Hackers release over 4,000 files stolen from Scottish environment agency in ransomware attack

SEPA was hit by ransomware attack on Christmas Eve Corporate plans and contracts published after organisation refused to give in to ransom demand There’s more bad news for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) which was hit by a ransomware attack on Christmas Eve – a serious security breach that has continued to impact its … Continue reading Hackers release over 4,000 files stolen from Scottish environment agency in ransomware attack

Hacker blunder leaves stolen passwords exposed via Google search

Hackers hitting thousands of organizations worldwide in a massive phishing campaign forgot to protect their loot and let Google the stolen passwords for public searches. The phishing campaign has been running for more than half a year and uses dozens of domains that host the phishing pages. It received constant updates to make the fraudulent … Continue reading Hacker blunder leaves stolen passwords exposed via Google search

Hacker publishes stolen email and mailing addresses of 270,000 Ledger cryptocurrency wallet users

Details of Ledger hardware wallet customers provides golden opportunity for scammers Scams include threats to break into homes of customers if ransom is not paid The phone numbers, email and postal addresses of over 270,000 owners of the Ledger cryptocurrency hardware wallet have been made freely available for download from a hacking forum. The information, … Continue reading Hacker publishes stolen email and mailing addresses of 270,000 Ledger cryptocurrency wallet users

Attackers Exploit Poor Cyber Hygiene to Compromise Cloud Security Environments

CISA is aware of several recent successful cyberattacks against various organizations’ cloud services. Threat actors used a variety of tactics and techniques, including phishing and brute force logins, to attempt to exploit weaknesses in cloud security practices. In response, CISA has released Analysis Report AR21-013A: Strengthening Security Configurations to Defend Against Attackers Targeting Cloud Services … Continue reading Attackers Exploit Poor Cyber Hygiene to Compromise Cloud Security Environments

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July. The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Zatko is better known as … Continue reading Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security