Cyberattacks on SATCOM networks attributed to Russian threat actors

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 13:22:00 +0000

CISA and the FBI are sharing information about the US attribution of cyberattacks on SATCOM networks that targeted Ukraine but spilled over into other European countries.

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DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 11:00:30 +0000

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the alleged compromise is tied to a cybercrime and online harassment community that routinely impersonates police and government officials to harvest personal information on their targets.

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FBI warns food and agriculture to brace for seasonal ransomware attacks

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 16:48:18 +0000

For the second time, the FBI has warned the food and agriculture sector about the risk of ransomware attacks.

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Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:27:35 +0000

When KrebsOnSecurity last month explored how cybercriminals were using hacked email accounts at police departments worldwide to obtain warrantless Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) from social media and technology providers, many security experts called it a fundamentally unfixable problem. But don’t tell that to Matt Donahue, a former FBI agent who recently quit the agency to launch a startup that aims to help tech companies do a better job screening out phony law enforcement data requests — in part by assigning trustworthiness or “credit ratings” to law enforcement authorities worldwide.

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Conti’s Ransomware Toll on the Healthcare Industry

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2022 20:41:08 +0000

Conti — one of the most ruthless and successful Russian ransomware groups — publicly declared during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that it would refrain from targeting healthcare providers. But new information confirms this pledge was always a lie, and that Conti has launched more than 200 attacks against hospitals and other healthcare facilities since first surfacing in 2018 under the name “Ryuk.”

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RaidForums Gets Raided, Alleged Admin Arrested

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 17:29:33 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said today it seized the website and user database for RaidForums, an extremely popular English-language cybercrime forum that sold access to more than 10 billion consumer records stolen in some of the world’s largest data breaches since 2015. The DOJ also charged the alleged administrator of RaidForums — 21-year-old Diogo Santos Coelho, of Portugal — with six criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Actions Target Russian Govt. Botnet, Hydra Dark Market

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 22:03:45 +0000

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has disrupted a giant botnet built and operated by a Russian government intelligence unit known for launching destructive cyberattacks against energy infrastructure in the United States and Ukraine. Separately, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Germany moved to decapitate “Hydra,” a billion-dollar Russian darknet drug bazaar that also helped to launder the profits of multiple Russian ransomware groups.

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