Russian cyber attack on Lithuania unlikely to provoke military response

A NATO member is under attack. Normally the meaning of this would be frighteningly clear, but this is an attack with a difference: not a physical attack, but a cyber attack; and working out what a cyber attack means is Read More …

Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production

One of Iran’s major steel companies said Monday it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack, apparently marking one of the biggest such assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory. The Iranian government Read More …

Yodel blames cyber incident for disruption and parcel-tracking problems

Delivery company Yodel is experiencing service delays because of what it describes as a “cyber incident” affecting customer services and parcel tracking. “Yodel has experienced a cyber incident that has caused some disruption. We are servicing customers but tracking is Read More …

Vice Society ransomware claims attack on Italian city of Palermo

The Vice Society ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyber attack on the city of Palermo in Italy, which has caused a large-scale service outage. The attack occurred last Friday, and all internet-relying services remain unavailable, impacting 1.3 Read More …

Ukraine’s secret cyber-defense that blunts Russian attacks: excellent backups

The Kremlin-backed cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat, which happened an hour before Russia invaded Ukraine, was “one of the biggest cyber events that we have seen, perhaps ever, and certainly in warfare,” according to Dmitri Alperovitch, a co-founder of Read More …

How Does Cybersecurity Impact Environmental Services and Infrastructure?

Environmental sustainability has become a significant concern for businesses today. Yet, many are not seeing the connection between sustainability efforts and cybersecurity. Despite how different they may seem, these two topics are intertwined. If environmental services and infrastructure don’t embrace Read More …

Powerful cyber attack on Russia’s Civil Aviation Authority servers: no more data nor back-up

A powerful and effective cyberattack on the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) infrastructure that took place on Saturday morning has erased all documents, files, aircraft registration data and mails from the servers. In total, about 65 terabytes of data Read More …

IT outage at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University enters second week

Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University has entered a second week of woe following a vist by an infosec nasty. The 200-year-old institution’s IT team first referred to the crisis as a “security incident” but a spokesperson confirmed to The Register that it Read More …

Oil & Gas Cybersecurity: Halt Critical Operation Attacks

The oil and gas utilities industry face threats from cyber incidents. The ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline in May 2021 had a huge impact on the industry. In February 2022, it was also reported that European oil facilities hit Read More …

Israeli government websites down due to suspected cyberattack

This is the largest-ever cyberattack carried out against Israel, a defense establishment source says Several Israeli government websites went down on Monday, prompting suspicions of a cyberattack. The websites of the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as several ministries, were inaccessible. Read More …