Several prominent business executives and politicians, including Joe Biden, Elon Musk and Bill Gates, had their Twitter accounts hijacked in what appears to be a cryptocurrency scam, according to news reports. Some security experts believe that two-factor authentication protections failed.
Auction website LiveAuctioneers has acknowledged that it sustained a data breach in June. The announcement came after threat intelligence firm CloudSEK reported that it discovered about 3.4 million LiveAutioneers customers' records had been posted for sale on a darknet forum.
The U.S. Secret Service is combining its electronic and financial crime units into a single task force that will focus on investigating cyber-related financial crimes, such as BEC schemes and ransomware attacks. The move comes as lawmakers push for the Secret Service to take a more active role in fighting cybercrime.
Greg van der Gaast, head of information security at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, has strong opinions on why some security investments aren't reaping maximum benefits. "We are addressing problems too far downstream," he says.
The recent leak of 269 GB of sensitive data from more than 200 police departments and the FBI could be a sign that law enforcement agencies are becoming a prime target for hackers, given recent civil unrest.
Four recent cybersecurity incidents that may have involved ransomware demonstrate the ongoing threats facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also serve as a warning that extra watchfulness is needed as physicians reopen their clinics.
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says U.K. cybercrime expert Andrew Gould, who implores organizations to report these incidents to authorities.
Hackers will always find novel ways to bypass your security protocols, and fighting cybercrime has become less about prevention and more about stemming the bleeding.
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An internal CIA report from 2017 - just released in heavily redacted form - found that the agency's failure to secure its own systems facilitated the massive "Vault 7" data breach that enabled classified information, including details of 35 CIA hacking tools, to be leaked to WikiLeaks.