US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, Read More …

Iranian Hackers Installed Crypto Miner in Federal Agency After Exploiting Unpatched Log4Shell Vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Iranian hackers breached a federal agency that failed to patch the Log4Shell vulnerability and deployed a crypto miner. The Log4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) is a critical remote code execution flaw on Apache’s Log4j Read More …

Vice Society ransomware claims attack on Cincinnati State college

The Vice Society ransomware operation has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, with the threat actors now leaking data allegedly stolen during the attack. The hackers posted a long list of documents on their Read More …

Meta links US military to fake social media influence campaigns

In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military. Meta said it picked up on three major covert Read More …

US offshore oil and gas installation at ‘increasing’ risk of cyberattack

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that the time to act on securing the US’s offshore oil and natural gas installations is now because they are under “increasing” and “significant risk” of cyberattack. A report to Congress looked Read More …

Wray tells lawmakers that FBI conducts cyber offensive operations

FBI Director Christopher Wray told Senate lawmakers on Thursday that his agency has been conducting offensive cyber operations against state and non-state cyber actors. Wray said offensive operations are one of many tactics the agency employs to counter various cyber Read More …

Electricity/Energy Cybersecurity: Trends & Survey Response

Trend Micro conducted a study on the state of industrial cybersecurity in the oil and gas, manufacturing, and electricity/energy industries in 2022. Based on the results of a survey of over 900 ICS business and security leaders in the United Read More …

Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

A major vulnerability in a networking technology widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems and industrial control systems was exposed by researchers at the University of Michigan and NASA. It goes after a network protocol Read More …

Pro-Russian hackers claim cyber attack on FBI website

A group of pro-Russian hackers claimed to hack into the FBI website this week, the latest in a string of supposed attacks on U.S. government websites. The group Killnet took responsibility for infiltrating the website on its Telegram page Monday. Read More …

Russia-based Pushwoosh tricks US Army and others into running its code – for a while

US government agencies including the Army and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled apps running Pushwoosh code after learning the software company – which presents itself as American – is actually Russian, according to Reuters. Pushwoosh is a software Read More …