The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a Cybersecurity Advisory exposing malicious cyber activities by Russian military intelligence against U.S. and global organizations, starting from mid-2019 and likely ongoing.
With the assistance and coordination of Interpol and law enforcement officers from the Republic of Korea and the United States, Ukrainian police have arrested six alleged members of the Clop ransomware gang.
Digital Shadows released new research into the movement of cybercriminal marketplaces with a feature on Genesis market. According to the Digital Shadows Photon Research Team, Genesis is a high-profile and trusted repository of digital fingerprints that has grown in popularity since it was launched in beta in 2017. In 2020, Genesis commanded 65% of mentions across criminal forums for fingerprinting services. While other markets have come and gone, Genesis continues to endure and has grown year-on-year. In the last two months alone, more than 5,000 new listings have been added to Genesis, bringing the total number of listings to more than 350,000.
The personal data and phone numbers of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were posted for free in a hacking forum over the weekend. The data includes personal information of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million records on users in the U.S. 11 million on users in the U.K., and 6 million on users in India.
Most people enjoy improvements and innovations when it comes to consumer electronics, but the unfortunate truth is that cybercriminals are innovating and improving their techniques and tactics as well.
More than 10 years ago, I was deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force with one clear objective: disrupt terrorist activities by targeting and capturing al-Qaeda insurgents.
Security breaches have become common place. Daily, we hear cybersecurity breach reports in the media. However, when healthcare institutions are impacted, consumers see this as “more detrimental” than other industry breaches.