Of Note

Update: How many users were affected by the DISA breach?

Andrew Eversden has an update on a breach previously noted on this site: A breach of a system hosted by the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of Defense’s primary IT support agency, affected “approximately 200,000” users after a malicious actor may have gained access to names and Social Security numbers, according to a...

Drug dealer loses codes for €53.6m bitcoin accounts

Who among us hasn’t lost our passwords to $58 million, right?  Conor Lally reports: A drug dealer who amassed a €55 million fortune in the cryptocurrency bitcoin has lost the codes to access the accounts after hiding them with his fishing rod, which has now gone missing. The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has confiscated the 12...

U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia

David E. Sanger and Marc Santora report: The United States and its key allies on Thursday accused Russia’s main military intelligence agency of a broad cyberattack against the republic of Georgia in October that took out websites and interrupted television broadcasts, in a coordinated effort to deter Moscow from intervening in the 2020 presidential...

Household Names: How Tetrad Exposed Data on 120 Million Consumers

From UpGuard: The UpGuard Research team can now disclose that a collection of data sets detailing the purchasing habits and consumer behavior profiles of virtually every American household has been secured. The publicly exposed data comes from market analysis company Tetrad but includes data blended from many sources, including Experian Mosaic, Claritas/Nielsen’s PRIZM, and...

A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims

Zack Whittaker reports: A spyware app designed to “monitor everything” on a victim’s phone has been secretly installed on thousands of phones. The app, KidsGuard, claims it can “access all the information” on a target device, including its real-time location, text messages, browser history, access to its photos, videos and app activities, and recordings of...