The next ransomware target for cyber-crime gangs?
A former employee likely stole many gigabytes of proprietary code
Twitter doesn't agree
The malware is reportedly connected to the Russian hacking group known as Sandworm
A case of human error with major consequences
The feds' actions saved victims over $130 million
What just happened? In what could be described as beautifully ironic, a notorious ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gang has been brought down after the FBI infiltrated its systems, disrupted operations, and seized its sites. Or, as the Deputy US Attorney General put it, they "hacked the hackers."
Widespread campaign tricked federal employees into "refunding" bad actors fake charges
The newly released PoC code can exploit a flaw that was already patched in August
Hackers stole encrypted backups, too
"It may lead to tragic consequences for police officers and undercover agents"
A bloated database mostly flagging Arabic or Russian-sounding names
The stolen code could increase the likelihood of new cheats emerging
Hackers can use it to view and download pictures and files, completely take over the phone using VNC, and more
The attacker used a single API to siphon data
Another illustration of why you should never recycle credentials
Make sure sensitive information doesn't appear in Android 13's new clipboard
An estimated 11 million devices were hit
Leaving passwords in the clipboard indefinitely could be dangerous
Firefox 109 supports the latest extension tech without forgetting the past
Secure Boot isn't secure if the settings are wrong
Credential stuffing attack could impact thousands of accounts
"Defender really is the Gift that keeps on giving!"
Some cryptography researchers see the claim as misleading, others see it as a potential warning sign