Items tagged with cybersecurity

Following yesterday's report on an Air National Guard member sharing classified documents around the Internet, it seems the U.S. Government cannot catch a break. A 63-year-old civilian member of the U.S. Air Force assigned to U.S. Strategic Command was arrested on March 2nd “allegedly conspiring to transmit and... Read more...
Early in 2023, a Department of Defense leaker was nabbed after a year of posting sensitive documents to a Minecraft Discord server. Those documents made their way to sites like 4chan and elsewhere on the internet, and included a plethora of sensitive intelligence information. The leaker has since pled guilty and is... Read more...
The criminal underbelly of cybersecurity is a shady place, with threat actors thieving data and information wherever possible. On the seemingly competent side of the business, some folks also wish to make a quick buck off the latest hype and not do much actual hacking. Such is the case with the now former group called... Read more...
The Flipper Zero, known for its use in widespread shenaniganry, is quite the little hacking device in all actuality. This pint-size hacking device is great for cloning hotel keys, opening garages (or Tesla charging ports), adjusting TVs you lost the remote for, and other hacker-type things, especially on penetration... Read more...
There has been a smorgasbord of breaches as of late, though the U.S. government, in conjunction with international partners, is starting to quell that problem. However, in the past year, threat actors have had their pick of the buffet for breaches, which now includes Golden Corral, a literal buffet. The famous... Read more...
Cybersecurity is an incredibly complex and vast topic, requiring a multifaceted approach across multiple sectors and disciplines, so the White House wants you to stop using C and C++. While that is a bit of an unnuanced simplification, this is essentially the case, following a publication from the Office of the... Read more...
When you get into the ransomware scene, one would think that you want to lay somewhat low while building up a decent reputation before going for the big fish. However, ransomware newcomer Mogilevich is coming out swinging with the claim that it has compromised Epic Games and made off with a good handful of data... Read more...
When you think of prison, you probably do not think of technology, and in fact, you may think of the lack thereof. However, a plethora of correctional facilities and inmates utilize technology, and not just that which is smuggled in. Laptops are great for educational, leisure, and other purposes, but they also must be safe for the correctional Read more...
Virtually all smartphone users around the globe charge their devices daily, either via a wired charger or wireless charging pad. It turn out, however, that wireless chargers can be used to do some pretty nefarious things. Researchers have recently shown that it's possible to manipulate or even destroy devices by... Read more...
Over the past couple of years, the ransomware industry has exploded leading to millions in lost dollars to cybercriminals extorting businesses to regain access and control of their private data. It was thought to have reached a head when the Biden Administration sought to crack down on the threat at the International... Read more...
We already know that your sensitive information, such as passwords, can be nabbed by listening to your keystrokes, which was proven back in August 2023 by a team of British researchers. However, that is not the only information that can be stolen by sound signatures, as it turns out. Now, a team of Chinese and United... Read more...
Though you may think your home network is secure, attackers may be able to sneak in through your web browser and leverage vulnerabilities to pivot to internal devices. This is especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, which is notoriously insecure, requiring regular patches or even warnings from the... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has found a footing in large language models (LLMs), which are all the rage right now, even finding their way onto PCs with user-run instances. However, with this increase in accessibility comes an increase in the risk of nefarious activity, like creating bioweapons using GPT-4. Now, Microsoft... Read more...
Earlier this month, consumers were notified of a data breach at one of the United States’ largest banks, Bank of America. Serving 69 million customers and handling $1.3T in deposits, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to see such a massive, complex organization suffered a breach. However, it would appear that a... Read more...
Around the world, countries are plagued with oppression, corruption, and misguided leadership that journalists and ethical hackers are trying to fight. However, keeping data safe from prying eyes can be difficult in some of these places with restrictive laws and invasive policies in place. Despite this, though, people... Read more...
The federal government has quite the security doozy on its hands going into an election year, with events like Super Bowl LVIII going on as well. However, this is nothing that cannot be handled by an interagency task force dedicated to the physical and digital protection of Super Bowl LVIII patrons, participants, and... Read more...
We know that ransomware has severe negative effects, such as hospitalizing security professionals from the sheer stress stemming from these sorts of attacks. We also know that the threat actors behind these operations are the lowest of the low and will do anything to maintain profit and their nefarious businesses... Read more...
Cyberattacks are no joke, as they’ll clean out your systems, bank account and your mental and physical health, regardless of whether or not there was a ransom involved. This is precisely what consumer and professional cleaning products brand Clorox found from its August-thru-September 2023 cyberattack, which has cost... Read more...
If you find yourself worrying about the latest breach that may have compromised your personal data, or you want to know exactly what about you is online, it is not all that hard to find out. You must know where to look, however, which is the most difficult part. That said, we have compiled a guide of some resources... Read more...
Your personal data and information are hot commodities, so much so that virtually all businesses or other entities with access are all scrambling to monitor and sell it if possible. Threat actors also know this as well, which could lead to blackmail, extortion, bank account access, or more sinister things if your personal data is breached. Read more...
USB malware drops have been around forever, and as always, we do not recommend you randomly plug in a flash drive you find out in the wild. However, this initial access method is still working for threat actors, which is what researchers found tracking threat actor group UNC4990. Beyond the initial access, though... Read more...
Cybersecurity might be all the rage right now, with a plethora of people looking to break into it from previous careers or fresh out of college. Regardless of the circumstances, the industry might not be all that it is chalked up to be all the time. According to new research and reports, cybersecurity professionals... Read more...
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