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T-Mobile, Travis Tritt said it when he sang “Best of Intentions”

Reliving November 2019, August 2021 and April 2022, opps we did it again and again. We got hacked. We feel the best of intentions, but wonder when T-mobile can stop the breaches. The newest breach saw a “bad actor” obtaining “limited types of information” from user accounts. T-Mobile shut down this bad actor’s access to theRead More »T-Mobile, Travis Tritt said it when he sang “Best of Intentions”

State-Backed Hackers Using Ransomware as a Decoy for Cyber Espionage Attacks

Story by Ravie Lakshmanan A China-based advanced persistent threat (APT) group is possibly deploying short-lived ransomware families as a decoy to cover up the true operational and tactical objectives behind its campaigns. The activity cluster, attributed to a hacking group dubbed Bronze Starlight by Secureworks, involves the deployment of post-intrusion ransomware such as LockFile, Atom Silo, Rook, NightRead More »State-Backed Hackers Using Ransomware as a Decoy for Cyber Espionage Attacks

New finding show the need for Home Office protection.

Positive Technologies analyzed the Q3 2021 and found that attacks and cyberespionage against individuals, Home Offices and residental have increased, along with attacks involving remote access malware (RATs). With this being said, the need for office type cybersecurity is needed for Home based offices and the families that share the network. In spite of a decline inRead More »New finding show the need for Home Office protection.

T-Mobile? Again, really?

In what has been a bad 4 years of security issues for T-Mobile. The company reported another data breach around December 2021. It is not yet known how many people were affected by this latest T-Mobile Hack or how hackers managed to breach T-Mobile’s defenses again. The T-MO reported a number of leaked internal documents showRead More »T-Mobile? Again, really?

SideCopy APT Targets Indian and Afghan Governments

Reported by Cyware. SideCopy, a Pakistani threat actor, has been targeting the Indian and Afghan governments with espionage attacks. The group has stolen sensitive Google, Twitter, and Facebook credentials and access to government portals. SideCopy is suspected to be a subgroup of APT36. What has happened? According to Malwarebytes, the group tried to mimic the infection chains ofRead More »SideCopy APT Targets Indian and Afghan Governments