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France: Ex-Cop Heads to Prison for Darkweb Dox Sales – Darknetlive

A former French law enforcement officer was sentenced to prison for selling confidential information on the darkweb. Christophe Boutry, a former police sergeant and agent of the French counterintelligence agency called the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), was sentenced to prison after admitting that he had sold information from law enforcement databases on the darkweb. He sold the information through the darkweb using an account with the username “Haurus.”

[OC] Most Popular Messaging App by country – personal data leaks

B12e 22 hours ago While data became very cheap over the last 10 years or so, SMS messages were in some countries, not in others. Eg I don’t think I ever paid for a text message in Belgium or Denmark, but I paid for all my texts in Spain. (Although my carrier offered a one euro option to get unlimited texts, that was still more expensive

Experts Uncover Several C&C Servers Linked to WellMess Malware – Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Friday unmasked new command-and-control (C2) infrastructure belonging to the Russian threat actor tracked as APT29, aka Cozy Bear, that has been spotted actively serving WellMess malware as part of an ongoing attack campaign. More than 30 C2 servers operated by the Russian foreign intelligence have been uncovered, Microsoft-owned cybersecurity subsidiary RiskIQ said in a report shared with The Hacker News. APT29, the moniker assigned to government operatives

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database – Krebs on Security – Krebs on Security

Every time there is another data breach, we are asked to change our password at the breached entity. But the reality is that in most cases by the time the victim organization discloses an incident publicly the information has already been harvested many times over by profit-seeking cybercriminals. Here’s a closer look at what typically transpires in the weeks or months before an organization notifies its users about a breached

City of Spruce Grove exposed in Homewood Health hack – data hack

Article content The City of Spruce Grove was victimized in a recent cyberattack and massive data breach that hit national health-care provider Homewood Health and led to the personal data of some Albertans being put up for auction online. Article content The city told Postmedia on Thursday the provider indicated it was not compromised in the breach, but Homewood Health changed its tune Friday morning. “We were informed late this morning

Privacy commissioner looks at options after RNZ uses hacked health file for news report – leak hack

RNZ has defended publishing a news report based on personal information leaked online by the Waikato DHB ransomware attackers that highlighted the situation of a child in the care of Oranga Tamariki. Privacy commissioner John Edwards said he might bring the matter to the attention of the Broadcasting Standards Authority or the Media Council, despite news-gathering being exempt from the provisions of the Privacy Act. RNZ’s report indicated that a

Prolific Cocaine Vendor “Insta” Arrested by the DEA in Nevada – Darknetlive

An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the arrest of the prolific cocaine vendor “Insta.” Vincent Cuomo, Abraham Elliott, Paul Engstrom, and Joseph Krieger conspired to distribute large quantities of cocaine through the mail, according to a recent indictment. According to investigators, the defendants operated a vendor account with the username “Insta.” Beginnings In October 2020, according to a criminal complaint, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) started investigating

Tokyo 2020 ticket holder data leaked in cyber breach – personal data leaks

Despite warnings and a heightened alert status for such occurrences, a Japanese government official has said that the personal data of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ticket holders and event volunteers have been leaked online. The official apparently disclosed this information to Kyodo News agency on condition of anonymity, clarifying that the stolen data includes personal credential data like usernames and passwords which can be used to access Tokyo 2020 websites

Dutch Police Arrest Two Hackers Tied to “Fraud Family” Cybercrime Ring – Hacker News

Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands have arrested two alleged individuals belonging to a Dutch cybercriminal collective who were involved in developing, selling, and renting sophisticated phishing frameworks to other threat actors in what’s known as a “Fraud-as-a-Service” operation. The apprehended suspects, a 24-year-old software engineer and a 15-year-old boy, are said to have been the main developer and seller of the phishing frameworks that were employed to collect login

Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years in Prison – Krebs on Security – Krebs on Security

A 18-year-old Tennessee man who helped set in motion a fraudulent distress call to police that led to the death of a 60-year-old grandfather in 2020 was sentenced to 60 months in prison today. 60-year-old Mark Herring died of a heart attack after police surrounded his home in response to a swatting attack. Shane Sonderman, of Lauderdale County, Tenn. admitted to conspiring with a group of criminals that’s been “swatting”

