News – September 2023

  • Indian Cyber Force Claims Responsibility for Cyber Attacks on Canadian Websites

    September 28, 2023

    A group of pro-India hackers on Wednesday claimed responsibility for bringing down the website of the Canadian Armed Forces for two hours. Following a diplomatic winter between India and Canada, the group, which identifies itself as Indian Cyber Force, warned of launching cyber attacks on Canadian websites on September 21. In the last few days, the ...

  • Edinburgh Trams website offline following ‘cyber- attack’

    September 28, 2023

    An Edinburgh transport website has been taken offline after a “cyber attack”. Edinburgh Trams said on Thursday it was the victim of a “cyber crime” which has affected its website. Threat intelligence platform FalconFeeds said that international ransomware group NoName was behind the attack, and also targeted Swiftcard and Mersey Ferries Limited. Read more… Source: STV News  

  • Russia: Leonardo’s air booking system resumes after cyberattack

    September 28, 2023

    Russian state conglomerate Rostec said on Thursday it had restored normal operations at its Leonardo air booking system following what it called a “massive cyberattack from abroad”. “The cyberattack has been successfully repelled,” Rostec said in a statement. It described the incident as a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack”, in which the attacker floods a server with ...

  • NSA, FBI, CISA, and Japanese Partners Release Advisory on PRC-Linked Cyber Actors

    September 27, 2023

    Today, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the Japan National Police Agency (NPA) and the Japan National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) released joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) People’s Republic of China-Linked Cyber Actors Hide in Router Firmware. The ...

  • Data breaches putting domestic abuse victims’ lives at risk, says UK watchdog

    September 27, 2023

    Councils, police forces and hospitals are putting women’s lives at risk by accidentally disclosing domestic abuse victims’ addresses to perpetrators, the UK’s information watchdog has said. John Edwards, the information commissioner, who has reprimanded seven organisations in just over a year for data breaches affecting victims of abuse, said: “This is a pattern that must ...

  • CISA Releases Six Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    September 26, 2023

    CISA released six Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on September 26, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-269-01 Suprema BioStar 2 ICSA-23-269-02 Hitachi Energy Asset Suite 9 ICSA-23-269-03 Mitsubishi Electric FA Engineering Software Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Related: CISA Adds Three Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog  

  • APT and financial attacks on industrial organizations in H1 2023

    September 25, 2023

    This summary provides an overview of reports of APT and financial attacks on industrial enterprises that were disclosed in H1 2023, as well as related activities of groups that have been observed attacking industrial organizations and critical infrastructure facilities. For each topic, Kaspersky researchers have sought to summarize the key facts, findings, and conclusions of the ...

  • China to impose severe punishment on crimes of cyberbullying, defamation offenses, fabricating sexual topics

    September 25, 2023

    China on Monday released guidelines to severely punish cyberspace violations that target minors, involve paid posters, fabricate “sexual” topics and use artificial intelligence to disseminate illegal information. The guidelines on punishing crimes of cyberspace violence in accordance with laws were jointly issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate and China’s Ministry of Public ...

  • UK: Reported cyber security breaches increase threefold for financial services firms

    September 25, 2023

    Cyber security breaches for UK financial services firms have increased threefold from the years of 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, with the highest – reportedly – being in the pensions sector. New research by the international law firm RPC shows that the amount of reports of cyber security breaches to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has increased from ...

  • Hackers break into Russian database with data on hundreds of millions of flights

    September 23, 2023

    Ukrainian hackers have hacked into the Russian database of the Sirena-Travel booking system, obtaining information on 664 million flights over the last 16 years. They also obtained the names, phone numbers and document numbers of the passengers. News of this was posted on the Telegram channel of the hacker community KibOrg. An unknown group called Muppets, ...