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US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaign

US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaign

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US officials on Thursday formally blamed Russia for backing one of the worst espionage hacks in recent US history and imposed sanctions designed to mete out punishments for that and other recent actions.

In a joint advisory, the National Security Agency, FBI, and Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency said that Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, abbreviated as the SVR, carried out the supply-chain attack on customers of the network management software from Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds.

The operation infected SolarWinds’ software build and distribution system and used it to push backdoored updates to about 18,000 customers. The hackers then sent follow-up payloads to about 10 US federal agencies and about 100 private organizations. Besides the SolarWinds supply-chain attack, the hackers also used password guessing and other techniques to breach networks.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/us-government-strikes-back-at-kremlin-for-solarwinds-hack-campaign/
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Israel appears to confirm it carried out cyberattack on Iran nuclear facility

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Shutdown happened hours after Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were started

Israel appeared to confirm claims that it was behind a cyber-attack on Iran’s main nuclear facility on Sunday, which Tehran’s nuclear energy chief described as an act of terrorism that warranted a response against its perpetrators.

The apparent attack took place hours after officials at the Natanz reactor restarted spinning advanced centrifuges that could speed up the production of enriched uranium, in what had been billed as a pivotal moment in the country’s nuclear programme.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/11/israel-appears-confirm-cyberattack-iran-nuclear-facility
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

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Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration,…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/solarwinds-hackers-also-went-after-nasa-and-the-faa-1846340394
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Chinese hackers are leveraging flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails

Security researchers reported at least 30,000 organizations across the US have been hacked over the past few days by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber-espionage unit focused on stealing email. The researchers say that many of the organizations targeted in the act include small businesses, cities, and local governments. The group of hackers is exploiting four newly-discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chinese-hackers-are-leveraging-flaws-in-microsoft-exchange-server-to-steal-emails-08662578/
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Ripe for extortion? Navajo Nation hospital targeted by large-scale ransomware hack

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Publicly available details about the hack are scarce but the attack highlights how hospital staff are often caught in the middle of ransomware attacks.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ripe-extortion-navajo-nation-hospital-targeted-large-scale-ransomware-hack-n1259457
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Microsoft Says Chinese Hackers Responsible for Exchange Attacks

Microsoft-Exchange-Attacks-Featured.jpg Microsoft had a warning for its customers on Tuesday, and it’s boldly calling out the bad actors. According to Microsoft, Chinese hackers are behind Exchange attacks. The company claims American businesses were targeted by exploits of a flaw in the email product. Chinese Attackers Exploit Microsoft Exchange Microsoft called attention to four zero-day vulnerabilities that were recently discovered. The company connected the Exchange attacks to patches and a list of compromise indicators. Researchers with the company have labeled the hacking group as “HAFNIUM.” They explained the group is a “highly skilled and sophisticated actor” with… Read more14327099.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14327099/microsoft-says-chinese-hackers-responsible-exchange-attacks
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Gab hacked — 70 GB of passwords, private posts taken, says transparency group DDoSecrets

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The far-right hate platform Gab has been hacked and 70GB of private posts and other data are being made available to journalists and social scientists, says Distributed Denial of Secrets cofounder Emma Best.

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 “It contains pretty much everything on Gab, including user data and private posts, everything someone needs to run a nearly complete analysis on Gab users and content,” Best wrote in a text message interview with WIRED.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/01/gab-hacked-70-gb-of-passwords-private-posts-taken-says-transparency-group-ddosecrets.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mark Frauenfelder

Law Firm Accused of ‘Aiding’ Trump’s Election Disputes Gets Data Stolen By Hackers

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A ransomware gang claims to have stolen over 100 gigabytes of data from Jones Day, a prominent global law firm that recently stirred backlash for its entanglement in the 2020 presidential election.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/law-firm-accused-of-aiding-trumps-election-disputes-get-1846284511
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