US adds seven Chinese supercomputing organisations onto Entity List

In another move aimed at restricting the development of Chinese technology, the US Commerce Department has added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to its Entity List for allegedly supporting China’s military efforts. The newly added entities that are companies include the Read More …

European Commission, other EU orgs recently hit by cyber-attack

The European Commission and several other European Union organizations were hit by a cyberattack in March, according to a European Commission spokesperson. As revealed by the spokesperson, the “IT security incident” impacted multiple EU institutions, bodies, or agencies’ IT infrastructure. Read More …

Exchange Server attacks: Run this Microsoft malware scanner now, CISA tells government agencies

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has instructed US government agencies with on-premise Exchange systems to run Microsoft malware scanners and report results by April 5. CISA issued supplementary direction to its “ED 21-02” directive; the new request applies Read More …

Australia cyber attacks hit television channel and parliament

A cyber attack has disrupted Channel Nine’s live broadcasts from Sydney, the TV company has confirmed, at the same time as an attack led to Parliament House’s email system being taken offline. As a result of the attack, the channel’s Read More …

China takes aim at ‘spying’ Tesla cars, bans military staff use

Elon Musk has said Tesla would be “shut down” if accusations that the firm’s cars could be used for spying purposes were true. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government has restricted the use of Tesla Read More …

SolarWinds-linked hacking group SilverFish abuses enterprise victims for sandbox tests

Cyberattackers involved in worldwide hacking campaigns are using the compromised systems of high-profile victims as playgrounds to test out malicious tool detection rates. On Thursday, Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft said that SilverFish (.PDF), an “extremely skilled” threat group, has been Read More …

Ryuk ransomware hits 700 Spanish government labor agency offices

The systems of SEPE, the Spanish government agency for labor, were taken down following a ransomware attack that hit more than 700 agency offices across Spain. “Currently, work is being done with the objective of restoring priority services as soon Read More …

Russia: Majority of governmental agencies’ websites go live after failure

Websites of the majority of Russian government authorities have recovered after the failure occurred on Wednesday. Websites of the Kremlin, the government, Russian media watchdog, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Economic Development, Security Council and Russian Investigative Committee Read More …

Hackers access surveillance cameras at Tesla, Cloudflare, banks, more

Hackers gained access to live surveillance cameras installed at Tesla, Equinox, healthcare clinics, jails, and banks, including the Bank of Utah. In addition to images captured from the cameras, the hacker also shared screenshots of their ability to gain root Read More …

GAO report finds DOD’s weapons programs lack clear cybersecurity guidelines

In a new report released Thursday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Department of Defense fails to communicate clear cybersecurity guidelines to contractors tasked with building systems for its weapons programs. As part of its so called congressional Read More …