"Our strategies, our deterrences can be effective" per @CISAKrebs, pointing to impact indictments of the 2 Iran ians behind the SamSam ramsonware, others
1 year ago
Symantec report details new Tortoiseshell APT that's been targeting IT companies in Saudi Arabia since 2018, in what appear to be supply chain attacks with the end goal of compromising the IT providers' customers
1 year ago
Global Times' Hu Xijin has posted to Weibo complaining that "accessing the outside internet is extremely difficult" - and hampering the work of his newspaper. "Personally, I feel that this is a bit over the top."
Blue and White reports a massive DDOS attack against their computer systems, originating from multiple locations. The damage caused is in the tens of thousands of NIS
Federal Election Commission Chair @EllenLWeintraub: "Disinformation is a fundamental assault on our democracy, on the united character of the United States"
Facebook removes 76 accounts from Iraq, 168 accounts from Ukraine for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'
China's Foreign Ministry on Monday slammed US officials' smear campaign against Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies in some Gulf countries.
Russian spies in the US compromised the encrypted radios and cell phones used by FBI surveillance teams, allowing them to track FBI personnel-and providing Russian spies access to actual FBI communications.
Sanctions announced by @USTreasury targeting three DPRK state-sponsored malicious cyber groups responsible for North Korea's malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure
Twitter blocks Raúl Castro and other Cuba official media accounts
RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Simonyan banned on Facebook @RT_com @M_Simonyan
Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office is investigating foreign diplomats for interfering in Russia's internal affairs, and also Google
Bangladesh has cut off access to the Internet for Rohingya refugees in camps there
France says will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency in Europe
1 year ago
Active campaign ongoing against pro-Ukrainian accounts on social media, many blocked or restricted cause of complains on old posts
Third Glonass-M satellite is offline, and on unscheduled maintenance - Roscosmos institute
A report by National Grid has concluded that energy network protection systems worked "in line with their design" during the August 9 power cut but security standards should be reviewed to determine if higher levels of resilience would be appropriate
Wikipedia has been experiencing intermittent outages today as a result of a malicious attack. We're continuing to work on restoring access. #wikipediadown
Hong Kong Stock Exchange says its website was hacked while it halted derivatives trading to fix unrelated software bug
"We're in the midstof a global cyber pandemic" per @NSAGov General Counsel Glenn Gerstell "I think it's fair to say it's going to get worse before it gets better"
New security leak on Facebook. This time, an oversight has uncovered the phones of millions of users of the social network
1 year ago
Little to no new information currently emerging from the Abaco Islands as internet connectivity falls to 0% - NetBlocks
"Secret cyberattack against Iran in June wiped out a critical database used by Iran's paramilitary arm to plot attacks against oil tankers and degraded Tehran's ability to covertly target shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf" - US officials to NYT @julianbarnes
Ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski indicted over allegedly taking trade secrets to Uber - CNBC
2nd GLONASS-M satellite is out of service for unscheduled technical maintenance
's disabled 210 channels affiliated w CCP propaganda campaign against HK protests for 'coordinated influence campaigns'. That's after @Twitter suspended 936 accounts and @facebook removed 7 pages, 3 groups and 5 accounts for similar reasons
It's not just the grid that vulnerable to cyber attacks "The Chinese could have capabilities in accessing the pipelines" @CISAKrebs says of concerns about US infrastructure - pointing to 2019 Worldwide Threats Assessment
Suspected North Korean hackers this year used phishing pages to impersonate French government agencies, UN sanctions officials, Stanford University researchers and other organizations focused on Pyongyang's missile program
European Court of Human Right has given Turkey until the end of October to present evidence that a ban on Wikipedia is in line with European Human Rights standards
1 year ago
Confirmed: Significant power outage in Venezuela; much of Caracas, Miranda, Zulia in darkness for second time this week; network data show signs of recovery