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cyber warfare

Anonymous hacks Iranian government and state broadcasters
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cyber attacks

Anonymous hacks Iranian government and state broadcasters

The hacktivists announced a targeted hacking campaign against the Iranian government, supporting the recent human rights protests in the region
22 Sep 2022
Microsoft: Iranian hackers breached Albanian government more than a year before main hack
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cyber warfare

Microsoft: Iranian hackers breached Albanian government more than a year before main hack

Investigation reveals how long Iran spent inside government systems and how little damage it actually did
9 Sep 2022
Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks
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cyber warfare

Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks

The hacker group has said it’s revolting against the country’s militarism and that it’s “kicking the samurai”
7 Sep 2022
Cuba ransomware group claims attack on Montenegro government
Parliament of Montenegro
ransomware

Cuba ransomware group claims attack on Montenegro government

The double extortion specialists claim to have stolen the data days before Montenegro announced a sustained and co-ordinated series of cyber attacks t…
31 Aug 2022
Estonia fends off major cyber attack following Soviet-era monuments ousting
Estonia
cyber warfare

Estonia fends off major cyber attack following Soviet-era monuments ousting

The attack is reportedly one of the largest cyber attacks to hit the country since 2007
18 Aug 2022
Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash
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cyber warfare

Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash

A developer’s protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have much wider ramifications
17 Aug 2022
Should your business worry about Chinese cyber attacks?
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cyber warfare

Should your business worry about Chinese cyber attacks?

State-backed hackers are upping the anti, with businesses on high alert over the potential for falling victim to cyber espionage and IP theft
10 Aug 2022
Meta clamps down on South Asian cyber espionage operations involving Facebook
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cyber warfare

Meta clamps down on South Asian cyber espionage operations involving Facebook

The firm’s latest threat intelligence report discloses successful takedowns in India, Greece, South Africa and Indonesia
9 Aug 2022
Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers
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malware

Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers

A five-year-old Microsoft Office vulnerability was enough to gain a significant foothold in some of the most high-value organisations in each country
9 Aug 2022
VMware warns of tumultuous threats amid Russia-Ukraine cyber war
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hacking

VMware warns of tumultuous threats amid Russia-Ukraine cyber war

New report underscores burned-out security teams' response to geopolitically motivated cyber attacks
8 Aug 2022
Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit
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cyber warfare

Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit

IP addresses from China and Russia were said to have been responsible for the attack
5 Aug 2022
Tory party delays leadership selection over hacking fears
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hacking

Tory party delays leadership selection over hacking fears

The Conservatives have also been forced to abandon plans to allow members to change their vote later in the contest
3 Aug 2022
European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia
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spyware

European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia

The company that's similar to NSO Group has been active since 2016 and has used different zero-days in Windows and Adobe products to infect victims wi…
28 Jul 2022
Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far
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cyber warfare

Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has set the tone for all future wars, and the cyber attacks observed throughout will provide a how-to guide on…
22 Jul 2022
UK government must 'engage with tech giants' on foreign policy
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Policy & legislation

UK government must 'engage with tech giants' on foreign policy

The Foreign Affairs Committee urge the government to work more closely with big tech, which is becoming the new battleground for threats to national p…
8 Jul 2022
Maui ransomware actively targeting US healthcare organizations
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ransomware

Maui ransomware actively targeting US healthcare organizations

North Korean state-sponsored attackers are said to have been targeting critical services since at least May 2021
7 Jul 2022
Apple launching Lockdown Mode with iOS 16
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spyware

Apple launching Lockdown Mode with iOS 16

Apple breaks its bug bounty record with $2 million top prize, alongside $10 million grant funding, as it launches industry-first protections for highl…
7 Jul 2022
NCSC concerned for UK cyber experts burning out over Russia-Ukraine cyber war
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cyber security

NCSC concerned for UK cyber experts burning out over Russia-Ukraine cyber war

The nation's cyber authority has provided organisations with advice on how to deal with an extended period of heightened threat
5 Jul 2022
Schneider Electric to exit Russia
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Policy & legislation

Schneider Electric to exit Russia

The company is selling its Russian unit to local management, as it joins a host of countries leaving the country
4 Jul 2022
Universities are fighting a cyber security war on multiple fronts
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cyber security

Universities are fighting a cyber security war on multiple fronts

Businesses may be under constant threat, but for institutions that harbour sensitive R&D, the stakes are much higher
4 Jul 2022
Cisco to exit Russia, Belarus in business wind-down
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Business operations

Cisco to exit Russia, Belarus in business wind-down

The tech giant is the latest to leave the region altogether as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine
24 Jun 2022
Cyber security companies ‘must remember who the enemies are’
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cyber security

Cyber security companies ‘must remember who the enemies are’

Tech giants must collaborate more with the wider industry, WithSecure’s CEO urges, as he lays bare European anxieties
6 Jun 2022
Russian Killnet cyber attacks begin on Italian-linked businesses
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cyber warfare

Russian Killnet cyber attacks begin on Italian-linked businesses

Italy's cyber security authority issued a warning to all public and private sector organisations with links to the country to prepare for an increased…
31 May 2022