A Kansas man faces federal charges for allegedly accessing the network of a local water treatment facility and tampering with the systems that control the cleaning and disinfecting procedures, according to the Justice Department. The charges follow a similar security incident at a Florida facility.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of retailer Fat Face’s awkward "strictly private and confidential" data breach notification. Also featured: Discussions on the ethics of buying leaked data and the rise of central bank digital currencies.
An Israeli citizen who served as the administrator of the now-shuttered DeepDotWeb portal that connected internet users with dark web marketplaces selling malware, data and contraband has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge.
The ODP Corp. reports in a Securities and Exchange Commission 8-K filing that it has suffered a loss of about $28 million due to a March 1 cyber incident at its business services and supplies subsidiary, CompuCom, that forced the company to shut down some of its operations.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
Over the last 12 months, federal prosecutors have charged 474 suspects with trying to steal more than $569 million through COVID-19-related fraud schemes, including attempts to swindle the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.
What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"? "Clearly trying to make people stay quiet," responded one unamused Fat Face customer. Others report being none the wiser as to what risks they now face.
Canadian IoT device manufacturer Sierra Wireless reported Tuesday it had suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, forcing it to halt production. The attack has disrupted its website and some internal operations.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have been in the limelight lately - not just for hitting Acer, Dassault Falcon and celebrity law firms but also for granting tell-all interviews that describe their tactics and motivations.
A Russian national who co-founded the Infraud Organization's online cybercrime forum, which trafficked in stolen payment card data and was tied to more than $560 million in fraud losses, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.
Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft says it has accessed several servers used by an advanced persistent threat group tied to the SolarWinds supply chain attack. These attackers continue to target large corporations and public institutions worldwide, with a focus on the U.S. and the European Union, the researchers say.
Acer, one of the world's largest PC and device makers, has been targeted by the ransomware gang REvil, aka Sodinokibi, according to news reports. The Taiwanese company has not confirmed it has been attacked, but data has been posted to the gang's darknet site.