Pinellas County, Florida: the latest on the water treatment attack.
Florida water plant cyberattack: Senate Intel chair seeks answers (Fox News) Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner has sent a letter to the FBI and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking more information regarding the recent computer breach at a Florida water treatment facility, citing the need to ensure that potential security weaknesses are addressed.
Warner Requests Answers Following Concerning Cyber Breach on Florida Water Plant (Office of Senator Mark R. Warner) U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today requested information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following a cyber incident in which hackers remotely breached a Florida water treatment plant and sought to dramatically alter water chemical levels in a move that could have poisoned thousands of residents.
FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants (San Francisco Chronicle) A four-page joint advisory from the FBI, the Cybersecurity and...
Florida water treatment plant cyberattack symptom of larger problem (TechGenix) What does the cyberattack against a water treatment facility in Florida have to do with national security? As it turns out, a whole lot.
Cyber Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
WatchDog: Exposing a Cryptojacking Campaign That’s Operated for Two Years (Unit42) The WatchDog mining operation is one of the largest and longest-lasting Monero cryptojacking operations known to exist.
Russian Sandworm hackers only hit orgs with old Centreon software (BleepingComputer) Centreon, the maker of the IT monitoring software exploited by Russian state hackers to infiltrate French companies' networks, said today that only organizations using obsolete software were compromised.
MAR-10322463-3.v1 - AppleJeus: Union Crypto (CISA) This Malware Analysis Report (MAR) is the result of analytic efforts among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) to highlight the cyber threat to cryptocurrency posed by North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and provide mitigation recommendations.
MAR-10322463-2.v1 - AppleJeus: JMT Trading (CISA) This Malware Analysis Report (MAR) is the result of analytic efforts among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) to highlight the cyber threat to cryptocurrency posed by North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and provide mitigation recommendations.
MAR-10322463-1.v1 - AppleJeus: Celas Trade Pro (CISA) This Malware Analysis Report (MAR) is the result of analytic efforts among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) to highlight the cyber threat to cryptocurrency posed by North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and provide mitigation recommendations.
MAR-10322463-7.v1 - AppleJeus: Ants2Whale (CISA) This Malware Analysis Report (MAR) is the result of analytic efforts among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) to highlight the cyber threat to cryptocurrency posed by North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and provide mitigation recommendations.
MAR-10322463-4.v1 - AppleJeus: Kupay Wallet (CISA) This Malware Analysis Report (MAR) is the result of analytic efforts among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) to highlight the cyber threat to cryptocurrency posed by North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and provide mitigation recommendations.
White House warns SolarWinds breach cleanup will take time (CyberScoop) The White House warned Wednesday it’s going to take a long time to understand and clean up the suspected Russian espionage operation.
Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says (Bloomberg) A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible.
Risk of SolarWinds-Style Attacks Through Vendor Email Compromise Increased 82%, Abnormal Threat Research Report Reveals (BusinessWire) Abnormal Security, a next-generation cloud email security company, today released a new threat research report that reveals an 82% increase in the cha
Jamaica’s immigration website exposed thousands of travelers’ data (TechCrunch) Exclusive: Months of immigration documents and COVID-19 lab results were left on an unprotected server.
“ScamClub” gang outed for exploiting iPhone browser bug to spew ads (Naked Security) Stay away from popup surveys that want personal data. Tell your friends…
Malware Is Now Targeting Apple’s New M1 Processor (Wired) Two distinct strains of malware have already adjusted to the new silicon just months after its debut.
Hackers Are Starting to Code Malware Specifically for Apple’s M1 Computers (Vice) A security researcher found one of the first examples of malware written to run natively on Apple's M1 processors.
Masslogger Variant Swipes Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome Credentials (Threatpost) A new version of the Masslogger trojan has been targeting Windows users – now using a compiled HTML (CHM) file format to start the infection chain.
Massive Campaign Targeting UK Banks Bypassing 2FA (Akamai) On 14 July, 2020, Oliver Hough, a security researcher from Cyjax, published a report centered on a phishing campaign targeting banking customers in the United Kingdom, which evades two-factor authentication (2FA). On 16 December, 2020, researchers from the Global Threat...
