The hacking attempts against Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was a board member, began in early November—soon after the firm surfaced in White House efforts to link the Bidens to alleged corruption, according to media reports cited by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law.
U.S. defenses have vastly improved in the last four years, but New York Times interviews with dozens of officials and experts make clear that many vulnerabilities exploited by Moscow in 2016 remain. Most political campaigns are unwilling to set up effective cyberdefenses.
The website of the Federal Depository Library Program featured an altered photograph of President Trump being punched superimposed over a map of the Middle East. Experts are warning of other potential cyberattacks after the killing of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.
A New York Times investigation has found an exploding crisis: Last year tech companies reported over 45 million online photos and videos of children being sexually abused — more than double what they found the previous year.
New Orleans officials remain tight-lipped about a cyber-attack that has hobbled city government since Friday. Experts have homed in on the likely weapon: Ryuk, a menacing breed of “ransomware” used to lock up computer data until the target pays in Bitcoin for the key to release it.
Foundation says at least 30 flashing or strobing lights were posted on Twitter designed to cause seizures among epilepsy sufferers. A man is expected to plead guilty in such an attack on journalist Kurt Eichenwald.
Sexual predators and other bad actors have found an easy access point into young people’s lives, meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat apps, making virtual connections right in their victims’ homes.
Maksim Yakubets, 32, known as “Aqua,” and Igor Turashev, 38, known as “Enki,” were described by federal authorities as the “most prolific cyber criminals in the world.” They live in Russia and are unlikely to be arrested.