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Spanish Research Center Said Russian Hackers Hit Its Systems with Ransomware
Spanish Research Center Said Russian Hackers Hit Its Systems with Ransomware
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) issued a public statement on Tuesday alleging that Russian hackers infected its systems with ransomware.  CSIC is Spain’s largest public research institution and one of the most renowne...
Two Orange County Men Sentenced to Prison for Crypto Scheme
Two Orange County Men Sentenced to Prison for Crypto Scheme
A US Federal judge in California sentenced two Orange County men to prison for tricking victims into purchasing cryptocurrency that would give investors direct access to a “very” profitable trading program. This all ended up being...
FCC Alerts Americans to Robotext Scams on the Rise
FCC Alerts Americans to Robotext Scams on the Rise
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US communications regulator, issued a warning last week drawing attention to an increased amount of robotext scams. “Robotext scams are on the rise and may even be passing robocalls...
BlackCat Ransomware Gang Claimed Attack on European Gas Pipeline
BlackCat Ransomware Gang Claimed Attack on European Gas Pipeline
ALPHV ransomware gang, also known as BlackCat, claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against Creos Luxembourg S.A. last week. Creos is a natural gas pipeline and electricity network operator in the European country. The pipelin...
US State Department Places $10 Million Bounty on North Korean Hacking Groups
US State Department Places $10 Million Bounty on North Korean Hacking Groups
The US State Department offered up to a $10 million bounty in exchange for information on North Korean hacking groups associated with cyber-espionage, ransomware, cryptocurrency theft, and other illegal activities. The agency prev...
Unjected Website Exposed All User Data
Unjected Website Exposed All User Data
A security researcher discovered that Unjected, a website promoting meetings between unvaccinated people, exposed the data of all its subscribed users. Unjected has been called “Tinder for anti-vaxxers.” Unjected has been around f...
Interview With Sean Gourley – Primer
Interview With Sean Gourley – Primer
Aviva Zacks of Safety Detectives recently interviewed Sean Gourley, CEO and Founder of Primer. They talked about how his company uses deep learning and NLP with the defense industry. Safety Detectives: What motivated you to start...
City of Newport Loses Employee Data in Breach
City of Newport Loses Employee Data in Breach
The City of Newport, RI notified past and current employees of a potential data breach originating from a six-week-old security incident. On June 9, the city identified what it referred to as “unusual network activity” that caused...
LockBit Hit Italian Tax Agency with Ransomware Attack
LockBit Hit Italian Tax Agency with Ransomware Attack
Italian authorities are investigating claims made by the LockBit ransomware gang that they breached the network of the Italian Internal Revenue Service (L’Agenzia delle Entrate). LockBit claimed that they stole 100 GB of data, inc...
FBI Seized $500,000 in Crypto Assets from Maui Ransomware Attacks
FBI Seized $500,000 in Crypto Assets from Maui Ransomware Attacks
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week the seizure of $500,000 worth of Bitcoin tokens last week from members of a North Korean Maui ransomware operation. The confiscated crypto assets were either paid as ransom to...