North Korean Hackers Charged in $1.3B Cyber Extortion Plots

Three hackers associated with the North Korean military were responsible for a wide-ranging series of cyberattacks beginning in 2014 with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and thefts from banks in Asia and Africa, an indictment alleges. They’re unlikely to show up in a U.S. court.

Hackers Attempt to Poison Florida Water Supply

Hackers remotely accessed the water treatment plant of a small Florida city last week, briefly and dangerously changing the amount of  sodium hydroxide in the drinking water to levels that could have poisoned resident. Cybersecurity experts have warned of attacks on small municipal systems for years.

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Cyberhackers Offer ‘Loyalty Discounts’ to Bulk Clients

Cybercriminals have grown so brazen that on the Dark Web they are offering loyalty programs and discounts to those buying in bulk illegally obtained records of victims in order to steal, perpetrate identity theft and launch blackmail, according to a recent report.

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U.S. Joins Multinational Crackdown on ‘Emotet’ Cybercrime Ring

A law enforcement operation led by six countries, including the U.S., disrupted one of the world’s most prolific “botnets,” a network of computers infected with malware and used in cyber-attacks. The Ukraine-based “emotet” malware ring infected more than 1.6 million computers.