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Australian man arrested in Germany over 'world's largest' darknet marketplace

Police arrest 34-year-old suspected of operating site selling drugs, credit card data and malwareA German-led police sting has taken down the “world’s largest” darknet marketplace, whose Australian alleged operator used it to facilitate the sale of drugs, stolen credit card data and malware, prosecutors said Tuesday.At the time of its closure, DarkMarket had nearly 500,000 users and more than 2,400 vendors worldwide, as the coronavirus pandemic leads much of the street trade in narcotics to go o...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Germany, World news, Australia news, Cybercrime, Darknet


The Internet's Biggest Darknet Just Got Taken Down

One of the internet’s largest forums for criminal activity, has been seized and the man believed to be its operator has been arrested, European authorities announced Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybercrime, Dark Web, Dark Net, Digital Dragnet


Global cyber-espionage campaign linked to Russian spying tools

Group behind attack on US software firm used malware tied to hackers with FSB security service links The group behind a global cyber-espionage campaign discovered last month deployed malicious computer code with links to spying tools previously used by suspected Russian hackers, researchers have said.Investigators at the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used to compromise up to 18,000 customers of the US software maker SolarWinds closely resembled malware tied to a h...
Tags: Russia, US, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Kaspersky, Moscow, Espionage, Fsb, Solarwinds, Turla


New Zealand's central bank says its systems have been hacked

Bank gave no indication of whether another government or a criminal organisation might be behind attackNew Zealand’s central bank says that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker who potentially accessed commercially and personally sensitive information.A third-party file sharing service used by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to share and store sensitive information was illegally accessed, the Wellington-based bank said in a statement. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Cybercrime, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Bank, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Wellington, attackNew Zealand


Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos have started a cyber consulting firm

Former U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs and former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos have founded a new cybersecurity consultancy firm, which already has its first client: SolarWinds . The two have been hired as consultants to help the Texas-based software maker recover from a devastating breach by suspected Russian hackers, which used the company’s software to set backdoors in thousands of organizations and to infiltrate at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several Fortune 5...
Tags: Security, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Russia, US, Tech, Cybercrime, United States, President, Homeland Security, Department Of Energy, Financial Times, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, U.s. Government


7 Ways to Help Your Financial Institution Dodge Ransomware Attacks

With 'cybercrime kits' available and more people desperate for money, attacks are increasing and credit unions and banks are prime targets. The post 7 Ways to Help Your Financial Institution Dodge Ransomware Attacks appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Risk, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Phishing, Sponsored Post, Technology Strategies


FBI, NSA say ongoing hacks at US federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin’

The U.S. government says hackers “likely Russian in origin” are responsible for breaching the networks of at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several major tech companies, including FireEye and Microsoft. In a joint statement published Tuesday, the FBI, the NSA, and Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit CISA said that the government was “still working to understand the scope” of the breach, but that the breaches is likely an “intelligence gathering effort.” The agencies investigat...
Tags: Security, Microsoft, Government, Nsa, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Software, United States, Cyberattack, Computing, Orion, Homeland Security


2020 was a record year for Israel’s security startup ecosystem

Naama Ben Dov Contributor Naama Ben Dov is an associate at YL Ventures who researches new investment opportunities, analyzes investments through thorough due diligence and provides value-add to portfolio companies. From COVID-19’s curve to election polls, public temperature checks to stimulus checks, 2020 was dominated by numbers — the guiding compass of any self-respecting venture capital investor. As a VC exclusively focused on investments in Israeli cybersecu...
Tags: Security, Column, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Israel, Tech, Cybercrime, YL Ventures, Checkmarx, Snyk, COVID, Enso Security, Naama Ben Dov Contributor Naama Ben Dov, Solvo


Treasury Department Warns of Increase in Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Fraud and Cybercrime

In on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department warned of an uptick in cyberattacks and scams linked to covid-19 vaccines, saying ransomware poses a particular threat as criminals search for ways to exploit the ongoing public health crisis. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Cybercrime, Organized Crime, U S Treasury Department, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Treasury Department Warns of Increase


Russia’s SolarWinds Attack

Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyberattack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyberattack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and it is dangerous. Espionage is internationally allowed in peacetime. The problem is that both espionage and cyberattacks require the same computer and network intrusions, and the difference is only a...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Obama, North Korea, Nsa, White House, China, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Iran, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack, Hacking


The great opportunity: how Covid transformed global crime

2020 led to surges in everything from domestic abuse to black markets in fake vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBy the end of March, one week into the UK’s first lockdown, recorded crime in Lancashire had dropped by a startling 40% compared with the four-year average.“At first there was some mild panic,” says DCI Eric Halford, of Lancashire Constabulary. “Most senior officers expected a surge in demand.” Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Law, Drugs, Police, Society, UK News, World news, Cybercrime, Domestic Violence, Child protection, Human Trafficking, Organised Crime, Lancashire, Lancashire Constabulary, Coronavirus


After the FireEye and SolarWinds breaches, what’s your failsafe?

