Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking and extorting company

An Oregon man and a former employee of Ubiquiti Networks was arrested and charged today with hacking the company's servers, stealing gigabytes of information, and then attempting to extort his employer for $2 million when Ubiquiti began investigating the breach.

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Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad

Apple alerted 11 U.S. diplomats that their iPhones had been hacked in recent months by spyware from NSO Group, an Israeli-based company that helps government clients in dozens of countries secretly steal files, eavesdrop on conversations and track the movements of its targets, according to people familiar with the notifications.

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Facebook sold ads comparing vaccine to Holocaust

Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence.


This Small Tech Company May Actually Be a Ransomware Front Group

It seems innocent enough: a little-known Canadian company that offers an array of tech and consulting services. But a certificate from that company-a sort of signature that can be tacked onto malware-showed up in two pieces of ransomware last month and leading experts told The Daily Beast they believe the small company is actually a front for at least two Russian ransomware gangs.

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Ransomware attacks soar, hackers set to become more aggressive - Canada spy agency

OTTAWA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Global ransomware attacks increased by 151% in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020 and hackers are set to become increasingly aggressive, Canada's signals intelligence agency said on Monday. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE), citing attacks on North American health facilities and a U.S.


Crooks are selling access to hacked networks. Ransomware gangs are their biggest customers | ZDNet

There's been a surge in cyber criminals selling access to compromised corporate networks as hackers look to cash in on the demand for vulnerable networks from gangs looking to initiate ransomware attacks.


Small Business Cybersecurity Corner

The vast majority of smaller businesses rely on information technology to run their businesses and to store, process, and transmit information. Protecting this information from unauthorized disclosure, modification, use, or deletion is essential for those companies and their customers.


U.S. Military Has Acted Against Ransomware Groups, General Acknowledges

Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, said a new cross-functional effort has been gathering intelligence to combat criminal groups targeting U.S. infrastructure. SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - The U.S. military has taken actions against ransomware groups as part of its surge against organizations launching attacks against American companies, the nation's top cyberwarrior said on Saturday, the first public acknowledgment of offensive measures against such organizations.