U.S. Critical Infrastructure: Addressing Cyber Threats and the Importance of Prevention

The critical infrastructure of the United States includes all those systems and assets that are essential to the proper functioning, economy, health, and safety of American society. The roads and railways that we travel on; the Internet and the mobile Read More …

Swedish Health Agency shuts down SmiNet after hacking attempts

The Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has shut down SmiNet, the country’s infectious diseases database, on Thursday after it was targeted in several hacking attempts. SmiNet, which is also used to store electronic reports with statistics on COVID-19 infections, was Read More …

New Epsilon Red ransomware hunts unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

A new ransomware threat calling itself Red Epsilon has been seen leveraging Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities to encrypt machines across the network. Epsilon Red ransomware attacks rely on more than a dozen scripts before reaching the encryption stage and also Read More …

Russian gang behind SolarWinds hack returns with phishing attack disguised as mail from US aid agency

Nobelium, the Russia-aligned gang identified as the perpetrators of the supply chain attack on SolarWinds’ Orion software, has struck again, Microsoft vice president Tom Burt in a blogpost Thursday. Burt’s post says the attacks saw Nobelium gain access to accounts Read More …

US nuclear weapon bunker security secrets spill from online flashcards since 2013

Details of some US nuclear missile bunkers in Europe, which contain live warheads, along with secret codewords used by guards to signal that they’re being threatened by enemies, were exposed for nearly a decade through online flashcards used for education, Read More …