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Endpoint Security Company CrowdStrike Files Publicly for IPO

CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity company that identified the two Russian government-linked hacker groups that invaded the Democratic National Committee (DNC)’s network during the 2016 presidential campaign, filed publicly for an initial public offering on Tuesday.Sunnyvale, CA-based CrowdStrike sells cloud-based security software and related services by subscription to businesses. Founded in 2011, the company adapted traditional data security safeguards by monitoring not only computers in custome...
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Alleged Russian Hacker Pleads Not Guilty After Extradition to United States

A Russian hacker indicted by a United States court for his involvement in online ad fraud schemes that defrauded multiple American companies out of tens of millions of dollars pleaded not guilty on Friday in a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York. Aleksandr Zhukov, 38, was arrested in November last year by Bulgarian authorities after the U.S. issued an international warrant against him, and was [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Russian hackers, United States, Extradition, click fraud Scam, Wang Wei, Brooklyn New York, Ad Fraud, Scamming, Aleksandr Zhukov

Is Facebook Kicking People Out of Groups Who Don’t Participate?

The technology giant has been taking measures to improve "meaningful" interactions on the platform.
Tags: News, Russian hackers, Facebook Groups, Disinformation, Russian Trolls

Real Identity of Hacker Who Sold LinkedIn, Dropbox Databases Revealed

The real identity of Tessa88—the notorious hacker tied to several high-profile cyber attacks including the LinkedIn, DropBox and MySpace mega breaches—has been revealed as Maksim Vladimirovich Donakov (Максим Владимирович Донаков), a resident of Penza, Russian Federation. In early 2016, a hacker with pseudonym Tessa88 emerged online offering stolen databases from some of the biggest social media [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Data Breach, Cyber Crime, Russian hackers, Database Hacking, Cyber Criminal, Dark Web, Cyber Attack, Website Hacking, Database Leaked, Swati Khandelwal, Deep Web, Doxing, Hacking Forum, Tessa88 Hacker

FireEye: Russian Research Lab Aided the Development of TRITON Industrial Malware

Cybersecurity firm FireEye claims to have discovered evidence that proves the involvement of a Russian-owned research institute in the development of the TRITON malware that caused some industrial systems to unexpectedly shut down last year, including a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. TRITON, also known as Trisis, is a piece of ICS malware designed to target the Triconex Safety [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Malware, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Fireeye, Triton, Scada System, Swati Khandelwal, Critical Infrastructure, SCADA Malware, Industrial Control System, ICS Malware, Trisis, Triton Malware, Saudi Arabia TRITON

Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have unveiled what they claim to be the first-ever UEFI rootkit being used in the wild, allowing hackers to implant persistent malware on the targeted computers that could survive a complete hard-drive wipe. Dubbed LoJax, the UEFI rootkit is part of a malware campaign conducted by the infamous Sednit group, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, Strontium, and [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Windows, Tech, Malware, Cybersecurity, Russian hackers, Computer Hacking, Cyber Attack, Rootkit, Computer Security, Swati Khandelwal, ESET, UEFI BIOS Rootkit, ATP 28, UEFI Rootkit

Greece U-Turns — Now Approves Mr. Bitcoin's Extradition To Russia

Greece just took another U-turn. Mr. Bitcoin a.k.a. Alexander Vinnik is not going to France nor to the United States; instead, he is now possibly going to his homeland Russia. The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece on Friday has overruled previous decisions and approved to extradite the alleged owner of the now-defunct Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e Vinnik to Russia. Several [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Greece, France, Russia, Tech, Russian hackers, Bitcoin, United States, Extradition, Btc, Money Laundering, Wang Wei, Bitcoin exchange, Alexander Vinnik, Vinnik, BTC-e, Bitcoin Scam

Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Operating Kelihos Botnet

The Russian man who was accused of operating the infamous Kelihos botnet has finally pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 38, of St. Petersburg, Russia, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. federal court in Connecticut to computer crime, wire fraud, conspiracy and identity theft charges. Levashov, also known by many online aliases including Peter Severa, Petr [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Connecticut, Cyber Attack, Hacker Arrested, Mohit Kumar, St Petersburg Russia, Botnet Malware, Levashov, Kelihos, Kelihos Botnet, Peter Yuryevich Levashov, Botnet attack, Peter Severa Petr

NSA Leaker 'Reality Winner' Gets More Than 5 Years in Prison

A former NSA contractor, who pleaded guilty to leaking a classified report on Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to an online news outlet last year, has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison. Reality Winner, a 26-year-old Georgia woman who held a top-secret security clearance and worked as a government contractor in Georgia with Pluribus International, [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Nsa, Tech, Georgia, Hacking News, Surveillance, Russian hackers, Edward Snowden, Presidential Election, Mohit Kumar, Election Hacking, Reality Winner, NSA contractor

