China-backed hackers targeted White House journalists before January 6

Researchers at cybersecurity company Proofpoint said they have observed the China-backed advanced persistent threat group, TA412, also known as Zirconium, engaging in several reconnaissance phishing campaigns since early last year. Proofpoint says it witnessed five...

US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The FBI, CISA, and the U.S. Treasury Department are warning that North Korean state-sponsored hackers are using ransomware to target healthcare and public health sector organizations across the United States. In a joint advisory published Wednesday, the U.S....

Metaverses grapple with Meta versus Apple

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Apple and crypto. This week, we’re talking about Apple clashing with Meta over their metaverse taxes. After sending out hundreds of these newsletters, next week will sadly be my last...

Daily Crunch: To complicate Musk’s attempt to swallow Twitter, board approves ‘poison pill’ strategy

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Friday, April 15, 2022, where we are continuing to stick our heads in the sand regarding the war in...

US officials link North Korean Lazarus hackers to $625M Axie Infinity crypto theft

U.S. officials have linked North Korean state-backed hacking group Lazarus to the recent theft of $625 million in cryptocurrency from the Ronin Network, an Ethereum-based sidechain made for the popular pay-to-earn game Axie Infinity.  The Treasury Department’s Office...