Cyber Security News


  • The United Kingdom Is Prepared for NATO-Russia Cyber Conflict

    February 27, 2022

    The unfolding Ukraine crisis has focused attention on the role of cyber operations in defensive and offensive military-intelligence strategy. Russia’s cyber aggression against Ukrainian government and civilian targets was expected and is consistent with its long-standing information war strategy and conduct across its “near abroad.” What is less certain is how Western powers should respond ...

  • Nvidia probes cyberattack on internal systems

    February 26, 2022

    Nvidia is probing what may be a ransomware infection that caused outages within its internal network. The malware is said to have taken hold in the past two days, knocking down email and developer systems. The GPU giant continues to investigate. In a statement, an Nvidia spokesperson told The Register on Friday: “Our business and commercial activities continue uninterrupted. ...

  • Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine

    February 26, 2022

    Leading up to Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, threat actors deployed destructive malware against organizations in Ukraine to destroy computer systems and render them inoperable. On January 15, 2022, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) disclosed that malware, known as WhisperGate, was being used to target organizations in Ukraine. According to Microsoft, WhisperGate is intended to ...

  • British Airways has been hit by ‘technical issues’ that have paralysed IT system

    February 26, 2022

    British Airways has cancelled all short-haul flights from Heathrow until midday leaving passengers stranded while further disruption is expected throughout Saturday due to ongoing technical issues. The airline said the problem, which may also cause delays for its customers using Gatwick and London City Airport, is related to a hardware issue and is not because of ...

  • Cybersecurity burnout is real. And it’s going to be a problem for all of us

    February 25, 2022

    With the number of data breaches in 2021 soaring past that of 2020, there is even more pressure on security teams to keep businesses secure in 2022. But at a time when strength and resilience have never been more important, burnout, low staff morale and high employee turnover could put businesses on the backfoot when ...

  • TrickBot malware operation shuts down, devs move to stealthier malware

    February 25, 2022

    The TrickBot malware operation has shut down after its core developers move to the Conti ransomware gang to focus development on the stealthy BazarBackdoor and Anchor malware families. TrickBot is a notorious Windows malware infection that has dominated the threat landscape since 2016. The malware is commonly installed via malicious phishing emails or other malware, and will ...

  • Ransomware groups and hacktivist collective are getting involved in the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia

    February 25, 2022

    Multiple ransomware groups and members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous announced this week that they are getting involved in the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia. On Thursday, members of Anonymous announced on Twitter that they would be launching attacks against the Russian government. The hacktivists defaced some local government websites in Russia and temporarily took ...

  • White House denies reports that it is considering cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure

    February 24, 2022

    The White House has denied reports that it is considering a range of cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure in response to the invasion of Ukraine. The denials came after NBC News reported US President Joe Biden was offered options that included the use of American cyberweapons “on a scale never before contemplated.” Reporters for NBC News claimed they ...

  • Iranian Government-Sponsored Actors Conduct Cyber Operations Against Global Government and Commercial Networks

    February 24, 2022

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK) have observed a group of Iranian government-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) actors, known as MuddyWater, conducting cyber espionage and other malicious cyber operations targeting ...

  • Financial cyberthreats in 2021

    February 23, 2022

    The year 2021 was eventful in terms of digital threats for organizations and individuals, and financial institutions were no exception. Throughout the past year, we have seen cybercriminals continue to actively target our users with tools and techniques that emerged due to the pandemic. Imperfections in the transition to remote/hybrid work continue to pose a ...