“Government” hackers cracked the mail of dignitaries of Estonia

The following is a Google translation of a story that appears on securitylab.ru: For hacking, it was enough for the victim to open a malicious email; no other action was required on her part. Government-sponsored hackers exploited the zero-day vulnerability in the Estonian email service Mail.ee and hacked the accounts of a number of...

Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling says he has been hacked

Katie Heslop reports: An MP and vocal critic of the Chinese government has claimed a “pretty sophisticated” hacker is trying to impersonate him. In a tweet yesterday, Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling, said: “If you receive an email claiming to be from me – please check and do NOT open attachments unless you’re sure. A...

Cybercriminals are using Google reCAPTCHA to hide their phishing attacks

Graham Cluley reports, “researchers at Barracuda say that they are seeing cybercriminals deploying Google’s reCAPTCHA anti-bot tool in an effort to avoid early detection of their malicious campaigns.” As the researchers explain, criminals are using reCAPTCHA walls to block the content of their phishing pages from being scanned by URL scanning services. Read more on...

Ex-SEC Examiner’s Data Theft Trial Delayed Due To Pandemic

Law360 reports: A New York federal judge has postponed the trial of a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission compliance examiner accused of breaching classified government computer networks to score a job with a private equity firm, basing the decision on COVID-19 concerns. U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown on Wednesday agreed to push back...