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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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

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

Senator Warren’s Bill Will Hurt Crypto, Not Russia

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is seldom reserved with her distaste for the crypto industry. Name any common criticism of Bitcoin, and she’s probably shared it already: volatility issues, environmental damage, ‘shadowy super coders’, and what have you. I won’t claim that her criticisms are entirely invalid (though I’ll cover those later), but

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22 Mar 2022

Companies should be required to disclose their ties to Putin’s Russia

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and the condemnation and sanctions that ensued, highlight an economic risk to companies that do business in or with Russia or otherwise are economically tied to Russia or Russian companies. Sanctions on Russia and Russian businesses will affect those who associate with them, including companies outside of

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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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18 Mar 2022

U.S. Democrats introduce bill to curb Russian crypto use amid Ukraine crisis

Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would enable the president to sanction foreign cryptocurrency firms doing business with sanctioned Russian entities and prevent them from transacting with U.S. customers. The Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Act is led by Senator Elizabeth Warren and co-sponsored by 10 other Democrats,

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16 Mar 2022

US ranked 3rd largest cyberattack target, following Russia & Ukraine

Seven percent of global cyberattacks target the United States, making it the most attacked country after Russia and Ukraine as of March 15th, 2022. A survey of users in Australia, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. conducted by Surfshark found that one-third of respondents had suffered data breaches in the

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15 Mar 2022

U.S. officials wonder: Where are Russia’s much-feared cyberattacks?

There’s a particularly unnerving scenario for a Russian cyberattack casting its shadow in the head of an American politician who oversees intelligence issues. Mark Warner leads the Senate intelligence committee, which gets him regular intelligence briefings and better-than-average access to U.S. state secrets. The Virginia Democrat has been voicing his

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14 Mar 2022

Small Business Cybersecurity Concerns Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis

One week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare cyber “Shields Up” warning. The CISA said there are no specific or credible cyber threats to the U.S. homeland at this time. However, it also goes on to say, “Every organization—large

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