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  • Chinese hackers are going after American routers – How to protect yours

    06/14/2022 2:18:09 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 33 replies
    KimKomando ^ | JUNE 13, 2022 | CHARLIE FRIPP
    Your router is a crucial part of your home’s connection. It’s the primary way the internet gets into your house, and it sends out the Wi-Fi signal that connects all your wireless devices. Has it been years since you updated your router? We put together a quick quiz to help you choose the perfect model for your home and needs. This is a must if your connection is spotty and your router isn’t equipped with the latest security standards. Tap or click here to take our router-finder quiz. Even if your firmware is up to date, your router is still...
  • WILD CLAIMS Christopher Sign’s ‘suicide’ linked to ‘Clinton crime syndicate’ claims GOP Rep Boebert after author of Bill exposé dies

    06/14/2021 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    The SUN UK ^ | Chris Bradford Jun 14 2021, 6:12 ET | Updated: Jun 14 2021, 6:18 ET
    CHRISTOPHER Sign's apparent suicide was linked to the "Clinton crime syndicate" by Rep Lauren Boebert after the author who wrote a Bill exposé died. Police confirmed that they believe Sign, a local TV news anchor and former University of Alabama football player, died by suicide on Saturday. Sign, 45, broke a story about Bill Clinton meeting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in 2016 while she was probing the private email server of the former president's wife. He later went on to pen a book about the secret meeting in 2019, Secret on the Tarmac. Boebert, a Colorado representative who has been...
  • Hackers created a robocaller to waste Russian officials time and you can listen in on the calls

    05/18/2022 1:36:35 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    TechSpot ^ | 05/18/2022 | Cal Jeffrey
    In context: The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted several companies to stop doing business with Russia. Western nations have also hit the superpower with crippling sanctions. Even hackers have jumped into the fray with DDoS attacks on government websites. A hacktivist group calling itself Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade has created a bot that sets up a conference call between multiple government entities, causing each to think the other one made the call. The stated purpose is to waste the government's time and tie up the phone lines. The automated spam calls go on non-stop during Russian operating hours.On Wednesday,...
  • Costa Rica Declares State of Emergency Over Ransomware Attack

    05/12/2022 3:47:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | May 12, 2022
    Hackers crippled computer networks across multiple government agencies, including the Finance MinistryCosta Rica has declared a state of emergency after ransomware hackers crippled computer networks across multiple government agencies, including the Finance Ministry. The official declaration, published on a government website Wednesday, said that the attack was “unprecedented in the country” and that it interrupted the country’s tax collection and exposed citizens’ personal information. The hackers initially broke into the Finance Ministry on April 12, it said. They were able to spread to other agencies, including the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications and the National Meteorological Institute. Leon Weinstok,...
  • Hudson Institute website under attack before Guo Wengui event

    10/14/2017 8:04:08 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    BBG Watch ^ | October 3, 2017 | BBG Watch Commentary
    The website of the Hudson Institute, http://www.hudson.org, a politically conservative, non-profit American think tank based in Washington, D.C. which was scheduled to host Wednesday, October 4, Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, China’s most famous billionaire businessman and whistleblower seeking political asylum in the United States, has been under attack today and is not functioning at this moment. Tomorrow’s Hudson Institute event with Guo Wengui was postponed. It is not clear whether the postponement was because of what is believed to be a cyber attack, but Guo Wengui will speak at the Hudson Institute, BBG Watch was told. Hudson...
  • GURMO Hackers Go Kinetic Against Gazprom - Two Pipeline Fires So Far

    04/10/2022 3:51:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    GURMO Hackers Go Kinetic Against Gazprom - Two Pipeline Fires So Cyber operators at the Main Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (GURMO) have been conducting computer network operations (CNO) against Gazprom. At some point during Russia’s occupation of Ukraine, GURMO achieved access to Gazprom’s network and exfiltrated thousands of documents (samples to be released here in a later report). As a result of their access, GURMO’s Cyber unit engineered a hack of the pipeline’s pressurization controls that would cause a pipeline to rupture resulting in a fire. To date, two pipelines have experienced rupture events...
  • Apple and Meta duped into giving user data to hackers posing as law enforcement

