The US intelligence community reportedly negotiated in secret to retrieve classified documents stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) by the Shadow Brokers and passed along to Russian intelligence.
The developers of NEM (or XEM) cryptocurrency claim they have traced US$ 533 million (£374 million) in digital coins stolen from hacked crypto exchange Coincheck to an anonymous account.
On Sunday it was announced that Coincheck Inc would return 46.3 billion Yen (£302 million) of virtual money to its owners after hackers stole the amount last week in one of the biggest-ever virtual money thefts, according to Reuters.
Phishing scams and ransomware attacks may be grabbing the headlines, but for the financial sector lost or stolen mobile devices were the leading cause of data breaches over the last decade.
The US' Internal Revenue Service pinned a recent attempt to infiltrate its systems on malfeasants using a bot and Social Security numbers stolen from other sources.