A Breach at LastPass Has Password Lessons for Us All

The hacking of the password manager should make us reassess whether to trust companies to store our sensitive data in the cloud.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #lastpass-com, #privacy

Hackers Mined a Single Software Flaw for a Year in NY Cyberattack

Suffolk County officials on Wednesday released the results of their investigation into a devastating breach that was discovered in the fall, forcing the government offline.

#alphv-blackcat, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #suffolk-county-ny

Russian Hackers’ Latest Target Is Cab Dispatch Line at J.F.K., U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors say two Queens men worked with Russians to charge cabbies $10 to jump the line at the airport. The scheme was an open secret among drivers competing for fares.

#airports, #crime-and-criminals, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers

A Cyberattack Shuts the Met Opera’s Box Office, but the Show Goes On

After hackers knocked out the ticket-selling system of the Met, the largest performing arts organization in the United States, the company decided to sell $50 general admission seats.

#box-office-sales, #computer-network-outages, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #gelb-peter, #metropolitan-opera, #opera

Brooklyn Hospital Network Battles a Cyberattack

Since late November, medical professionals have been using pen and paper as experts work to get the facilities fully back online.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #hospitals, #one-brooklyn-health

How a Cyberattack Plunged a Long Island County Into the 1990s

Suffolk County officials had to return to the days of paper checks and faxes after an episode that exposed government weaknesses.

#bellone-steven, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #suffolk-county-ny

FTX Assets Still Missing as Firm Begins Bankruptcy Process

A substantial amount of the company’s assets are missing, an FTX lawyer told a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday.

#alameda-research-llc, #bankman-fried-sam, #bankruptcies, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #justice-department, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #sullivancromwell, #virtual-currency

FTX Investigating Possible Hack Hours After Bankruptcy Filing

Researchers document $473 million in suspicious transfers from the cryptocurrency exchange.

#bankman-fried-sam, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #virtual-currency

Internal Documents Show How Close the F.B.I. Came to Deploying Spyware

Christopher Wray, the F.B.I.’s director, told Congress last December that the bureau purchased the phone hacking tool Pegasus for research purposes.

#cellular-telephones, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #freedom-of-information-act, #israel, #justice-department, #nso-group, #wray-christopher-a, #wyden-ron

Greece to Ban Sale of Spyware After Government Is Accused of Surveillance

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the ban after a news report claimed that he had directed the use of spyware against prominent politicians and journalists, which he denied.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #documento, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #greece, #kostas-vaxevanis, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #news-and-news-media, #nikos-androulaki, #politics-and-government, #samaras-antonis, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Gaming Is Booming. That’s Catnip for Cybercriminals.

Cybersecurity experts warn that threats lurk in cheat codes, microtransactions and messages from fellow players.

#akamai-technologies-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #electronic-arts-inc, #kaspersky-lab, #namco-bandai-games-inc, #roblox-corp

Former Uber Security Chief Joe Sullivan Found Guilty of Hiding Hack From Authorities

A jury found Joe Sullivan, who led security at the ride-hailing company, guilty on two different counts. The case could change how security professionals handle data breaches.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-trade-commission, #khosrowshahi-dara, #sullivan-joe-1968, #uber-technologies-inc

How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target

Election deniers catapulted a Michigan firm with just 21 U.S. employees to the center of unfounded voter fraud claims, exposing it to vicious threats.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #engelbrecht-catherine, #midterm-elections-2022, #project-democracy, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #true-the-vote, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

The Crypto World Is on Edge After a String of Hacks

More than $2 billion in digital currency has been stolen in hacks this year, shaking faith in the experimental field of decentralized finance known as DeFi.

#beanstalk, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #sanderson-brandon, #start-ups, #virtual-currency

The Uber Hack Exposes More Than Failed Data Security

We need strong regulations that force organizations to maintain good security practices.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #zatko-peiter-c

Can ‘the Merge’ Save Crypto?

Many fans think it will. But it might end up creating some new problems.

#bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #ethereum-foundation, #open-source-software, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #virtual-currency

As Ex-Uber Executive Heads to Trial, the Security Community Reels

Joe Sullivan, Uber’s former chief of security, faces criminal charges for his handling of a 2016 security breach. His trial this week has divided the security industry.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #decisions-and-verdicts, #sullivan-joe-1968, #uber-technologies-inc, #united-states

Greece’s Mitsotakis Fends Off Accusations His Government Spied on Rivals

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #greece, #international-relations, #new-democracy-greece, #pasok-panhellenic-socialist-movement, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #ukraine, #wireless-communications, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy

At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down.

#balderas-hector-h-jr, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #federal-trade-commission, #illuminate-education, #pearson-plc, #privacy

Accused Capital One Hacker Stands Trial for Fraud and Identity Theft

A woman is accused of downloading data of more than 100 million Capital One customers. Her lawyers argue a conviction would criminalize legitimate research practices.

#amazon-com-inc, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #justice-department, #seattle-wash, #thompson-paige-adele

Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Agencies

Experts who track the hackers’ actions said the group had recently begun to shift its focus to countries in Central and South America, perhaps as retaliation against nations that have supported Ukraine.

#chaves-rodrigo, #costa-rica, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

F.B.I. Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool for Investigations

A 2018 letter from the bureau to the Israeli government is the clearest documentary evidence to date that the agency weighed using the spyware for law enforcement operations.

#cellular-telephones, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nso-group, #united-states-international-relations

Crypto’s Promises Keep Crashing

Web3, billed as the future of the internet, might create more problems than it solves.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-commerce, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency

Russia Uses Cyberattacks in Ukraine to Support Military Strikes, Report Finds

A new study by Microsoft shows that Russian cyberattacks often happened within days or even hours of missile strikes.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #microsoft-corp, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Hackers Claim to Target Russian Institutions in Barrage of Cyberattacks and Leaks

While the authenticity of leaked data could not be verified, the effort appears to be part of a campaign by hackers opposed to the Kremlin.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #distributed-denial-of-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gru-russia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukraine Says It Thwarted a Sophisticated Russian Cyberattack on Its Power Grid

Experts say the hacking, while unsuccessful, was among the most complex cyberattacks they have seen in the war so far.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #gru-russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

U.S. Says It Secretly Removed Malware Worldwide, Pre-empting Russian Cyberattacks

The operation is the latest effort by the Biden administration to thwart actions by Russia by making them public before Moscow can strike.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ex-Party Producer Charged in $2.7 Million Bitcoin-Laundering Scheme

Thomas Spieker’s clients included dark-web drug dealers and a cellphone-hacking identity thief, prosecutors said.

#bitcoin-currency, #black-markets, #bragg-alvin, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #manhattan-nyc, #money-laundering, #spieker-thomas, #virtual-currency

With Eye to Russia, Biden Administration Asks Companies to Report Cyberattacks

A new law requires companies to tell the federal government about hacks, but the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency still has to work out the details of what must be reported.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cybersecurity-and-infrastructure-security-agency, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #easterly-jen, #law-and-legislation, #russia, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Warns Private Sector of Potential Russian Cyberattacks

The president cited “evolving intelligence” and urged companies to strengthen their defenses immediately.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Why You Haven’t Heard About the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine

The digital confrontation is playing out in the shadows, as inconspicuous as it is insidious.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Ukrainian Minister Has Turned Digital Tools Into Modern Weapons of War

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s youngest minister, has turned technology, cryptocurrency and social media into modern weapons of war.

#apple-inc, #cancel-culture, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #defense-and-military-forces, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #kyiv-ukraine, #meta-platforms-inc, #mykhailo-fedorov, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #software, #ukraine, #virtual-currency, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

A Paranoid Person’s Guide to Preparing for Digital Danger

Russia’s attack may have you wondering what will happen if the conflict spills into cyberthreats beyond Ukraine’s borders. Here’s what you can do to ease your mind.

#content-type-service, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #data-storage, #google-inc, #personal-finances, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Volunteer Hackers Converge on Ukraine Conflict With No One in Charge

The hackers have claimed a number of disruptions over the past week, blurring the lines between amateurs and groups linked to governments.

#anonymous-internet-group, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #hold-security-llc, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

I’ve Dealt With Foreign Cyberattacks. America Isn’t Ready for What’s Coming.

U.S. leaders must rethink the current cyberdefense system and rally around a centralized regulator. 

