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.
In the wake of a hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of Oldsmar, a small Florida city, the incident is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders.
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.
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.
As America struggles to assess the damage from the devastating SolarWinds cyberattack discovered in December, a system the federal government funded but has never required its vendors to use might have plugged the vulnerability exploited by the hackers.
New rules for filing sensitive documents, which require printing out any highly sensitive documents and hand-delivering them to the courthouse, reveal how the recent Russian hacking campaign has affected the American court system, but the full impact remains unknown.
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.