Owner of app that hijacked millions of devices with one update exposes buy-to-infect scam (ZDNet) The owners of the once-legitimate Android app insist that a buyer was responsible for a malicious update with far-reaching consequences.
Phishing: These are the most common techniques used to attack your PC (ZDNet) Microsoft Office macros, PowerShell and more are still proving to be popular with cyber criminals distributing attacks via phishing emails, warn researchers after analysing billions of attacks.
Sextortion Email Scams (Avast) Sextortion email scams are unsettling and can have serious real-world consequences. Read up on several prominent sextortion email campaigns and how to react to them.
Cybercriminals Leak Files Allegedly Stolen From Law Firm Jones Day (SecurityWeek) A group of cybercriminals known for ransomware attacks has started leaking files allegedly stolen from major law firm Jones Day.
Kia Motors America suffers ransomware attack, $20 million ransom (BleepingComputer) Kia Motors America has suffered a ransomware attack by the DoppelPaymer gang, demanding $20 million for a decryptor and not to leak stolen data.
Singtel apologises for data breach of its third-party vendor that affected 129,000 customers (TODAYonline) Singtel on Wednesday (Feb 17) apologised for a Jan 20 data breach that led to the theft of personal data belonging to around 129,000 of its customers, 23 enterprises and several former staff, and has begun notifying affected parties to take action.
ECU suffering customer dissatisfaction as confusion reigns over cyber attack (The Loadstar) ECU Worldwide is struggling to communicate with some customers following a cyber attack, which brought down some of its systems on 7 February and which remain unavailable. While ECU’s website first told customers how to contact staff, it is no longer accessible, and the company has not used its social media accounts – Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook – to update clients on the situation. It has also changed payment terms, according to ...
Sorority's virtual poetry event barraged by racist cyber attack (The Rocket) Updated Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. UPDATE: Slippery Rock University President William Behre announced an update to the ongoing investigation of the Zoom bombing incident that took place Saturday. In an email to university stakeholder’s Feb. 17, Behre said the university police is working with the Butler County District Attorney’s Office, along with counterparts with the …
'Spy pixels' in emails can track engagement and location (Computing) Even UK regulator the ICO was found to use tracking pixels
Trustpilot removed 2.2 million bogus reviews in 2020 (BBC News) The review website publishes its first transparency report as its own sector comes under scrutiny.
CISOs will use higher budgets to address human error (Computing) Three-quarters of CISOs expect their budget to increase this year, and plan to invest in training and visibility after the explosive and uncontrolled growth of IT estates in 2020
WhiteHat Security Releases AppSec Stats Flash Volume 2 (PR Newswire) WhiteHat Security, a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of NTT Ltd. and a world leader in application security, today released AppSec Stats...
Ransomware gangs are running riot – paying them off doesn't help (The Conversation) Ransomware is quietly developing into one of the most disruptive – and lucrative – forms of cybercrime.
Ransomware? Let's Call It What It Really Is: Extortionware (Dark Reading) Just as the targets of these attacks have shifted from individuals to corporations, so too has the narrow focus given way to applying force and pressure to pay.
Cybercriminals exploited pandemic with shift to targeted, sophisticated attacks (Security Magazine) Malwarebytes announced the findings of its annual “State of Malware” report. The latest report explores how the global pandemic forced many employees to quickly become a remote workforce and confined consumers to their homes. In the wake of this change, cybercriminals ditched many of their old tactics, placing a new emphasis on gathering intelligence, and exploiting and preying upon fears with targeted and sophisticated attacks. As a result, the State of Malware Report found a notable shift in the devices targeted and strategies deployed by cybercriminals.
Are remote IT Pros creating security issues? (OneLogin) 37% of remote IT Pros admit sharing their work devices with friends or family. Are you impacted?
Identity theft is top-of-mind for 3 in 5 Americans this year (PropertyCasualty360) Just in the past year, one in five Americans fell victim to identity theft or attempted identity theft.
4 Predictions for the Future of Privacy (Dark Reading) Use these predictions to avoid pushback, find opportunity, and create value for your organization.