Ransomware key to unlock customer data from attack – data hack

A computer key that can unlock the files of hundreds of companies which were hacked in a large-scale cyber-attack has been obtained, BBC reported on Friday. US IT firm Kaseya – which was the first to be targeted earlier this month – said it got the key from a “trusted third party”. Ransomware is malicious software that steals computer data and scrambles it so the victim cannot gain access. The

Tokyo Olympics Contending with Mounting Cyber Threats – leak hack

Cybercriminals often use popular sports events as bait for their attacks. As if dealing with COVID-19 weren’t bad enough, the Tokyo Summer Olympics also has to contend with cyber threats targeting the event. News broke this week of a cyberattack. Malicious hackers have stolen and leaked online the usernames and passwords of Olympic and Paralympic game ticket holders and volunteers. The FBI is warning entities associated with the Olympics that

Jury Convicts “XanaxKing2” of Selling Fentanyl Analogues – Darknetlive

A jury convicted a California man of conspiring and manufacturing and distributing fentanyl pills through the darkweb. Andrew Tablack, 29, of Beverly Hills, California was found guilty following a six-day trial presided over by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp at the Trenton federal court. The jury found Tablack guilty of one count of manufacturing, supplying, and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute cyclopropyl fentanyl pills. He was also

State police investigate fraudulent unemployment claims – personal data leaks

Somerset State Police investigated at least 14 identification thefts for filing unemployment claims just last week alone. The stolen identity complaints report that an unknown person used the victim’s personal information to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. Incidents occurred in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Rockwood, Somerset Borough, Somerset Township, Jefferson Township, Shanksville, Boswell, Shade Township, Ogle Township, Paint Township and Windber. The scammers behind the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, aka PUA, fraud appear to be using Social

China’s New Law Requires Researchers to Report All Zero-Day Bugs to Government – Hacker News

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has issued new stricter vulnerability disclosures regulations that mandate security researchers uncovering critical flaws in computer systems to mandatorily disclose them first-hand to the government authorities within two days of filing a report. The “Regulations on the Management of Network Product Security Vulnerability” are expected to go into effect starting September 1, 2021, and aim to standardize the discovery, reporting, repair, and release of

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2021 Edition – Krebs on Security – Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released updates to patch at least 116 security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software. At least four of the vulnerabilities addressed today are under active attack, according to Microsoft. Thirteen of the security bugs quashed in this month’s release earned Microsoft’s most-dire “critical” rating, meaning they can be exploited by malware or miscreants to seize remote control over a vulnerable system without any help from

DCI arrests Juja Man Who Hacked IEBC Database, Used Data to Run Mobile Phone Scams ▷ Kenya News – data hack

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a suspect involved in the hacking of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) database. DCI arrestes Juja Man Who Hacked IEBC Database, Used Data to Run Mobile Phone ScamsSource: Facebook The suspect identified as Kiprop allegedly hacked into the IEBC system and obtained the personal information of 61,617 registered voters in a western Kenya county. Kiprop was arrested on

Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon | Surveillance – leak hack

Human rights activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The investigation by the Guardian and 16 other media organisations suggests widespread and continuing abuse of NSO’s hacking spyware, Pegasus, which the company insists is only intended for use against criminals and terrorists. Pegasus is

Dream Vendor “FatSam” Avoids Prison in Drug Case – Darknetlive

A judge in the U.K. sentenced a Dream Market vendor to time served and community service instead of time behind bars. Mohammed Ghani, who has an address in Manchester, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a controlled drug class C, conspiracy to sell prescription-only medication, and offering for sale goods with the sign or packaging which bears a sign identical or likely to be mistaken as a registered trademark.

How to Balance Insider Threats And Employee Privacy – personal data leaks

Forced to work remotely due to the Covid19 pandemic, IT departments across the industry amplified their cyber tools to support cloud and hybrid working environments. The rapid shift to Work from Home (WFH) unlocked new data security challenges to be tackled. Every home device or wireless connection became a potential entry point for malicious actors and cybersecurity administrators faced an additional challenge of insider threats. While disgruntled employees were always