Government

80% of Net Neutrality Comments to FCC Were Fudged
Posted on Friday May 07, 2021

NY's AG: Millions of fake comments – in favor and against – came from a secret broadband-funded campaign or from a 19-year-old's fake identities.

Massive DDoS Attack Disrupts Belgium Parliament
Posted on Thursday May 06, 2021

A large-scale incident earlier this week against Belnet and other ISPs has sent a wave of internet disruption across numerous Belgian government, scientific and educational institutions.

Feds Shut Down Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing Website
Posted on Wednesday May 05, 2021

‘Freevaccinecovax.org’ claimed to be that of a biotech company but instead was stealing info from visitors to use for nefarious purposes.

Pulse Secure VPNs Get a Fix for Critical Zero-Day Bugs
Posted on Tuesday May 04, 2021

The security flaw tracked as CVE-2021-22893 is being used by at least two APTs likely linked to China, to attack U.S. defense targets among others.

A Tale of Two Hacks: From SolarWinds to Microsoft Exchange
Posted on Friday April 30, 2021

Oliver Tavakoli, CTO of Vectra AI, discusses the differences between the massive supply-chain hack and the Exchange zero-day attacks, and their legacy and ramifications for security professionals.

Multi-Gov Task Force Plans to Take Down the Ransomware Economy
Posted on Thursday April 29, 2021

A coalition of 60 global entities (including the DoJ) has proposed a sweeping plan to hunt down and disrupt ransomware gangs by going after their financial operations.

DoppelPaymer Gang Leaks Files from Illinois AG After Ransom Negotiations Break Down
Posted on Thursday April 29, 2021

Information stolen in April 10 ransomware attack was posted on a dark web portal and includes private documents not published as part of public records.

Nintendo Sues Video-Game Pirates
Posted on Tuesday April 27, 2021

Nintendo is questing after its third successful lawsuit against circumvention-device sellers, this time against Team Xecuter.

Babuk Ransomware Gang Targets Washington D.C. Police
Posted on Tuesday April 27, 2021

The RaaS developers thumbed their noses at police, saying “We find 0 day before you.”

REvil’s Big Apple Ransomware Gambit Looks to Pay Off
Posted on Friday April 23, 2021

The notorious cybercrime gang could make out whether or not Apple pays the $50 million ransom by May 1 as demanded.

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