Cyber Attacks and the Risk of Real War: A NATO Perspective

The possibility of a cyber-attack on any NATO member country escalating into a real war is a pressing concern. This question is particularly relevant as the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has started establishing ‘cyber labs’ in countries bordering Read More …

Thousands of LG TVs are vulnerable to takeover

As many as 91,000 LG TVs face the risk of being commandeered unless they receive a just-released security update patching four critical vulnerabilities discovered late last year. The vulnerabilities are found in four LG TV models that collectively comprise slightly Read More …

Lockbit cybercrime gang says it is back online following global police bust

Lockbit, the cybercrime gang that was knocked offline by a comprehensive international police operation earlier this month, says it has restored its servers and is back in business. The group, notorious on the internet’s criminal underground for using malicious software Read More …

Law enforcement disrupt world’s biggest ransomware operation

In a significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime, law enforcement from 10 countries have disrupted the criminal operation of the LockBit ransomware group at every level, severely damaging their capability and credibility. LockBit is widely recognised as the world’s Read More …

Finnish govt websites knocked down as Ukraine President addresses MPs

Cyberattacks took down Finnish government websites on Friday while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Finland’s members of parliament (MPs). Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks hit Finland’s ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs’ websites around noon local time. About an hour later, both Read More …

NSO Group Pegasus Spyware Aims at Finnish Diplomats

The controversial Pegasus spyware, developed by NSO Group, has been found on the devices of Finland’s diplomatic corps serving outside the country as part of a wide-ranging espionage campaign, according to Finnish officials. They also said the infections were of Read More …

‘Tortilla’ Wraps Exchange Servers in ProxyShell Attacks

A new-ish threat actor sometimes known as “Tortilla” is launching a fresh round of ProxyShell attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers, this time with the aim of inflicting vulnerable servers with variants of the Babuk ransomware. Cisco Talos researchers said in Read More …

Finnish IT Giant Hit with Ransomware Cyberattack

Norwegian business journal E24 reported the attack on Espoo, Finland-based TietoEVRY on Tuesday, claiming to have spoken with Geir Remman, a communications director at the company. Remman acknowledged technical problems with several services that TietoEVRY provides to 25 customers, which Read More …