Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving cyber threats to government, energy, healthcare, education, banking, transportation, telecommunication and other critical sectors.
With a dedicated section focusing on Critical Infrastructure protection, we aim to enhance cooperation and engage security professionals through news, articles and in-depth analysis of emerging threats and technologies.
- China becomes main victim of advanced persistent threat attacks: Ministry of State Security
September 16, 2023
According to the Ministry of State Security on Saturday which is the 23rd National Defense Education Day, China has become the main victim of advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, adding that cyberspace has become an important battleground for foreign intelligence agencies to conduct cyber espionage against China, Xinhua Daily Telegraph reported.
The national security departments of ...
- Redfly: Espionage Actors Continue to Target Critical Infrastructure
September 12, 2023
Espionage actors are continuing to mount attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI) targets, a trend that has become a source of concern for governments and CNI organizations worldwide. Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team has found evidence that a threat actor group Symantec calls Redfly used the ShadowPad Trojan to compromise a national grid in an Asian ...
- CISA Releases Update to Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells
September 6, 2023
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to a previously published Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells. The CSA—originally released to warn network defenders of critical infrastructure organizations about threat actors exploiting CVE-2023-3519, an unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting NetScaler (formerly Citrix) Application Delivery ...
- CISA, NSA, and NIST Publish Factsheet on Quantum Readiness
August 21, 2023
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a joint factsheet, Quantum-Readiness: Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), to inform organizations—especially those that support Critical Infrastructure—of the impacts of quantum capabilities, and to encourage the early planning for migration to post-quantum cryptographic standards ...
- China’s Ministry of State Security warns of data security risks after Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center cyberattack
August 16, 2023
China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Wednesday warned of data security risks after recent reports identified US intelligence agencies were behind a cyberattack on Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center.
A joint investigation team formed by the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (CVERC) and Chinese cybersecurity company 360 discovered malicious backdoor software that exhibits characteristics of ...
- Bangladesh Bank warns banks and financial institutions against cyber attacks
August 12, 2023
The Bangladesh Bank has issued out a comprehensive 11-point instruction in a situational alert, urging all banks and financial institutions to bolster their cyber defences.
This move comes on the heels of a recent cyber threat targeting the country’s cyber sphere, with potential implications for critical state information infrastructure (CII), including banking, healthcare, and government operations.
- Unknown actor targets power generator with DroxiDat and Cobalt Strike
August 10, 2023
Recently Kaspersky pushed a report about an interesting and common component of the cybercrime malware set – SystemBC. And, in much the same vein as the 2021 Darkside Colonial Pipeline incident, they found a new SystemBC variant deployed to a critical infrastructure target. This time, the proxy-capable backdoor was deployed alongside Cobalt Strike beacons in ...
- An overview of the new Rhysida ransomware targeting the Healthcare sector
August 9, 2023
On August 4, 2023, the HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) released a security alert about a relatively new ransomware called Rhysida (detected as Ransom.PS1.RHYSIDA.SM), which has been active since May 2023. In this blog entry, Trend Micro reaseachers will provide details on Rhysida, including its targets and what they know about its infection ...
- UT Dallas joins national effort to respond to cyber attacks on public infrastructure
August 1, 2023
UT Dallas last week announced it’s joining a nationwide collaboration to research how to make network-connected infrastructure — including self-driving cars, drones and Wi-Fi-connected trains — more resilient to cyber attacks.
The Richardson-based university joins eight others selected for the National Center for Transportation Cybersecurity and Resiliency, or TraCR, led by Clemson University in South Carolina. ...