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Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Biden opens new cyber fight with China

July 19, 2021

Via: The Hill

President Biden is putting new pressure on China by publicly attributing the wide-ranging Microsoft Exchange Server cyberattack to hackers affiliated with Beijing. The coordinated effort by the United States and its allies on Monday to condemn China’s aggressive behavior in […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware’s Russia problem

July 15, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Last week, US news outlet NBC News caused a stir with an article proclaiming that the REvil ransomware used in the recent, colossal Kaseya supply-chain attack was “written to avoid computers that use Russian.” The attack, one of the largest […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

The US government is offering big bucks to track down foreign hackers

July 15, 2021

Via: TechRadar

The US State Department has announced that it is offering up to $10 million for information that can help identify or locate state-sponsored threat actors involved in perpetrating cybercrime, such as ransomware, against critical US infrastructure. Terming these activities as […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Iranian Hackers Impersonate British Scholars in Recent Campaign

July 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

Referred to as Operation SpoofedScholars, the campaign has been ongoing since at least January 2021, with a focus on harvesting sensitive information from individuals of interest, such as senior professors from well-known academic institutions and people focusing on the Middle […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Biden Faces Russian Ransomware Curtailment Challenge

July 8, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The Biden administration has a message for Russia: Rein in the criminal hackers operating from inside your borders who hit Western targets, or we’ll do it for you. The White House says that’s the imperative being stressed in ongoing talks […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

French Tech Firm Charged Over Libya Cyber-Spying

July 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

Amesys, which is now owned by the Bull technology group, and its former chief, Philippe Vannier, were charged with complicity in acts of torture on June 18, the sources said. The inquiry was opened in 2013 after a complaint by […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyber espionage campaign targeted central Asian states

July 1, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The governments of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have all been targeted by a Chinese-state-backed advanced persistent threat (APT) group, dubbed IndigoZebra, according to intelligence produced by Check Point Research (CPR). The group appears to have infiltrated the Afghan National Security […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

UN Security Council Confronts Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks

June 29, 2021

Via: Security Week

At their summit earlier this month in Geneva, the US president set out red lines for Russia, which is often accused of being behind major hacks. In this case, he laid out 16 “untouchable” entities, ranging from the energy sector […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks

June 18, 2021

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are scrambling to introduce legislation to address a devastating spike in ransomware and other cyberattacks on critical organizations such as Colonial Pipeline and JBS USA. The effort marks a rare area of bipartisanship in an increasingly […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Biden Sets Red Line for Putin Over Ransomware Attacks

June 17, 2021

Via: Security Week

Speaking after the two leaders’ first summit in Geneva, Biden said he laid down the line on Moscow not taking action against hackers who have extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from western governments, companies, and organisations from the safety […]