The Twitter profile for pop star Britney Spears was hacked, according to published reports. The intruders, who apparently were able to access the singer's profile, posted a message claiming that Spears worshipped the devil. A later message apologized for the prior post. This is not the first time Spears has been victimized on the popular microblogging website. In June, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in a third-party service through which users post photos to their Twitter profiles, which allowed pranksters to falsely report that she had died. -- DK
Several U.S. defense and government organizations have been targeted by state-backed Chinese hacking group Bronze Silhouette, also known as Volt Typhoon, for military intelligence over a period of at least two years, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Russian, North Korean, and Iranian advanced persistent threat operations have been launching more attacks aimed at compromising small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as their regional managed service providers, reports SecurityWeek.