Former U.S. intel operatives to pay $1.6M for hacking for foreign govt

The U.S. government has entered a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with three former intelligence operatives to resolve criminal charges relating to their offering of hacking services to a foreign government. Between 2016 and 2019, Marc Baier, Ryan Adams, and Daniel Read More …

Russia, US launch cybersecurity dialogue, three rounds already held

Russia and the US have launched bilateral cybersecurity dialogue, with three formal rounds already held, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday. “We are beginning to have a better understanding of security issues in the cyber sphere Read More …

iPhones running latest iOS hacked to deploy NSO Group spyware

Human rights non-governmental organization Amnesty International and non-profit project Forbidden Stories revealed in a recent report that they found spyware made by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group deployed on iPhones running Apple’s latest iOS release, hacked using zero-day zero-click iMessage Read More …

US State Department offering $10 million reward for state-backed hackers

The State Department announced a $10 million reward for any information about hackers working for foreign governments. The measure is aimed squarely at those participating in “malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Read More …

Russia to work with US on identifying hackers as part of an agreement, FSB chief says

Russia will cooperate with the United States in the field of identifying ransomware hackers as part of an agreement between the two countries’ presidents, Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said in his opening remarks at the IX Read More …

Russian underground forums launch competitions for cryptocurrency, NFT hacks

Cybercriminals in underground forums have been soliciting techniques for compromising cryptocurrency services. Capture the Flag competitions, conference calls for papers, and gamification in cybersecurity courses designed to equip learners with hands-on skills are all common in the white hat realm, Read More …