Microsoft Detects More Russian Cyber Attacks Ahead of Mid-Term Election

Microsoft claims to have uncovered another new Russian hacking attempts targeting United States' Senate and conservative think tanks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The tech giant said Tuesday that the APT28 hacking group—also known as Strontium, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit, and Pawn Storm, which is believed to be tied to the Russian government—created at least six fake websites related [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Microsoft, Senate, Tech, Russian hackers, United States, Cyber Attack, Phishing Attack, Swati Khandelwal, Election Hacking, 2018 Midterm Elections, Russia Election Hacking, Website Impersonation

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates

Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates this year, a Microsoft executive revealed speaking at the Aspen Security Forum today. Although the company refused to name the targets but said, the three candidates were "people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Midterm Election, Microsoft, Russia, US, Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Cyber Attack, Phishing Attack, Swati Khandelwal, Aspen Security Forum, Election Hacking, Fancy Bear, Russian Hacking Group, Apt 28, Election Candidates

12 Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted For Hacking DNC Emails

The US Justice Department has announced criminal indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers tied to the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. The charges were drawn up as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel, and former FBI director. [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: US, Dnc, Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Fbi, Cyber Attack, Donald Trump, Intelligence agency, Hilary Clinton, Mohit Kumar, US Justice Department, Democratic National Committee DNC, US Presidential Election, Robert Mueller, Dnc Hack

Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking

Remember the 'Olympic Destroyer' cyber attack? The group behind it is still alive, kicking and has now been found targeting biological and chemical threat prevention laboratories in Europe and Ukraine, and a few financial organisation in Russia. Earlier this year, an unknown group of notorious hackers targeted Winter Olympic Games 2018, held in South Korea, using a destructive malware that [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: South Korea, Europe, North Korea, Russia, Tech, Ukraine, Malware, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Cyber Attack, Swati Khandelwal, 2018 Winter Olympics, Olympic Destroyer

Yahoo Hacker linked to Russian Intelligence Gets 5 Years in U.S. Prison

A 23-year-old Canadian man, who pleaded guilty last year for his role in helping Russian government spies hack into email accounts of Yahoo users and other services, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Karim Baratov (a.k.a Karim Taloverov, a.k.a Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov), a Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, was also ordered on Tuesday by United States Judge Vince Chhabria to pay a [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
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Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited to US

A Russian man accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012 and possibly compromising personal details of over 100 million users, has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court after being extradited from the Czech Republic. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 30, of Moscow was arrested in Prague on October 5, 2016, by Interpol agents working in collaboration with the FBI, but he [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: US, Tech, Hacking News, Data Breach, Russian hackers, Fbi, Czech Republic, Prague, Moscow, Interpol, Hacker Arrested, Mohit Kumar, Dropbox Hacked, Linkedin Data Breach, Linkedin hacking, Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin

Leader of Hacking Group Who Stole $1 Billion From Banks Arrested In Spain

Spanish Police has arrested the alleged leader of an organised Russian cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks, which stole over a billion euros from banks worldwide since 2013. In a coordinated operation with law enforcement agencies across the globe, including the FBI and Europol, Police detained the suspected leader of Carbanak hacking group in Alicante, Spain. [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Tech, Spain, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Fbi, banking Trojan, Europol, Banking Malware, Ukrainian Hacker, Wang Wei, Alicante Spain, Cobalt Strike, Carbanak, Anunak malware, Carbanak Banking Malware, Europol Police

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers

A years ago when the mysterious hacking group 'The Shadow Brokers' dumped a massive trove of sensitive data stolen from the US intelligence agency NSA, everyone started looking for secret hacking tools and zero-day exploits. A group of Hungarian security researchers from CrySyS Lab and Ukatemi has now revealed that the NSA dump doesn't just contain zero-day exploits used to take control of [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
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Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe on the Tech Backlash of 2017

It’s time to ring out the old year. Or perhaps in the case of 2017, with its litany of data security breaches, social media manipulations, and allegations of sexual harassment, to just wring out the old. As the year drew to a close, Xconomy asked a variety of tech industry observers for their perspective on the incidents that emerged from the dark side of tech in 2017, and whether public opinion about the tech industry is changing. Tony Anscombe is a global security evangelist for Eset, a...
Tags: Startups, Net Neutrality, Internet, Russia, Trends, Social Media, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Russian hackers, Software, Innovation, San Diego, Wireless, Hackers, Gdpr

CEO of Major UK-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped in Ukraine

Pavel Lerner, a prominent Russian blockchain expert and known managing director of one of the major crypto-exchanges EXMO, has allegedly been kidnapped by "unknown" criminals in the Ukranian capital of Kiev. According to Ukraine-based web publication Strana, Lerner, 40-year-old citizen of Russia, was kidnapped on December 26 when he was leaving his office in the center of town (located on the [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ukraine, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Russian hackers, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Kiev, Ukrainian Hacker, Mohit Kumar, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Major UK Based Cryptocurrency Exchange Kidnapped, Pavel Lerner, EXMO, Strana Lerner

