Category Archives: Cybersecurity

U.S. intelligence community says Russia is ‘likely’ behind major cyberhacks of federal agencies

The U.S. intelligence community stated Tuesday that Russia is “likely” behind a major and ongoing series of cyberhacks of federal agencies and private companies — its first official indication of blame.

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Microsoft says Russians hacked its network, viewing source code

Russian government hackers engaged in a sweeping series of breaches of government and private-sector networks have been able to penetrate deeper into Microsoft’s systems than previously known, gaining access to potentially valuable source code, the tech giant said Thursday.

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The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It’s hard to overstate how bad it is by Bruce Schneier

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Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyber-attack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyber-attack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and it is dangerous.

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Cybercriminals’ favourite VPN taken down in global action

[news release] The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down Tuesday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world.

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The SolarWinds Wake-Up Call by Michael Chertoff , Latha Reddy, Alexander Klimburg

The recently discovered SolarWinds hack holds obvious lessons for governments around the world, particularly after a year in which cyber attacks on critical infrastructure have surged. International action is urgently needed, not to write new treaties or codes of conduct, but to enforce existing norms.

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Hack against US is ‘grave’ threat, cybersecurity agency says

Federal authorities are expressing increased alarm about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials suspect was carried out by Russian hackers. The nation’s cybersecurity agency warned of a “grave” risk to government and private networks.

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