Conti ransomware finally shuts down data leak, negotiation sites

Lawrence Abrams reports: The Conti ransomware operation has finally shut down its last public-facing infrastructure, consisting of two Tor servers used to leak data and negotiate with victims, closing the final chapter of the notorious cybercrime brand. According to threat intel analyst Ido Cohen, Conti’s servers were shut down on Wednesday and BleepingComputer has confirmed they are still...

FBI investigating $100 million theft from blockchain company Harmony

Jonathan Greig reports: Blockchain company Harmony said $100 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from the platform on Thursday evening. The company said the FBI is now investigating the theft alongside several cybersecurity firms. A cross-chain bridge – also known as a blockchain bridge – allows people to transfer tokens, assets, smart contract instructions and...

A Pennsylvania HIM services provider hit with ransomware; threat actors claim they will leak source code

Hive threat actors have allegedly hit Diskriter, a Pennsylvania-headquartered firm that provides health information management services, revenue cycle management solutions, transcription services, and staffing. Diskriter’s clients include a number of state and municipal governments as well as medical facilities. Hive’s spokesperson claims that the ransomware group was able to exfiltrate more than 160 GB...

Report: 24B usernames and passwords available for sale in cybercriminal marketplaces

VentureBeat reports: Threat Intelligence provider Digital Shadows has published new research that’s found more than 24 billion usernames and password combinations in circulation in cybercriminal marketplaces, many on the dark web — the equivalent of nearly four for every person on the planet. This number represents a 65% increase from their previous report, which was released in...

USB devices with personal data of all 460,000 Amagasaki residents lost

Kumiko Nakatatsuka reports: An employee who works for an Amagasaki city subcontractor lost USB storage devices containing residents’ personal information after drinking at a restaurant, the city government announced on June 23. The employee works for a company that was subcontracted by the Kansai regional branch of Biprogy Inc. in Osaka to pay pandemic relief...

SCOOP: Hive claims responsibility for attack on Artear, the Argentinian multimedia giant

On June 1, Clarin reported that their Artear (Arte Radiotelevisivo Argentino) group, had been attacked by cybercriminals who managed to install ransomware. Artear is responsible for producing and broadcasting several television channels in Argentina. Clarin’s announcement did not name the threat actors, and claimed that by then, no ransom demand had been received, but...

Teenager, 18, is charged with creating computer virus which ‘crashed hundreds of financial institutions including Nationwide bank and server hosting boxing match between rapper KSI and YouTube star Logan Paul’

David O’Dornan and Paul Higgins report: A teenage boy was today charged with creating a computer virus which ‘crashed hundreds of financial institutions’ across the world. Although he did not appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court in Northern Ireland, 18-year-old Josh Maunder was charged with 21 offences. They included 13 charges of doing an unauthorised...

Chutzpah, Thursday edition

Seen on Twitter: It appears someone took over the @FastShop account and was using it to tell the Brazilian retailer that they have been hacked and are being extorted. The following was posted last night: FastShop’s website describes what kinds of personal information FastShop collects: In general, we collect the following personal data: 1....