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  • BREAKING: China Hacks Critical U.S. Infrastructure, Microsoft Says

    05/24/2023 1:17:52 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | May 24, 2023
    Microsoft has uncovered stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery aimed at critical infrastructure organizations in the United States. The attack is carried out by Volt Typhoon, a state-sponsored actor based in China that typically focuses on espionage and information gathering. Microsoft assesses with moderate confidence that this Volt Typhoon campaign is pursuing development of capabilities that could disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia region during future crises. Volt Typhoon has been active since mid-2021 and has targeted critical infrastructure organizations in Guam and elsewhere in the United States....
  • Hacker Finds HORRIFIC Website with THOUSANDS of Child Predators | Horror Stories with Hackman

    05/10/2023 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | May 8, 2023 | Shawn Ryan
    This chilling story is enough to make your stomach turn as Ryan Montgomery shares the details of how he became involved and uncovered a website that led to the discovery of its owner, Nathan Larson, a former congressional candidate. These individuals, who have perpetrated terrible and horrific crimes that will affect their victims for the rest of their lives, have thus far escaped justice. However, Ryan and his partner are actively pursuing them.
  • San Bernardino County pays $1.1M ransom after cyberattack disrupts Sheriff's Department systems

    05/05/2023 4:24:33 PM PDT · by CFW · 27 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 5/5/23 | staff
    San Bernardino County paid a $1.1 million ransom to hackers who infiltrated the Sheriff's Department computers, officials acknowledged Friday. Last month, the department admitted a hack encrypted many of its files, disrupting systems and blocking access to data. County officials told ABC News on Friday that the county carries insurance for such attacks and its share of the ransom came out to just over $511,000. After negotiating with the hackers, the insurance company and county agreed to pay to restore the system to its full functionality and secure data.
  • ChatGPT Vulnerability May Have Exposed Users’ Payment Information

    03/29/2023 3:58:34 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 11 replies
    Information Security ^ | March 29, 2023 | James Corker
    A ChatGPT vulnerability may have exposed payment-related information of some customers of the AI tool, as well as allowing titles from some active user’s chat history to be viewed, OpenAI has revealed. In a blog post published on March 24, 2023, the company provided details of a data breach caused by a bug in an open source library, which forced it to take ChatGPT temporarily offline on Monday March 20. After patching the vulnerability, OpenAI was able to restore both the Chat GPT service and, later, its chat history feature, with the exception of a few hours of history. The...
  • Hackers gained access to California's digital license plates

    02/01/2023 5:39:30 AM PST · by Lizavetta · 9 replies
    Auto Week ^ | January 11, 2023 | Emmet White
    ** A team of web developers found numerous security issues in California's digital license plate carrier, Reviver. ** With access through the plate's SIM card, hackers were able to see the real-time location and registration address, delete or alter the tag, and even mislabeled the vehicle as stolen. ** Reviver has patched the issues since, but privacy advocates say the digital plate program poses security and data challenges that outweigh the supposed convenience.
  • Rackspace confirms ransomware attack behind days-long email meltdown

    12/08/2022 2:34:50 PM PST · by linMcHlp · 4 replies
    The Register ^ | 12/06/2022 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    UPDATED Rackspace has admitted a ransomware infection was to blame for the days-long email outage that disrupted services for customers. The security snafu took down some of Rackspace's hosted Microsoft Exchange services on Friday afternoon [12/02/2022]. In its most recent update, posted at 0826 Eastern Time on Tuesday [12/06/2022], Rackspace said it has now "determined this suspicious activity was the result of a ransomware incident," and has hired a "leading cyber defense firm to investigate." The company hasn't yet determined what customer data was touched. "If we determine sensitive information was affected, we will notify customers as appropriate," it added.
  • Hackers Leak Australian Health Records on Dark Web

    11/09/2022 12:56:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Gulfnews ^ | November 09, 2022
    Data stolen from a major Australian health insurer that had earlier refused to pay ransomSydney: Hackers on Wednesday began leaking sensitive medical records stolen from a major Australian health insurer that had earlier refused to pay the group's ransom demand. Medibank told investors and customers that a "sample" of data from some 9.7 million clients had been posted on a "dark web forum". Names, birth dates, addresses, passport numbers and information on medical claims were among the sensitive personal data posted anonymously early Wednesday. Medibank said more leaks were likely.
  • No Denial, Just Proof: Forget 2020. We’ve caught them in the act in 2022!