A Volunteer Cyber Group Formed To Protect Hospitals During the Pandemic Releases Its First Report (The Record by Recorded Future) An organization founded by vigilantes seeking to protect healthcare workers from digital threats has released its first report.
Q4 Malware Trends: Year Punctuated by Ransomware and Data Breaches Concludes With Sophisticated SolarWinds Attack (Recorded Future) Insikt Group reflects on Q4's malware trends — a year punctuated by ransomware and data breaches that concluded with the SolarWinds attack.
Top Exploited Vulnerabilities in 2020 Affect Citrix, Microsoft Products (Recorded Future) This report highlights 2020's most weaponized vulnerabilities based on exploitation across all industries and with multiple types malware.
Cyber Insurance Issues for Remediation Costs of SolarWinds Hack (Bloomberg Law) Remediation costs and efforts connected to the SolarWinds hack could be extensive, and cyber insurance policies may help. K&L Gates attorneys discuss several insurance-related issues that policyholders should consider as they learn more about the attack and its potential impact on their organizations.
Strata Raises $11 Million to Tackle Multi-Cloud Identity Management (SecurityWeek) Strata Identity, a startup on a mission to unify on-premises and cloud-based authentication and access systems for multi-cloud environments, has raised $11 million through a Series A funding round.
vArmour, the multi-cloud security startup, raises $58M en route to IPO (TechCrunch) Enterprises have been loading more of their operations into cloud — and, more often than not, multi-cloud — environments over the last year, creating vast networks of services that can be complex to manage. Today, vArmour, a startup that provides ways to manage in real time and ultimate…
Investment of $58M Endorses vArmour as Leader in Accelerating Application Relationship Management Market (GlobeNewswire) AllegisCyber Capital and NightDragon lead round to validate market demand for relationship-based application security
DevSecOps Firm Spectral Emerges From Stealth With $6.2 Million in Funding (SecurityWeek) Code security firm Spectral emerges from stealth mode with $6.2 million in seed funding.
Spectral raises $6.2M for its DevSecOps service (TechCrunch) Tel Aviv-based Spectral is bringing its new DevSecOps code scanner out of stealth today and announcing a $6.2 million funding round. The startup’s programming language-agnostic service aims to automated code security development teams to help them detect potential security issues in their cod…
CrowdStrike to Acquire Humio and Deliver the Industry’s Most Advanced Data Platform for Next-Generation, Index-Free XDR (BusinessWire) CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection, today announced it has agreed to acquir
CrowdStrike to acquire Humio for $400M (SeekingAlpha) CrowdStrike Holdings (CRWD) to acquire Humio for ~$400M.The acquisition is expected to close during FQ1
Can AI handle risk management? Israeli startup Mirato says yes, and scores $9 million to prove so (Geektime) Mirato, an Israeli startup developing risk management technologies, adds $9M to its piggy bank deploying AI at risk management...
The Uncertainty of Cybersecurity Hiring (Security Intelligence) The pandemic, economic shifts and the industry itself all made 2020 a weird year for cybersecurity hiring. See how to hire and retain security experts.
Regional Quantum Research Body Adds Industry, Government, Higher Ed Partners (The University of Maryland Today) UMD-Convened Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance Expands Impact and Reach in Vital New Technology Realm
Georgia Research Alliance Marks 30 Years of Impact (StreetInsider.com) Thirty years of investment in university research and entrepreneurship is paying big dividends for the State of Georgia, according to metrics released by the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)....
Lexmark Recognized as Global Print Security Leader by Quocirca (PRWeb) Lexmark announced today it has been recognized as a Global Print Security Leader by Quocirca, the global print and market insight research firm.
The Citadel That Is Still Cisco Systems (The Next Platform) The hyperscalers and cloud builders can be split into two camps, but a third one might be emerging. There are those who do not buy routers or switches
Palantir inks partnership with IBM (Washington Technology) Palantir and IBM have joined forces to bring more AI-enabled solutions to their customers.
Endace Named 2021 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor (BusinessWire) Endace announced today that it was honored to be named as a Distinguished Vendor by TAG Cyber in the firm’s 2021 Security Annual - First Quarter.
Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers (NPR) The announcement came just as Google reached a deal with Australian publishers and as the president of Microsoft urged U.S. regulators to copy Australia's proposal.
