29 Mar 2022

Hospitals on high alert for possible Russia cyberattacks

Massachusetts hospitals have been warned to be on high alert for cybersecurity threats as the war in Ukraine continues. The warnings have come from several federal and industry organizations, including the White House, FBI, federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American Hospital

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29 Mar 2022

‘Most Severe’ Cyberattack Since Russian Invasion Crashes Ukraine Internet Provider

A “powerful” cyberattack has hit Ukraine’s biggest fixed line telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom. Described as the most severe cyberattack since the start of the Russian invasion in February, it has sent the company’s services across the country down. Victor Zhora, deputy head of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection,

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28 Mar 2022

Russia and China ‘most likely’ behind state-sponsored cyber threats: Trellix

State-sponsored cyber attacks have been increasing— and Russia and China are among the most likely suspects of being behind these successful cyberattacks that resulted in data loss, service disruption, and industrial espionage, said a new report published by Trellix, a cybersecurity company and the Center for Strategic and International Studies

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25 Mar 2022

US charges four Russian hackers over cyber-attacks on global energy sector

The US has unveiled criminal charges against four Russian government officials, saying they engaged in two major hacking campaigns between 2012 and 2018 that targeted the global energy sector and affected thousands of computers across 135 countries. In one now-unsealed indictment from August 2021, the justice department said three alleged hackers

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23 Mar 2022

A Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine

More than 22,000 miles above Earth, the KA-SAT is locked in orbit. Traveling at 7,000 miles per hour, in sync with the planet’s rotation, the satellite beams high-speed internet down to people across Europe. Since 2011, it has helped homeowners, businesses, and militaries get online. However, as Russian troops moved

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23 Mar 2022

Hacktivists, new and veteran, target Russia with one of cyber’s oldest tools

M, a Ukrainian engineer in his early 20s, is not healthy enough to enlist in the military. So every day, he sits down at his computer to do what he can as part of Ukraine’s IT army, an informal group of volunteer hackers whose job it is to wreak as

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23 Mar 2022

FBI ‘concerned’ about possible Russian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned the private sector to prepare for potential cyberattacks, saying U.S. agents were “particularly focused on the destructive cyber threat” from Russian agents. The FBI director spoke just a day after The White House warned companies to bolster defenses and prepare for potential cyberattacks

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22 Mar 2022

Ciaran Martin Discusses Cyber-Threats from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The current cyber dimension of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and how it may escalate were discussed by Ciaran Martin, founding CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), during the keynote address at the Infosecurity Magazine Online Summit – EMEA 2022. Martin began by noting that so far, “the cyber dimension

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22 Mar 2022

White House tells CEOs that Russian cyber attack on US is ‘coming’

Joe Biden has warned a Russian cyber attack on the US is coming and told business executives it is their “patriotic obligation” to strengthen their digital defences. “Today my administration issued new warnings that based on evolving intelligence Russia may be planning a cyber attack against us,” the president said

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21 Mar 2022

The cyber warfare predicted in Ukraine may be yet to come

In the build-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the national security community braced for a campaign combining military combat, disinformation, electronic warfare and cyber attacks. Vladimir Putin would deploy devastating cyber operations, the thinking went, to disable government and critical infrastructure, blind Ukrainian surveillance capabilities and limit lines of communications

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