Wisconsin GOP says hackers stole $2.3 million intended for Trump reelection effort

Officials said hackers changed invoices to redirect money meant for vendors.October 29, 2020, 7:12 PM• 4 min readHackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party intended for President Donald Trump’s reelection effort, state party officials confirmed to ABC News Thursday.”Cybercriminals, using a sophisticated phishing attack, stole funds intended for the re-election of President Trump,…Continue Reading

How Russia’s Hackers Help Kremlin Play Geopolitics

The sprawling SolarWinds hack by suspected Russian state-backed hackers is the latest sign of Moscow’s growing resolve and improving technical ability to cause disruption and conduct espionage at a global scale in cyberspace.The hack, which compromised parts of the U.S. government as well as tech companies, a hospital and a university, adds to a string…Continue Reading

SolarWinds hackers also targeted security firm CrowdStrike

The fact that CrowdStrike was also targeted suggests the hackers could have cast a wider net than investigators previously realized. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is still unraveling just how big an impact the SolarWinds hack has had. The agency said earlier this week that state and local governments were also affected, “as…Continue Reading

Hackers work 24 hours a day – when will you schedule your security training?

Promo We might all be living under various degrees of lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sharpen up your security skills with some of the best instructors around – and all at early bird prices, if you’re quick. That’s because the SANS Institute has announced new security training events for early 2021, which will…Continue Reading

Hackers Stole $2.3 Million From Trump Reelection Account In Wisconsin

Topline Hackers have taken $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account supporting Trump’s reelection, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, a campaign disruption in the critical swing state less than a week from Election Day. OCTOBER 27: Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a campaign rally at the LaCrosse … [+]…Continue Reading

Russian-Speaking Hackers Unleashing Major Attacks on U.S. Hospitals Grappling With Surging Covid Cases, Officials Warn

Federal officials have warned of a cyberattack against the U.S. health care system by a Russian-speaking criminal gang.The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of the threat in a joint cybersecurity advisory with the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI on Thursday night.”CISA, FBI, and HHS have credible information of an…Continue Reading

Hackers Deface Trump’s Campaign Website

Photo: Tom Pennington / Staff (Getty Images)Cryptocurrency-loving hackers defaced the Trump campaign website for about 30 minutes today. The hackers complained of the President’s tendency to spread fake news and asked visitors to send cryptocurrency to one of two anonymous addresses.The site appeared to mock the way the FBI seizes illegal sites online, replacing the…Continue Reading

Hackers behind life-threatening attack on chemical maker are sanctioned

Enlarge / Oil and gas industry and sunrise at a refinery in FujianGetty ImagesRussian state nationals accused of wielding life-threatening malware specifically designed to tamper with critical safety mechanisms at a petrochemical plant are now under sanction by the US Treasury Department. The attack drew considerable concern because it’s the first known time hackers have…Continue Reading

FBI: Russian hackers targeting government networks

Oct. 22 (UPI) — Russian hackers have targeted dozens of government computer networks in recent weeks, the FBI warned Thursday, adding that there’s no indication the efforts have disrupted the U.S. elections process. The joint advisory from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that a Russian state-sponsored hacking effort targeted dozens of…Continue Reading