Russian national named in $82M hacking scheme denied bail

AP reports: A Russian millionaire who U.S. authorities allege participated in a scheme to steal information on computer networks and use it for insider trading, illegally bringing in tens of millions of dollars, was denied bail Wednesday. Vladislav Klyushin, 41, who works for an information technology company with ties to the upper levels of...

Have I Been Pwned warns of DatPiff data breach impacting millions

Bill Toulas reports: The cracked passwords for almost 7.5 million DatPiff members are being sold online, and users can check if they are part of the data breach through the Have I Been Pwned notification service. DatPiff is a popular mixtape hosting service used by over 15 million users, allowing unregistered users to download or...

New York Attorney General James Alerts 17 Companies to “Credential Stuffing” Cyberattacks Impacting More Than 1.1 Million Consumers

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the results of a sweeping investigation into “credential stuffing” that discovered more than 1.1 million online accounts compromised in cyberattacks at 17 well-known companies. Attorney General James released a “Business Guide for Credential Stuffing Attacks” that details the attacks — which involve repeated, automated attempts to access...

FTC warns companies to remediate Log4j security vulnerability

Log4j is a ubiquitous piece of software used to record activities in a wide range of systems found in consumer-facing products and services. Recently, a serious vulnerability in the popular Java logging package, Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) was disclosed, posing a severe risk to millions of consumer products to enterprise software and web applications. This vulnerability...

UScellular discloses data breach after billing system hack

Segiu Gatlan reports: UScellular, self-described as the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the US, has disclosed a data breach after the company’s billing system was hacked in December 2021. The mobile carrier said in data breach notification letters sent to 405 impacted individuals that the attackers also ported some of the affected customers’ numbers using personal information...

UK: Black Country hospital trust suffers ‘significant IT data loss’

Lisa O’Brien reports: The NHS trust which runs hospitals in Sandwell and Birmingham experienced a ‘significant IT data loss incident’ which ‘impacted upon staff and patient care’, a health chief has revealed. It is understood the incident happened last month and is said to have ‘disrupted’ over 20 systems across Sandwell and West Birmingham...