Author: AFP

Have you been attacked? Digitpol the global investigation firm can help you, visit Digitpol’s website to learn more. US authorities on Tuesday charged eight people in a scheme to trade on and profit from stolen corporate information hacked from a government database, court papers showed. The alleged scheme, which involved suspects in Ukraine, Russia and the United States, pulled in more than $4.1 million ill-gotten gains from trading on securities filings before they became public, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Authorities said the plot was carried out between 2016 and 2017, and was the second phase of a…

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The computer security firm Kaspersky Lab helped the US NSA spy agency uncover one of its worst-ever security breaches — one year before the US banned the company’s products for government use, US media has reported. Politico and the Washington Post said the Moscow-based maker of anti-malware products told the National Security Agency that one of its contractors, Harold Martin, had contacted it via cryptic messages on Twitter. The messages arrived at Kaspersky shortly before unknown hackers known as the “Shadow Brokers” made available on the internet an assembly of advanced hacking tools that the ultra-secret signals intelligence body used…

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