Former eBay Senior Official Pleads Guilty to Charges of Cyberstalking

James Baugh, eBay’s former Senior Director of Safety and Security pled guilty on Monday to his role in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives considered to be critical of the firm. …

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Costa Rican Government Struck by Cyberattack

The Costa Rican government confirmed a cyberattack on some of its official platforms that affected its finance ministry and another department.  Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications or the Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones de la …

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UK Child Sex Abuse Victims Seek Stronger Online Safety Bill

A group of child sexual abuse victims appealed to the United Kingdom government to enhance the country’s Online Safety Bill. In a letter addressed to the Members of Parliament and UK Government leaders, the International Justice Mission (IJM) said that …

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Catalan Leaders Accuse Spanish Government of Pegasus Spyware Campaign

Catalan leaders accused the Spanish government of illegally spying members of the Catalan civil society using the spyware Pegasus. Canadian research laboratory The Citizen Lab, in collaboration with Catalan civil society groups, reported at least 65 victims of Pegasus hacking. …

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Downing Street Targeted with Pegasus Spyware Linked to UAE

Sergeant Tom Robinson RLCNumber 10 Downing Street is the headquarters and London residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

A Canadian investigative group said that Downing Street and the Foreign Office computer systems were suspected to have been infected with the Pegasus spyware.  Citizen Lab said the Pegasus infection at Downing Street could be linked to the United Arab …

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North Korean Hackers Blamed for $620m Axie Cryptocurrency Heist

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The FBI has blamed North Korean hacking group, Lazarus, for the $620m Ethereum heist that targeted gaming company Ronin Network. Ronin Network owner Sky Mavis, said the US Department of Treasury and FBI have pinned the attack on their networks …

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US Authorities Issues Joint Alert on Discovery of Malicious Cyber Tools

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Numerous US government agencies issued a joint notice on Wednesday, warning of the discovery of malicious cyber tools produced by undisclosed advanced threat actors that were capable of getting “full system access” to multiple industrial control systems.  The joint notice …

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Google Sues Cameroonian Man for Massive Puppy Fraud Scheme

Fourth EstateNche Noel Ntse of Cameroon was accused of breaking Google's terms of service by exploiting its platforms to engage in a massive "puppy fraud" conspiracy, according to the lawsuit.

Mega tech company Google filed a lawsuit against a guy who allegedly used the company’s services to defraud thousands of would-be pet owners out of money for non-existent basset hound puppies. Nche Noel Ntse of Cameroon was accused of breaking …

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Chinese Hackers Exploit VLC Media Player

Symantec researchers reported that a suspected Chinese state-sponsored hacking group has managed to exploit vulnerabilities in the popular video playing app VLC media player. The researchers said that the Cicada ( APT10) campaign exploited popular freeware to load spyware into …

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Microsoft and FBI Claim Thwarting Mass Cyberattacks

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American technology giant Microsoft and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claimed they have disrupted Russian mass cyberattacks after obtaining court orders. The FBI announced on Wednesday it had removed malware from devices mostly of small businesses around …

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