Rosie Perper, provided by Published 12:49 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A North Korean-linked hacking group has been tied to a series of cyberattacks spanning a wide range of industries across 17 countries. A new report found that a major hacking campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, used a variety of tools and malware programs associated with the reported North Korean state-sponsored cyber unit Lazarus. The cyber offensive was thought to have only targeted Turkish financial institutions in early March. Lazarus has been suspected of masterminding malware for several high-stakes hacks, including the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures and last year's global WannaCry attack. A new report by McAfee Advanced Threat Research found a major hacking campaign, dubbed Operation GhostSecret, sought to steal sensitive data from a wide range of industries including critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, health care, and … [Read more...] about North Korean-linked hackers stole data from 17 countries in an ongoing cyber attack that’s far bigger than we thought
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The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russian Federation of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.Hackers backed by the Russian government exploited "large numbers of" routers and switches around the world since 2015.The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment late on Monday.The attack focused on governments, businesses, "critical infrastructure", and internet service providers. They did not identify any victims or provide details on the impact of the attacks. Last month the Trump administration blamed Russian Federation for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the USA power grid.According to Reuters, US and British authorities told reporters this week that Russian-financed computer experts have been waging a cyber war against the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations … [Read more...] about United Kingdom and U.S. accuse Russian Federation of cyber attack that compromised global networks
Britain\'s come forward with a promise of redemption for convicted hackers - the country\'s cyber defense unit\'s looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its former enemies. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on duration: 2:18 published: 03 Nov 2013 updated: 03 Nov 2013 views: 9449 Russian cyber attackers are targeting Britain thousands of times each and everyday, the former head of GCHQ has told LBC. Subscribe to LBC: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLBC LBC: Leading Britain\'s Conversation DAB Digital Radio | 97.3FM FM London duration: 1:36 published: 14 Mar 2018 updated: 14 Mar 2018 views: 690 This cyber security course will enable you to prepare a defined and managed approach when responding to a data breach or cyber attack of an information asset. The content is intended for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of incident response or are responsible for helping … [Read more...] about UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State
Japanese video game developer Sega announced Sunday that hackers broke into its database and stole the personal information of more than one million customers. The breach, CBS News Correspondent Elaine Quijano reports, is just the latest in a string of cyber-attacks on corporations, government contractors, and even the CIA. Last week, computer hackers forced a shutdown of the CIA's public website for more than two hours. It claims no sensitive information was at risk, but Internet security experts say it was still a huge embarrassment for the for the government's top spy agency.Games company Sega becomes latest hacking victimLulSec offers to help Sega "destroy" hackersJim Stickley, co-founder of TraceSecurity, a cyber security company, told CBS News, "It's never a good thing when you're the CIA and your website has data talking about a hacker. " While the attack was deemed harmless, the same can't be said of the breach of government contractor Lockheed Martin last month. That's when … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo String of cyber attacks threat to U.S. security?
Washington (CNN)The US government has accused Russia of remotely targeting the US power grid, as part of its newly unveiled sanctions on the country. The Department of Homeland Security released details Thursday of what it called a multi-stage effort by Russia to target specific government entities and critical infrastructure. The Trump administration announced extensive sanctions against Russia on Thursday morning, which included sanctions on the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that produced divisive political posts on American social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election. According to the DHS, Russia accessed US government networks by initially targeting with malware small commercial third-party networks that were less secure. Russia has attempted to attack targets that include "energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors" since March 2016, DHS said. Read More Gaining access to the networks … [Read more...] about US accuses Russia of cyber attacks on power grid
Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain the use of a Russian-made nerve agent in the Salisbury attack or face retaliation for “a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil”. The Prime Minister told MPs that the Government "has concluded it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for the attempted murder of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia last weekend. And she revealed that an illegal “weapons-grade” nerve agent known as Novichok was used in what she described as “an indiscriminate and reckless act against the United Kingdom”. Novichok is one of the most deadly chemical weapons ever developed, with some variants being eight times more lethal than VX, the chemical used by North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of Kim Jong Un. In a statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May accused the Kremlin of being “intent on dismantling … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s ultimatum to Vladimir Putin: Russian leader given 24 hours to answer for nerve agent attack on spy
Rosie Perper, provided by Published 8:07 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018 Thomson Reuters A cyberattack on Germany's defense and interior ministry's private network is "ongoing," officials confirmed. A security breach that was "a very serious attack" was confirmed on Wednesday, but it was said to have been "brought under control." Local media reported Russian cyber espionage group Fancy Bear for the attack, but German officials have not confirmed the reports. A "serious" cyberattack on Germany's defense and interior ministry's private network is still ongoing, despite officials saying on Wednesday they were in control of an attack. Recommended Video: Now Playing: According to the Times newspaper in the U.K., British intelligence officials say Iran is responsible for the 9,000 email account hack. Media: Buzz 60 "It is an ongoing affair, an ongoing attack," Armin Schuster, who chairs the parliamentary committee overseeing intelligence services, said … [Read more...] about German officials warn cyber attacks on its government computers are ‘ongoing’
The communist People’s Republic of China has been waging “unrestricted war” against the United States as its top financial and cyber adversary, cautioned national security expert Frank Gaffney during a 2018 CPAC event Friday. Gaffney advised American President Donald Trump to fire his National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and replace him with former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, who he suggested has a better understanding of the threat.During CPAC Friday, Gaffney, the president for the Center for Security Policy (CSP), urged U.S. President Donald Trump to fight back against China’s ongoing war against the United States, which primarily consists of financial tactics to undermine the American economy, compromise essential military tools made in China, and intensify cyberattacks with the help of quantum computing beyond U.S. capabilities that allows them to develop “codes that cannot be broken and easy ability to break ours.” He called on … [Read more...] about CPAC: Frank Gaffney Warns China Waging ‘Unrestricted’ Financial, Cyber War on U.S.
Perhaps you’ve noticed in recent weeks a marked increase in talk about the mounting threats of malicious cyber activity to our national security, intellectual property, critical infrastructure operations and even our election systems. The Justice Department on Feb. 16 announced indictments of 13 Russian organizations and individuals for meddling in the 2016 election. Apparently the accused sought to foment divisions in American society largely through social media. At the time their fake accounts, malicious rumors, incitements and spurious demonstrations went largely unnoticed by users of Facebook and Twitter, among others, because — News Flash! — thanks to anonymity U.S. social media already overflows with vile, mean, malicious, racist, hate-filled messages. Media bought the indictments as getting tough, even though none of those Russians are anywhere within reach of U.S. authorities. The Council of Economic Advisers estimated the other day that “malicious … [Read more...] about Forget sanctions and red lines. Fight cyber attacks with cyber retaliation.
Brennan Weiss, provided by Published 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 25, 2018 Lucas Jackson/Reuters With a lack of leadership from the federal government, New York is one of the first states to implement new cyber regulations. The state is quietly working to prevent a major cyber attack that could bring down Wall Street's financial system. But even with the strictest cybersecurity regulations in the country, experts warn New York's efforts may still not be enough. Recommended Video: Now Playing: NATO says it is stepping up defences, as the latest cyber attack wreaks havoc around the globe. Thousands of computers have been crippled by a virus thought to have first taken hold in Ukraine on Tuesday. Ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles have been disrupted and production stopped at a chocolate factory in Australia. “We are strengthening the cyber defences of both NATO networks, but also helping NATO allies to strengthen their cyber defences,” Jens Stoltenberg, … [Read more...] about New York is quietly working to prevent a major cyber attack that could bring down the financial system