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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Leaked Chats Show LAPSUS$ Stole T-Mobile Source Code

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:09:39 +0000

KrebsOnSecurity recently reviewed a copy of the private chat messages between members of the LAPSUS$ cybercrime group in the week leading up to the arrest of its most active members last month. The logs show LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile multiple times in March, stealing source code for a range of company projects. T-Mobile says no customer or government information was stolen in the intrusion. LAPSUS$ is known for stealing data and then demanding a ransom not to publish or sell it. But the leaked chats indicate this mercenary activity was of little interest to the tyrannical teenage leader of LAPSUS$, whose obsession with stealing and leaking proprietary computer source code from the world’s largest tech companies ultimately led to the group’s undoing.

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The Original APT: Advanced Persistent Teenagers

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 17:55:38 +0000

Many organizations are already struggling to combat cybersecurity threats from ransomware purveyors and state-sponsored hacking groups, both of which tend to take days or weeks to pivot from an opportunistic malware infection to a full blown data breach. But few organizations have a playbook for responding to the kinds of virtual “smash and grab” attacks we’ve seen recently from LAPSUS$, a juvenile data extortion group whose short-lived, low-tech and remarkably effective tactics are putting some of the world’s biggest corporations on edge.

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A week in security (March 28 – April 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:08:24 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Globant suffers network breach due to LAPSUS$ compromise

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 18:56:37 +0000

LAPSUS$ is a young group believed to be ran by teenagers. In their latest heist, they leaked data from Globant, a software firm.

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Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 22:54:45 +0000

On Tuesday, KrebsOnSecurity warned that hackers increasingly are using compromised government and police department email accounts to obtain sensitive customer data from mobile providers, ISPs and social media companies. Today, one of the U.S. Senate’s most tech-savvy lawmakers said he was troubled by the report and is now asking technology companies and federal agencies for information about the frequency of such schemes.

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Hackers Gaining Power of Subpoena Via Fake “Emergency Data Requests”

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 14:07:27 +0000

There is a terrifying and highly effective “method” that criminal hackers are now using to harvest sensitive customer data from Internet service providers, phone companies and social media firms. It involves compromising email accounts and websites tied to police departments and government agencies, and then sending unauthorized demands for subscriber data while claiming the information being requested can’t wait for a court order because it relates to an urgent matter of life and death.

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A week in security (March 21 – 27)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 10:17:58 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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