American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning. From KSAT.
An American vigilante hacker — who calls himself “The Jester” — has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.
On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry’s website. And he left a message: Stop attacking Americans.
“Comrades! We interrupt regular scheduled Russian Foreign Affairs Website programming to bring you the following important message,” he wrote. “Knock it off. You may be able to push around nations around you, but this is America. Nobody is impressed.”
- Missed Opportunities Detailed Ahead of Personnel Agency Hack. From ABC.com.
t was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government’s computers.
After secretly monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information, so they devised a plan, called the “Big Bang,” to expel him.
Trouble was, with all their attention focused in that case, they missed the other hacker entirely.
A congressional report provides previously undisclosed details and a behind-the-scenes chronology of one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on the United States. It lays out missed opportunities before the break-in at the Office of Personnel Management exposed security clearances, background checks and fingerprint records. That intrusion — widely blamed on China’s government — compromised personal information of more than 21 million current, former and prospective federal employees; led to the resignation of the OPM director; and drew outrage over changing explanations about its severity.
FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others. From CNN. Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at The New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.