Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Ukraine calls on hacker underground to defend against Russia

The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Rus...


Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security sp...

Platform News: Coinbase

Coinbase says hackers stole cryptocurrency from at least 6,000 customers

Hackers stole from the accounts of at least 6,000 customers of Coinbase Global Inc, according to a breach notification letter sent by the cryptocurrency exchange to affected custom...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Hackers return $260 million to cryptocurrency platform after massive theft

Hackers behind one of the biggest ever cryptocurrency heists have returned more than a third of $613 million in digital coins they stole, the company at the center of the hack has ...

Platform News: Ransomware

US launches online hub to help ransomware victims

The US government has unveiled an online hub for the victims of ransomware attacks, saying it will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assista...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Ransom group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack is new but experienced

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the east coast of America may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateu...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says some user data scraped and posted for sale

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investiga...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Researchers suggest 10+ hacking groups are using Microsoft software flaw

At least 10 different hacking groups are using a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp’s mail server software to break in to targets around the world, cybersecurity comp...

Hackers and security

Verkada surveillance cameras at hundreds of businesses breached

A small group of hackers viewed live and archived surveillance footage from hundreds of businesses including Tesla by gaining administrative access to camera maker Verkada over the...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook says suspected hackers behind US election threats operated in 2019

Iranian hackers suspected of exposing threatening messages to US voters weekly and spreading false information regarding compromised election systems conducted a disinformation cam...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Microsoft: Foreign hackers are targeting Biden and Trump camps

Microsoft has said that hackers connected to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to US President Donald J Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Microsoft believes Russian hackers ‘Fancy Bear’ targeted Biden campaign

Microsoft identified a suspected hacking group that targeted a company working with Democrat Joe Biden as the exact same Russian-backed unit blamed by the US government for breakin...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter thinks hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter says attackers downloaded data from up to 8 non-verified accounts

Twitter has said that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said none of them were verified ...

Platform News: COVID-19 and coronavirus

US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing coronavirus research

China-linked hackers are breaking into American organisations carrying out research into COVID-19, US officials said, warning both scientists and public health officials to be on t...

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