    11/08/2022 8:50:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The American Police Center ^ | November 8, 2022 | Kate Stansell
    Recently Biden was propped up behind a podium to holler threats to “2020 election deniers”. It was laughable, pathetic even, as his own have been mewling and puking about stolen elections for the past six years. My answer: FORGET 2020! The proof of our duly elected government being stolen in a successful Coup has been there for all to see since November 4 of that year. Only the most afflicted with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), that viral mental condition apparently more potent than Covid for some, still think Biden is really our President. They may never recover, but I frankly...
  • Air raid warning declared in Kiev-authorities

    10/19/2022 6:45:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | 10/20/2022 | TASS
    Moreover similar alerts were issued in the regions of Cherkassy and Kirovograd, and in the city of Zaporozhye KIEV, October 20./TASS/.The city administration of Ukraine's capital Kiev declared an air raid warning in the early hours of Thursday. "Attention! Air raid alert issued for Kiev. We urge everyone to urgently proceed to civil protection shelters," the city administration said in its Telegram channel...
  • Meta warns as many as one million Facebook users that their logins may have been compromised

    10/09/2022 4:01:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Meta's researchers have discovered more than 400 malicious Android and Apple apps designed to steal personal Facebook logins. The applications are disguised as games, photo editors, and health and lifestyle services. Often, app users are asked to log in with their Facebook, which enables hackers to steal logins and passwords.
  • Judge Sentences Former FBI Analyst for Accessing GOP Activist’s Emails.....

    12/22/2019 2:09:20 PM PST · by caww · 21 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 12/22/2019 | Katabella Roberts
    A former FBI analyst was sentenced to seven days in jail for illegally accessing his neighbor’s email in what he said was an attempt to prevent harm to special counsel Robert Mueller’s reputation. Mark Tolson, 60, pleaded guilty in September to a single 'misdemeanor charge of computer fraud and abuse' after he admitted to illegally hacking right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman’s email account.
  • Flynn: Foreign Intelligence Agencies Were Monitoring US Election, Willing to Provide Information to Trump

    12/20/2020 5:37:50 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 124 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 20 Dec 20 | Jack Phillips
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn said he was provided information that foreign intelligence agencies were monitoring the U.S. election on Nov. 3 and are willing to provide evidence to President Donald Trump. “We have evidence now of foreign countries … were watching the attacks on our election system, our election process, on the 3rd of November,” Flynn told Fox Business on Friday. “So we now have that evidence and we received that today,” he said. He didn’t elaborate on what foreign intelligence agencies were involved, how he obtained that information, or the nature of the alleged attacks on the...
  • Hackers release stolen LAUSD [CA] data ahead of ransom deadline

    10/02/2022 4:39:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | Oct 2, 2022 / | Travis Schlepp
    The hackers had claimed to have stolen more than 500 gigabytes of data from the school district during last month’s hack, although authorities have not yet verified that claim. The crime group originally set Monday as the deadline for the school district to pay a ransom to keep the data off of the internet, but the data was published ahead of time late Saturday night. The motive for publishing two days ahead of the established deadline appears to be related to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho publicly announcing that the school district would not pay any ransom to the hackers. The attack...
  • IHG Was Hacked Using Password “Qwerty1234”

