Fulton County, Security Experts Call LockBit’s Bluff

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 22:18:54 +0000

The ransomware group LockBit told officials with Fulton County, Ga. they could expect to see their internal documents published online this morning unless the county paid a ransom demand. Instead, LockBit removed Fulton County’s listing from its victim shaming website this morning, claiming county officials had paid. But county officials said they did not pay, nor did anyone make payment on their behalf. Security experts say LockBit was likely bluffing and probably lost most of the data when the gang’s servers were seized this month by U.S. and U.K. law enforcement.

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New Leak Shows Business Side of China’s APT Menace

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2024 13:27:47 +0000

A new data leak that appears to have come from one of China’s top private cybersecurity firms provides a rare glimpse into the commercial side of China’s many state-sponsored hacking groups. Experts say the leak illustrates how Chinese government agencies increasingly are contracting out foreign espionage campaigns to the nation’s burgeoning and highly competitive cybersecurity industry.

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U.S. Internet Leaked Years of Internal, Customer Emails

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 16:45:46 +0000

The Minnesota-based Internet provider U.S. Internet Corp. has a business unit called Securence, which specializes in providing filtered, secure email services to businesses, educational institutions and government agencies worldwide. But until it was notified last week, U.S. Internet was publishing more than a decade’s worth of its internal email — and that of thousands of Securence clients — in plain text out on the Internet and just a click away for anyone with a Web browser.

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Arrests in $400M SIM-Swap Tied to Heist at FTX?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 18:41:37 +0000

Three Americans were charged this week with stealing more than $400 million in a November 2022 SIM-swapping attack. The U.S. government did not name the victim organization, but there is every indication that the money was stolen from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which had just filed for bankruptcy on that same day.

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Okta: Breach Affected All Customer Support Users

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2023 19:41:14 +0000

When KrebsOnSecurity broke the news on Oct. 20, 2023 that identity and authentication giant Okta had suffered a breach in its customer support department, Okta said the intrusion allowed hackers to steal sensitive data from fewer than one percent of its 18,000+ customers. But today, Okta revised that impact statement, saying the attackers also stole the name and email address for nearly all of its customer support users.

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ID Theft Service Resold Access to USInfoSearch Data

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2023 15:57:38 +0000

One of the cybercrime underground’s more active sellers of Social Security numbers, background and credit reports has been pulling data from hacked accounts at the U.S. consumer data broker USinfoSearch, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Hackers Stole Access Tokens from Okta’s Support Unit

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 18:39:23 +0000

Okta, a company that provides identity tools like multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to thousands of businesses, has suffered a security breach involving a compromise of its customer support unit, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Okta says the incident affected a “very small number” of customers, however it appears the hackers responsible had access to Okta’s support platform for at least two weeks before the company fully contained the intrusion.

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