    03/31/2022 4:09:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 30, 2022 | Nihal Krishan
    Apple and Facebook reportedly provided sensitive customer information to hackers who faked being law enforcement officials in 2021. Facebook parent company Meta and Apple gave the hackers basic customer details — such as phone numbers, home addresses, and IP addresses — in response to forged "emergency data requests," Bloomberg reported. Typically, such data requests can only be granted through search warrants or subpoenas provided by a judge, but emergency requests don't require a full-court order. The hackers who duped the companies are affiliated with cybercrime groups known as “Recursion Team,” who have a history of using fake legal requests to...
  • FBI Says Russian Hackers Scanning U.S. Energy Systems and Pose ‘Current’ Threat

    03/30/2022 10:32:58 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-30-2022 | Sarah N. Lynch
    Russian hackers have been scanning the systems of energy companies and other critical infrastructure in the United States, and state-sponsored hacking by Russia presents a “current” threat to American national security, a top FBI official told lawmakers on Tuesday. “The threat from Russia in a criminal sense, in the nation state sense, is very, very real – and current,” said Bryan Vorndran, an assistant director in the FBI’s cyber division, during a hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives panel. In the weeks since Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, the White House and the Justice Department have been warning U.S....
  • Anonymous Claims Hack on Russia’s Central Bank and Will ‘Release Secret Agreements in 48 Hours’

    03/24/2022 6:35:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu, March 24, 2022 | Adam Smith
    Hacking group Anonymous has claimed an attack on Russia’s Central Bank. In a post on Twitter, an account representing the group said that it would release 35,000 files in 48 hours that apparently contains “secret agreements”. The account has not yet given proof that it had successfully undertaken the hack, or that it had access to the promised documents.
  • Fury As Okta—The Company That Manages 100 Million Logins—Fails To Tell Customers About Breach For Months

    03/22/2022 3:15:33 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/22/2022 | By Thomas Brewster
    Okta, the $25 billion market cap company that handles logins for more than 100 million users, today confirmed it suffered a breach in January via a third party customer support provider. But for some customers who spoke to Forbes, the disclosure was too late and too scant with information. Okta’s admittance came after a hacking crew called LAPSUS$, which extorts its targets after stealing their data and often leaks victims’ information in public forums, claimed it had breached the company. LAPSUS$ had previously claimed to have stolen data from major security companies including NVIDIA and Microsoft, leading both to investigate...
  • Hack of Nvidia ‘A National Disaster’

    03/12/2022 2:28:49 PM PST · by FarCenter · 37 replies
    Hackers have stolen data from Nvidia, the world’s largest GPU maker, and are holding that data ransom. The as-yet unidentified “threat actors” may be helping the company’s competition in China, according to a research group in Washington D.C. Last week, Nvidia lost proprietary information to a group of hackers. A cybercriminal gang called “Lapsus$” has leaked Nvidia passwords, schematics, drivers and firmware and is threatening to release more information unless its demands are met, according to press reports. Those demands include removing cryptocurrency mining limiters on its gaming cards and making its GPU drivers open source, according to ArsTechnica. Nvidia...
  • Biden Administration Urges Court Not to Allow Release of ‘Secret Report’ on Dominion Voting Machines

    02/13/2022 2:48:12 AM PST · by gattaca · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 12, 2022 | Zachary Stieber
    Top officials at a U.S. federal cybersecurity agency are urging a judge not to authorize at this time the release of a report that analyzes Dominion Voting Systems equipment in Georgia, arguing doing so could assist hackers trying to “undermine election security.” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was recently provided an unredacted copy of the report, which was prepared by J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society. The report discusses “potential vulnerabilities in Dominion ImageCast X ballot marking devices,” or electronic voting devices, according to the government. While CISA supports...
  • Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Remarks for Press Conference on United States V Li, Et Al. (EDWA)