    09/18/2022 8:08:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | September 17, 2022 | John Ollila
    The hacker group from Vietnam called TeaPea contacted BBC and shared information about the hack with the British broadcaster. "Our attack was originally planned to be a ransomware but the company’s IT team kept isolating servers before we had a chance to deploy it, so we thought to have some funny [sic]. We did a wiper attack instead,” one of the hackers said. A wiper attack is a form of cyber-attack that irreversibly destroys data, documents and files. The internal database was using Qwerty1234 as its password: TeaPea say they gained access to IHG’s internal IT network by tricking an...
  • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Leonardo SpA and the U.S. Embassy behind the Election Data Switch fraud to take out Trump

    01/06/2021 8:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    “The Italian Government and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte are directly involved in the electoral fraud that affected the American elections leading to Joe Biden’s pending illegal victory.”Editor’s Note: What follows is an article purportedly written by “Riccardo Corsetto” sent to NOQ Report through a media contact with Nations in Action. We have not independently verified it but felt it was necessary to put out there considering the late hour in this election cycle.According to US investigative sources working here in Italy since 18 November 2020, it was the US Embassy in Rome who coordinated the data manipulation of votes cast...

    12/19/2018 10:03:12 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2018 | chuck ross
    A federal judge on Wednesday revealed just how widely Christopher Steele distributed his infamous anti-Trump dossier. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Paul Ryan chief of staff Jonathan Burks received Steele’s reports in December 2016, before BuzzFeed would publish the dossier in full. Court documents say that Steele gave the dossier materials to Kinzinger and Burks, though Paul Ryan’s office claims that Burks has never met Steele and did not receive documents directly from the former British spy. A Republican lawmaker and the chief of staff to House Speaker Paul Ryan were early recipients of the infamous Steele dossier, according to a...
  • Threat of disaster: America is short-staffed in the cyber-world: Global hacking threats and cyber-warfare loom on the horizon of 2022 and beyond

    06/30/2022 9:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2022 | Juio Rivera
    Global hacking threats and cyber-warfare are by no means a new phenomenon as the past several years have seen an explosion of attacks against America and other Western nations from countries like Russia and China. In 2021, major supply chain disruptions against American entities Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods clearly defined the threats facing the U.S. and the rest of the world. Despite these dangers facing Western nations, American cyber-security, along with our neighbor Canada's and most of the Western world, are severely lacking in manpower.In America, a June report from the Washington Post claimed that the United States is...
  • Hackers Showcase America's Vulnerabilities

    06/10/2021 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 10, 2021 | Armstrong Williams
    Among many claimed benefits, cryptocurrencies supposedly offer two significant benefits over fiat currencies: 1) autonomy and 2) discretion. This past week, the U.S. federal government took them both down. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press statement that it had seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency. The seizure was the result of the FBI's Colonial Pipeline investigation. As a reminder, Colonial Pipeline, the U.S.'s largest pipeline for refined oil products, was the victim of a cyberattack. Against the U.S.'s wishes and policies, Colonial Pipeline paid millions in ransom to retake control of the pipeline. According to the FBI, they had...

    12/13/2020 10:49:35 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies ^ | 12/14/2020 |
    WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) tonight issued Emergency Directive 21-01, in response to a known compromise involving SolarWinds Orion products that are currently being exploited by malicious actors. This Emergency Directive calls on all federal civilian agencies to review their networks for indicators of compromise and disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately. “The compromise of SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management Products poses unacceptable risks to the security of federal networks,” said CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales. “Tonight’s directive is intended to mitigate potential compromises within federal civilian networks, and we urge all our partners—in the...
  • BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Owners of SolarWinds Have Links to Obama, the Clintons, China, Hong Kong and the US Election Process

    12/16/2020 7:01:23 AM PST · by Wish2Post · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 15, 2020 at 8:35pm | Joe Hoft
    Who owns SolarWinds? This is a good question due to the complicated sales and purchases of related companies and individual owners over the past few years. Per our research, the owners of SolarWinds are related to the Clintons and companies that verify elections in the US. ... In summary The owners of SolarWinds are closely related to Obama and the Clintons. The they also are heavily in the election business and have relations with companies and individuals in China and Hong Kong.