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Category: Cyber warfare


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 […]


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

Ransomware most insidious cyber threat facing UK

June 15, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

While cyber warfare, espionage and other malicious activity backed by foreign states are pressing concerns from the perspective of an international relations specialist or foreign policy wonk, the past year and a half has demonstrated how and why ransomware is […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia accused of hacking Dutch police during MH17 investigation

June 10, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Journalists at the Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant” have reported that the country’s intelligence service, AIVD, discovered in 2017 that Russian hackers had broken into Dutch police systems. The De Volkskrant report is based on knowledge from anonymous sources. The reason […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian Hackers Use New ‘SkinnyBoy’ Malware in Attacks on Military, Government Orgs

June 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

Active since at least 2007 and also tracked as Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit, Strontium, and Tsar Team, APT28 is well known for its cyber-espionage operations targeting the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States, but is also associated with […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

White House Puts Russia on Notice Over JBS Ransomware Hit

June 2, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The White House says it has put Russia on notice over the ransomware attack against meat processing giant JBS. Experts say that despite the chaos caused by the Colonial Pipeline hit and other recent attacks, the pace of ransomware operations […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

US seizes 2 domains used by APT29 in a recent phishing campaign

June 2, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have seized two domains used by the Russia-linked APT29 group in spear-phishing attacks that targeted government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and NGOs. Russia-linked SVR group (aka APT29, Cozy […]