Criminal-on-criminal crime hit the Carding Mafia, an underworld forum in which paycard data are sold, shared, and traded, Vice reports. According to Have I Been Pwned, the stolen records include email addresses, IP addresses, usernames, and hashed passwords for nearly 300,000 people.
The Record writes that Babuk ransomware has hit the PDI Group, an Ohio-based supplier of material handling equipment to the US and other militaries. Babuk’s operators claim to have obtained some seven-hundred gigabytes of files from PDI’s internal networks. The stolen data appear to be mostly corporate intellectual property, which the gang threatens to post online if they’re not paid.
Also in the Record is an account of a major data breach in the Netherlands. RDC, a company that provides car maintenance and garage services, disclosed that it had been breached. The personal information of more than seven-million car owners is now being offered for sale in a forum that caters to cybercriminals.
General Nakasone, Director NSA and head of US Cybercom, yesterday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that adversaries increasingly use US infrastructure to conduct their attacks, recognizing that domestic communications constitute a legal blindspot for US intelligence collection, according to Breaking Defense. He also told the Committee, C4ISRNet writes, that Cybercom conducted more than two dozen missions to counter hostile foreign activity against the 2020 US elections.
An advisor to Russia’s Defense Minister described US policy as one of waging a psychological war against Russia that aims at destabilizing the country’s “civilizational pillars,” Reuters reports.