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Ransomware attack

Your medical records might’ve just been stolen in this scary security breach

May 12th, 2021

The DarkSide Russian ransomware gang that found itself thrust into the spotlight in recent days over its hack of Colonial Pipeline, a major US fuel pipeline operator, apparently considers its affiliated hackers as marginally less evil than competitors — due to DarkSide’s refusal to hack entities like hospitals. That doesn’t mean other ransomware attackers, however, …

Ransomware attack

This ransomware attack against a US police department took a nasty turn

May 12th, 2021

A Russian-speaking group of hackers called Babuk on Tuesday underscored how devastating a ransomware attack can be on a target. After the group’s demands weren’t met following their attack on the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department’s computer network, Babuk made good on its dangerous ultimatum. Based on news accounts of negotiations between the department and …

Cybersecurity news

The FBI is hacking hundreds of computers in the US, but for a good reason

April 14th, 2021

A little more than a month after Microsoft disclosed a bombshell piece of cybersecurity industry news — an attack on Microsoft Exchange servers, whereby state-sponsored hackers from China were chaining together attacks on four vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s email cloud service in order to steal data — the US government just shared a pretty incredible piece …

Security cameras hacked

Hackers just pulled off one of the most mind-boggling hacks of 2021 so far

March 11th, 2021

The Silicon Valley security startup Verkada which suffered a major security breach that was disclosed a few days ago — in which hackers were able to compromise more than 150,000 security cameras that connected to everything from gyms, jails, schools, hospitals, and Tesla factories — said on Wednesday that it now has everything back under …

Oldsmar water hack

If you use this software on an older Windows PC, read this immediately

February 11th, 2021

The FBI has issued an alert highlighting some of the security issues found after investigating the recent Oldsmar water hack in Florida. As part of that hack, someone was able to access the local water treatment plant’s computer systems and increase the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water supply. Luckily, an employee caught them …

oneplus data breach

OnePlus suffers second major data breach in two years

November 25th, 2019

Late on Friday, OnePlus revealed that its systems were breached by an unauthorized third party individual or individuals and that a whole bunch of user information was exposed. Notifications began arriving in user inboxes shortly thereafter, and while OnePlus insists that no payment information was snooped by the bad actors, the breach appears to be …