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Fake DarkSide gang targets energy, food industry in extortion emails

Lawrence Abrams reports: Threat actors impersonate the now-defunct DarkSide Ransomware operation in fake extortion emails sent to companies in the energy and food sectors. In a new report, Trend Micro researchers reveal that a new extortion campaign started in June where threat actors are impersonating the DarkSide ransomware gang. “Several companies in the...

First American Financial Pays Farcical $500K Fine – Krebs

Brian Krebs reports: In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage settlement giant First American Financial Corp.  was leaking more than 800 million documents — many containing sensitive financial data — related to real estate transactions dating back 16 years. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled its investigation into the matter after...