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Tesla Ransomware Hacker Pleads Guilty; Swiss Hacktivist Charged for Fraud
2021-03-22 07:29

The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday announced updates on two separate cases involving cyberattacks-a Swiss hacktivist and a Russian hacker who planned to plant malware in the Tesla company. A Swiss hacker who was involved in the intrusion of cloud-based surveillance firm Verkada and exposed camera footage from its customers was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday with conspiracy, wire fraud, and identity theft.

US Charges Swiss ‘Hacktivist’ for Data Theft and Leaks
2021-03-19 03:09

The Justice Department has charged a Swiss hacker with computer intrusion and identity theft, just over a week after the hacker took credit for helping to break into the online systems of a U.S. security-camera startup. Swiss authorities said they had raided Kottmann's home in Lucerne late last week at the request of U.S. authorities.

Hacktivists breach Verkada and view 150,000 CCTV cams in hospitals, prisons, a Tesla factory, even Cloudflare HQ
2021-03-10 19:01

A CCTV camera biz which left an admin account username and password exposed on the World Wide Web has, you guessed it, been targeted by hacktivists. Those cameras belonged to a whole host of organisations, according to the Bloomberg financial newswire, including: Tesla; Cloudflare; hospitals; police stations; prisons and, allegedly, more.

Joe Biden Campaign Subdomain Down After Hacktivist Defacement
2020-11-23 16:46

A subdomain used by President-elect Joe Biden's official campaign website was defaced last week by a self-proclaimed Turkish hacktivist and still remains out of commission. Joebiden.com, was part of the official campaign website JoeBiden.com used by the Biden campaign leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

CrowdStrike Falcon X Recon: Enabling orgs to get ahead of nation-state, eCrime, hacktivist attacks
2020-10-26 02:30

CrowdStrike announced the new CrowdStrike Falcon X Recon module that will provide customers an increased level of situational awareness through the deep, broad collection of data from digital sources. Falcon X Recon is being introduced to proactively collect and inform CrowdStrike customers about fraudulent activity, stolen data, threats to enterprises, and identified exploits and tools in the adversaries' arsenals.

How one hacktivist became a full-fledged cybercriminal
2020-05-28 15:26

Sometimes hackers are given more leeway based on why they hack. In a blog post published Thursday, Check Point detailed the exploits of a hacker self-dubbed "VandaTheGod," describing how this person turned from hacktivist to cybercriminal before being identified and reported to law enforcement.

Researchers Uncover Brazilian Hacktivist's Identity Who Defaced Over 4800 Sites
2020-05-28 02:52

In a report shared with The Hacker News, researchers from Check Point said they were able to map VandaTheGod's activity over the years, and eventually zero down the attacker's real identity to a Brazilian individual from the city of Uberlândia. "Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption," the researchers said.

Researchers Uncover Brazilian Hacktivist's Identity Who Defaced Over 4800 Sites
2020-05-28 02:52

In a report shared with The Hacker News, researchers from Check Point said they were able to map VandaTheGod's activity over the years, and eventually zero down the attacker's real identity to a Brazilian individual from the city of Uberlândia. "Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption," the researchers said.

Hacktivist skids nip at Mounties' ankles, Emotet ransomware rides again, and more
2019-08-26 09:08

Including AV patches, VPN attacks, data leaks, and security cam holes Roundup Summer is winding down, although there are plenty of computer security news bits and bytes to go around.…

Down and Out in Hacktivist Land
2019-08-23 18:48

Bona Fide Hacktivism Plummets, While Nation-State False-Flag Operations ContinueWhere have all the hacktivists gone? While the likes of Anonymous, AntiSec and LulzSec became household names in the...