Here are this week’s highlights in cybersecurity:

  • Hackers breached GoDaddy in a multi-year hack, stealing source code and deploying malware. More
  • Interpol arrests gang engaging in business email compromise & CEO fraud, recovering 5.5 million euros. In a 2021 heist, the gang persuaded the Chief Financial Officer of a company to transfer EUR 38 million abroad in a matter of days. More
  • HardBit ransomware encourages victims with cyber insurance to share details with them so that their demands can be adjusted to fall within the policy. More
  • Dole, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of fresh fruit and vegetables, has shutdown some North America operations because of a ransomware attack. More
  • The Russian malware developer who created and sold the NLBrute RDP password cracking tool was extradited to the United States. Investigators traced $358,000 obtained between 2016 and 2019 from selling credentials to hacked computers. More
  • Valve banned 40,000 Dota cheaters after creating a honeypot which recorded when a section of data inside the game client was read by the cheat. The section would never be read during normal gameplay. More
  • Ukraine’s CERT says Russian state hackers breached multiple government websites this week using multiple backdoors planted as far back as December 2021. The backdoors include CredPump (SSH PAM module), HoaxPen (Apache module) and HoaxApe. More

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