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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...

Romanian Hackers Sentenced

From the FBI: In 2007, an Ohio woman wired thousands of dollars to an eBay seller thinking she was buying a used car. The car never arrived. When she went to her local police department, the listing did not appear on the officers’ computers. That’s because the woman was on a fraudulent version of...