23 October 2021
Seeing reporters/ think tankers tweeting warnings from Google: Massive Russian phishing campaign had 14k targets. Actor: Fancy Bear (apt28), same people that hacked @HillaryClinton campaign. Google says they *blocked* 100% of messages
In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs said the Netherlands can use its intelligence and armed forces to respond to ransomware attacks on critical sectors
The Wall Street Journal: "Cyber Daily: NSA Chief Says Ransomware Threat to Remain for Years - The Wall Street Journal"
Director of the US Cybersecurity Agency: The Chinese are trying to access our military industries database
Russian hackers haven't backed off, U.S. administration official says, despite Biden raising the issue directly with Putin in June
Hong Kong Policy Address: New cybersecurity law to protect 'critical infrastructure'
US surge vs ransomware - "We have a surge going on right now" to better understand the actors, the tactics, per @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA
New Python ransomware targets virtual machines, ESXi hypervisors to encrypt disks
Francis Haugen: Facebook's internal research identifies problems children face online such as bullying
Frances Haugen: Facebook has not been able to gain confidence in the impact of its content on children
"The threat is shared. Our adversaries are targeting everyone, pushing the limits" @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA tells @Mandiant Cyber Defense Summit ransomware "once viewed as criminal behavior is now a national security issue" he adds re China Russia Iran North Korea
"Facebook has repeatedly misled the public" testifies whistleblower Frances Haugen before the commerce committee of the US Senate. "No one truly understands the destructive choices made by Facebook except Facebook"
Not only are Facebook's services and apps down for the public, its internal tools and communications platforms, including Workplace, are out as well. No one can do any work. Several people I've talked to said this is the equivalent of a "snow day" at the company
The DNS records that tell systems how to find Facebook.com or Instagram.com got withdrawn this morning from the global routing tables
2 week ago
The army is being used to deliver supplies to filling stations hit by the fuel crisis in parts of Kent and Sussex in the South East. The government says the "situation is definitely improving"
2 week ago
Syniverse, a cellphone network backbone provider for Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone and others got hacked. Company refused to disclose details of the hack. Experts say hackers potentially accessed call metadata (callers ID, location) and SMS content
Attentive, massive blackout in most social networks and communication services. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Amazon, Google, AT
Users report downfall of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram
2 week ago
On 28 September, a coordinated strike between the French National Gendarmerie, the Ukrainian National Police and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the coordination of Europol and INTERPOL, has led to the arrest in Ukraine of two prolific ransomware operators known for their extortionate ransom demands (between €5 to €70 million).
Internet service has been cut off in the governorates of Aden and Abyan, in southern Yemen, since dawn today
Hackers rob thousands of Coinbase customers using MFA flaw: BleepinComputer
3 week ago
Iran has permitted licensed cryptocurrency mining machines to resume operations after a three-month lull ordered by former President Hassan Rouhani
3 week ago
Orly and Roissy: Takeoffs suspended after a technical breakdown
NATO top military commander urges Alliance to boost cyberwarfare capabilities
3 week ago
Group-IB say they have no offices in St.Petesrburg to be searched
3 week ago
Searches in the offices of Group-IB and other companies are taking place in St. Petersburg
3 week ago
Kremlin blasts YouTube for 'censorship' after German RT channels blocked
3 week ago
Roskomnadzor threatens to block YouTube over the deletion of RT's German channels
3 week ago
Komsomolskaya Pravda website in Belarus blocked by decision of the local Ministry of Information
3 week ago
Russian authorities charged co-founder of cyber-security company Group-IB Ilya Sachkov with high treason and arrested him for 2 months. Searches in Group-IB offices this morning. Group-IB had multiple government contracts, e.g. provided cybersecurity for Olympic Games in Sochi, cooperated with security services
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