The battles in a global cyberwar are visible only through periodic glances in the rearview mirror: Indra, Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, WannaCry.
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Widespread ransomware attack likely hit ‘thousands’ of companies on eve of long weekend
A sprawling ransomware attack that hit hours before the beginning of the July Fourth holiday weekend has already affected hundreds of businesses and is likely to hit many more, researchers said.
US takes new aim at ransomware after costly year for attacks
The Justice Department is taking new aim at ransomware after a year that officials say was the costliest on record for the crippling cyberattacks.
Is Cyberwar War? Can nation-states defend themselves from hackers and one another?
At a conference of chief technology officers in 2016, General Michael Hayden, former head of, at different times, both the NSA and the CIA, told the audience, “Cyberwar isn’t exactly war, but it’s not not-war, either.”
The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It’s hard to overstate how bad it is by Bruce Schneier
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.
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.
Russian hack was ‘classic espionage’ with stealthy, targeted tactics
Some kinds of online aggression are “noisy,” almost certain to draw attention, as the multifaceted Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election was. And some are “quiet,” more reminiscent of the subtle spy-vs.-spy operations fictionalized in the novels by the great John le Carré, who died Dec. 12.
COVID-19 Vaccine Cyberattacks Steal Credentials, Spread Zebrocy Malware
Cybercriminals are leveraging the recent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines globally in various cyberattacks – from stealing email passwords to distributing the Zebrocy malware.
Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations
A series of cyberattacks is underway aimed at the companies and government organizations that will be distributing coronavirus vaccines around the world, IBM’s cybersecurity division has found, though it is unclear whether the goal is to steal the technology for keeping the vaccines refrigerated in transit or to sabotage the movements.
U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in Major Cyberattacks
The Justice Department on Monday unsealed charges accusing six Russian military intelligence officers of an aggressive worldwide hacking campaign that caused mass disruption and cost billions of dollars by attacking targets like a French presidential election, the electricity grid in Ukraine and the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.