Facebook to restrict content sharing in Australia (SeekingAlpha) Facebook is limiting the viewing and sharing of Australian and international news by users and publishers in Australia due to the proposed Media Bargaining Law.
Facebook blocks Australian users from viewing news content (SeekingAlpha) Facebook (FB)will block Australian publishers and users from viewing or sharing news content on the platform in response to the country's proposed news payment legislation
WashingtonExec to Posthumously Honor Dr. J. Phillip "Jack" London with Lifetime Achievement Award (Yahoo) WashingtonExec announced today it would posthumously honor Dr. J. Phillip "Jack" London with a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 20.
Fastly Names Brett Shirk as Chief Revenue Officer (Yahoo) Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), provider of a global edge cloud platform, today announced the appointment of Brett Shirk as Chief Revenue Officer, effective February 22, 2021. Shirk joins Fastly with over 25 years of experience in the cloud and security industry, most recently as Chief Revenue Officer at Rubrik. He will report directly to Fastly CEO Joshua Bixby.
Bishop Fox Appoints Former TrustArc Executive as Vice President of Engineering (GlobeNewswire) Security Engineering Veteran to Define and Drive Next Stage of Company’s Next-Generation Continuous Attack Surface Testing Platform
Constella Intelligence Expands Executive Leadership Team Amid Continued Revenue Growth (PR Newswire) Constella Intelligence ("Constella"), a global Digital Risk Protection leader, announced today it has added five members to its executive...
Products, Services, and Solutions
StorCentric Announces QV1020 on the Violin QV-Series Platform- Simple, Cost-Effective, High Performance, All-Flash NVMe Storage - StorCentric (StorCentric) Entry Capacity Point with Best Price/Performance Ratio Enables Businesses of All Sizes to Achieve the Fastest Application Response Times and Increase Application Availability
Netskope and Mimecast Partner to Deliver Omnichannel DLP and Seamless Cloud Security (PR Newswire) Netskope, the leading security cloud, and Mimecast, a leading email security and cyber resilience company, today announced several...
Cloudentity and Axway Partner to Deliver Zero Trust for Open Banking (BusinessWire) Cloudentity, a cloud-based provider of dynamic fine-grained authorization and governance solutions, today announced its partnership with Axway, a lead
Microsoft is giving some of its top security tools a 'premium' upgrade (TechRadar) Premium edition of Azure Firewall service can inspect traffic flowing over TLS connections
Centripetal Networks: Proactively Blocks Potential Exploit Attempts (CTOvision.com) Read Byron Rashed explain how Centripetal CleanINTERNET recently applied cyber threat intelligence to defend a SonicWall VPN host from over 400,000 attack attempts on their blog: Centripetal Networks observed 472,584 […]
Check Point expands its unified cloud security platform to deliver next generation cloud native application security and API protection (Source Security) Check Point has extended the capabilities of its unified CloudGuard Cloud Native Security platform with the launch of new CloudGuard Application Security (AppSec), a fully automated web application and API protection solution, enabling enterprises to secure all their cloud-native applications against both known and zero-day attacks.
Can Cisco, Palo Alto Networks Make XDR, SASE Collide? (SDxCentral) XDR and SASE were two of the hottest cybersecurity trends last year, and they don’t show any sign of slowing down in 2021.
WhiteHat Security Releases AppSec Stats Flash Volume 2 (PR Newswire) WhiteHat Security, a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of NTT Ltd. and a world leader in application security, today released AppSec Stats...
StrikeForce Launches PrivacyLok Delivering Multi-Layered Privacy Protection Built for New Remote Work Realities (GlobeNewswire) Desktop Protection Suite Safeguards Devices from Cyber Attacks; Multiplies Security for Video Conferencing Platforms Like Zoom, Webex, Teams, and other Collaboration Tools
Votiro and Menlo Security Partner to Provide Total File Security Solution (BusinessWire) Votiro announced a partnership with Menlo Security to provide a total security solution for file downloads.