David Wolpoff Contributor Share on Twitter A career hacker, David "Moose" Wolpoff is CTO and co-founder of Randori, a company building a continuous red-teaming platform. The security industry is reverberating with news of the FireEye breach and the announcement that the U.S. Treasury Department, DHS and potentially several other government agencies, were hacked due (in part, at least) to a supply chain attack on SolarWinds....
Tags: Security, Column, Opinion, Nsa, Russia, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Cybercrime, Orion, Fireeye, Cyberwarfare, Cto, Data Security, Computer Security, Solarwinds


Suspected Russian cyber-attack growing in scale, Microsoft warns

Government agencies around world among targets in SolarWinds ‘espionage-based’ hackMicrosoft has said the UK and six other countries outside the US have been affected by a suspected Russian hacking attack that US authorities have warned poses a grave risk to government and private networks.Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal counsel, said the company had uncovered 40 customers, including government agencies, thinktanks, NGOs and IT companies, who were “targeted more precisely and compromised” af...
Tags: UK, Technology, Microsoft, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Espionage, Cyberwar, Brad Smith


Hacking campaign targeted US energy, treasury and commerce agencies

‘Significant and ongoing’ cyber attack, suspected to be the work of Russia, poses a grave risk to ‘critical infrastructure entities’ as wellThe US government continues to reel from a large and sophisticated hacking campaign that affected top federal agencies, including the energy department, the treasury and commerce departments, and is even said to have targeted the agency responsible for the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile.Authorities expressed increasing alarm over the hack, suspected to ...
Tags: Technology, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, Cybercrime


Growing alarm as US government investigates extent of hacking campaign

‘Significant and ongoing’ cyber attack poses a grave risk as several agencies have formed a group to coordinate the US responseUS authorities on Thursday expressed increased alarm about a large and sophisticated hacking campaign affecting government networks.The cybersecurity unit of the Department of Homeland Security warned that the hack “poses a grave risk to the federal government and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other priv...
Tags: Technology, US, US news, Fbi, Cybercrime, Department Of Homeland Security


Outing of FSB hit squad highlights Russia's data security problem

Analysis: trade in stolen data is a boon for investigators and a headache for KremlinIn early 2019, the journalist Andrei Zakharov managed to buy his own phone and banking records in a groundbreaking investigation into Russia’s thriving markets in stolen personal data, in which law enforcement and telecoms employees can be contracted anonymously to dip into their systems and pull out sensitive details on anyone.A year and a half later, investigators from Bellingcat and the Insider used some of t...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Russia, World news, Cybercrime, Data and computer security, Alexei Navalny, Fsb, Bellingcat, Andrei Zakharov


5 questions every IT team should be able to answer

Christy Wyatt Contributor Share on Twitter Christy Wyatt is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Absolute, a leader in endpoint resilience solutions and the industry’s only undeletable defense platform embedded in over a half-billion devices. Now more than ever, IT teams play a vital role in keeping their businesses running smoothly and securely. With all of the assets and data that are now broadly...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Malware, Encryption, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Data Security, Mobile Device Management, Telecommuting, Endpoint Security, The Extra Crunch Daily


5 questions every IT team should to be able to answer

Christy Wyatt Contributor Share on Twitter Christy Wyatt is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Absolute, a leader in endpoint resilience solutions and the industry’s only undeletable defense platform embedded in over a half-billion devices. Now more than ever, IT teams play a vital role in keeping their businesses running smoothly and securely. With all of the assets and data that are now broadly...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Malware, Encryption, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Data Security, Mobile Device Management, Telecommuting, Endpoint Security, The Extra Crunch Daily


Finnish Data Theft and Extortion

The Finnish psychotherapy clinic Vastaamo was the victim of a data breach and theft. The criminals tried extorting money from the clinic. When that failed, they started extorting money from the patients: Neither the company nor Finnish investigators have released many details about the nature of the breach, but reports say the attackers initially sought a payment of about 450,000 euros to protect about 40,000 patient records. The company reportedly did not pay up. Given the scale of the attack a...
Tags: Theft, Uncategorized, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Healthcare, Finland, Extortion, Blackmail, Data Breaches, Bruce Schneier, Vastaamo


Dragos raises $110M Series C as demand to secure industrial systems soars

Cybersecurity firm Dragos has raised $110 million in its Series C, almost triple the amount that it raised two years ago in its last round. Dragos was founded in 2016 to detect and respond to threats facing industrial control systems (ICS), the devices critical to the continued operations of power plants, water and energy supplies, and other critical infrastructure. The company’s threat detection platform — its moneymaker — helps companies with industrial control systems defend against hacker...
Tags: Security, Startups, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Tech, Eu, European Union, Companies, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, United Kingdom, Dubai, Robert Lee, TechCrunch


Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by a nation-state

FireEye, normally the first company that cyberattack victims will call, has now admitted it too has fallen victim to hackers, which the company called a “sophisticated threat actor” that was likely backed by a nation-state. In confirming the breach, the company’s chief executive Kevin Mandia said the nation-backed hackers have “top-tier offensive capabilities,” but did not attribute blame or say which government was behind the attack. Mandia, who founded Mandiant, the incident response f...
Tags: Security, Crime, Microsoft, Government, Tech, Spokesperson, Fbi, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Fireeye, National Security Agency, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Mandiant, Kevin Mandia, Mandia


The Net Is Somehow Both Outdated and Prescient

The Net, starring a post-Speed Sandra Bullock, was made in 1995, so it’s a given the technology it depicts will look outdated 25 years later. But some of the broader ideas the film pokes into—amid many, many, many scenes of Bullock’s character being chased around by bad guys—are actually surprisingly insightful.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pizza, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Computers, The Internet, Sandra Bullock, Hackers, Nostalgia, The Net, Retro Review, Bullock, Dennis Miller, Irwin Winkler, Jeremy Northam


Two key UK military nonprofits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cybersecurity market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the U.K., out of 952,000 working-age (16-64) U.K. military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the U.K. economy of underemployed or unemployed veterans has been estimated at £1.5 billion over five years. Th...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Cybercrime, Afghanistan, Military, Cyberattack, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Army, Cyberwarfare, James Murphy, Data Security, Computer Security, Yugoslavia


Two key UK military non-profits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cyber security market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the UK, out of 952,000 working aged (16-64) UK military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the UK economy of underemployed or unemployed veterans has been estimated at £1.5 billion over 5 years. This mean...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Chief executive officer, Tech, Cybercrime, Afghanistan, Military, Cyberattack, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Army, Director, Cyberwarfare, James Murphy, Data Security


Cyberspies target Covid vaccine 'cold chain' distribution network

Tech firm IBM says it has uncovered global phishing campaign with hallmarks of being state-backedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA global phishing campaign targeting organisations working on the “cold chain” for Covid vaccines has been uncovered by researchers at IBM, who say it bears the marks of a nation-state attack.From September 2020, organisations across six countries were sent emails purporting to be from Haier Biomedical, a member company of a long-running Uni...
Tags: Health, Technology, Internet, World news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Ibm, Vaccines and immunisation, Espionage, Unicef, Cyberwar, Coronavirus, Haier Biomedical


Ivanti has acquired security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure

IT security software company Ivanti has acquired two security companies: enterprise mobile security firm MobileIron, and corporate virtual network provider Pulse Secure. In a statement on Tuesday, Ivanti said it bought MobileIron for $872 million in stock, with 91% of the shareholders voting in favor of the deal; and acquired Pulse Secure from its parent company Siris Capital Group, but did not disclose the buying price. The deals have now closed. Ivanti was founded in 2017 after Clearlake Cap...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Enterprise, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, United Kingdom, Computing, Vpn, Hacker, Salt Lake City, Security Software, Cyberwarfare, MobileIron, Computer Security


A colossus with feet of clay

South Africa is disproportionately targeted by cybercriminals. Digital attacks call for digital solutions and technology is a the prime weapon in this fight The post A colossus with feet of clay appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Digital, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, South Africa, Cyberattacks, Openaccess, Digital Security


Title fraud cases surge 31% in Q3

In addition to title fraud, a new report by FundingShield also noted a 90 percent increase in state licensing issues between the second and third quarters of 2020.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Cyber Security, Cybercrime, Radio, Agent, Wire Fraud, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Markets & Economy, Select, Housing Wire, Cyber Risk, Mortgage Industry, Fidelity National Financial, CertifID, Thomas Cronkright


Decrypted: Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud, Twitter hires Mudge, mysterious zero-days

Trump’s election denialism saw him retaliate in a way that isn’t just putting the remainder of his presidency in jeopardy, it’s already putting the next administration in harm’s way. In a stunning display of retaliation, Trump fired CISA director Chris Krebs last week after declaring that there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,” a direct contradiction to the conspiracy-fueled fever dreams of the president who repeatedly...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, Tech, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Silicon Valley, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Cisa


On That Dusseldorf Hospital Ransomware Attack and the Resultant Death

Wired has a detailed story about the ransomware attack on a Dusseldorf hospital, the one that resulted in an ambulance being redirected to a more distant hospital and the patient dying. The police wanted to prosecute the ransomware attackers for negligent homicide, but the details were more complicated: After a detailed investigation involving consultations with medical professionals, an autopsy, and a minute-by-minute breakdown of events, Hartmann believes that the severity of the victim’s medi...
Tags: Medicine, Germany, Uncategorized, Urban, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Dusseldorf, Cyberattack, Hartmann, Bruce Schneier, Dusseldorf Hospital Ransomware Attack