19 Jul 2021

UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server hack

On Monday, the UK government came forth to publicly accuse the Chinese government of perpetrating a damaging Microsoft Exchange Server hack that targeted organizations across Europe and North America. The UK joined several other entities, including the US and Microsoft itself, in claiming that China, specifically a state-sponsored hacking group

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14 Jun 2021

Cybersecurity, like Espionage, Is an Infinite Game

Game theory, the study of competition and conflict, tells us there are two types of games: Finite Games and Infinite Games. Understanding that cybersecurity, like espionage, is an infinite game, should inform our all our actions in cyberspace. This post provides suggested considerations for businesses, individuals and governments seeking advantage in this infinite game.

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04 May 2021

Suspected Iranian Ransomware Group Targets Israeli Firms

Hackers suspected to have ties to Iran have reportedly targeted multiple Israeli companies with ransomware, representing a new campaign of attacks against the nation. The group calls itself N3tw0rm, or Networm, publishing evidence of different attacks to a dark website where they take responsibility for their hacks. On Sunday, the

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21 Apr 2021

China-linked hackers used VPN flaw to target U.S. defense industry -researchers

According to cybersecurity researchers, at least two threat groups have spent months taking advantage of a previously undisclosed vulnerability in US virtual private networking (VPN) devices, exploiting the flaw to spy on the US defense industry. Cybersecurity researchers at Ivanti stated that hackers took advantage of the flaw in its

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05 Apr 2021

Jordan says prince liaised with ‘foreign parties’ over plot to destabilise country

According to the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister, the half-brother and former heir of Jordan’s King Abdullah, Prince Hamza, is under investigation due to his involvement in coordinating with foreign parties to destabilize Jordan. On Saturday, the military stated that it had issued a warning to the prince due to security

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31 Mar 2021

Italian officer ‘caught selling secrets to Russia’

An Italian navy officer has been accused of espionage after details emerged about a scheme in which the Italian officer handed secret documents to Russian military officials. The men were stopped by military police on suspicion of serious crimes relating to state security. The Italian navy officer has been arrested

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19 Mar 2021

China’s Espionage Trial of Canadian Citizen Ends, Verdict Awaited

A case at the center of a diplomatic standoff between the US, Canada, and China has ended. The case involves espionage charges for Michael Spavor, a Canadian national. China alleges that Spavor was probing into and illegally providing state secrets to foreign actors. As the countries await the verdict, there

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01 Mar 2021

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

According to new information about the SolarWinds Orion Russian espionage campaign that targeted both US organizations and federal agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA were both compromised as part of the operation. The suspected Russian state hackers compromised SolarWind’s Orion IT management tool in a supply chain attack that

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16 Feb 2021

1000+ Hackers Worked on SolarWinds Campaign, Microsoft Says

The SolarWinds hack may have included 1,000 Russian state-backed operatives, according to new information released by Microsoft president Brad Smith. Smith gave an interview over the weekend in which he argued that the SolarWinds breach was the largest and most sophisticated cyberattack to date. Smith added that 4,000 lines of

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16 Feb 2021

Many SolarWinds Customers Failed to Secure Systems Following Hack

According to RiskRecon, a risk assessment firm, many companies that were exposed to the SolarWinds Orion espionage campaign have not followed protocol and taken necessary measures to disclose the incident. Several companies are still exposing malicious software to the internet, according to the firm. Threat actors believed to be Russian

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