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US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting Providers

US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting ProvidersTwo men from Eastern Europe have been imprisoned in the United States for helping cyber-criminals carry out cyber-attacks against individuals and financial institutions in America.  Pavel Stassi, a 30-year-old Estonian, and 33-year-old Aleksandr Skorodumov, of Lithuania, received custodial sentences...

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive Fine

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive FineThe United States' Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to recover a financial penalty of nearly $10m that was imposed on a man from Montana for operating malicious robocalling campaigns.  The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) fined Libby resident Scott Rhodes $9,918,000 in January 2021 after...

CISA Awards $2M to Cybersecurity Training Programs

CISA Awards $2M to Cybersecurity Training ProgramsThe United States' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has awarded two organizations $2m to develop cybersecurity workforce training programs.  Award recipients NPower and CyberWarrior will use the cash injection to bring cybersecurity training to the unemployed and to...

72% of Organizations Experienced a DNS Attack in the Last Year

72% of Organizations Experienced a DNS Attack in the Last YearNearly three-quarters (72%) of organizations have suffered a domain name system (DNS) attack in the last 12 months, according to a new study by the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). Of those organizations affected, 61% were targeted on multiple occasions, while 11%...

#ISC2Congress: How to Mitigate Evolving Insider Threats

#ISC2Congress: How to Mitigate Evolving Insider Threats The changing nature of insider threats was described by Lisa Forte, founder, Red Goat Cyber Security, during a keynote presentation at this week’s virtual ISC2 Security Congress 2021. Forte began by noting that traditionally, insider threat actors are seen as ‘bad apples’ within a business,...

Threat Actors Abusing Discord to Spread Malware

Threat Actors Abusing Discord to Spread MalwareResearchers have discovered new multi-function malware abusing the core functions of popular group app platform Discord. Check Point explained in a blog post this morning that it found several malicious GitHub repositories featuring malware based on the Discord API and malicious bots. It included various...

US to Ban Export of Hacking Tools to Authoritarian States

US to Ban Export of Hacking Tools to Authoritarian StatesThe US government has issued new rules designed to prevent the export of hacking and surveillance tools to regimes guilty of human rights abuses. The “interim final rule” was released by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and will go into force in 90 days, ...

Data Scrapers Expose 2.6 Million Instagram and TikTok Users

Data Scrapers Expose 2.6 Million Instagram and TikTok UsersSecurity researchers have discovered over two million social media user profiles scraped from the internet after they were unwittingly exposed online by an analytics firm, Infosecurity can reveal. A team at reviews site SafetyDetectives led by Anurag Sen found the data located on...

Russian Cyber-Criminals Switch to Cloud

Russian Cyber-Criminals Switch to CloudCybersecurity firm Kaspersky today released research on Russian-speaking cyber-criminal activity and how it has changed over the past six years. The study by Kaspersky’s Computer Incident Investigation Department found that historically favored attacks targeting banks and other financial organizations...

Space ISAC and NY InfraGard to Collaborate on Cybersecurity in Space

Space ISAC and NY InfraGard to Collaborate on Cybersecurity in SpaceThe Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (NYM-IMA) have agreed to work together to advance the mission of cybersecurity in space.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) enabling collaboration between the...

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