In December 2020, Security giant Mandiant revealed it was hacked. Its revelation was the first public sign of Solar hack, a Russian-orchestrated supply chain attack billed as one of the biggest spy hacks ever. Among its victims was the US Department of Homeland Security, Energy and Justice. Each of these hits recounting the historic SolarWinds attackfrom Kim Zetter, charting how hackers carried out the attack—and how they were eventually caught.
Anti-abortion group, American College of Pediatrics (ACPeds) suffered a serious data breach this week. Doctors’ organization, which sued the US government banning the abortion drug mifepristone, has left an unsafe Google Drive on its website, exposes a decade’s worth of email exchanges, financial and tax records, and more sensitive data. The details offer an unprecedented look at the organization, which has been described as a “hate group” because of its views on LGBTQ people. While ACPeds – not a school at all – describes itself as a “scientific institution”, Leaked records reveal its profound evangelical Christian mission.
Security experts have promised a future where passwords will no longer exist for the best part of the decade. However, that reality has come a long way this week—really!—like Google launches login passwords for billions of people. This technique uses cryptographic keys stored on your device to replace your old, insecure passwords.
Elsewhere, police in the United States, Europe and nine other countries have Arrest 288 people for participating in the dark web drug marketincluding the Monopoly Market website, which was quietly shut down in 2021. Facebook owner Meta has added new tools to his business account to prevent bad guys from abusing them, including even those who can Become an account administrator and access your credit line.
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According to a joint investigation from a joint investigation from national television station in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Journalists at the publications combined intercepted radio broadcasts from the ships with satellite imagery to locate them and track their tracks. This is the latest example of investigators combining disparate data sources, from disparate sources, to reveal new details about real-world events.
According to the investigation, three ships departed from naval bases in Russia near the sites of the explosions in June and September 2022. All ships had turned off AIS services to track their locations. their intelligence, an act often described as “walking in the dark” and often used for camouflage. Among these ships are the naval research vessel Sibiryakov and a tug named SB-123, which is said to be capable of launching mini-submarines. (In November 2022, WIRED reported on the presence of “ghost ships” around the time of the explosion, but their identities are not known.)
Separately, another Russian vessel, the SS-750, was near the pipelines for four days before they blew up. In response to a request for public records, the Danish Defense Command confirmed to Informationa Danish news site, that they have 26 photos of the SS-750 near locations.