106 Italian mafia members arrested for SIM swapping, BEC scams, phishing
A joint law enforcement operation between Europol, Italian, and Spanish police has resulted in the arrests of 106 members of the Italian mafia on crimes related to cybercrime and money laundering. 1
The suspects were arrested last week on the island of Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands, in a law enforcement operation named "Fontana Almabahia." 1
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McDonald's Email Blast Includes Password to Monopoly Game Database
In the wrong hands, these credentials could have been abused to rip off players or cheat the game on a massive scale, according to experts. 1
The gaff was spotted by researcher Troy Hunt, along with some tech-savvy winners who realized what they had. 1
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Crystal Valley Farm Coop Hit with Ransomware
It's the second agricultural business to be seized this week and portends a bitter harvest with yet another nasty jab at critical infrastructure.
Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting the computer systems that end up in sensitive US facilities from hacking.
Ransomware now accounts for 69% of all attacks that use malware
The most common targets of ransomware in the second quarter of 2021 were governmental, medical and industrial companies along with scientific and educational institutions, says Positive Technologies.
UK MoD Data Breach Shows Cybersecurity Must Protect Both People and Data
The UK MoD has failed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) for Afghan interpreters; the incident highlights how avoidable cybersecurity mistakes can have devastating consequences.
Netgear SOHO Security Bug Allows RCE, Corporate Attacks
The issue lies in a parental-control function that's always enabled by default, even if users don't configure for child security.
CISA, FBI, and NSARelease Joint Cybersecurity Advisoryon Conti Ransomware
Alert (AA21-265A): Conti Ransomware
Netgear Patches Remote Code Execution Flaw in SOHO Routers | SecurityWeek.Com
A security vulnerability in Small Offices/Home Offices (SOHO) routers from Netgear could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely as root, according to security researchers at consulting firm GRIMM.
Unpatched Apple Zero-Day in macOS Finder Allows Code Execution
All a user needs to do is click on an email attachment, and boom the code is silently executed without the victim knowing.
It affects Big Sur and prior versions of macOS.