Mind the Gap: How the NSA might use SolarWinds campaign to do warrantless spying

The nearly year-long SolarWinds/Sunburst hacking campaign that targeted government and private-sector computers succeeded because the adversaries used U.S.-based servers to conduct their operation. At least that's the assertion numerous intelligence officials and federal lawmakers have made in recent weeks.


As ransomware stalks the manufacturing sector, victims are still keeping quiet - CyberScoop

Halvor Molland was asleep on a brisk night in Oslo, Norway's capital, two years ago when his phone rang around 3 a.m. The computer servers of Norsk Hydro, the global aluminum producer where Molland is senior vice president for communications, had seized up as a crippling ransomware infection spread through the company's networks.


Half a billion Facebook users' information posted on hacking website, cyber experts say

The personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including their phone numbers, have been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts say.



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Hacked companies had backup plans. But they didn't print them out before the attack. | ZDNet

Boardrooms still aren't taking cybersecurity seriously, leaving organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks - with executives only paying attention after things have gone bad, according to the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) boss Lindy Cameron. "I think in terms of what we want organisations to learn, it is that this is the kind of threat they need to think about.


Man charged for hacking Kansas water utility with intent to harm public | The Record by Recorded Future

The US Department of Justice has indicted today a Kansas man on charges of hacking into the computer system of a local water utility and trying to sabotage water processing operations with the intent to harm the local public. According to court documents, the incident took place on March 27, 2019, and involved Wyatt Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas.

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My First Hack: How a Cybersecurity Pioneer Hacked Her Way Through Life | CYBER on Acast

Katie Moussouris is now a recognizable name in the cybersecurity industry. She is one of the pioneers in the world of bug bounties after starting Microsoft's program. But before she became a famous hacker, Moussouris started like many others: hacking video games. Here's the story of her first hack.


North Korean hackers return, target infosec researchers in new operation

In January, Google and Microsoft outed what they said was North Korean government-sponsored hackers targeting security researchers. The hackers spent weeks using fake Twitter profiles-purportedly belonging to vulnerability researchers-before unleashing an Internet Explorer zero-day and a malicious Visual Studio Project, both of which installed custom malware.

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Malware attack is preventing car inspections in eight US states

A malware cyberattack on emissions testing company Applus Technologies is preventing vehicle inspections in eight states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Utah, and Wisconsin. On Tuesday, March 30th, vehicle emissions testing platform Applus Technologies suffered a "malware" attack that caused them to disconnect their IT systems. "Unfortunately, incidents such as this are fairly common and no one is immune," said Darrin Greene, CEO of the US entity, Applus Technologies, Inc.


Officials say SolarWinds hackers succeeded in part because NSA is barred from monitoring domestic networks, leading to calls for new spying powers for the NSA

Kim Zetter / Zero Day: Officials say SolarWinds hackers succeeded in part because NSA is barred from monitoring domestic networks, leading to calls for new spying powers for the NSA