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What to watch for as 'Hacker Summer Camp' gets underway in Las Vegas

BSidesLV, Black Hat USA, and DEF CON kick off this week in Las Vegas, bringing together policymakers, executives, experts, hackers, and enthusiasts against a backdrop of some of the most unsettled international events of recent years.

Fallout from massive Shanghai Police data breach reverberates on dark web

The availability of supposedly hacked Chinese data on the dark web appears to have surged in recent weeks on the heels of the massive Shanghai National Police breach, which was one of the largest ever recorded.

Researchers uncover potential ransomware network with U.S. connections

Researchers with Censys, a firm that indexes devices connected to the internet, said Thursday they’ve found what appears to be a ransomware command and control network capable of launching attacks, including one host located in the U.S.

FBI flew cyber officials from Ukraine to U.S. for training, Ukrainian official says

The delegation includes top cyber officials with Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service as well as Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Cyber Police, and the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center.

U.S. Cyber Command Exposes Malware Targeting Ukrainian Entities

Ukrainian officials shared the information with the U.S. government, Cyber Command said, and then the agency uploaded various technical details to VirusTotal, Pastebin and GitHub. The agency did not attribute the malware.

Update: U.S. government recovers nearly $500,000 from North Korean hack on Kansas medical facility

The U.S. Justice Department seized roughly $500,000 in ransom payments that a medical center in Kansas paid to North Korean hackers last year, along with cryptocurrency used to launder the payments, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said Tuesday.

White House backed fund promises to accelerate 'deep tech' advancements in cybersecurity

America’s Frontier Fund (AFF) will be a hub for what the CEO Gilman Louie calls the Quad Investor Network (QIN), a partnership that AFF will lead with other global democracies to invest jointly in emerging technology.

Update: Hacktivists claiming attack on Iranian steel facilities dump tranche of 'top secret documents'

In a series of tweets in both English and Persian, the group — which calls itself Gonjeshke Darande or Predatory Sparrow — said the 19.76 GB cache was just the “first part” of what would be released.

Langevin pushes for critical infrastructure protections in annual defense bill

A leading congressional voice on cybersecurity is seeking to amend the annual defense policy legislation to include cyber protections for the nation’s most vital critical infrastructure.

Marriott Confirms Latest Data Breach, Possibly Exposing Information on Hotel Guests, Employees

The group claiming responsibility for the attack told Databreaches.net that it stole roughly 20GB of data, which included credit card data and confidential details about guests and workers from an employee at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore.

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