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Category: Identity theft


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Ransomware group Dark Angels claims the theft of 1TB of data from chipmaker Nexperia 

April 16, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims responsibility for hacking chipmaker Nexperia and stealing 1 TB of the company’s data. Nexperia is a semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It is a subsidiary of the partially state-owned Chinese company […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Ransomware gang did steal residents’ confidential data, UK city council admits

April 4, 2024

Via: The Register

Leicester City Council is finally admitting its “cyber incident” was carried out by a ransomware gang and that data was stolen, hours after the criminals forced its hand. The attack began nearly a month ago on March 7 and since […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Threat actors hacked Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom

March 4, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Chunghwa Telecom Company, Ltd. (literally Chinese Telecom Company) is the largest integrated telecom service provider in Taiwan, and the incumbent local exchange carrier of PSTN, Mobile, and broadband services in the country. Threat actors stole sensitive information from the company, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Meta says risk of account theft after phone number recycling isn’t its problem to solve

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Meta has acknowledged that phone number reuse that allows takeovers of its accounts “is a concern,” but the ad biz insists the issue doesn’t qualify for its bug bounty program and is a matter for telecom companies to sort out. […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Interpol makes first border arrest using Biometric Hub to ID suspect

December 1, 2023

Via: The Register

European police have for the first time made an arrest after remotely checking Interpol’s trove of biometric data to identify a suspected smuggler. The fugitive migrant, we’re told, gave a fake name and phony identification documents at a police check […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Rogue ex-Motorola techie admits cyberattack on former employer, passport fraud

November 30, 2023

Via: The Register

An ex-Motorola technician in the US has admitted he tried to fraudulently obtain a passport while awaiting trial for a cyberattack on his former employer. Andrew Mahn, 28, of Derry, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

TransUnion reckons big dump of stolen customer data came from someone else

September 21, 2023

Via: The Register

Days after a miscreant boasted leaking a 3GB-plus database from TransUnion containing financial information on 58,505 people, the credit-checking agency has claimed the info was actually swiped from a third party. On Sunday, a thief using the handle USDoD shared […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

US-Canada water org confirms ‘cybersecurity incident’ after ransomware crew threatens leak

September 15, 2023

Via: The Register

The International Joint Commission, a body that manages water rights along the US-Canada border, has confirmed its IT security was targeted, after a ransomware gang claimed it stole 80GB of data from the organization. “The International Joint Commission has experienced […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Greater Manchester Police ransomware attack another classic demo of supply chain challenges

September 15, 2023

Via: The Register

The UK’s Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has admitted that crooks have got their mitts on some of its data after a third-party supplier responsible for ID badges was attacked. According to the Manchester Evening News the stolen data included the […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Clear Skye IGA 5.0 optimizes identity security and business processes on ServiceNow

July 26, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

Clear Skye launched Clear Skye IGA 5.0, the company’s most significant product release to date. An identity security and governance solution built natively on the ServiceNow Platform, 5.0 enables businesses to simplify workflows, increase productivity, and improve the overall user […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

US Charges Bulgarian Woman in $4B OneCoin Fraud Case

March 21, 2023

Via: DataBreach Today

A Bulgarian woman extradited to the United States for her role in a $4 billion crypto pyramid scheme adds to a growing list of law enforcement actions against perpetrators of the OneCoin Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors say Irina Dilkinska, 41, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Hitachi Energy Blames Data Breach on Zero-Day as Ransomware Gang Threatens Firm

March 20, 2023

Via: Security Week

In a press release published on Friday, Hitachi Energy said the Cl0p ransomware gang targeted the GoAnywhere product and may have gained unauthorized access to employee data in some countries. “Upon learning of this event, we took immediate action and […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Ransomware Operators Leak Data Allegedly Stolen From City of Oakland

March 6, 2023

Via: Security Week

The cyberattack started on February 8 and was disclosed on February 10, when Oakland announced that it had taken systems offline to contain the incident, but that emergency services were not impacted. One week later, while continuing restoration efforts, the […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Foiling intellectual property theft in a digital-first world

February 27, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

In today’s data-driven world, the expectations and demands faced by many organizations worldwide are reaching unseen levels. To meet the challenge, a data-driven approach is necessary, with effective digital transformation needed to improve operational efficiency, streamline processes, and get more […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

GoTo admits: Customer cloud backups stolen together with decryption key

January 25, 2023

Via: Naked Security

GoTo is a well-known brand that owns a range of products, including technologies for teleconferencing and webinars, remote access, and password management. If you’ve ever used GoTo Webinar (online meetings and seminars), GoToMyPC (connect and control someone else’s computer for […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

PayPal Warns 35,000 Users of Credential Stuffing Attacks

January 20, 2023

Via: Security Week

“On December 20, 2022, we confirmed that unauthorized parties were able to access your PayPal customer account using your login credentials,” the company said in the notification letter sent to the impacted individuals. According to PayPal, between December 6 and […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

6 oversights that enable data breaches

January 12, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

Personal employee or customer data accounted for nearly 45% of all data stolen between July 2021 and June 2022, while companies’ source code and proprietary information accounted for a further 6.7% and 5.6% respectively, according to Imperva. More positively, the […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

200 million Twitter users had personal data stolen before Elon Musk’s takeover

January 11, 2023

Via: Panda Security

Twitter has been going through a lot over the last few years, and its troubling past continues to haunt the social media giant. It was recently revealed that hackers had stolen the details of approximately 200 million Twitter users. The […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Play Ransomware Group Used New Exploitation Method in Rackspace Attack

January 5, 2023

Via: Security Week

Rackspace told the media that a previously unknown exploit was used to gain access to its network and steal data. The incident apparently involved a customer’s credentials getting compromised, which gave the attackers access to one of its servers on […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Five Guys Data Breach Puts HR Data Under a Heat Lamp

January 5, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

The Five Guys burger empire has been hit with what appears to be a “smash-and-grab” operation: Cyberattackers busted into a file server and made off with the personally identifiable information (PII) of people who applied to work at the chain. […]