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Hacker, Threats & Malware

DOJ Charges Texas Resident for Allegedly Planning to ‘Kill About 70% of The Internet”

April 13, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

Last Thursday, a Wichita Falls resident was arrested for allegedly attempting to bomb an AWS data center in Virginia. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), 28-year Seth Aaron Pendley was detained after a concerned citizen alerted authorities to […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Small Kansas Water Utility System Hacking Highlights Risks

April 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

Wyatt Travnichek, 22, was charged last month with remotely accessing the Post Rock Rural Water District’s systems in March 2019, about two months after he quit his job with the utility. He’s accused of shutting down the facility’s cleaning and […]


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How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

April 12, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Many of us who read the news daily encounter a regular drum beat of ransomware stories that are both worrying and heartbreaking. And what many of us don’t realize is that they are often interconnected. Some of the gangs behind […]


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User database was also hacked in the recent hack of PHP ‘s Git Server

April 8, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The maintainers of the PHP programming language have provided an update regarding the security breach that took place on March 28. Unknown attackers hacked the official Git server of the PHP programming language and pushed unauthorized updates to insert a […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

22-Year-Old Charged With Hacking Water System and Endangering Lives

April 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A 22-year-old man from the U.S. state of Kansas has been indicted on charges that he unauthorizedly accessed a public water facility’s computer system, jeopardizing the residents’ safety and health in the local community. Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth […]


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Hackers are implanting multiple backdoors at industrial targets in Japan

March 31, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details of a sophisticated campaign that deploys malicious backdoors for the purpose of exfiltrating information from a number of industry sectors located in Japan. Dubbed “A41APT” by Kaspersky researchers, the findings delve into a new […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Booming dark web gig economy is a rising threat

March 30, 2021

Via: CSO Online

“I need a site hacker for $2,000,” “Break this site for $10K,” “Can you collect information from our competitors’ websites?” or “Can you delete reviews? Budget $300.” Posts like these, in which individuals try to hire black hats, have flooded […]


Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

SolarWinds Fallout: Did Hackers Breach Head of Homeland Security?

March 30, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

More information regarding the infamous SolarWinds hack continues to be unveiled as security professionals learn more about what actually happened. The Associated Press recently reported that the hackers behind the attack, who are believed to be Russian, were able to […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

The surge of fake COVID-19 test results, vaccines and vaccination certificates on the Dark Web

March 25, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

While vaccination campaigns go ahead with different speeds in many countries multiple threat actors on the Dark Web started offering fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates. Multiple research teams, including mine, are monitoring these specific criminal activities in the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian National Pleads Guilty After Trying to Hack a Human at Tesla

March 22, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

A Russian national in a U.S. jail just pleaded guilty to trying to hack Tesla’s computer network. His plot started with an attempt to hack an employee at the company and recruit that person to become an insider threat. The […]