This Week in Cybersecurity: 08th Jan – 12th Jan – SEC X Account Hack Creates Chaos

Written by Gabby Lee

January 12, 2024

This Week in Cybersecurity: 08th Jan - 12th Jan - SEC X Account Hack Creates Chaos

US SEC X Account Hacked, Hackers Post Fake Bitcoin ETF Approval Tweet

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s X account experienced a security breach. As a result, a false Bitcoin ETF Approval Tweet was issued through a tweet from the compromised account. With the SEC X account hacked, and the false Bitcoin ETF approval tweet, Bitcoin saw a short-lived spike when the SEC confirmed the hack. Read more

LockBit Ransomware Claims Capital Health Attack, Threatens to Leak Sensitive Data

The LockBit ransomware group has acknowledged their involvement in the Capital Health attack that took place in November 2023. The adversaries are now issuing a warning, stating their intention to release the stolen data and negotiation chats. Read more

Ivanti Critical EPM Bug Allows Hackers to Hijack EPM Devices

Ivanti has successfully addressed a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in its Endpoint Management software (EPM). The Ivanti critical EPM bug had the potential to allow unauthorized individuals to take control of enrolled devices or the core server. Read more

Ukrainian Hacker Group Takes Down Moscow ISP as a Revenge for Kyivstar Cyber Attack

A Ukrainian hacker group, believed to be connected to Ukraine’s intelligence took and carried out a destructive attack on the servers of a Moscow-based internet provider to take revenge for Kyivstar cyberattack. Read more

Hackers Can Now Access Your Google Accounts Without Password

Security researchers have recently discovered a sophisticated hacking technique that enables cyber criminals to gain unauthorized entry into individuals’ Google accounts without passwords. Read more

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