Great Britain has claimed that the Russian government-backed hackers made an attempt to illegally obtain secret research on a coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain. Apart from the United Kingdom, the Russian intelligence allegedly targeted pharmaceutical research organizations in the United States and Canada as part of the attack.
The U.S. president has acknowledged that the U.S. Cyber Command launched a cyberattack on a Russian media company Internet Research Agency back in 2018. The agency is colloquially known as the “troll farm” that had gained international fame through the interference of the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterms.
Last week, Republican U.S. Senators introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act “ending the use of ‘warrant-proof’ encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.” Experts and privacy advocates think it can effectively outlaw strong encryption.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has estimated that cybercriminals stole approximately $2 billion from victims by virtue of compromising corporate email accounts, in 2019. Criminals continued to invent new and more sophisticated types of attacks last year, although quite widespread extortion, government impersonation, and spoofing were the three crime categories newly added […]
A United States district court has released an indictment alleging Julian Assange, the founder of the online archive containing thousands of classified documents from government and corporate entities, WikiLeaks, of an attempt to recruit hackers from the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups to obtain sensitive information from government systems. Once stolen, the documents would appear […]
As the civil protests in the U.S. continue, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) reported that a military-class drone was surveilling the protesters in Minneapolis in late May.
The U.S. police are using social media to find people involved in looting and violence, as well as those who were going to get involved and posted about it. According to Politico, there are several currently unfolding cases, in which the police acted on hints taken from Facebook.
Cybercriminals have broken into the computer network of Westech International, the United States military contractor, that provides engineering and maintenance support for the Minuteman III nuclear deterrent. The hackers reportedly stole confidential documents from the company and now demand that it pay a ransom.
In 2009, Jesse William McGraw, aka “GhostExodus” and the leader of the so-called Electronik Tribulation Army (ETA) hacking group, broke into a dozen computers at the orthopedic W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic, where he worked as a night-shift security guard.
Amidst the wave of public outrage following the death of George Floyd in police custody, hacktivists from Anonymous group turned their skills against the Minneapolis police department involved. The hackers have already attacked the PD’s website and promised to expose a history of crimes committed by the officers.
In the 21st century, the internet has rapidly abandoned its role as a new means of communication. The 2010s saw it transform from a global village where everyone can offend someone else’s mom with no consequences into a military domain, similar to land, sea, air, and space. Unseen to many, the digital war between the […]
The USMS has announced a new auction to sell bitcoins seized under several criminal proceedings, including Silk Road. The auction is to take place on August 22. Overall amount of bitcoins to be sold comprises 2,718 (nearly $1.6 million at current exchange rate). The USMS has stated that the lion’s share of the coins (1,294 […]