Category: Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Companies increasingly reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments

January 15, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

More than one in four security managers attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity, according to Radware. Nation-state intrusions soaring In 2018, 19% of organizations believed they were attacked by a nation-state. That figure increased to 27% […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran

January 13, 2020

Via: The Hill

The U.S. and Iran may have walked back from the brink of war, but the potential for a cyber battle looms with no clear rules of engagement. Lawmakers and military officials say there’s no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes cyber […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security

DHS issues bulletin warning of potential Iranian cyberattack

January 7, 2020

Via: The Hill

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a bulletin this week through its National Terrorism Advisory System warning of Iran’s ability to carry out cyberattacks with “disruptive effects” against critical U.S. infrastructure. In the bulletin, sent in the wake of […]

Application security, Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Security

Twitter Spy Case Highlights Risks for Big Tech Platforms

November 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

The allegations of spying by former Twitter employees for Saudi Arabia underscore the risks for Silicon Valley firms holding sensitive data which make the platforms ripe for espionage. The two Saudis and one US citizen allegedly worked together to unmask […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

The Future of Cybercrime: Where Are We Headed?

September 18, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

By 2024, the collective cost of data breaches will reach $5 trillion, according to a study by Juniper Research. The study predicted this astronomical amount will be the result of an increase in fines due, in large part, to the […]

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

U.S. Sanctions North Korean Group Behind WannaCry, Sony Hacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The U.S. has slapped sanctions on three well-known North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups – including the group that was tied to the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks and the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The three that were sanctioned are […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

US Puts Sanctions on N.Korea Hacking Groups Behind Major Thefts

September 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Treasury said the three groups — dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel — were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as the 2018 WannaCry hack that crippled Britain’s National Health Service. All three are […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security, Security

Cyber risk assessment of U.S. election commissions finds critical areas for improvement

September 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Many election commissions are focused on quickly adapting and updating their cybersecurity; however, commissions still need to dedicate resources to updating outdated operating systems and protecting their email domains from being spoofed, according to NormShield. The report, which examined more […]

Cyber warfare

US cyberattack temporarily paralyzed the ability of Iran to target oil tankers in the Gulf

September 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The New York Times revealed that the US carried out a cyberattack in June on a database used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to plot attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf. “A secret cyberattack against Iran in June […]