Teenager charged over $50 million SIM-swap cryptocurrency theft

Teenager charged over $50 million SIM-swap cryptocurrency theft

Samy Bensaci, an 18-year-old living in Montreal, Canada, has been charged in connection with the theft of over $50 million worth of cryptocurrency in a SIM-swapping scam. A SIM swap attack (also ...
Ubisoft Sues Alleged DDoS-for-Hire Service

Ubisoft Sues Alleged DDoS-for-Hire Service

Game developer Ubisoft has sued the owners of SNG.ONE, an alleged DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) website, claiming that they are behind recent attacks against Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege servers. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow ...
Maryland Bill Would Make Owning Ransomware a Criminal Offense

Maryland Bill Would Make Owning Ransomware a Criminal Offense

Lawmakers in the US State of Maryland are debating a new bill that would make it illegal to own and distribute ransomware, and stiffens punishment for ransomware operators. If the bill passes, ...
Ransomware Infects Main Server of Large Insurance Company in Oman

Ransomware Infects Main Server of Large Insurance Company in Oman

A ransomware attack has hit Oman United Insurance Company SAOG, one of the largest insurers in Oman, but operations apparently remain unaffected. Finance is one of the sectors most targeted by hackers, ...
Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere

Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere

A bizarre sextortion scam is attempting to trick victims that not only has their smartphone been hacked to spy upon their private lives, but also every other device they have encountered which ...
JhoneRat targets Middle Eastern countries with advanced anti-detection techniques

JhoneRat targets Middle Eastern countries with advanced anti-detection techniques

Researchers have uncovered a new Windows-based remote access tool (RAT) named JhoneRat targeting Arabic-speaking countries including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Yemen, Syria, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon ...
December cyber attack costs New Orleans $7 million, so far

December cyber attack costs New Orleans $7 million, so far

A ransomware attack targeting the city of New Orleans has inflicted $7 million in losses so far, with more to be incurred in coming months, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a recent ...
Microsoft reports Zero-Day Internet Explorer vulnerability exploited in the wild

Microsoft reports Zero-Day Internet Explorer vulnerability exploited in the wild

A Microsoft security advisory published last Friday warns users of a zero-day vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 when running on Windows 7 (recently discontinued), 8.1, 10, Server 2008, Server ...
Trial Involving Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group to Move Forward in Open Court

Trial Involving Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group to Move Forward in Open Court

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A trial centering on accusations that tools designed by the infamous spyware maker NSO Group were used to spy on a Canadian-born Saudi dissident is moving forward and it’s happening in an ...
FBI seizes WeLeakInfo.com website for allegedly selling sensitive data breach info

FBI seizes WeLeakInfo.com website for allegedly selling sensitive data breach info

The FBI, in cooperation with law enforcement from the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Ireland, seized the WeLeakInfo.com web site for allegedly selling personal information from data breaches. Crafted as a typical search ...