Security Newsletter
17 Jan 2022
Russia Says It Arrested Members of Notorious ‘REvil’ Ransomware Gang
Russia’s Federal Security Service said on Friday that it arrested 14 alleged members of the ransomware gang responsible for the several major attacks in the last year.
In a press release, the FSB announced that it has mapped out the whole criminal organization behind REvil, a ransomware group known for hitting JBS, a large meat manufacturer, and the business software provider Kaseya. Security researchers believe REvil is connected to another group called DarkSide, which the FBI blamed for the hack on Colonial Pipeline hack the operator of the largest gas pipeline in the United States.
The authorities searched 25 residences of the 14 members, seizing 426 million Rubles (some in cryptocurrency), $600,000, and 500,000 euros, as well as computers, crypto wallets and 20 “premium cars,” according to the press release.
Read More on Vice
Even More on Reuters
How a Hacker Controlled Dozens of Teslas Using a Flaw in Third-Party App
A 19-year-old hacker and security researcher said he was able to control some features of dozens of Tesla cars all over the world thanks to a vulnerability in a third-party app that allows car owners to track their car’s movements, remotely unlock doors, open windows, start keyless driving, honk, and flash lights.
David Colombo, the researcher who found the issue, asked Motherboard not to reveal all the details about his findings—such as the name of the third-party app—given that some of the vulnerabilities he discovered are yet to be fixed. Colombo allowed Motherboard to review his upcoming blog post, which contained the details.
Crucially, he said he cannot control the most important functions of the cars remotely, such as steering, accelerating, and braking. But he could still wreak some havoc.
Read More on Vice
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