Cyber Security News


  • 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 ...

  • Billion-dollar logistics giant Expeditors struggling to recover from cyberattack

    February 22, 2022

    Logistics and freight forwarding giant Expeditors International announced a cyberattack on Sunday that crippled some of their operating systems and continues to slow their operations around the globe. The Seattle-based freight company, which brought in $10.1 billion in revenue last year, said they shut down most of their operating systems globally after discovering the cyberattack. “The situation ...

  • Ukraine: EU deploys cyber rapid-response team

    February 22, 2022

    A cyber rapid-response team (CRRT) is being deployed across Europe, after a call for help from Ukraine. The newly formed team of eight to 12 experts, from Lithuania, Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania, and the Netherlands, has committed to help defend Ukraine from cyber-attacks – remotely and on site in the country. An official warned attacks were likely. Read ...

  • US to attack cyber criminals first, ask questions later – if it protects victims

    February 21, 2022

    The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has revealed new policies that may see it undertake pre-emptive action against cyber threats. Revealed last week by deputy attorney general Lisa O. Monaco, in a speech at the Munich Cyber Security Conference, the policy will see prosecutors, agents and analysts assess “whether to use disruptive actions against cyber ...

  • New phishing campaign targets Monzo online-banking customers

    February 20, 2022

    Users of Monzo, one of the UK’s most popular digital-only banking platforms, are being targeted by phishing messages supported by a growing network of malicious websites. Monzo is a 100% online banking platform with over four million customers and among the first to challenge the traditional financial managing system. The mobile-only platform offers a feature-rich app, debit ...

  • CISA Insights: Foreign Influence Operations Targeting Critical Infrastructure

    February 18, 2022

    CISA has released CISA Insights: Preparing for and Mitigating Foreign Influence Operations Targeting Critical Infrastructure, which provides proactive steps organizations can take to assess and mitigate risks from information manipulation. Malicious actors may use tactics—such as misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation—to shape public opinion, undermine trust, and amplify division, which can lead to impacts to critical ...

  • NCSC-NZ Releases Advisory on Cyber Threats Related to Russia-Ukraine Tensions

    February 18, 2022

    The New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ) has released a General Security Advisory (GSA) on preparing for cyber threats relating to tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The advisory recommends organizations review their security posture and monitor for cyber incidents and provides additional resources to help protect against potential threats. CISA encourages all users to review ...

  • Cybercrime: Dark web carding forum users are getting worried after a string of shutdowns

    February 18, 2022

    Cybercriminals are getting spooked by the sudden disappearance of a number of prominent dark web marketplaces, leading some to wonder if time is up on their illegal, underground activities. Cybersecurity researchers at Digital Shadows have analysed activity on carding forums – dark web marketplaces where criminals buy and sell stolen credit card information and other personal ...