TalaTek Named a StateRAMP 3PAO Assessor (TalaTek, LLC) Company Extends Expertise to Enable State and Local Governments to Better Protect Data in the Cloud
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
7 Tips to Ensure Email Migration Success for Law Firms Shared (PRWeb) Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti Technologies Company and email migration expert shares tips to ensure a successful email migration for law firms in a ne
Design and Innovation
QCI Launches Qatalyst™, the First Quantum Computing Application Accelerator (GlobeNewswire) Software Speeds Adoption of Quantum Computing By Providing Real Business Solutions Today
How a Technology Called FeatureTrace Will Automate Military Surveillance (The National Interest) The technology gathers and anaylizes images that are then checked over by a human intelligence analyst.
Research and Development
We Knew Crows Were Smart But They Turn Out To Be Even Smarter (Mind Matters) Questions abound: How did crows come to be smart when other birds did not? Most would birds survive better if they were smarter but that doesn’t make it happen.
Cybersecurity Training Elusive in K–12 (THE Journal) K-12 educators haven't, for the most part, received basic cybersecurity training. Just 43 percent said their schools had provided such training, while 48 percent said they hadn't and eight percent said they didn't know or weren't sure.
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
Prime minister Scott Morrison attacks Facebook for 'arrogant' move to 'unfriend Australia' (the Guardian) The PM says the social media giant’s move to block news on its platform in Australia will harden the resolve of his government
Lack of competition in ad tech affecting publishers, advertisers and consumers (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) A lack of competition and transparency in the digital advertising technology supply chain is impacting publishers, advertisers and consumers and needs to be addressed, according to the interim report for the ACCC’s Digital advertising services inquiry, released today.
FCC wants to speed Huawei, ZTE equipment removal by rural carriers (South China Morning Post) FCC aims to increase the number of rural network carriers eligible for ‘rip-and-replace’ funds.
The Cybersecurity 202: Investigations into Russian, North Korean hackers are shaping Biden's foreign policy (Washington Post) The Biden administration is plunging ahead in a pair of high-profile cybersecurity investigations into North Korean and Russian hackers, shedding light on how it plans to crack down on foreign hackers after the Trump administration downplayed the issue in the 2016 election and its aftermath.
Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations (New York Times) The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more comprehensive and effective strategy.
Decoupling With China Would Hurt U.S. Businesses, Chamber of Commerce Says (Wall Street Journal) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned that rising tensions with China could have serious consequences for U.S. businesses, laying out a worse-case scenario where some major industries would be crippled.
The U.S. Needs a Cyber State of Distress to Withstand the Next SolarWinds (Lawfare) The SolarWinds hack exposed shortcomings in the U.S. government’s capacity to respond to cyberattacks. In a hard-hitting, far-reaching, and nearly undetectable attack, the perpetrators behind the SolarWinds intrusion secretly inserted malicious code into a software update and subsequently programmed it to appear legitimate. Among the victims were critical government agencies at the state, local, and federal levels, in addition to major private companies such as Microsoft.
Russia's hack was bad — but if we don't act fast, it will get much worse (TheHill) A strong offense always wins and, in the cyber domain, private companies cannot go up alone against nation-states.
Group of 25 prominent nonprofits urge Congress to pull war powers (TheHill) A group of 25 prominent nonprofit organizations on Wednesday urged Congress to end “forever wars” and rein in presidents' war-making authority.
Civil rights groups ask Biden administration to oppose facial recognition (Washington Post) The groups argue the software ‘would facilitate the mass tracking of each person’s movements in public space — something intolerable in a free and open society.’
WSJ News Exclusive | GameStop Frenzy Prompts SEC to Weigh More Short Sale Transparency (Wall Street Journal) Wall Street’s main regulator is weighing whether to require more transparency of short selling and the opaque network of stock lending and borrowing that facilitates it.
Hassan to chair Senate emerging threats subcommittee (TheHill) Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) will chair the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s subcommittee focused on national security threats and spending oversight, committee leaders announced Wednesday.
States Push Internet Privacy Rules in Lieu of Federal Standards (Wall Street Journal) A growing mosaic of state-level internet privacy proposals could provide new protections for consumers and additional question marks for businesses in lieu of a nationwide framework.