    07/21/2020 1:12:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 21, 2020 | DOJ
    Today, the Justice Department unsealed charges in a significant national security cyber matter.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington (EDWA) and the National Security Division (NSD) have charged two Chinese hackers working with the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), including the Guangdong State Security Department (GSSD) of the MSS, with a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign.  In making this announcement, I’m joined here by Dave Bowdich, Deputy Director of the FBI, Bill Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, and Raymond Duda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle Field...
  • Chinese hackers target Australian energy company

    12/07/2021 8:15:01 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia) ^ | 8th December 2021 | James Morrow
    Chinese hackers came within minutes of shutting down a series of power stations capable of lighting three million homes in a sneak cyber attack of a sort experts warn are becoming increasingly common – and which could be used to limit Australia’s ability to respond to a military crisis in the future. On November 27, Queensland’s CS Energy was subjected to a sustained ransomware attack which sources familiar with the matter say was only stopped at the last minute before it had the potential to shut down the company’s two thermal coal plants. Had the attack been successful, it could...
  • Ransomware hackers nervous, allege harassment from U.S.

    10/24/2021 11:05:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 24 October 2021 | Kevin Collier
    They defended their practice of holding computers for ransom after the FBI took down a major ransomware group. Some of the most destructive ransomware hackers in the world appear to be on edge after the U.S. reportedly took down one of their colleagues. Several ransomware gangs posted lengthy anti-U.S. screeds, viewed by NBC News, on the dark web. In them, they defended their practice of hacking organizations and holding their computers for ransom. They appear prompted by the news, reported Thursday by Reuters, that the FBI had successfully hacked and taken down another major ransomware group called REvil....
  • REvil Ransomware Group Servers Hit by Hacking Technique It Uses to Compromise Targets

    10/23/2021 1:52:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 21 October 2021 | JUSTIN KLAWANS
    REvil, the ransomware group that hacked the U.S. Colonial Pipeline this past May, was itself hacked and shut down by a multinational cyber operation, according to Reuters. The Russia-based organization was reportedly hacked using the same technique that they had used to bring down the pipeline. Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worked alongside investigative arms from multiple other countries,,,
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group hit with ransomware

    10/19/2021 3:02:54 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | 18 October 2021 | uncredited
    Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that some of its data was stolen from the company's network. The company said in a regulatory filing it started investigating the potential security incident on Saturday and on Sunday it and found that certain office and operational networks were disrupted.,,, ...Sinclair said it's taken measures to contain the incident and that its forensic investigation is ongoing. However, the company said that the data breach has caused – and may continue to cause...
  • Ransomware gangs targeted 3 different US water treatment plants this year in previously unreported attacks, according to federal agencies

    10/17/2021 12:44:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 October 2021 | Aaron Holmes
    Ransomware gangs attacked even more water treatment plants across the US than previously known, according to a new report. Water plants in Nevada, Maine, and California were all hit with ransomware in 2021 — and all three incidents went unreported until Thursday, when the attacks were disclosed in a joint advisory published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI, the NSA, and the Environmental Protection Agency... ...In all three attacks, cybercriminals took over the water treatment plants' supervisory control ....
  • Intelligence: Secrets That Never Were Secrets

    10/04/2021 5:02:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | September 20, 2021
    Over the last six years American Internet security researchers have come to realize that much of the data stolen by Chinese hackers could be obtained, without breaking any laws, from commercial data brokers. While “data privacy” is often a major political issue few of these prominent critics seemed to realize that most of this data was available from commercial firms long before the government began building their own computerized personnel databases, which were subsequently stolen by foreign hackers. Collecting such data for commercial purposes has been going on for over a century. American firms pioneered the business of selling to...
  • <P>2021 09 30 Weather modification. “Climate Change” Part 1

    2021 09 30 Weather modification. “Climate Change” Part 1 I have been fascinated with the weather since I was a teenager in New York State. Watching lightning I was fascinated and watching the lightning hit many areas I would spend hours looking for storms. As I got older and going across the country in my twenties I have seen from east to west beautiful country and very little storms one Summer when I went across the country with friends. The last 60 years I have been following weather modification and fascinated with it. Finding out what causes storms as I...