The Tripwire Cybersecurity Podcast

Podcast Episode 12 – Advocating for Hackers with Chloe Messdaghi

Chloe Messdaghi, VP of Strategy at Point3, advocate and activist joins the show to explain common misconceptions about the hacking community and how we can do better to combat those stigmas. She ...

Attackers vs. Hackers – Two *Very* Different Animals

The cybersecurity industry is more well-informed than most, but even so, misconceptions arise and spread, helped along by the fact that the rise in cybersecurity incidents has led to substantial “pop culture” ...
SunCrypt

The Curious Case of SunCrypt

Toward the end of August, the gang behind the SunCrypt ransomware strain announced they had joined the Maze cartel of ransomware operators, which currently boasts Maze, LockBit and Ragnar Locker. After that ...
Security Boulevard
Hacker Steals $7.5 Million from Maryland Non-Profit by Compromising Employee’s Personal Computer

Hacker Steals $7.5 Million from Maryland Non-Profit by Compromising Employee’s Personal Computer

A hacker stole $7.5 million from the endowment funds of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, a non-profit from Maryland in the US. Such security incidents perfectly illustrate the dangers of working ...
Data Breach at Roper St. Francis Hospital Affects 6,000 Patients

Data Breach at Roper St. Francis Hospital Affects 6,000 Patients

Roper St. Francis Hospital (RSFH) has reported that 6,000 patients are directly affected by a data breach that allowed attackers to steal their medical records and other personal information. Healthcare private data ...
Belarus Authorities Arrest GandCrab Ransomware Operator

Belarus Authorities Arrest GandCrab Ransomware Operator

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has announced the arrest of a 31-year-old man who served as an affiliate in the infamous GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service program. “Office ‘K’ of the Ministry of ...
Two Chinese Hackers Face 40 Years in Prison for Hacking Spree on Global Organizations, Including COVID-19 Researchers

Two Chinese Hackers Face 40 Years in Prison for Hacking Spree on Global Organizations, Including COVID-19 Researchers

US authorities have charged two Chinese hackers for allegedly hacking into the systems of hundreds of companies, governments and individual dissidents, as well as firms developing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology, and treatments, ...
Massive BEC Scheme Run by Nigerian National Dismantled by FBI

Massive BEC Scheme Run by Nigerian National Dismantled by FBI

A Nigerian national faces charges in the United States emanating from various cybercrime schemes that included business email compromise (BEC) frauds and a number of other alleged infractions. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, ...

Into the Dark: Scratching the Surface of the Dark Web and Its Potential Risks to Users

Numerous data leaks appeared on the dark web in the second quarter of 2020. At the end of May, for instance, Cyble found a government database containing the personal information of more ...
Steven Levitt: "Why do crack dealers still live with their moms"

Why Hackers Live With Their Moms

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If you've never read, Freakonomics, by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, I highly recommend that you check it out. If ever it was possible for economics to be made highly entertaining, Freakonomics ...