Oxford University lab with COVID-19 research links targeted by hackers

An Oxford University lab conducting research into the coronavirus pandemic has been compromised by cyberattackers. Oxford University, one of the most prominent educational institutions in the UK, was made aware of the security breach on Thursday. The university confirmed that Read More …

Lakehead University shuts down campus network after cyberattack

Canadian undergraduate research university Lakehead has been dealing with a cyberattack that forced the institution earlier this week to cut off access to its servers. The school’s services, including its website, have been down since Tuesday, with personnel shutting down Read More …

Florida: Hacker Changed Chemical Levels at Oldsmar’s Water Treatment Plant

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a news conference Monday there were two intrusions, hours apart. The first one happened at 8 a.m., when a plant operator noticed someone remotely accessing the system he was monitoring, which controls chemicals Read More …

Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

The Russian government has issued a security warning to organizations in Russia about possible retaliatory cyberattacks by the USA for the SolarWinds breach. Last month, the SolarWinds network management company disclosed that they suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that led to Read More …

Cyberattack fears raise the alarm in Eastern European countries

The cyberattacks that targeted multiple US government agencies and companies in recent months have raised the alarm in developing Eastern European countries regarding their own cybersecurity capabilities. During the past year, some of them, like North Macedonia, have already experienced Read More …

Chinese APT suspected of supply chain attack on Mongolian government agencies

A Chinese state-sponsored hacking group, also known as an APT, is suspected of having breached a Mongolian software company and compromised a chat app used by hundreds of Mongolian government agencies. The attack is believed to have taken place earlier Read More …

Norway: Russian APT28 state hackers likely behind Parliament attack

Russian-backed hacking group APT28 has likely brute-forced multiple Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) email accounts on August 24, 2020, according to the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST, short for Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste). Attackers gained access to a limited number of Stortinget email accounts Read More …

CEOs Will Be Personally Liable for Cyber-Physical Security Incidents by 2024

Digital attack attempts in industrial environments are on the rise. In February 2020, IBM X-Force reported that it had observed a 2,000% increase in the attempts by threat actors to target Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) assets Read More …

Recent ransomware wave targeting Israel linked to Iranian threat actors

Two recent ransomware waves that targeted Israeli companies have been traced back to Iranian threat actors, multiple sources have told ZDNet today. The ransomware attacks have been taking place since mid-October, have ramped up this month, and have repeatedly focused Read More …