A Canadian teen has been arrested for their alleged role in the theft of roughly $36.5 million (CAD$46 million) worth of cryptocurrency from a single victim in the United States, according to the Hamilton Police in Ontario, Canada. The arrest was made following an investigation that started in March 2020 and in which the FBI ..
Fears of software supply chain attacks escalated again this week with a new warning from Microsoft that it has caught Iranian threat actors breaking into IT services shops in India and Israel and using that access to hit the real targets. Two of Redmond’s premier threat hunting units — the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) ..
Video messaging technology giant Zoom has shipped patches for high-severity vulnerabilities that expose enterprise users to remote code execution and command injection attacks. The company released multiple security bulletins to warn of the risks and called special attention to a pair of “high-risk” bugs affecting its on-prem meeting connector software and the popular Keybase Client. ..
United States Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday formally announced support for the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, an international collaborative initiative aimed at advancing cybersecurity. Issued in 2018, the Paris Call details nine principles to improve stability in cyberspace through global collaboration, and has been already signed by 79 countries. The ..
The Biden administration announced Wednesday it is putting new export limits on Israel’s NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, saying its tools have been used to “conduct transnational repression.” The company, whose spyware researchers say has been used around the world to break into the phones of human rights activists, journalists, and even ..
A Russian national has been extradited from South Korea to the United States to face charges for his alleged role in the cybercriminal organization behind the TrickBot malware. The man, Vladimir Dunaev, 38, allegedly was part of the TrickBot group from November 2015 through August 2020, stealing money and information and damaging the computers of ..
Europol and Norwegian Police on Friday announced the arrests of 12 individuals suspected of being involved in ransomware attacks launched against companies around the world, including critical infrastructure organizations. According to Europol, the suspects played various roles in ransomware attacks that impacted more than 1,800 victims across 71 countries, including many major corporations that suffered ..
The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman as its Senior Election Security Lead. First elected in 2012, Wyman is Washington’s 15th Secretary of State and the second woman to serve in this role in the state’s history. In her role, she ..
The United States Department of Justice this week announced that two individuals involved in providing bulletproof hosting to various malware families were sentenced to prison. Between 2009 and 2015, the two individuals – Aleksandr Skorodumov, 33, of Lithuania, and Pavel Stassi, 30, of Estonia – served as administrators for an organization that offered bulletproof hosting ..