Il: Cyber police hacked beyond court order Case 3000

Yonah Jeremy Bob reports: The state prosecution revealed to the defense in Case 3000, the Submarine Affair, on Tuesday that there were at least three instances where a probe by the cyber police unit seized cell phone data beyond what was approved by court order. Defense lawyers called the revelation outrageous and demanded that the state bring...

AU: Teenager pleads guilty to blackmailing Optus data breach victims

Freya Noble reports: A Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to two charges after trying to blackmail people caught up in the Optus data breach. Dennis Su, 19, texted 93 of the telco’s customers, demanding they transfer $2000 to a CBA bank account “or face their personal information being used for financial crimes”. Su downloaded the personal details from a website...

Bug Bounties and Ransomware Demands: Storm Clouds Ahead for In-House Counsel

Michael Ward, Matthew Baker, and Jessica Wu of Baker Botts write about the conviction of Uber’s former security chief for felony violations of obstructing a Federal Trade Commission investigation and “misprision of felony” for failing to disclose a 2016 data breach. They then discuss issues for in-house counsel that the case raises, beginning with:...

U.S. Attorney Announces Historic $3.36 Billion Cryptocurrency Seizure And Conviction In Connection With Silk Road Dark Web Fraud

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York: In November 2021, Law Enforcement Seized Over 50,676 Bitcoin Hidden in Devices in Defendant JAMES ZHONG’s Home; ZHONG Has Now Pled Guilty to Unlawfully Obtaining that Bitcoin From the Silk Road Dark Web in 2012 Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern...

New Research Says a Third of Australians Victims of Data Breaches

Phil Mercer reports: New research released Tuesday has found that a third of Australian adults have been victims of data breaches in the last year. Analysis by the Australian National University shows that cyberattacks are one of the fastest growing types of crime in the country. The survey of almost 3,500 Australian adults during...

NL: Land Registry data leak: Protected addresses accessible for nearly a month

NL Times reports: A data leak at the Land Registry meant that protected residential addresses were visible and accessible between September 18 and October 11, the organization that manages real estate confirmed to the Volkskrant. According to the Land Registry, the leak occurred during a recent system update, and it notified the Dutch Data Protection Authority....

Maple Leaf Foods suffers outage following weekend cyberattack

Bill Toulas reports: Maple Leaf Foods confirmed on Sunday that it experienced a cybersecurity incident causing a system outage and disruption of operations. Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s largest prepared meats and poultry food producer, operating 21 manufacturing facilities, employing 14,000 people, and contracting over 700 barns. In 2021, the firm generated $3.3 billion...

Cyberattack disrupts Mexico’s transportation system

Noi Mahoney reports: Mexico’s transportation ministry has stopped issuing new permits, license plates and driver’s licenses for commercial truck operators until Dec. 31 because of a cyberattack in late October, creating possible delays for transporters. The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) made the announcement Tuesday in the federal government’s official periodical. SICT tweeted that...

NY: Attempted cyberattack leads to internet shutdown at Albany schools

Kathleen Moore reports:  The Albany City School District’s computer systems were repeatedly attacked over the weekend, but school officials said no data was stolen. However, the technology team cut off the district’s connection to the internet on Sunday in response to the attacks. Teachers and students were advised Monday that they could not use...