Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:29:29 +0000

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:26:09 +0000

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

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Patch now! NSA, CISA, and FBI warn of Russian intelligence exploiting 5 vulnerabilities

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:38 +0000

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have issued a joint advisory listing 5 specific vulnerabilities being used by the SVR against the US and its allies.

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Did Someone at the Commerce Dept. Find a SolarWinds Backdoor in Aug. 2020?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:57:19 +0000

On Aug. 13, 2020, someone uploaded a suspected malicious file to VirusTotal, a service that scans submitted files against more than five dozen antivirus and security products. Last month, Microsoft and FireEye identified that file as a newly-discovered fourth malware backdoor used in the sprawling SolarWinds supply chain hack. An analysis of the malicious file and other submissions by the same VirusTotal user suggest the account that initially flagged the backdoor as suspicious belongs to IT personnel at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the U.S. Commerce Department that handles telecommunications and Internet policy.

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FBI shuts down malware on hundreds of Exchange servers, opens Pandora’s box

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:36:30 +0000

The FBI has accessed hundreds of compromised Exchange servers and deleted web shells placed there by attackers, without asking their admins.

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:39:57 +0000

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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WeLeakInfo Leaked Customer Payment Info

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 13:05:02 +0000

A little over a year ago, the FBI and law enforcement partners overseas seized WeLeakInfo[.]com, a wildly popular service that sold access to more than 12 billion usernames and passwords stolen from thousands of hacked websites. In an ironic turn of events, a lapsed domain registration tied to WeLeakInfo let someone plunder and publish account data for 23,000 people who paid to access the service with a credit card.

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U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:12:56 +0000

The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against three men accused of working with the North Korean regime to carry out some of the most damaging cybercrime attacks over the past decade, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, the global WannaCry ransomware contagion of 2017, and the theft of roughly $200 million and attempted theft of more than $1.2 billion from banks and other victims worldwide.

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