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Hive ransomware leak site seized in police sting

Websites used by the Hive ransomware-as-a-service gang to extort ransoms and leak data stolen from corporate victims have been seized in a joint operation involving police around the world.

ShinyHunters suspect extradited to United States from Morocco, could face 116 years in jail if convicted

A 22-year-old suspected of being "Seyzo", a member of the ShinyHunters cybercrime gang, has been extradited from Morocco to the United States, where - if convicted - he could face up to 116 years in prison. The ShinyHunters gang became notorious in 2020, following a series of data breaches that impacted over 60 companies - including Microsoft....

Smashing Security podcast #306: No Fly lists, cell phones, and the end of ransomware riches?

What are prisoners getting up to with mobile phones? Why might ransomware no longer be generating as much revenue for cybercriminals? And how on earth did an airline leave the US government's "No Fly" list accessible for anyone in the world to download? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing...

After data breach put their lives at risk, US releases 3000 immigrants seeking asylum

Imagine you're an immigrant, who has fled your home country for the United States due to fear of being persecuted and tortured. What you definitely do not want is the agency handling your asylum request being careless with your personal information - and potentially putting your life and that of loved ones at risk. Read more in my...

FanDuel gamblers warned of phishing threat after data breach at Mailchimp

The important thing to realise about the most recently-reported data breach at email newsletter service Mailchimp is that it’s not just Mailchimp’s customer data that was put at risk. Even if you’re not personally a customer of Mailchimp, even if you’ve never even heard of Mailchimp, you may be affected.

Kolide – Endpoint security for people, not paper clips

Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Kolide. Thanks to the great team there for their support! You know the old thought experiment about the AI designed to make paper clips, that quickly decides that in order to maximize paper clips, it will have to get rid of all the … Continue reading "Kolide – Endpoint security for people,...

Ransomware attack hit KFC and Pizza Hut stores in the UK

Anyone fancying a quick bite to eat in the UK may have found their choices more limited than usual on the high street. Nearly 300 fast food restaurants, including branches of KFC and Pizza Hut, were forced to close following a ransomware attack against parent company Yum! Brands. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

T-Mobile has been hacked… again. 37 million customers’ data stolen

Wireless network operator T-Mobile has suffered yet another data breach. And we shouldn't be at all surprised if fraudsters use the information that they have stolen to send convincing phishing messages and scams.

LockBit ransomware – what you need to know

It is the world's most active ransomware group - responsible for an estimated 40% of all ransomware infections worldwide. Find out what you need to know about LockBit in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Mailchimp slips up again, suffers security breach after falling on social engineering banana skin

For the second time in less than a year, email newsletter service Mailchimp has found itself in the embarrassing position of admitting it has suffered a data breach, putting its customers' subscribers at risk.

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