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NATO Compromised Data Portugal Sold Dark Web Marketplace Data Leak

Stolen NATO documents from Portugal now sold on the dark web

Portugal’s Armed Forces General Staff agency has suffered a malicious attack that allegedly enabled threat actors to steal classified NATO documents. Reports said these stolen documents are now circulating in dark web marketplaces. The affected entity realised they experienced a cyberattack after an attacker published samples of the stolen documents on underground marketplaces, selling the...
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Predatory Sparrow Exposed Documents Iranian Steel Companies Data Leak

Predatory Sparrow exposed the documents of Iranian steel companies

A cybercriminal activity conducted by the Predatory Sparrow group resulted in publicly disclosed documents of numerous Iranian steel industries. The cybersecurity breach occurred last month and has exposed the first wave of critical documents on its Twitter profile. Moreover, the malicious threat group deployed a cache of approximately 20GB worth of essential data. Researchers enumerated...
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Threat Gangs Search Victims Stolen Data Dark Web Repository Hackers

Threat gangs feature a search option for victims’ stolen data

A new strategy implemented by ransomware groups could force their victims into paying the ransom demands and not leak their stolen data. From the reports about these latest findings, the threat groups have added a search feature on their dark web leak site that allows anyone to find the group’s victims or specific details related...
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Security Data Breach Victoria Australia Prison Institution Port Phillip Prison

A security breach hits one of Australia’s largest prison institutions

An Australia-based maximum-security prison, Port Phillip Prison, had been attacked by unidentified threat actors demanding a ransom to drop the institution’s servers from the security breach. The cyberattack on Port Phillip Prison had forced its operators to suspend visiting hours while they were undergoing an investigation. Located at Truganina, Victoria in Australia, the prison institution...
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NightLion Worm Retaliates Night Lion Security Disrupting Threat Gangs

NightLion worm retaliates on Night Lion Security for disrupting them

Threat actors have been attempting to force an act of virtual revenge using a worm dubbed NightLion against a cybersecurity firm called Night Lion Security after they published writing that revealed the secrets of several hacking gangs. The researchers attributed Night Lion Security to a cyberattack campaign against organisations because the firm’s name was used...
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ISP Spyware Vendor Mobile Users RCS Labs Surveillance Android iOS Italy Kazakhstan Surveillanceware Google

ISPs allegedly conspired with a spyware vendor to infect users

A spyware vendor, RCS Labs, had been reportedly aided by unidentified Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in spreading surveillance tools against Android and iOS users from Italy and Kazakhstan. Google’s Threat Analysis Group or TAG had tracked RCS Labs’ activities alongside 29 other spyware vendors. Based on the analysis of the attacks, the victims were instructed...
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CPS Chicago Public Schools Third-Party Risk Vendor Supplier Data Breach Cyberattack Incident Battle for Kids US

The CPS blame a third-party supplier for a data breach incident

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have published an advisory regarding a data breach of nearly half a million students from the educational institution, blaming the misactions of a third-party supplier which resulted in a ransomware attack. The ransomware campaign has impacted the Ohio-based non-profit organisation called Battle for Kids. This single school system experienced a data...
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Dark Web Billions Compromised Data User Credentials Fraud Prevention Marketplace

The dark web is seen loaded with billions of breached user credentials

New studies show that the dark web is still filled with compromised victims’ data, reaching over 24 billion worth of usernames and passwords. These findings demonstrate a 65% uptick within two years, mostly due to users creating account passwords that hackers could easily crack. For instance, one in every 200 compromised passwords comprises the number...
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ALPHV Ransomware Hacking Group Search Website Stolen Data Breach

ALPHV ransomware group developed a search website for stolen data

The ALPHV ransomware group (also known as BlackCat) has devised a new method of threatening its targets. The group cleverly designed websites that let its victims’ employees and customers review if hackers stole their data during an attack. Most of the time, some threat groups will use the stolen data for double-extortion tactics, in which...
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Vice Society Hacker Group Palermo Sicily Italy Data Breach Compromised Data

Vice Society hacker group claimed the attack against the city of Palermo

The Vice Society ransomware group has allegedly attacked Italy’s Palermo city, which caused a massive service outage across the entire district. The cyberespionage attack happened last week, and all internet-dependent services were unavailable, affecting approximately 1.3 million individuals, including tourists that visited the city. The law enforcement and concerned authorities assessed the situation’s criticality after...
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