26 July 2021
Websites of Iran's transport and urbanization ministry Saturday went out of service after a "cyber disruption" in computer systems of its staff, the official IRNA news agency reported
Full @POTUS comments about his call with Russian President Putin about ransomware
President Biden says "yes" when asked if it makes sense for the US to take it's response to Russian cyber criminals "up a notch and attack the actual servers that are used
Biden tells Putin on the phone today "the United States will take any necessary action to defend its people and its critical infrastructure in the face of this continuing challenge" (re ransomware)
Russian hackers attacked website of Ukrainian Navy
"We've continued to send a clear message" to Russia, per @PressSec "If the Russian cannot or will not act against criminal actors residing in Russia, we will act" #ransomware
Ransomware attack: @POTUS getting "near daily" updates, per @PressSec US intel digging into whether REvil was operating "with the knowledge or approval of the Russian government" for Kaseya attack
"I think what he intended to convey" is that he's updated on a near-daily basis on RNC cyber incident, Psaki says. "We are continuing to gather details on if this incident occurred with the knowledge or approval of the Russian government. That's what we're really digging into
"I'm not going to preview that for you all," replies @PressSec when asked if there's a timeline on waiting for a response from Russia President Putin on ransomware attacks
In Vinnitsya Security Service of Ukraine seized cryptocurrency farm with about 5000 units, illegally connected to the power grid
2 week ago
IT media/IT community website dev.by is accessible from inside Belarus, but not outside
China's gene giant harvests data from millions of women:"Reuters has found that BGI's prenatal test, 1 of the most popular in the world,is a source of genetic data for the company,which has worked with the Chinese military to improve 'population quality'
Microsoft's emergency patch update for the PrintNightmare RCE exploit fails to fully address the Windows vulnerability & can be bypassed in certain scenarios, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on infected systems
Ryuk Ransomware Now Targeting Webservers
Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview with Putin shortly before he accused the NSA of spying on him. U.S. gov't officials learned of this outreach
"I was briefed this morning. FBI's working with the RNC to determine the facts. When we find out the facts, I'll know what I'm going to do tomorrow," Biden told us, when asked about @GOP cyberattack. He clarified he might not decide tomorrow. "But that's what we're doing now
A failure in the Madrid Health website reveals the data of the king and thousands of people
Code in ransomware attack written to avoid Russian computers
"The "Smode" mode (safeboot mode) is activated with the -smode parameter , in this case the ransomware sets the current user's password as DTrump4ever , configures the auto-logon and enables the safe mode with network before proceeding with system reboot
2 week ago
Russia denies reports that its hackers breached Republican National Committee; attack reportedly coincided with Kaseya ransomware attack attributed to suspected Russian state-linked hackers
2 week ago
Massive cyber attack hit Ukrainian governmental internet sites today. Web pages of Presidential Office, secret agency SBU, anti corruption agency NABU, State Bureau for Protection of Communications, State Investigation Agency and of others were down
Asked about whether @WhiteHouse has communicated with Russia about the ransomware attack on @KaseyaCorp, @PressSec says there'll be another bilateral experts level meeting next week
"We will reserve the right to take action on our own" if Russia doesn't act on REvil, adds @PressSec
REvil "operates out of Russia with affiliates around the world," according to US intelligence officials, notes @PressSec
Bloomberg: The Pentagon killed the $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft in 2019, now plans to divide the work between Microsoft and Amazon
Bitcoin swings as Chinese regulators take action against a company that was allegedly providing cryptocurrency-related services
2 week ago
Japan to bolster national cybersecurity defence with 800 new hires: Report
The REvil ransomware gang is asking for $70 million to publish a universal decryptor that can unlock all computers locked during the Kaseya incident3 week ago
The REvil ransomware gang is asking for $70 million to publish a universal decryptor that can unlock all computers locked during the Kaseya incident
New investigation by @ForensicArchi : Pegasus Malware reportedly used in 45+ countries to infect phones of activists, journalists & human rights defenders. Made by NSO Group Technologies Ltd, one of several Israeli cyber-weapons firms.
"This is SolarWinds with ransomware," said Brett Callow, a ransomware expert at the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft on Kaseya supply chain attack
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