Back-to-Back PlayStation 5 Hacks Hit on the Same Day

Cyberattackers stole PS5 root keys and exploited the kernel, revealing rampant insecurity in gaming devices. A pair of PlayStation 5 breaches shows the consoles don’t have protection from attackers taking…

Cyber-Mercenary Group Void Balaur Attacks High-Profile Targets for Cash

A Russian-language threat group is available for hire, to steal data on journalists, political leaders, activists and from organizations in every sector. Russian-language group Void Balaur, also tracked under the…

Congress Mulls Ban on Big Ransom Payouts

A bill introduced this week would regulate ransomware response by the country’s critical financial sector. A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill – the Ransomware and Financial Stability Act (H.R.5936)…

Not Punny: Angling Direct Breach Cripples Retailer for Days  

A U.K. fishing retailer’s site has been hijacked and redirected to Pornhub. The U.K.’s largest fishing retailer, Angling Direct, experienced a system breach on Nov. 5 that resulted in their…

Hacker stole $55M worth of crypto from DeFi lender bZx via phishing

The hack took place after one of the bZx’s employees was sent a phishing email embedded with a malicious macro hidden in an MS word document, which, when downloaded, ran…

Bowser to Pay Nintendo $4.5M Restitution

Bowser to Pay Nintendo $4.5M Restitution The alleged leader of the hacking group Team-Xecuter has reportedly admitted taking part in a piracy conspiracy against Japanese gaming giant Nintendo. Canadian national Gary Bowser, who…

US Blacklists Pegasus Spyware Maker

NSO Group plans to fight the trade ban, saying it’s “dismayed” and clinging to the mantra that its tools actually help to prevent terrorism and crime. NSO Group – the…

3 Guideposts for Building a Better Incident-Response Plan

Invest and practice: Grant Oviatt, director of incident-response engagements at Red Canary, lays out the key building blocks for effective IR. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pressing need for security…

Ukraine exposes expansive Russian hacking operation targeting its government, infrastructure

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 4, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Ukraine’s top law enforcement agency published a detailed analysis Thursday outing what it says are Russian hackers and “traitors who sided…

FBI warns that ransomware scammers are timing hacks to target big business deals

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 2, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Companies planning big financial moves should be on guard for ransomware attacks, the FBI warned in an alert on Monday. Ransomware…