Resecurity has identified a spike of malicious cyber activity targeting the election in India, which is supported by multiple independent hacktivist groups who arrange cyber-attacks and publication of stolen personal identifiable information (PII) belonging to Indian citizens on the Dark Web. India, with a population of over 1.4 billion and a GDP of over 3.417…

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday sanctioned two firms and four individuals for their involvement in malicious cyber activities on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber Electronic Command (IRGC-CEC) from at least 2016 to April 2021. This includes the front companies Mehrsam Andisheh Saz Nik (MASN)…

Biden’s Executive Order covers personal and sensitive information such as biometric, financial, genomic, geolocation, and personal health data, as well as specific types of personally identifiable information. “Bad actors can use this data to track Americans (including military service members), pry into their personal lives, and pass that data on to other data brokers and…

Yoon’s office said the cyberattack only affected the personal account of the unidentified employee, who violated security protocols by partially using commercial email services to handle official duties. Officials did not specify what type of information was stolen from the staff member’s personal emails but stressed that the office’s overall security system was not affected….

Chinese espionage hackers penetrated Dutch military systems in early 2023, using a zero-day exploit in a Fortinet virtual private network to obtain access, Netherlands intelligence agencies disclosed Tuesday. The agencies said the effects had been limited to a segmented network that had fewer than 50 users working on unclassified research and development with two-third party…

Myanmar authorities have transferred 10 suspects accused of being involved in organized cyber fraud, money laundering, and human trafficking in Myanmar and Mekong to the Chinese government. Included in the list of the accused are the heads of three well-known crime families. In December, China’s Ministry of Public Security released a wanted list specifically targeting…

The operation, announced just before FBI Director Chris Wray addressed House lawmakers, disrupted a botnet of hundreds of U.S.-based small office and home routers owned by private citizens and companies that had been hijacked by the Chinese hackers to cover their tracks as they sowed the malware. Their ultimate targets included water treatment plants, the…

Thousands of students in New Jersey were unable to attend school Monday after a cybersecurity incident caused technical difficulties across the Freehold Township School District, administrators said. Superintendent of Schools Neal Dickstein sent an email to families late Sunday night announcing that classes were canceled for the entire district, which includes an early childhood learning…

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, also known as FFX, was involved in the development of a browser injection module for…