FL: Safeguard lapse allowed student to access and disrupt Pinellas County school computer system, police say

Walt Buteau reports: A computer system safeguard that the Pinellas County School District was paying for unknowingly lapsed this year, allowing a 17-year-old student to access and disrupt the district’s system, according to school officials. According to a St. Petersburg police arrest affidavit, the high school student allegedly broke into the district computer network...

Update: Alexander Zhukov Convicted of Defrauding American Companies of Millions of Dollars Through Digital Advertising Scheme

There’s an update to the case against Alexander Zhukov, extradited here in 2019 from Bulgaria. Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, announced: Earlier today, Aleksandr Zhukov, a Russian national, was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn of four counts of a superseding indictment charging him with wire...

De: Waschbär reports cyberattack

Waschbär is an environmentally friendly online retailer of clothes, household goods, and other products. On its web site, there is a notice about a malware incident (the following is a machine translation. “Waschbär” means “raccoon.”) A more detailed version follows from their May 26 statement (machine translation): On Wednesday afternoon, May 19th, 2021, our...

Russian SolarWinds hackers launch email attack on government agencies

Nobelium launched the attacks after getting access to an email marketing service used by the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, according to Microsoft. Guardian staff and agencies report: The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted phishing assault on US and foreign government agencies and thinktanks...

Mexico Arrests Suspected Romanian Boss of ATM Skimming Network

Marcel Gascón Barberá reports: Mexican prosecutors have announced the arrest of a man identified in Romania as a key underworld figure, Florian Tudor, suspected of runnning an international skimming operation copying credit card data. The arrest follows an extradition request from Romania concerning charges of organised crime, extortion and aggravated attempted homicide. Minutes after the...