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

Toyota Stops Production After Possible Cyberattack at a Supplier

A supplier to the automaker said it shutdown its computer network to respond to what might have been a hack or a virus.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shutdowns-institutional, #toyota-motor-corp

Russia Could Use Cryptocurrency to Mitigate U.S. Sanctions

Russian companies have many cryptocurrency tools at their disposal to evade sanctions, including a so-called digital ruble and ransomware.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #moscow-russia, #russia, #treasury-department, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #virtual-currency

Justice Dept. Announces Raft of Changes Meant to Deter Cyberthreats

The moves came a week after the department made its largest financial seizure ever, confiscating over $3.6 billion worth of Bitcoin stolen in a 2016 hacking.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #monaco-lisa-o

Hacker Who Sold Pirated Video Games Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

Gary Bowser, 52, pleaded guilty for his role in a group that sold pirated video games for devices like the Nintendo Switch, costing companies more than $65 million, prosecutors said.

#computer-and-video-games, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #gary-bowser, #nintendo-switch-video-game-system, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #washington-state

Justice Dept. Seizes $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin and Arrests Married Couple

The couple were accused of conspiring to launder Bitcoin that had been stolen in 2016 from Hong Kong-based Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest virtual currency exchanges.

#bitcoin-currency, #bitfinex, #currency, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #hong-kong, #justice-department, #monaco-lisa-o, #money-laundering, #robberies-and-thefts, #virtual-currency

What We Learned About Pegasus, the Smartphone Cracker

Israel used the NSO Group’s cyberweapon as a tool of diplomacy. The F.B.I. tested it for domestic surveillance. Then everything soured. Here are highlights of a New York Times Magazine investigation.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #iran, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #new-jersey, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Microsoft Warns of Cyber Attack on Ukrainian Computer Networks

The malware was revealed as Russian troops remain massed at the Ukrainian border, and after Ukrainian government agencies had their websites defaced.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #microsoft-corp, #putin-vladimir-v, #ukraine

Ransomware Group REvil Dismantled in Raids, Russia Says

Moscow said the ransomware group REvil “ceased to exist” after raids and arrests. It is not clear if the operation will ease tensions with Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-security-service, #putin-vladimir-v, #revil-hacking-group, #russia, #ukraine

Journalists in El Salvador Targeted With Spyware Intended for Criminals

The announcement came months after the U.S. government blacklisted the Israeli firm that produces Pegasus, the technology used to target the journalists.

#access-now, #bukele-nayib, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #el-faro, #el-salvador, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #nso-group, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

U.S. Details Possible Sanctions on Russia Over a Ukraine Invasion

The Biden administration and its allies are developing new possible sanctions ahead of a series of meetings to defuse the crisis with Moscow.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #sherman-wendy-r, #solarwinds, #swiftsociety-for-worldwide-interbank-financial-telecommunication, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Administration Warns Against Spyware Targeting Dissidents

The U.S. intelligence community offered steps that would mitigate — but not stop — spyware developed by firms like the NSO Group.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #national-counterintelligence-and-security-center, #nso-group, #smartphones, #software, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

Israeli Company’s Spyware Is Used to Target U.S. Embassy Employees in Africa

The hack is the first known case of the spyware, known as Pegasus, being used against American officials.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #israel, #nso-group, #smartphones, #uganda, #united-states-international-relations

Planned Parenthood Says Hacker Compromised Information for 400,000 Patients

The group’s Los Angeles affiliate said it did not know who was responsible for the ransomware attack and did not believe any information had been used for “fraudulent purposes.”

#abortion, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #los-angeles-calif, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america

Palestinian Diplomats Targeted by Israeli Spyware, Official Says

The accusation, which has not been independently verified, raises new questions over whether Israel is using software made by NSO Group to spy on Palestinians.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #nso-group, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #shin-bet, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states

Justice Dept. Brings New Charges in Ransomware Attacks

The department said it had charged a Russian national in one attack and recovered $6.1 million in ransom. It also arrested a Ukrainian man for another attack.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #extortion-and-blackmail, #garland-merrick-b, #jbs-sa, #justice-department, #kaseya-ltd, #monaco-lisa-o, #poland, #revil-hacking-group, #russia, #ukraine