Russia to work with US on identifying hackers as part of an agreement, FSB chief says

Russia will cooperate with the United States in the field of identifying ransomware hackers as part of an agreement between the two countries’ presidents, Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said in his opening remarks at the IX Read More …

Russian underground forums launch competitions for cryptocurrency, NFT hacks

Cybercriminals in underground forums have been soliciting techniques for compromising cryptocurrency services. Capture the Flag competitions, conference calls for papers, and gamification in cybersecurity courses designed to equip learners with hands-on skills are all common in the white hat realm, Read More …

Swedish Health Agency shuts down SmiNet after hacking attempts

The Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has shut down SmiNet, the country’s infectious diseases database, on Thursday after it was targeted in several hacking attempts. SmiNet, which is also used to store electronic reports with statistics on COVID-19 infections, was Read More …

Crimes of Opportunity: Increasing Frequency of Low Sophistication Operational Technology Compromises

Attacks on control processes supported by operational technology (OT) are often perceived as necessarily complex. This is because disrupting or modifying a control process to cause a predictable effect is often quite difficult and can require a lot of time 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 …

Hacking group used 11 zero-days to attack Windows, iOS, Android users

Project Zero, Google’s zero-day bug-hunting team, discovered a group of hackers that used 11 zero-days in attacks targeting Windows, iOS, and Android users within a single year. The Project Zero team revealed that the hacking group behind these attacks ran 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 …

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 …

Malaysia arrests 11 suspects for hacking government sites

Malaysian officials announced on Thursday the arrest of 11 suspects believed to be part of a hacktivist group that defaced government websites during late January. The group, calling itself Anonymous Malaysia, defaced 17 websites for local governments and universities, according Read More …