Tag: Cyberattack


2020 SolarWinds Breach: Execs Face Potential SEC Legal Action

June 30, 2023

Via: InformationWeek

In 2020, software company SolarWinds was hit with a cyberattack that compromised its Orion supply chain software. The attack impacted thousands of victims. Three years later, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing its investigation into the attack. […]


Russia-Linked Cyberattacks Are Now on the Rise

June 15, 2023

Via: Natalie Dunn

The rise of Russia-linked cyberattacks is causing concerns among US and French analysts, who have observed a shift in Moscow’s focus from Ukraine to its European allies. According to Al Jazeera, a recent report released by French defense firm Thales […]

Cybersecurity, Defense, Industry

Russia’s War in Ukraine Shows Cyberattacks Can Be War Crimes

May 26, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

Russia’s cyberattacks against Ukrainian civilian and critical infrastructure has shown what it looks like when cyberattacks are part of warfare. What remains to be seen is whether the world will treat them as war crimes. “For too long, the world […]


14 UK schools suffer cyberattack, highly confidential documents leaked

January 6, 2023

Via: CSO Online

More than a dozen schools in the UK have suffered a cyberattack which has led to highly confidential documents being leaked online by cybercriminals. That’s according to a report from the BBC which claimed that children’s SEN information, child passport […]


Cyberattacks against governments jumped 95% in last half of 2022, CloudSek says

January 4, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The number of attacks targeting the government sector increased by 95% worldwide in the second half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, according to a new report by AI-based cybersecurity company CloudSek. The increase in attacks can […]


Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over July cyberattack

September 7, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country’s embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago that was allegedly carried out by Tehran on Albanian government websites, the prime minister said Wednesday. The move by Albania, […]


Russia-linked cyber groups used commercial security tools to target Ukraine, report states

August 18, 2022

Via: FCW

Russian-linked threat actors harnessed a commercial security tool to launch cyberattacks on Ukrainian government organizations and a series of phishing attacks designed to infiltrate key systems amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to new research published today by Trustwave. The […]


Massive cyberattack hits Ukrainian government websites as West warns on Russia conflict

January 14, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

A massive cyber attack warning Ukrainians to “be afraid and expect the worst” hit government websites on Thursday night, leaving some websites inaccessible on Friday morning and prompting Kyiv to open an investigation. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman told Reuters it […]


Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country

October 26, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at […]


Airlines warn passengers of data breach after aviation tech supplier is hit by cyberattack

March 8, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Global aviation industry IT supplier SITA has confirmed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack, with hackers gaining access to personal information of airline passengers. The information technology and communications company, which claims to serve around 90% of the world’s […]


U.S. charges six Russian intelligence officers for extensive cyberattacks including NotPetya ransomware

October 20, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The Russian intel officers are believed to be apart of the Russian’s secretive Sandworm hacking group. Some of the attacks allegedly perpetrated by this group include the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya ransomware […]


How Sparks, Nevada, is rethinking security after ransomware

September 27, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The ransomware epidemic isn’t going anywhere, and state, county and local governments are all in the crosshairs. There have been roughly 100 reported ransomware attacks against public sector institutions in the U.S. since the beginning of the year. Some pay […]


Next wave of cyberattacks could target health devices

June 30, 2017

Via: FCW

There are few high-tech scenarios more nightmarish than attacks on connected medical devices. Imagine a pacemaker held for ransom by a foreign hacker or a medical center spoofed into giving patients toxic doses of drugs. But the proliferation of connected […]


EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research

July 5, 2016

Via: CIO

The European Union is stumping up €450 million ($500 million) to fund research into cybersecurity — and wants industry to contribute three times that. The EU’s executive body, the European Commission, is concerned about the vulnerability of the EU economy […]

Federal, Policy

Defense bill raises questions about future of DIUx

April 20, 2016

Via: FCW

A defense bill moving through the House of Representatives would give the Department of Defense more authority to recover from a cyberattack, replace clearance systems run out of the Office of Personnel Management and restrict funding for the Pentagon’s Silicon […]


10 Emerging Security Vendors You Need To Know About

August 4, 2015

Via: itCurated

Threats to IT security are proliferating faster than administrators can respond. Here’s a look at some security startups offering technology you can use to defend your business and your customers. Read More


Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

May 21, 2015

Via: itCurated

A large U.S. health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has disclosed it fell victim to a cyberattack that affected about 1.1 million people. The attack, which occurred in June last year, targeted a single database that contained information about CareFirst members […]


SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

April 28, 2015

Via: itCurated

SendGrid is resetting the passwords for all of its customers after an investigation showed a cyberattack it sustained earlier this month was more extensive than first realized. The company, which provides a service for companies to mass email their customers […]


Premera Blue Cross breached, medical information exposed

March 18, 2015

Via: itCurated

(Reuters) – Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and financial information of 11 million customers, in the latest serious breach disclosed by a healthcare company. […]