At a glance.
- CISA director targeted by swatting attack.
- loanDepot breach affects 16 million individuals.
- SEC's X account hack caused by SIM swapping.
- Australian government sanctions alleged REvil hacker.
- Apple patches zero-day vulnerability.
CISA director targeted by swatting attack.
The Record reports that CISA director Jen Easterly's home was swatted late last month. The Arlington County Police Department said in an incident summary, "Responding officers made contact with the occupant of the residence, determined no shooting had occurred and that there were no injuries associated with the call for service." Easterly said in a statement to the Record, "One of the most troubling trends we have seen in recent years has been the harassment of public officials across the political spectrum, including extreme incidents involving swatting and direct personal threats. These incidents pose a serious risk to the individuals, their families, and in the case of swatting, to the law enforcement officers responding to the situation. While my own experience was certainly harrowing, it was unfortunately not unique. In particular, several of our nation’s election officials have also been targeted with this type of harassment and other threats of violence."