As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Ukrainian government cybersecurity official Victor Zhora says that the country's computer emergency response team has tracked more than 1,600 online attacks and that defensively, "wipers continue to be the biggest challenge."
The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has featured cyber operations being used to target Ukraine as well as Russia. But CyberPeace Institute, which tracks cyberattacks tied to the conflict, has so far seen 27 different countries being affected by more than 300 attacks, and many have affected civilians.
John Kindervag, creator of zero trust and senior vice president at ON2IT, and Grant Schneider, senior director at Venable, join ISMG editors to discuss the latest Log 4j findings, threats posed by a Chinese-made automotive GPS tracker and the challenges of a distributed workforce.
With its acquisition of Infiot, Netskope now carries both the networking and security technology needed to build a Secure Access Service Edge architecture following. The acquisition of Infiot's platform will allow Netskope customers to address both traditional and emerging SD-WAN use cases.
Ukrainian and U.S. officials pledged closer cybersecurity collaboration, announcing a memorandum of cooperation after Ukrainian officials discussed Russian threat actors in a meeting with the FBI in New York. "Cyberthreats cross borders and oceans," said CISA head Jen Easterly.
A nice $10 million awaits tipsters capable of providing the U.S. federal government with information leading to the identification of state-sponsored hackers who attack systems vital to America's day-to-day operations. Of special interest are hackers employed by North Korea.
U.S. federal regulators are revamping their approach to oil pipeline cybersecurity by telling operators they have newfound latitude so long as they implement continuous monitoring and test their posture. Pipeline cybersecurity became a priority after a 2021 ransomware attack led to gas shortages.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report asks: Whatever happened to Russia's cyberwar against Ukraine? It also looks at the curious case of a cardiologist who's been accused of moonlighting as a developer of such notorious strains of ransomware as Thanos and Jigsaw.
What happened to the Russian cyber war? It was almost a universal prediction: Cyberattacks against Ukrainian digital infrastructure would help invaders seize control. But Kyiv has managed to resist such efforts. Here are nearly a dozen lessons learned so far from the war's cyber operations.
A $2 billion fund to root out equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE operating within small and rural U.S. telecoms isn't enough to cover costs, the Federal Communications Commission informed Congress. The program's full cost is closer to $5 billion, wrote FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
As the world embraces renewables and green energy, is the energy sector properly learning from past cybersecurity mistakes? Rafael Narezzi, CTO of CF Partners, discusses current industrial cybersecurity shortcomings and the need for the industry to take a more mature and proactive approach.
Cyberattacks aren't just an annoyance but have real-world effects. Case in point: ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and on food processor JBS. IBM Security's Chris McCurdy discusses these developments and security scenarios emerging from the cyber-physical fusion.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including lessons learned from the cyberattack on a steelmaker in Iran that caused a serious fire, how the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is affecting cybersecurity and what the rising cost of cyber insurance means for the industry.
The Predatory Sparrow hacking group recently claimed to have triggered fires in multiple state-run Iranian steel foundries via hack attacks. Clearly, industrial cybersecurity remains essential. But are the attacks a sign of much more to come or more of a politically motivated proof of concept?