When Russia Helped the U.S. Nab Cybercriminals

It was July 1994 when the FBI learned about the world's first digital bank robbery. Vladimir Levin, a 30-year-old system administrator for a St. Petersburg software company, obtained access to Citibank's cash-management system - used by corporate customers to wire money around the world.


253: Cybercrime unicorns, HVAC hacks, and NFT piracy - with Mikko Hyppönen

Heating systems are left vulnerable to attack in the high courts, cybercrime unicorns have become a reality (but what are they?), over 15 Terabytes of NFTs are made available for anyone to download ... and Carole reveals her Pick of the Year.

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Breaking the News: New York Times Journalist Ben Hubbard Hacked with Pegasus after Reporting on Previous Hacking Attempts - The Citizen Lab

Our forensic analysis of two iPhones belonging to Hubbard found evidence of Pegasus infections in July 2020 and June 2021. Notably, these infections occurred after Hubbard reported in January 2020 that we found that he was targeted in 2018 by the Saudi Arabia-linked Pegasus operator that we call KINGDOM.

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What Uber's Spies Really Did

Credit... Video by Shira Inbar A former co-worker accused the men of wiretapping their colleagues, hacking foreign governments and stealing trade secrets. It wasn't true, but the allegations still follow them. Credit... Video by Shira Inbar The men who gathered intelligence for Uber were supposed to be ghosts.


Shop Safely | CISA

The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves. While millions of Americans will be online looking for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers by searching for weaknesses in their devices or internet connections or attempting to extract personal and financial information through fake websites or charities.


Hit by ransomware? Make sure you don't make this first obvious mistake | ZDNet

Organisations that fall victim to a ransomware attack shouldn't let the cyber criminals know they have cyber insurance - because if the attackers know that their victim holds an insurance policy, they're more likely to outright demand the ransom payment in full.


FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data -- in Real Time

WASHINGTON - As Apple and WhatsApp have built themselves into multibillion-dollar behemoths, they've done it while preaching the importance of privacy, especially when it comes to secure messaging. But in a previously unreported FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone, the Bureau claims that it's particularly easy to harvest data from Facebook's WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage services, as long as the FBI has a warrant or subpoena.

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