While hacker Albert Gonzalez awaits his sentencing date, scheduled for later this month, one of his co-conspirators in the TJX, BJ's Wholesale Club and Sports Authority hacks was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston to 46 months in prison and fined $75,000. Prosecutors said Humza Zaman, formerly a programmer at Barclays bank, laundered $600,000 to $800,000 in identity theft proceeds for Gonzalez. Zaman received a 10 percent cut for his work. — AM
U.S. critical infrastructure organizations have been noted by the Department of Homeland Security to be at risk of cyberattacks leveraging artificial intelligence, with China and other nation-states exploiting the technology to deploy more advanced malware attacks and influence operations, CyberScoop reports.
Russia-based threat actors have been blamed by Bermuda Premier David Burt for being behind significant internet outages across the British overseas territory and another government in the Caribbean, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.