US Justice Department says it has recovered more than half of $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced shutdown of major US fuel network.
The state-owned giant said names, credit card numbers and passport information were among the data stolen, adding that the breach involved personal data registered between August 2011 and February 2021.
Colonial Pipeline says a cyberattack forced it to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the US East Coast.
Bloomberg reports that the Babuk hacking group claims to have stolen 500GB of data from Houston Rockets, including contracts, non-disclosure agreements and financial data.
US President-elect Joe Biden says a widespread data breach of the government allegedly carried out by Russia poses a "grave risk" to national security that cannot "go unanswered."
Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that China – not Russia – may be behind the cyberattack against the United States.
A sophisticated cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies revealed a "grave risk" and thwarting it will be "highly complex," the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said.
The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled for this year but pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The six Russian military intelligence agency members are also blamed for the global malware attack known as "NotPetya", which cost nearly $1 billion in losses to three US companies alone.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a "sophisticated" foreign government hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election, without naming any suspect.
US Treasury imposes sanctions on 19 Russians and five entities, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyberattacks.
Qatar blames the hacking of its official news agency website for controversial comments falsely attributed to its leader which caused a diplomatic spat with its neighbours in the Arab Gulf.
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