Hackers

LockBit hacker group shut down in Ukraine

Investigators of the National Police have stopped the activities of the transnational hacker group LockBit in Ukraine. This is stated in the report of the National Police. “This criminal cyber organization is considered the world’s most reputable ransomware organization and has carried out more than three thousand cyber attacks on ... Read more

Ukrainian citizen pleads guilty to Zeus and IcedID hacker attacks

Vyacheslav Penchukov, a 37-year-old citizen of Ukraine, pleaded guilty to operations with Zeus and IcedID malware, reports CyberScoop. A Ukrainian hacker has been accused of playing a key role in two groups that infected their victims’ computers with malware for a decade and stole millions of dollars. The list of ... Read more

Hacker attack on AnyDesk: how does the company eliminate the consequences of malicious actions?

Remote access software provider AnyDesk has confirmed that a cyberattack allowed hackers to gain access to its production systems, writes TechCrunch. Millions of IT professionals use AnyDesk software to quickly and remotely connect to other devices, often to help resolve technical issues. On its website, the company claims to have ... Read more

The hacker who owes Nintendo $14.5 million: What happened to Gary Bowser?

In April 2023, 54-year-old hacker Gary Bowser was released after serving 14 months of a 40-month sentence. His good behavior reduced his time behind bars, but now his options are limited, writes The Guardian. He was a Canadian who belonged to the hacker group Team Xecuter. He is known for ... Read more

GTA 5 source code appears online a year after Rockstar hack

On the eve of Christmas, the source code of Grand Theft Auto 5 was released to the public. This happened a year after hackers from Lapsus$ hacked into Rockstar’s internal network and stole corporate data, writes BleepingComputer. Links to download the source code were shared on numerous channels. It also ... Read more

Ubisoft was hacked, but the company managed to stop the attackers

Ubisoft also became the target of a hacker attack, but unlike Insomniac Games, this time the company managed to take the necessary measures before the data was stolen. According to a vx-underground user on X (formerly Twitter), the attackers were in the system for 48 hours and browsed Microsoft Teams, ... Read more

Hackers accused train manufacturer Newag of “breaking” its trains when attempting to repair them on their own

A group of Polish “white” hackers, Dragon Sector, has accused the Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag of “breaking down” when third-party companies try to repair its trains. The manufacturer accuses the hackers of slander, writes Ars Technica. The hackers were invited by the train repair shop Serwis Pojazdów Szynowych (SPS) ... Read more

Data leak in 23andMe: almost 7 million users became victims of hackers

The genetic testing company 23andMe reported that hackers had gained access to the personal data of 0.1% of customers, or about 14 thousand people, writes TechCrunch. 23andMe also added that the attackers were able to access “a significant number of files containing information about the pedigree of other users.” The ... Read more

Iranian hackers hack into water supply systems in the United States

An Iranian-affiliated hacker group is “actively attacking and compromising” numerous facilities in the United States that use Israeli equipment, reports NPR. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported that hackers known as CyberAv3ngers displayed a message on the video screens of some devices that read “You have been ... Read more

Google warns that China is stepping up cyberattacks against Taiwan

China is launching more and more cyberattacks on Taiwan. This was reported by cybersecurity experts at Google, a part of Alphabet, according to Bloomberg. The company said it has seen a “significant increase” in Chinese cyberattacks on Taiwan over the past six months. At the same time, Chinese hackers are ... Read more

Russian hackers launch a new attack on Ukraine that has spread around the world

Hackers from the Russian group Gamaredon, known for its cyberattacks on Ukraine and cooperation with Russian services, have begun distributing new malware via USB. The new attack was discovered by researchers from Check Point Research. Known as LittleDrifter, the new malware, like all previous cyberattacks by Gamaredon, is aimed at ... Read more

Russian Sandworm hackers disrupted power supply in Ukraine in 2022

Last year’s power outages in Ukraine were caused not only by missile attacks, but also by what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack on one of the energy facilities. This was reported by analysts at Mandiant, a Google company, according to The Register. It refers to the events in Ukraine ... Read more

Pro-Russian hackers Winter Vivern attack mailboxes of government agencies in Europe

