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US Indicts SecondEye Operators

US Indicts SecondEye Operators The United States has indicted two Pakistani men on suspicion of operating an illegal online store that sold false identification documents on the dark web.  Karachi residents 34-year-old Mohsin Raza and 33-year-old Mujtaba Raza were charged in a six-count federal indictment unsealed in the District of New Jersey...

US Issues Russian SVR Warning

US Issues Russian SVR Warning America has issued a cybersecurity advisory that urges organizations to patch vulnerabilities it says are being exploited by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) actors. The warning was jointly issued on April 15 by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency...

Keyfactor to Merge with PrimeKey

Keyfactor to Merge with PrimeKeyOhio PKI-as-a-Service pioneer Keyfactor and Swedish PKI solutions provider PrimeKey have announced their intention to merge. Plans for the companies to come together under the Keyfactor brand "while committing to increased investments across all product lines" were shared on April 15.  PrimeKey was...

Mass Monitoring of Remote Workers Drives Shadow IT Risk

Mass Monitoring of Remote Workers Drives Shadow IT RiskNearly half (44%) of UK remote workers have had monitoring software installed by their employer, but the trend is pushing many into more insecure practices, Kaspersky has warned. Around a year after the pandemic forced a majority of UK employees to work-from-home, the Russian AV vendor polled...

Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days

Google to Delay Publishing Bug Details for 30 Days Google has added an extra 30-day period to its vulnerability disclosure cycle to allow customers more time to fix vulnerabilities before technical details are released. The tech giant’s Project Zero team is a prolific researcher of industry vulnerabilities, and maintains a strict 90-day policy...

Trickbot Actors Target Slack and BaseCamp Users

Trickbot Actors Target Slack and BaseCamp UsersThe threat actors behind the infamous Trickbot botnet have been at work again, firing highly customized phishing emails targeting Slack and BaseCamp users with loader malware, according to Sophos. The British security vendor’s principal researcher, Andrew Brandt, explained that the campaign first appeared...

US Imprisons “Sadistic” Sextortionist

US Imprisons “Sadistic” Sextortionist A man from California has been sent to prison for cyberstalking two people and threatening to murder them unless they performed sex acts on him. US Judge Dolly Gee described the actions of Covina resident Carl De Vera Bennington as "sadistic" and "cruel” before handing him a custodial sentence. ...

Sanctions Escalate US–Russia Tensions

Sanctions Escalate US–Russia Tensions Relations between the United States and Russia have soured following the imposition of new sanctions by the Biden administration on America's former Cold War enemy. The measures were introduced today in retaliation for cyber-attacks and election interference that the United States says were carried out...

Arrest Made Over California City Data Breach

Arrest Made Over California City Data Breach Almost every member of a California city's finance department has been placed on leave and one has been placed under arrest following a probe into a data breach.  The city of Huntington Park launched an investigation after becoming aware of a "large-scale security breach of electronic financial...

Uni of Hertfordshire Suffers Cyber-Attack That Takes Down its Entire IT Network

Uni of Hertfordshire Suffers Cyber-Attack That Takes Down its Entire IT NetworkThe University of Hertfordshire in the UK has been hit by a cyber-attack that has taken down its entire IT network as well as blocking access to its cloud-based services. The higher education institution revealed the attack occurred late on Wednesday 14 April in a statement...

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