cybercrime

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security

How do you stop another Uber hack?

As cyberattacks get more sophisticated, some of the strongest security features — like MFA — are being defeated, thanks to weaknesses in human behavior.

LockerGoga ransomware victims can now recover their files for free

Victims of the LockerGoga ransomware can now recover their stolen files for free, thanks to a new decryptor released by Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender and the NoMoreRansom Initiative. The Loc

Cyrebro, a specialist in cloud-based security ops centers, locks down $40M

The cloud, and the growing number of assets that are held and used within cloud services, have become a major focus in cybersecurity over the years. Today, a startup that’s leveraging the cloud

North Korea’s Lazarus hackers are exploiting Log4j flaw to hack US energy companies

Security researchers have linked a new cyber espionage campaign targeting U.S., Canadian and Japanese energy providers to the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus hacking group. Threat intelligence co

US issues rare security alert as Montenegro battles ongoing ransomware attack

The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro has warned Americans that an ongoing ransomware attack in the country could cause widespread disruption to key public services and government services. The ransomware at

UK mobile and broadband carriers face fines of $117K/day, or 10% of sales, if they fail to follow new cybersecurity rules

More than three years in the making, the U.K. government today announced a new, sweeping set of rules it will be imposing on broadband and mobile carriers to tighten up their network security against

Twilio says breach also compromised Authy two-factor app users

U.S. messaging giant Twilio has confirmed hackers also compromised the accounts of some Authy users as part of a wider breach of Twilio’s systems. Authy is Twilio’s two-factor authentication (

DoorDash hit by data breach linked to Twilio hackers

Food delivery giant DoorDash has confirmed a data breach that exposed customers’ personal information. In a blog post shared with TechCrunch ahead of its publication at market close, DoorDash sa

Twilio hackers breached over 130 organizations during months-long hacking spree

The hackers that breached Twilio earlier this month also compromised more than 130 organizations during their hacking spree that netted the credentials of close to 10,000 employees. Twilio’s rec

Mudge’s report helps Musk’s legal fight over $44B Twitter deal; says there are ‘millions’ of accounts that could be spam bots

Elon Musk has been handed a fat golden goose to feed his legal battle over ending his acquisition of Twitter. The tech mogul has been trying to cancel his Twitter-approved $44 billion bid because he b

LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for the July cyberattack against cybersecurity giant Entrust, but with a twist — the group is also accusing its latest victim of a counterattac

DigitalOcean says customer email addresses were exposed after latest Mailchimp breach

Cloud giant DigitalOcean says that some customers’ email addresses were exposed because of a recent “security incident” at email marketing company Mailchimp. In a scant blog post dated August 12

What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Hackers, researchers, cybersecurity companies and government officials descended on Las Vegas last week for Black Hat and Def Con, a cybersecurity double-bill that’s collectively referred to as “h

US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

The U.S. government said it will offer up to $10 million for information related to five people believed to be high-ranking members of the notorious Russia-backed Conti ransomware gang. The reward is

Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t

Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

Communications giant Twilio has confirmed hackers accessed customer data after successfully tricking employees into handing over their corporate login credentials.  The San Francisco-based company, w

Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts

Twitter says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed threat actors to compile information of 5.4 million Twitter accounts, which were listed for sale on a known cybercrime forum. The vulner

German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

Semikron, a German manufacturer that produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems, has confirmed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack that has resulted in data encr

Microsoft links Windows zero-day hacks to Austrian spyware maker

Microsoft has linked the exploitation of several Windows and Adobe zero-days targeting organizations in Europe and Central America to a little-known Austrian spyware maker. The technology giant’
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