Police drop the ‘biggest’ scam in video games
This week The Justice Department indicted a 22-year-old man on charges handling water facilities that worked. We would like to remind you that although the electricity grid receives the most attention, it is not the only critical infrastructure that is vulnerable to destructive attacks.
We also saw ongoing problems with YouTube moderating content for kids; a WIRED research has found dozens of small images in videos Minecraft and searches based on children who were at or near the top of the platform’s “Subject” pages. It’s not as serious a situation as the so-called Elsagate debate of a few years ago, as the YouTube Kids app was flooded with grotesque videos featuring actions that didn’t feature well-known children’s characters. But it still shows that Youtube still has a lot of moderation work ahead of it.
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The organization, known as the “Chicken Drum,” allegedly made $ 76 million in money from a subscription video game fraud service before breaking the law this week. The team charged $ 10 a month for scams like games Overwatch and Call of Duty Mobile. In addition to confiscating $ 46 million in assets – which included a small number of luxury cars – police say they destroyed 17 traps and arrested 10 people on the way out. The Chinese technology titan Tencent, which has a stake in many major gaming companies, cooperated with the authorities in the operation.
An informant told independent security journalist Brian Krebs that the latest breach of the Ubiquiti network equipment company was much worse than initially reported. The source said the hackers “gained full access to read / write Ubiquiti databases on Amazon Web Services,” as well as access to Ubiquiti’s AWS account for root administrators. That is basically the key to the kingdom. Ubiquiti responded that there was no indication that they had accessed or stolen user data, although Krebs ’source said the company did not first keep records that would have provided that information. Anyway, it’s a mess!
In January, Google reported that hackers in the North Korean Lazarus Group had spent considerable energy trying to deceive security investigators, and was also successful in that. This week, the search giant’s Threat Analysis Group team followed up, saying the North Korean campaign continued on its own, this time with a fake website and fake social media profiles. In an inspired trolling, one of the Twitter puppets was named Sebastian Lazarescue.
It can be safely said that many, many people are feeling the pandemic burning these days. But consider the men and women of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. After his highly respected leader Chris Krebs threw in a presidential tweet in the fall of last year, CISA had to collapse SolarWinds and Hafnium, The biggest hacking campaigns to hit the US in recent history. Politico reported that there are 2,000 dangerous thin employees of the agency, which may leave the country unprepared for the next attack.
Last weekend, U.S. Strategic Commands — which are overseen by the nuclei — tweeted a small string of tricks to make some question whether they had been hacked. The good news is no, they weren’t. The not-so-good news is that the child who logged in had a moment on the keyboard. Just the right mix of wonderful and disturbing!
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