Election data breach attracts Georgia investigators

Danny Hakim, Neil Vigdor and Richard Fausset report: The day after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, a small group working on his behalf traveled to rural Coffee County, Ga., about 200 miles southeast of Atlanta. One member of the group was Paul Maggio, an executive at a firm based in Atlanta called SullivanStrickler,...

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach lawsuit ends in 11th hour settlement

Mark Townsend reports: Facebook has dramatically agreed to settle a lawsuit seeking damages for allowing Cambridge Analytica access to the private data of tens of millions of users, four years after the Observer exposed the scandal that mired the tech giant in repeated controversy. A court filing reveals that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has in principle settled for...

A huge phishing campaign has targeted over 130 companies, affecting Twilio and Signal

Jess Weatherbed reports: Over 130 organizations, including Twilio, DoorDash, and Cloudflare, have been potentially compromised by hackers as part of a months-long phishing campaign nicknamed “0ktapus” by security researchers. Login credentials belonging to nearly 10,000 individuals were stolen by attackers who imitated the popular single sign-on service Okta, according to a report from cybersecurity outfit Group-IB. Read...

NHS cyberattack causing ‘total chaos’ in hospitals could take a year to recover

Rebecca Thomas reports: It could take more than a year for hospitals to recover patient record systems following the recent NHS cyberattack, The Independent has learned. Hospitals impacted are likely to need two weeks to recover for every day the situation goes unresolved, according to NHS sources. While initial attention following the ransomware attack on Advantage software was its impact...

Interested in becoming a nation state hacker for the U.S.?

A new recruitment ad by the U.S. is attracting a lot of attention and comments. Interested in becoming a nation state hacker? We will develop your skills in offensive and defensive cyber operations. Defend. Attack. Exploit. https://t.co/GEVy0dS4qo pic.twitter.com/JZgTrDdIbW — U.S. Army Chief of Cyber (@ArmyChiefCyber) August 26, 2022 For those looking for some direction...

Montenegro reports massive Russian cyberattack against govt

Predrag Milic of AP reports: Montenegro’s security agency warned Friday that hackers from Russia have launched a massive, coordinated cyberattack against the small nation’s government and its services. The Agency for National Security, or ANB, said Montenegro is “under a hybrid war at the moment.” Read more at ABC.