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Russian Hackers Also Focused on US and NATO Since Invasion

Russia is expanding its espionage and influence operations against Ukraine and its allies, including malicious cyber activity that requires a coordinated, robust response, Microsoft Corp said in a report published Wednesday. Russia has deployed a three-pronged strategy of coordinated military, …

Hackers Breached Some GM Accounts, Accessing Personal Data

Hackers compromised some online accounts of General Motors Co. customers in April, potentially accessing addresses, phone numbers and other personal information, according to a data breach notice filed with California regulators. In a letter to affected customers, GM said it …

Task Force: Idaho Must Shore Up Cybersecurity

Idaho needs to be better prepared to defend against inevitable cyberattacks that could harm individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure, the Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force said in a new report. The 34-page report contains 18 major recommendations that include providing active …

‘Zero-Day’ Hacks Hit Record in 2021, Google Researchers Say

After a year dominated by high-profile ransomware attacks and supply chain compromises, researchers from Alphabet Inc.’s Google have identified another ignominious cyber milepost for 2021: a record number of “zero-day” exploits. A zero-day exploit is a previously unknown bug which …

British Police, Probing Lapsus$ Hackers, Charge 2 Teenagers With Cyber Offenses

The City of London police, which has been investigating the Lapsus$ hacking group, said on Friday it had charged two teenagers with cyber offenses. A 16-year-old and 17-year-old were charged with unauthorized access to a computer with intent to impair …

British Police Arrest 7 Suspected Members of Lapsus$ Hacking Group

Police in Britain have arrested seven people following a series of hacks by the Lapsus$ hacking group which targeted major firms including Okta Inc. and Microsoft Corp., City of London Police said on Thursday. San Francisco-based Okta Inc, whose authentication …

Teen Suspected by Cyber Researchers of Being Lapsus$ Mastermind

Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp., have traced the attacks to a 16-year-old living at his mother’s house near Oxford, England. Four researchers investigating the hacking group Lapsus$, on behalf …

Cyber Firm: At Least 6 U.S. State Governments Hacked by China

Hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government broke into the computer networks of at least six state governments in the United States in the last year, according to a report released Tuesday by a private cybersecurity firm. The report …

No Official Determination of Cyberattack Method in Arizona

An investigation into a cyberattack targeting Kingman, Ariz., has concluded after finding that sensitive information involving approximately 200 people apparently was compromised but making no official determination of how the breach occurred, officials said. The Feb. 26 attack knocked down …

Group Behind Alaska Cyberattack ‘Sophisticated,’ Agency Says

A “highly sophisticated group” known for cyberattacks against governmental and other entities is believed to be behind the attack this spring that targeted the Alaska health department, a spokesperson for the department said. Clinton Bennett, a department spokesperson, said a …