cyber attacks

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

President Biden: If US has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

Joe Biden has warned that if the US ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the count...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Like the Terminator, high-tech cyber crime to ‘keep coming’

Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime – and the costly attacks are not going to...

Platform News: SolarWinds

Microsoft says group behind SolarWinds hack now targeting government agencies

The group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack identified late last year is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, Microsoft...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen eyes innovation to battle misuse of crypto

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday warned about an “explosion of risk” from digital markets, including the misuse of cryptocurrencies, but said new financi...

Platform News: SolarWinds

Second hacking team was targeting SolarWinds at time of big breach

Another hacking group, different from the suspected Russian team now associated with the important SolarWinds data breach, also targeted the organization’s products earlier t...

Security

Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country’s ports

One of the goals of the significant cyber strikes on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the nation’s ports, an Iranian news ag...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Hungarian banks and telecoms providers briefly hit by cyber attack

Some Hungarian banking and telecommunication services were briefly disrupted by a powerful cyber attack on Thursday launched from computer servers in Russia, China and Vietnam, tel...

Taiwan

Taiwan says China behind cyber attacks on government agencies

Taiwan said on Wednesday hacking groups linked to the Chinese authorities had attacked at least 10 government agencies and some 6,000 email accounts of government officials in an&#...

Scott Morrison

Australian government to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security

Australia will invest A$1.66 billion (approximately $1.19 billion) within the next 10 years to fortify the cyber defences of private companies and families following a rise in cybe...

Platform News: China

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks

Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s thinking told jo...

The Red Cross coronavirus

The Red Cross urges halt to cyber-attacks on healthcare sector amid pandemic

The Red Cross called for an end to cyber-attacks on healthcare and medical research facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, in a letter published and signed by a group of polit...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking

An international group of almost 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity formed on Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus. Called the COVID-19 CTI Leagu...

Security

US cybersecurity experts see recent spike in digital espionage from China

A US cybersecurity business has said it has detected a surge in new cyber-spying by a suspected Chinese group dating back to late January, when coronavirus was starting to spread o...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organisation earlier this month, sources told news agency Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two...

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