Hacking

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hack was ‘largest and most sophisticated attack’ ever

A hacking campaign that used a US tech company as a springboard to compromise government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen,”...

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...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise managed to split Microsoft and access a number of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday, something specialists said deliver...

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...

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

US Homeland Security scrambles after suspected Russian hack

The US Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses scrambled Monday to investigate and respond to a sweeping hacking campaign that officials suspect was directed fr...

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

National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana before election

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a set of cyberattacks targeted at small government offices throughout the country in recent months, based on two individuals with...

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: Twitter and tweets

Regulator says Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities

Twitter Inc endured from cybersecurity shortfalls that allowed a “simple” hack credited to a Florida teenager to shoot over the accounts of many of the world’s mo...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Hacker group is running rampant across the Middle East

Saudi diplomats, Sikh separatists and Indian company executives are among those targeted by a group of hired hackers, according to research published by BlackBerry Corp.

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

The US Justice Department has stated that it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in an extensive hacking effort which encompassed targets from video ga...