Federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of the criminal underground forum BreachForums, tracing him to a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. FBI agents say Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a resident of Peekskill, confessed to being "Pompompurin."
In the latest "Proof of Concept" panel discussion, two Capitol Hill observers at Venable, Grant Schneider and Jeremy Grant, join Information Security Media Group editors to break down the Biden administration's new U.S. national cybersecurity strategy and answer the question, "Is it really viable?"
Cybercriminals have been launching attacks against our people, networks, and services for decades with varying success. So, the need to realign our defences to meet the demands of evolving threats is nothing new.
Emotet malware is again active. Researchers marked the latest sighting of the Microsoft Office-loving Trojan in what's becoming a cycle of reemergence and hibernation. Among its improved evasion techniques: pasting a chunk of "Moby Dick" to bulk up the word count of macro-laden Word documents.
Despite repeated disruptions by law enforcement, underground cybercrime markets continue to thrive. Researchers are tracking the debut of 190 "significant" new darknet markets in 2022, connecting illegal data and access brokers with ransomware groups, fraudsters and others.
President Joe Biden's budget request for fiscal 2024 includes a big proposed boost for the federal office charged with enforcing privacy and security within the healthcare industry. The proposal asks for $78 million in appropriations for the Office of Civil Rights.
A top Australian official demanded that Russia crack down on hackers operating inside country borders, another sign of deepening Western frustration with Moscow's permissive attitude toward cybercriminals. The Kremlin has access to skilled hackers it can mobilize into proxy actors at will.
Hackers disrupted medical care at a major Barcelona hospital, found out the wireless plans of 9 million AT&T users and stole data of almost 140,000 Hatch Bank customers. Patrons of Chick-fil-A got a nasty surprise. Plus, a breach hit Acer and another one affected members of the U.S. Congress.
Hackers have been selling data stolen from an online health insurance marketplace used by members of Congress and residents of Washington, D.C. The cause, size and scope of the breach are still unknown. The data pertains to "numerous" lawmakers as well as their spouses, dependents and employees.
Records of more than half a million customers of a lending service owned by India's largest private sector bank are apparently downloadable for free on a criminal data breach forum. HDFC Bank says it detected a data breach at one of its service providers that processes customer information.
Here's further proof many cybercriminals are rampant self-promoters: Credit card market BidenCash, which sells compromised payment card data, dumped 2 million payment cards for free. This shows that competition between carder markets - and increasingly, Telegram-based vendors - is fierce.
The Biden administration's national cybersecurity strategy emphasizes bolstering critical infrastructure sector protections, including setting minimum security requirements and enhancing collaboration. But observers says the industry needs more resources and a better security posture to comply.
The Royal ransomware group targeting critical infrastructure in the United States and other countries is made up of experienced ransomware attackers and has strong similarities to Conti, the infamous Russia-linked hacking group, according to a new alert issued by U.S. authorities.
Eset researchers discovered the first in-the-wild bootkit malware, BlackLotus, bypassing security and booting up on fully up-to-date Windows 11 systems. Researchers found the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface bootkit in 2022, being sold on hacking forums for $5,000.
A Georgia man who is the chief operating officer of a network security firm can't escape criminal charges related to a 2018 cyberattack against a local medical center. Vikas Singla faces 18 charges of illegal hacking, including 15 charges for disrupting a Lexmark printer network.