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Revenge is mine, saith a hacker. No big deal, saith a researcher.

Vinny Troia, a self-described security researcher and and the owner of cybersecurity firms Night Lion Security and DataViper.io, will be the opening keynote speaker at SecureWorld’s virtual conference this coming Wednesday. He has promoted himself and his talk by claiming that he will reveal all of the identities of key members of thedarkoverlord, GnosticPlayers,...

How REvil Used the Underground Ecosystem to Form an Extortion Cartel

A new paper on Sodinokibi (REvil) ransomware operators by Advanced Intelligence begins: Just about one year ago, the makers of the infamous GandCrab ransomware announced their retirement, having reportedly earned an astonishing $2 billion since their entry into the ransomware market in January 2018. The vacuum was quickly filled, however. Forensic and malware evidence...

Ca: Four military schools in Canada suffer cyberattacks

Samantha Butler-Hassan reports: Kingston’s Royal Military College is one of four military training schools in Canada targeted in a mysterious cyber attack. Discovered on the morning of Friday, Jul. 3, 2020, the attack has temporarily disabled the University’s online network. “It looks like all their core systems got hit,” said David Skillicorn, a professor...

Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm

Maggie Miller reports: President Trump on Friday confirmed for the first time that the U.S. launched a cyberattack on the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) in 2018. Trump confirmed the attack in a two-part interview with The Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen. When asked whether the U.S. had launched an attack on the IRA — a troll farm that...

Id: Telkomsel Employee Arrested for Data Theft

Farouk Arnaz and Heru Andriyanto report on an incident in Indonesia: A man who works at the customer service unit of state-owned telecommunication company Telkomsel was arrested for allegedly stealing personal data of social media sensation Denny Siregar, police said on Friday. The suspect is identified by initials F.P.H., 27, who works at Telkomsel’s Grapari...