08 Jun 2022

Russian Cyberattack Hits Wales-Ukraine Football Broadcast

The broadcast of the Football World Cup 2022 qualifier game between Wales and Ukraine on Sunday was interrupted in Ukraine by a cyberattack that targeted OLL.TV, a Ukrainian online broadcasting platform. Victor Zhora, deputy head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, or the SSSCIP, stated

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03 Jun 2022

Russia is ‘failing’ in its mission to destabilize Ukraine’s networks after a series of thwarted cyber-attacks

Russia is failing in its mission to shake Ukraine’s cyber resilience as the country continues to successfully thwart cyber-attacks from its oppressor. That was the takeaway from WithSecure’s Sphere conference this week, as chief research officer Mikko Hyppönen told attendees that Putin’s regime is “largely failing”. During the event, held in Helsinki,

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16 May 2022

Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

Russian-linked hackers have claimed to have disrupted the infrastructure of Italy’s State Police anti-cyber crime arm after it thwarted hacking attempts on the Eurovision Song Contest. Hackers from the Killnet group announced in the early hours of Monday morning that claims made by Italian State Police referred to the disruption

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12 May 2022

With Viasat Satellite Hack Officially Attributed to Russia by US and EU Allies, What Next for Satellite Security?

On March 17th, CISA and the FBI issued a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory for the SATCOM ecosystem, following the cyberattack on the Viasat Satellite system.  That same week, OODA Loop contributor Emilio Iasiello provided an analysis of satellite security in the context of overall cybersecurity: “The cyber threat to satellites has been a longstanding concern and one that has, unfortunately, been mixed in with the myriad other cybersecurity issues facing the global community.” At the time of our initial coverage and Emilio’s analysis, the attack was not officially attributed. As of May 10th, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the U.S. government’s official attribution known to the general public.

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22 Apr 2022

Ukraine Postal Service Hit With Cyberattack After Selling Viral Anti-Russia Stamps

Ukraine’s national post service said some of its systems went offline Friday because of a cyberattack following the much-publicized sale of stamps depicting a Ukrainian soldier giving the middle finger to the Russian warship Moskva, which sank last week. Director General Ihor Smilianskyi said that Ukrposhta, the postal service, had been

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19 Apr 2022

China Again Targets India’s Energy Sector – Another Threat or a Promise?

The frequent targeting of India’s energy stakeholders is a disconcerting turn of events and underscores the increasing interest of nation states’ willingness to target critical infrastructure for their own advantage. The ability to initiate a series of strategic power outages and energy disruptions to bring a China-favorable resolution to the forefront is an equally enticing technique at their disposal.

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18 Apr 2022

Currency.com Confirms ‘Failed’ Russian Cyberattack Attempt

Currency.com confirmed that the crypto trading platform suffered a massive cyberattack attempt after it suspended its operations in Russia last week. The platform suffered a failed distributed ‘denial of service’ (DDoS) cyber-attack last Tuesday, it said in a press release shared with Finance Magnates. In addition, it stressed that the

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08 Oct 2021

Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked

A company that is a critical part of the global telecommunications infrastructure used by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and several others around the world such as Vodafone and China Mobile, quietly disclosed that hackers were inside its systems for years, impacting more than 200 of its clients and potentially millions of

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09 Jun 2021

Illinois County Stricken with Grief after Cyberattack

A new organized cybercrime gang called Grief claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to St. Clair County in Illinois. As a result, the county disabled its website on June 2, claiming that the move was made out of an abundance of caution following the cyberattack. The Grief ransomware group

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13 Jan 2021

Hackers have leaked the COVID-19 vaccine data they stole in a cyberattack

A cyberattack targeting the European Union’s medical agency has resulted in stolen information about the COVID-19 vaccines. The stolen information has been leaked. The attack was against the European Medicines Agency last month and information about coronavirus medicines was gained. The documents containing the data about coronavirus medicines, including the

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