State Senate aims to strengthen cybersecurity after data hack (Madison Park Times) The Washington state Legislature is considering a bill that would centralize the state’s response to cybersecurity threats and strengthen the government&r
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
DOJ announces charges against North Korean hacker spies accused of conspiring to steal more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency (Washington Post) The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday against three North Korean hacker spies accused of conspiring to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency from banks and businesses around the world.
North Korean Lazarus Group hackers indicted in US (ComputerWeekly) Charges filed relate to Lazarus Group’s long-running cyber crime spree, including financial theft and extortion, the cyber attack on Sony Pictures and WannaCry malware.
Feds Indict North Korean Hackers for Years of Heists and Scams (Wired) The three men are allegedly part of a group that tried to steal $1.3 billion in an extended—and ongoing—cybercrime spree.
DOJ charges three in WannaCry attacks, attempts to steal $1.3B (FCW) In addition to unsealing the charges against three North Korean hackers, the U.S. government also published indicators of compromise for a family of malicious cryptocurrency applications called 'AppleJeus.'
US indicts North Korean hackers for stealing $1.3 billion (BleepingComputer) The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three North Koreans for stealing $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency in attacks on banks, the entertainment industry, cryptocurrency companies, and more.
'Criminal syndicate with a flag': North Korean intel operatives charged in hacking campaign (USA TODAY) Feds say North Korean hackers are part of a 'criminal syndicate with a flag' in unsealed indictment.
North Korean hackers are ‘the world’s leading bank robbers,’ U.S. charges (POLITICO) Prosecutors say they were behind the 2014 Sony hack, the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, and a range of digital bank heists.
Three North Korean Military Hackers Indicted in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Commit Cyberattacks and Financial Crimes Across the Globe (US Department of Justice) A federal indictment unsealed today charges three North Korean computer programmers with participating in a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to conduct a series of destructive cyberattacks, to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion of money and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and companies, to create and deploy multiple malicious cryptocurrency applications, and to develop and fraudulently market a blockchain platform.
Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Delivers Remarks on the National Security Cyber Investigation into North Korean Operatives (US Department of Justice) Today, the Justice Department is announcing charges following a significant national security cyber investigation first disclosed publicly more than two years ago.
In a Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse, Iran Eyes New Targets in Africa (New York Times) Fifteen people arrested in Ethiopia were part of what American and Israeli officials said was a foiled Iranian plot against diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.
Dutch Police post "say no to cybercrime" warnings on hacker forums (BleepingComputer) The Dutch Police have begun posting warnings on Russian and English-speaking hacker forums not to commit cybercrime as law enforcement is watching their activity.
GameStop bull 'Roaring Kitty,' MassMutual hit with securities lawsuit (Financial Post) The social media persona “Roaring Kitty” at the center of last month’s frenzied rally in shares of GameStop Corp violated securities laws and caused “huge…
GameStop hearing on tap with Robinhood, Melvin, Reddit and Citadel CEOs (SeekingAlpha) Get ready for the big show... Robinhood's (RBNHD) Vlad Tenev, Melvin Capital's Gabe Plotkin, Reddit's Steve Huffman and Citadel's Kenneth Griffin and Keith Gill are all set to...
Reddit day trader urges Wall Street probe ahead of GameStop hearing (Silicon Valley Business Journal) Keith Gill, a Wilmington, Mass., resident whose personas include Roaring Kitty on YouTube, will testify at a virtual hearing along with the founder of Melvin Capital, which lost half its value as GameStop shares surged.
Cisco Systems Discloses Possible Embezzlement Scheme at Its China Operations (Wall Street Journal) The company is also investigating alleged payments to employees of Chinese state-owned enterprises, it said. Cisco has disclosed the matter to the U.S. Justice Department and the SEC.
'Israeli tycoon Steinmetz told me to pay for dirt on Soros' (Haaretz) Beny Steinmetz, sentenced to five years imprisonment for bribery, paid cyber firm to 'collect intelligence' on billionaire George Soros, according to front man's testimony
Patients Sue Wilmington Surgical For Netwalker Ransomware Data Leak (HealthITSecurity) Wilmington Surgical Associates in North Carolina has been sued by patients impacted by its October ransomware attack and subsequent data leak containing troves of sensitive data and health information