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Jun 30, 2022

Ex-Canadian Government Employee Pleads Guilty Over NetWalker Ransomware Attacks

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A former Canadian government employee pleaded guilty in the U.S. to charges related to his involvement with the NetWalker ransomware syndicate.

Jun 30, 2022

New YTStealer Malware Aims to Hijack Accounts of YouTube Content Creators

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Researchers are warning about a new YouTube hijacking malware, dubbed YTStealer, believed to be sold as a service on the dark web.

Jun 30, 2022

CISA Warns of Active Exploitation of ‘PwnKit’ Linux Vulnerability in the Wild

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U.S. cybersecurity agency CISA has added the PwnKit Linux vulnerability to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities.

Jun 29, 2022

California DOJ data breach exposes personal information of all concealed carry permit holders across state

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The breach occurred as part of the state Department of Justice’s launch of its “2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal,” officials said.


The names, addresses and license types of all concealed carry permit holders in California were exposed after the state Department of Justice suffered a data breach, authorities said Tuesday.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday learned of the breach from the California State Sherriff’s Association, according to a statement.

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Jun 28, 2022

Messenger chatbots now used to steal Facebook accounts

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

A new phishing attack is using Facebook Messenger chatbots to impersonate the company’s support team and steal credentials used to manage Facebook pages.

Chatbots are programs that impersonate live support people and are commonly used to provide answers to simple questions or triage customer support cases before they are handed off to a live employee.

In a new campaign discovered by TrustWave, threat actors use chatbots to steal credentials for managers of Facebook pages, commonly used by companies to provide support or promote their services.

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Jun 28, 2022

Senator Joe Lieberman — Leading Bipartisan Moonshots For Health, National Security And Government

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, cybercrime/malcode, energy, government, health, law, policy

Leading bipartisan moonshots for health, national security & functional government — senator joe lieberman, bipartisan commission on biodefense, no labels, and the centre for responsible leadership.


Senator Joe Lieberman, is senior counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres (https://www.kasowitz.com/people/joseph-i-lieberman) where he currently advises clients on a wide range of issues, including homeland and national security, defense, health, energy, environmental policy, intellectual property matters, as well as international expansion initiatives and business plans.

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Jun 27, 2022

The hacking industry faces the end of an era

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NSO Group, the world’s most notorious hacking company, could soon cease to exist. But even if NSO Group is no more, there are plenty of rivals who will rush in to provide the hacking capability that more and more governments demand.


But even if NSO Group is no more, there are plenty of rivals who will rush in to take its place. And the same old problems haven’t gone away.

Jun 27, 2022

Hackers can bring ships and planes to a grinding halt. And it could become much more common

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics, transportation

Armed with little more than a computer, hackers are increasingly setting their sights on some of the biggest things that humans can build.

Vast container ships and chunky freight planes — essential in today’s global economy — can now be brought to a halt by a new generation of code warriors.

“The reality is that an aeroplane or vessel, like any digital system, can be hacked,” David Emm, a principal security researcher at cyber firm Kaspersky, told CNBC.

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Jun 24, 2022

Health Systems Want Government Help Fighting Off the Hackers

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As cyberattacks on medical networks continue to affect healthcare institutions across the country, organizations who are directly at risk of these attacks are seeking government assistance.

From January through June, the Office of Civil Rights tallied 256 hacks and information breaches, up from 149 for the same period a year ago. It’s a continuing trend from last year: Cybersecurity outfit Sophos reports that in 2021, attacks on health systems were up 66 percent over 2020.

Now some health systems are asking the federal government to step in and provide more security for what they consider critical national infrastructure.

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Jun 24, 2022

24,649,096,027 (24.65 Billion) Account Usernames And Passwords Have Been Leaked

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Credential abuse is something that happens only to CEOs or very rich people or employees of fortune 500 companies right? Nope. It’s everywhere, and your compromised passwords and usernames are enabling all kinds of cyber criminals to perform all kinds of account takeover (ATO) attacks. 24,649,096,027 account usernames and passwords have been leaked by cyber-threat actors, as of this year. That’s a big number―one that should shake the cyber security community at its core. But despite this number, which increases exponentially each year, and the deluge of reports highlighting the risk of insecure credentials, you still have a friend or an officemate or boss, who’s carefully typing 123,456 into a password field right now.

The Digital Shadow team collated more than 24 billion leaked credentials from the dark web. That’s a 65 percent increase from 2020, likely caused by an enhanced ability to steal credentials through new ransomwares, dedicated malware and social engineering sites, plus improved credential sharing. Within this leaked usernames and passwords, approximately 6.7 billion credentials had a unique username-and-password pairing, indicating that the credential combination was not duplicated across other databases. This number was 1.7 billion more than found in 2020, highlighting the rate of data breach across completely new credential combinations.

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