Facebook sues Ukrainian man for scraping and selling 178m users’ data

Facebook tracked down the programmer after he mistakenly used his contact information on email and job portals. On October 21, 2021, Facebook filed a lawsuit against a Ukrainian citizen for…

REvil ransomware gang goes dark after its Tor sites are hacked

In July 2021 the REvil ransomware group vanished due to mounting US pressure after the Kaseya attack. However, the group was back in September 2021 by carrying out extortion-based DDoS…

How using the purple team approach helps in addressing cybercrime

Automated purple teaming is one of the best ways to address cybercrime as it does not only test for the deficiencies in existing security controls – Let’s dig deeper into…

Cloud security is an ongoing struggle to keep sensitive data safe. Is it getting any easier?

The latest cloud security breaches show that we have miles to go as we keep fighting to keep our sensitive data safe.  2020 marked a record number of cyberattacks. Cloud-based…

CISA – Ransomware targeted SCADA systems of 3 US water facilities

United States has warned of more ransomware attacks on information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks of country’s Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities. On Thursday, multiple US…

Staggering growth of cybercrime and how data science helps improve online security

Did you know if you were to compare the money generated by cybercrime with the GDP of world nations, it would come third behind the economic powerhouses of America and…

DDoS booter customers received warning letters by Dutch police

Apparently, the individuals who received the warning were identified as suspects and will be prosecuted for a cyber offense if they continue using DDoS services. Dutch National Police have sent…

Why Businesses Need To Go Lean With Cybersecurity

As hackers get smarter than ever, cybersecurity becomes a key concern for businesses. Attackers have ways to break into even the most secure and sophisticated systems, therefore you cannot ignore…

Microsoft Azure customer hit by 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack

Microsoft has confirmed to mitigate a massive DDoS attack originated from a botnet comprising 70,000 compromised IoT devices. Microsoft reported that an unnamed customer of its Azure cloud platform was…

Iran-linked hackers hit Israeli, US and EU defense tech firm

Microsoft has warned that hackers linked to Iran are mainly targeting Office 365 clients in defense technology firms. Researchers at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft Digital Security Unit…