APT33 Mounts Focused, Highly Targeted Botnet Attacks Against U.S. Victims

The Iran-linked, espionage-focused advanced threat group known as APT33 has been spotted using more than a dozen obfuscated botnets to carry out narrowly targeted attacks against government and academic targets in the Middle East, the U.S. and Asia. Each botnet, Read More …

Foiled terrorist attacks on UK soil have risen to 22, says top officer

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has revealed that the number of attacks foiled since the Westminster atrocity has risen to 22, with seven relating to suspected far-right terror. Speaking at a conference in Israel, assistant commissioner Neil Basu disclosed 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 …

AMEO ‘concerned’ about nation-state attacks on power grids

“For the energy sectors and critical infrastructure sectors, particularly around electricity, we are concerned about nation-state actors,” says Tim Daly, chief security officer (CSO) for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). “Nation-states are looking to have capability and implants that Read More …

NSA to establish a defense-minded division named the Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency announced today plans to establish a new defense-minded cyber-security division that will focus on defending the US against foreign cyber-threats. This new division, which will be named the Cybersecurity Directorate, will become operational on October 1, Read More …

CISA supply chain assessment hits the home stretch

The recently established Federal Acquisition Security Council is ramping up resources to help agencies better understand and manage their supply chain security risks. FASC “is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes” Read More …

Sweden and UK’s surveillance programs on trial at the European Court of Human Rights

This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The legal proceedings in the two cases started years before, in 2008 and Read More …

Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks

There’s an urgent need for NATO and its member countries to address the cybersecurity of space-based satellite control systems because they’re vulnerable to cyberattacks – and if left unaddressed, it could have severe consequences for global security, a new paper from a Read More …

FBI warning: Foreign spies using social media to target government contractors

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has sent a warning to private sector partners about foreign intelligence services using social media accounts to target and recruit employees with US government clearance. “FIS [foreign intelligence services] officers will use popular US-based Read More …

F-35 jets: Chinese-owned company making parts for top-secret UK-US fighters

A Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for the top-secret next generation F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the United States, Sky News can reveal. Exception PCB, a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer in Gloucestershire, south west England, produces circuit Read More …