FBI: Compromised US Academic Credentials Identified Across Various Public and Dark Web Forums

The FBI is informing academic partners of identified US college and university credentials advertised for sale on online criminal marketplaces and publically accessible forums. This exposure of sensitive credential and network access information, especially privileged user accounts, could lead to subsequent Read More …

US govt grants academics $12M to develop cyberattack defense tools

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will provide $12 million in funding to six university teams to develop defense and mitigation tools to protect US energy delivery systems from cyberattacks. Cybersecurity tools developed as a result Read More …

NATO sharpens technological edge with innovation initiatives

NATO Allies are launching a ground-breaking initiative to sharpen the Alliance’s technological edge. On Thursday (7 April 2022), Allied foreign ministers approved the Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. “Working with the private Read More …

Cyber attack on UK’s Defence Academy had ‘significant’ impact, officer in charge at the time reveals

A cyber attack – possibly by China or Russia – hit the academic arm of the UK’s Ministry of Defence and had a “significant” impact, the officer in charge at the time has revealed. Air Marshal Edward Stringer, who retired Read More …

Honeypot experiment reveals what hackers want from IoT devices

A three-year-long honeypot experiment featuring simulated low-interaction IoT devices of various types and locations gives a clear idea of why actors target specific devices. More specifically, the honeypot was meant to create a sufficiently diverse ecosystem and cluster the generated Read More …

FBI: Ranzy Locker ransomware hit at least 30 US companies this year

The FBI said on Monday that Ranzy Locker ransomware operators had compromised at least 30 US companies this year from various industry sectors. “Unknown cyber criminals using Ranzy Locker ransomware had compromised more than 30 US businesses as of July Read More …

Operation SpoofedScholars: Iranian hackers posed as academics in a bid to steal email passwords

An Iranian cyber espionage campaign used spoofed identities of real academics at a UK university in phishing attacks designed to steal password details of experts in Middle Eastern affairs from universities, think tanks and the media. Detailed by cybersecurity researchers Read More …

North Korean Kimsuky hacking group allegedly behind breach of South Korean nuclear institute

A North Korean hacking group with a history of high-profile attacks against South Korea allegedly breached the network of South Korea’s state-run nuclear research institute last month. Representative Ha Tae-keung of the People Power Party, South Korea’s main opposition party, Read More …