Hackers

Ledger Leak Invokes Legal Action, One Customer Allegedly Threatened With Home Invasion

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently, reports of the Ledger customer database breach being dumped on Raidforums for free has become a viral story among cryptocurrency proponents. Now customers are threatening to take legal action against the hardware wallet manufacturer, and one customer has complained of getting an email threatening him with a home invasion.</strong> The …

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Ledger Wallet Data Leak Dumped on Raidforums for Free, Company Regrets the Situation

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently, the hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has been dealing with a lot of criticism for the e-commerce customer data leak that took place last June. The data contained the emails of a million Ledger wallet customers, and thousands of clients had additional information leaked like phone numbers and residential addresses. Reports …

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Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pool and trading platform announced that they’ve managed to fully compensate their users affected by a hacking attack that took place in December 2017, which took over 4,600 bitcoins.</strong> Nicehash ‘Fully’ Reimburses Users Affected in 2017 Hack According to the letter published by Martin Škorjanc, CEO of Nicehash, …

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FBI Warns Ransomware Gangs Are Harassing Victims via Telephone Calls to Pay Crypto Ransoms

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an alert that warns private industry in the country about incidents of harassment of victims made by ransomware gangs, such as the well-known Doppelpaymer group.</strong> FBI Is Aware of Cold-Calling Tactics by Ransomware Gangs According to a PIN (private industry notification) alert regularly …

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Microsoft is reportedly added to the growing list of victims in SolarWinds hack

Enlarge Traitov | Getty Images Microsoft was hacked by the same group that compromised the networks of software maker SolarWinds and multiple federal agencies, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. In response to the report, Microsoft said it had detected a backdoored version of SolarWinds software in its network, but had uncovered no …

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~18,000 organizations downloaded backdoor planted by Cozy Bear hackers

Enlarge Getty Images About 18,000 organizations around the world downloaded network management tools that contained a backdoor that Russian spies could use to install additional malware that stole sensitive data, the tools provider, SolarWinds, said on Monday. The disclosure from Austin, Texas-based software maker SolarWinds, came a day after the US government revealed a major …

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‘Bitcoin never gets hacked’ — crypto players respond to US Treasury breach

Crypto players were quick to respond to the news that hackers breached the U.S. Treasury Department. According to a report from Reuters, a “sophisticated hacking group” backed by a foreign government — reportedly Russia, according to three people familiar with the investigation — was able to breach the U.S. Treasury Department as well as the …

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COVID-19 vaccine data has been unlawfully accessed in hack of EU regulator

Enlarge Getty Images Information relating to the one of the most promising coronavirus vaccines has been “unlawfully accessed” following a hack on the European regulatory body that’s in the final stages of approving it, the firms jointly developing the vaccine said on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency based in Amsterdam first disclosed the breach. The …

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Premiere security firm FireEye says it was breached by nation-state hackers

Enlarge Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images FireEye, a $3.5 billion company that helps customers respond to some of the world’s most sophisticated cyberattacks, has itself been hacked, most likely by a well-endowed nation-state that made off with “red-team” attack tools used to pierce network defenses. The revelation, made in a press release posted after …

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