Hacking

Joe Biden

Biden admin seeks corporate America’s help tracking cyber criminals

US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has a message for corporate America: The US Justice Department needs its help in order to take down cyber criminals.

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

Official: The Biden White House plans a 30-country meeting on cyber crime

Top US national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, President Joe Bide...

Department of Justice

Ex-US intelligence operatives in UAE hacking case will cooperate with FBI

Three former US intelligence operatives, who worked as mercenary hackers for the United Arab Emirates, agreed to pay fines of $1.685 million and cooperate with federal prosecutors ...

Platform News: China

US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

The US, UK and and various allies have accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacki...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft says Israeli group sold tools to hack Windows

An Israeli group sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and technology human rights group Citizen Lab has said, shedding light on the growing business of finding and...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

President Biden has said he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led t...

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

Like the Terminator, high-tech cyber crime to ‘keep coming’

Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime – and the costly attacks are not going to...

Hackers and security

Ransomware gangs disrupted by response to Colonial Pipeline hack

Multiple ransomware groups claimed they were shutting down or scaling back operations last week as the US government ramped up pressure while tech companies, cryptocurrency exchang...

Security

Brief: Five facts about ransomware attacks

A ransomware attack on top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has brought attention to the growing area of cybercrime. This article aims to brief you as to what ransomware...

Platform News: SolarWinds

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack

The Biden-Harris White House has said in a statement that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the c...

Platform News: SolarWinds

SolarWinds says dealing with hack fallout cost at least $18 million

SolarWinds said the sprawling breach stemming from the compromise of its flagship software product has cost the company at least $18 million in the first three months of 2021.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

Platform News: SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

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