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
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?
video North Korea's Winter Olympics propaganda FBN's Stuart Varney on North Korea's branding push at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Unknown hackers targeted the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a computer virus nicknamed the “Olympic Destroyer,” according to multiple U.S. cybersecurity firms. Continue Reading Below Cisco Systems’ (NASDAQ:CSCO) Talos Intelligence detailed the “Olympic Destroyer” computer virus in a blog post Monday. Cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) and Crowdstrike also confirmed details of cyberattack, Reuters reported. “Disruption is the clear objective in this type of attack and it leaves us confident in thinking that the actors behind this were after embarrassment of the Olympic committee during the opening ceremony,” Talos Intelligence said in the blog post. The cyber-attack, which Olympic organizers confirmed on Sunday, damaged digital … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics cyber-attack: ‘Olympic Destroyer’ virus targeted opening ceremony
Imagine if, after 9/11, the president had said that the World Trade Center and Pentagon could have been attacked by "China" or "lots of other people." Imagine if he had dismissed claims of Al-Qaida's responsibility as a "hoax" and said that he "really" believed Osama bin Laden's denials. Imagine if he saw the attack primarily as a political embarrassment to be minimized rather than as a national security threat to be combated. Imagine if he threatened to fire the investigators trying to find out what happened. Imagine, moreover, if the president refused to appoint a commission to study how to safeguard America. Imagine if, as a result, we did not harden cockpit doors. If we did not create a Transportation Security Administration and a Department of Homeland Security. If we did not lower barriers between law enforcement and intelligence. If we did not pass a USA Patriot Act to enhance surveillance. And if we did not take myriad other steps to prevent another 9/11. That's roughly where … [Read more...] about Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11