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Brief: Five facts about ransomware attacks

A ransomware attack on top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has brought attention to the growing area of cybercrime. This article aims to brief you as to what ransomware...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Ransom group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack is new but experienced

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the east coast of America may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateu...

SolarWinds

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack

The Biden-Harris White House has said in a statement that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the c...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

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

Police dismantle the ‘most dangerous’ criminal hacking network

International law enforcement agencies have said they had hammered a criminal hacking scheme used to steal tens of thousands of dollars from companies and private citizens worldwid...

Federal Communications Commission

Departing FCC chair warns of threats to telecoms from China

The outgoing US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said possible Chinese espionage and dangers to US telecom networks and internet freedom are the biggest national...

SolarWinds

Investigators say SolarWinds hackers are linked to Russian spying tools

The group behind a international cyber-espionage campaign found last month deployed malicious computer code with hyperlinks to spying tools formerly used by suspected Russian hacke...

FBI

FBI probe of major hack includes project-management software from JetBrains

The FBI is investigating if the hackers supporting a series of intrusions in US national agencies and businesses also broke into project-management applications generated by the Cz...

SolarWinds

US Justice Department says its emails were breached by SolarWinds hackers

The US Department of Justice has said its email systems were obtained by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds, another sign of the gravity of the breach which has...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Biden says President Trump must blame Russia for cyber attack

Joe Biden has said he had seen no evidence that a massive cyber attack against the US is under control and warned that the breach will not go unanswered once he takes office on Jan...

Platform News: people sat in front of a Cisco Systems logo

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

SolarWinds

‘Dozens of email accounts’ were hacked at U.S. Treasury -Senator Wyden

Dozens of email accounts in the US Treasury Department were included by the hackers accountable for a broad espionage campaign against US government agencies, the office of US Sena...

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...

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