Category: Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Crypto AG was spied for US, German intelligence agencies for decades

February 12, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

According to a joint report published by Germany’s ZDF public broadcaster and The Washington Post the Swiss-based firm Crypto AG was operating for CIA and the German Intelligence agency providing them with access to encrypted communications of more than 120 […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’

February 6, 2020

Via: Security Week

Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that Russia, just as it did in 2016, is relying on a covert social media campaign aimed at dividing American public opinion and sowing discord. That effort, which involves fictional personas, bots, social media […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Hackers Target European Energy Firm: Researchers

January 24, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Hackers who may have ties to Iran have recently turned their attention to the European energy sector, using open source tools to target one firm’s network as part of an cyberespionage operation, according to the security firm Recorded Future. The […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

December cyber attack costs New Orleans $7 million, so far

January 20, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

A ransomware attack targeting the city of New Orleans has inflicted $7 million in losses so far, with more to be incurred in coming months, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a recent update. At 5 a.m. on December 13, New […]

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 […]