Ransomware attack causes supermarket cheese shortage in the Netherlands

Ransomware attack causes supermarket cheese shortage in the Netherlands

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.04.2021

Company hit with ransomware was unable to deliver food to supermarkets Firmand#8217;s director says he suspects hackers exploited Microsoft Exchange Server flaw Shoppers at Dutch supermarkets may have noticed that some cheeses were in short supply last week, and it was cybercriminals who are to blame. Branches of Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in [and#8230;] read more

DOJ Charges Texas Resident for Allegedly Planning to ‘Kill About 70% of The Internet”

DOJ Charges Texas Resident for Allegedly Planning to ‘Kill About 70% of The Internet”

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 13.04.2021

Last Thursday, a Wichita Falls resident was arrested for allegedly attempting to bomb an AWS data center in Virginia. According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), 28-year Seth Aaron Pendley was detained after a concerned citizen alerted authorities to disturbing statements posted on the MyMilitia.com forum. On March 31, with the help of a [and#8230;] read more

From Cracks to Empty Wallets – How Popular Cracks Lead to Digital Currency and Data Theft

From Cracks to Empty Wallets – How Popular Cracks Lead to Digital Currency and Data Theft

by Eduard BUDACA, from Bitdefender Labs , on 13.04.2021

For about three years, hackers have been stealing cryptocurrency from victims’ Monero wallets using powerful malware delivered through software cracks for popular apps. Cracks and patches have been around since the advent of commercial software. Easy to use and widely available on specialized sharing websites, these small apps let people bypass commercial protections in popular […] read more

DHS Official: Cybersecurity a

DHS Official: Cybersecurity a "top priority" for Biden Administration

by Business Insights , on 13.04.2021

S. Secretary of Homeland Security details Federal Cybersecurity Strategy. Initial focus on ransomware, workforce, industrial control security. The federal government needs to take a risk-based, long-term view on cybersecurity. read more

Security Researchers Find Critical Zero-Day Exploit in Zoom Messenger

Security Researchers Find Critical Zero-Day Exploit in Zoom Messenger

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 12.04.2021

A couple of security researchers have identified a critical, zero-day vulnerability in Zoom that allowed them to take control of the remote devices without user interaction. Taking over a remote device, via network, with any input from the victim usually means that itand#8217;s a critical vulnerability. Since researchers just demonstrated the exploit chain, no information [and#8230;] read more

It’s Never Too Late To Teach Your Kids About Good Digital Practices

It’s Never Too Late To Teach Your Kids About Good Digital Practices

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 12.04.2021

Online habits have changed dramatically over the past year, and adults are not the only ones spending more time online. Since the pandemic hit, limits on screen time for kids were tossed out as they turned to online platforms for school classes, activities, games and entertainment. This increased digital time helped spawn new cyber threats [and#8230;] read more

Profiles and Associated Info of Half a Billion LinkedIn Users For Sale on Hacking Forum

Profiles and Associated Info of Half a Billion LinkedIn Users For Sale on Hacking Forum

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 09.04.2021

Fact: Half a billion LinkedIn users are in for an unpleasant surprise, as scraped datasets of their profile information are up for sale right now on an underground forum. The database was auctioned for a four-digit sum (minimum), according to the cyber thief who advertised the trove of user information. To entice buyers, he even [and#8230;] read more

Belgian Police Crack Encrypted Chat App to Seize $1.65 Billion Worth of Cocaine

Belgian Police Crack Encrypted Chat App to Seize $1.65 Billion Worth of Cocaine

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 09.04.2021

Police specialists in Belgium managed to crack an encrypted messaging service, revealing detailed information about cocaine shipments into Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian police issued a statement this week saying they seized several shipments of cocaine with a street value of 1.4 billion euros ($1.65 billion) after cracking the encryption algorithm of Sky ECC, a supplier of [and#8230;] read more

Watch Out For United Nations COVID-19 Compensation Email Scams

Watch Out For United Nations COVID-19 Compensation Email Scams

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 08.04.2021

Several COVID-19-related scams continue to tease internet users into believing they are about to receive a large sum on behalf of non-existent United Nations programs, Bitdefender Antispam Lab has learned. In all versions of the scam, recipients are told they will get the funds after the necessary arrangements are made with the beneficiary that, of [and#8230;] read more

Chinese Hackers Selling ‘Sex Tapes’ from Covertly Fitted Hotel Cams, Compromised Home Security Cams

Chinese Hackers Selling ‘Sex Tapes’ from Covertly Fitted Hotel Cams, Compromised Home Security Cams

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 08.04.2021

Chinese hackers are secretly installing spy cams, or hacking home surveillance cams, and selling the captured footage online for $3 to $8, depending on the clips’ contents. An investigative report by China’s Henan Television recently exposed the practice of selling footage from smart cams, revealing that hackers have access to thousands of video feeds exposing ... The post Chinese Hackers Selling ‘Sex Tapes’ from Covertly Fitted Hotel Cams, Compromised Home Security Cams appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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