told The Wall Street Journal he was behind the security breach.


Ragnarok ransomware operation shuts down and releases free decrypter

The Ragnarok (or Asnarök) ransomware gang shut down their operation today and released a free decryption utility to help victims recover their files. The free decrypter, hardcoded with a master decryption key, was released today on the gang's dark web portal, where the group previously used to publish files from victims who refused to pay.

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Google Issues YouTube Security Warning For 2 Million Creators

While Google continues to come under scrutiny from those preaching the privacy gospel, there's one area where the technology titan deserves to be applauded: security. Earlier this year, Google announced it would suddenly flip the security switch on millions of Gmail accounts, a switch that will now also be toggled for two million YouTube creators.


Ransomware: It's only a matter of time before a smart city falls victim, and we need to take action now | ZDNet

Ransomware attacks are going to get worse - and one could eventually take out the infrastructure of an entire 5G-enabled smart city, a cybersecurity expert has warned. Cyber criminals deploying ransomware regularly target government services. Not only do public sector IT budgets mean networks are less secure against attacks, but said networks are also used to provide vital services to the community.