Iranian hackers resume credential-stealing phishing attacks against universities around the world

An Iranian hacking operation has expanded a global phishing campaign that targets universities in an attempt to steal usernames and passwords. Dubbed Colbalt Dickens, the campaign was initially detailed in August last year, with researchers at Secureworks blaming cyberattacks targeting universities in 14 Read More …

WannaCry-style cyber attack could trigger full NATO response, says Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said a cyber attack on a single member state could constitute an attack on all 29 members. The announcement effectively incorporates cyber security into Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty, a “collective defence Read More …

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems Read More …

Cyberattacks against industrial targets have doubled over the last 6 months

Cyberattacks designed to cause damage have doubled in the past six months and 50 percent of organizations affected are in the manufacturing sector, researchers say. On Monday, IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research based on recent cyberattacks they have Read More …

Nation-State APTs Target U.S. Utilities With Dangerous Malware

Researchers believe that nation-state actors are behind several spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. utility companies with a newly-identified malware, which has the capabilities to view system data and reboot machines. Lure emails were sent to three U.S. utilities companies between July Read More …

US cyberwar against Russia is hypothetical possibility, says Kremlin spokesman

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov believes that the United States’ cyberwar against Russia is a hypothetical possibility. He made the statement to the media in response to claims by The New York Times that US secret services over the past Read More …

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and Read More …

Half of industrial control system networks have faced cyberattacks, say security researchers

Industrial control systems in manufacturing, energy, chemical and other environments are coming under an increasing number of cyberattacks, as hacking groups of all kinds attempt to breach these networks. By targeting industrial systems attackers can potentially do vast amounts of damage, Read More …

Could Venezuela’s Power Outage Really Be A Cyber Attack?

As Venezuela endured one of its worst blackouts in recent memory this week, the government repeatedly claimed the widespread outage of power, phone and internet was due to a foreign cyberattack attempting to unseat its president. While the reality is that Venezuela’s Read More …