The pro-Russian and Belarusian hacker group Winter Vivern exploits a zero-day vulnerability in common webmail software in attacks on government agencies and think tanks in Europe. This was stated by researchers at ESET, a security company, according to Ars Technica. The previously unknown vulnerability has the identifier CVE-2023-5631 and is ... Read more

23andMe investigates another possible data breach – hacker may have compromised 4 million profiles

Genetic testing company 23andMe is investigating reports of a new data breach involving millions of user records. This was reported by The Verge. Information about the possible leak was published the day before by TechCrunch. Citing a hacker, it reported that information from 4 million profiles belonging to UK residents ... Read more

KibOrg and NLB hackers hacked into the database of the Russian Alfa-Bank and published the information obtained

A project team of journalists and IT specialists from KibOrg, in collaboration with NLB hackers, hacked into the database of the Russian Alfa-Bank. This is stated in the message on the project website. “The personal data of more than 30 million clients of Russia’s largest private bank has been obtained. ... Read more

Russia targets Android devices of the Ukrainian military using Infamous Chisel malware

A Russian intelligence unit is attacking Ukrainians’ Android devices using malware called Infamous Chisel. Its goal is to steal critical information. This was reported by Western intelligence agencies, according to Ars Technica. Infamous Chisel is a set of components that provides constant access to an infected Android device via the ... Read more

Hackers attacked WebDetetive spyware servers and deleted data of its victims

Hackers have attacked the servers of the Portuguese-language spyware WebDetetive. The incident is reported by TechCrunch. The unnamed hackers found and exploited security vulnerabilities in the software. This allowed them to compromise WebDetetive’s servers and gain access to user databases. The hackers also claim that they managed to disconnect the ... Read more

Cybersecurity experts set up an “ambush” and watched hackers break into computers

Cybersecurity experts have watched hackers break into computers. As part of the experiment, they recorded 190 million events and 100 hours of video of the attackers’ actions, writes TechCrunch. They did this by deliberately placing multiple servers on the Internet and configuring the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). This allowed the ... Read more

The US is looking for Chinese malware that could disrupt US military operations

The US is hunting Chinese malware that could disrupt US military operations. This was reported by The New York Times. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the malware could give China the ability to disrupt or slow down U.S. deployment or resupply operations, particularly during a potential Chinese attack on Taiwan. ... Read more

Chinese hackers breached US government email accounts, Microsoft says

Chinese hackers, intent on gathering intelligence on the United States, gained access to government email inboxes. This was reported by Microsoft, writes The New York Times. The attack was targeted, the person said, with hackers targeting specific accounts rather than a large-scale intrusion. White House National Security Council spokesman Adam ... Read more

Russian hackers lured employees of embassies in Ukraine with an announcement about the sale of a used BMW

Hackers suspected of working for russian foreign intelligence have targeted dozens of diplomats at embassies in Ukraine with a fake used car sales ad in an attempt to hack into their computers. This is reported by Reuters. The corresponding information is presented in the report of the analysts of the ... Read more

Russian hackers hacked GSC Game World and obtained S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 materials. The company asks not to view or spread spoilers

In the official Twitter account of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl a message from the GSC Game World team was posted. It is about a hack by Russian hackers who managed to gain access to certain materials that were used for testing. The team appeals to fans to ... Read more

State hackers in North Korea stole $1.2 billion worth of cryptocurrencies. Half of that in 2022.

North Korea’s hacking forces are stepping up efforts to expropriate digital assets from Western companies and private investors. If in 2021 they stole cryptocurrencies worth $400 million, then in 2022 it will amount to $626 million. In general, hackers have brought the state suffering from Western sanctions about $1.2 billion ... Read more

A 17-year-old hacker, who leaked the gameplay of GTA 6, was arrested in Great Britain

The City of London Police announced that they have arrested a 17-year-old young man who is responsible for the hacking of Rockstar studio servers, and a large-scale leak of video that demonstrates test gameplay of GTA 6. The arrest took place on September 22 in Oxfordshire. The young man, who ... Read more

Hackers from North Korea have learned to secretly read emails and attachments from Gmail

Cyber ​​security company Volexity discovered a new malware used by hackers from North Korea to covertly read mail. Emails and attachments from Gmail and AOL accounts were at risk. The program, called SHARPEXT, uses “smart” means to install extensions for Chrome and Edge browsers. The email service cannot detect the ... Read more