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban

Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has taken the United States government to a U.S. federal court for its decision to ban the use of Kaspersky products in federal agencies and departments. In September 2017, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) ordering civilian government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab software [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
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Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified documents home, which were later stolen by Russian hackers. In a press release published Friday, the US Justice Department announced that Nghia Hoang Pho, a 67-year-old of Ellicott City, Maryland, took documents that contained top-secret [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Nsa, Tech, Hacking News, Data Breach, Russian hackers, Kaspersky, Cyber Attack, U S National Security Agency, Swati Khandelwal, Ellicott City Maryland, US Justice Department, Nsa Hack, Nsa Hacking Tools, Nghia Hoang Pho, Nsa Agent

After 27-Year Sentence, Russian Hacker Faces Another 14 Years in Prison

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker who's already facing a 27-year prison sentence in the United States, has been handed another 14-year prison sentence for his role in an "organized cybercrime ring" that caused $59 Million in damages across the US. In April this year, Seleznev, the 33-year-old son of a Russian Parliament member of the nationalist Liberal [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: US, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Crime, Russian hackers, Credit Card Hacking, United States, Parliament, Hacker Arrested, Swati Khandelwal, Seleznev, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, Valerevich Seleznev

Russian 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Using (Unpatched) Microsoft Office DDE Exploit

Cybercriminals, including state-sponsored hackers, have started actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Office vulnerability that Microsoft does not consider as a security issue and has already denied to patch it. Last month, we reported how hackers could leverage a built-in feature of Microsoft Office feature, called Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), to perform code execution on the [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Microsoft Office, Cyber Attack, Swati Khandelwal, Fancy Bear, DDE Malware, MS Word DDE Attack

US Identifies 6 Russian Government Officials Involved In DNC Hack

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly gathered enough evidence to charge at least six Russian government officials for allegedly playing a role in hacking DNC systems and leaking information during the 2016 presidential race. Earlier this year, US intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government was behind the hack and expose of the Democratic National Committee ( [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: US, Dnc, Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Cyber Attack, Swati Khandelwal, Democratic National Committee, US Presidential Election, United States Department of Justice, Dnc Hack, Election Hacking, State Sponsored Hackers

Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

A new widespread ransomware attack is spreading like wildfire around Europe and has already affected over 200 major organisations, primarily in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany, in the past few hours. Dubbed "Bad Rabbit," is reportedly a new Petya-like targeted ransomware attack against corporate networks, demanding 0.05 bitcoin (~ $285) as ransom from victims to unlock their systems. [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Europe, Germany, Tech, Hacking News, Ransomware, Russian hackers, Cyber Attack, Mohit Kumar, Petya, Ransomware Attack, EternalBlue exploit, Bad Rabbit Ransomware, Russia Ukraine Turkey

Russia Deceived Black Activists Into Aiding Their Election Interference Scheme

A landmark investigation from Russian news outlet RBC uncovered a Kremlin-sponsored scheme that used Facebook to recruit black activists in the US as part of Russia’s election interference campaign, reportedly paying them to organize Black Lives Matter rallies, self-defense classes and produce content for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Russia, US, Russian hackers, Kremlin, Rbc, Russia Investigation

Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

Remember NotPetya? The Ransomware that shut down thousands of businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different parts of Europe in June this year. Now, Ukrainian government authorities are once again warning its citizens to brace themselves for next wave of "large-scale" NotPetya-like cyber attack. According to a press release published Thursday by the Secret Service of [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Europe, Tech, Ukraine, Malware, Hacking News, Ransomware, Russian hackers, Cyber Attack, Swati Khandelwal, Petya ransomware, Wiper Malware, NotPetya ransomware

Greek Court Approves US Extradition of BTC-e Operator In $4 Billion Money Laundering Case

A Greek court has approved the U.S. extradition of a 38-year-old Russian national accused of laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin for culprits involved in hacking attacks, tax fraud and drug trafficking with the help of the now-defunct BTC-e exchange. Alexander Vinnik, an alleged operator of BTC-e—a digital currency exchange service that has been in operation since 2011 but seized by [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Russian hackers, Bitcoin, Extradition, Btc, Swati Khandelwal, Bitcoin exchange, Alexander Vinnik, BTC-e

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Russian Spam King to the United States

Spain's National Court ruled on Tuesday to extradite a 36-year-old Russian computer programmer, accused by American authorities of malicious hacking offences, to the United States, according to a court document. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, also known as Peter Severa, was arrested in April this year when he was travelling with his family to Barcelona, Spain from his home in Russia—a country [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Russia, Tech, Spain, Spam, Malware, Russian hackers, United States, Mohit Kumar, Barcelona Spain, National Court, Peter Levashov, Peter Severa, Spam Botnet, Kelihos Botnet, Peter Yuryevich Levashov

If a Sketchy Russian Ad Network Promotes a Facebook Event, Will Anyone Show Up?

Last week, news broke a network of fake Russian trolls bought at least from Facebook between June 2015 and May 2017. The ads were sometimes politically themed and potentially reached tens of millions of Americans, raising questions about possible links to increasingly well-evidenced allegations of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Russian hackers, Donald Trump