Cyberattacks

Iran ‘revenge’ could come in the form of cyber-attacks, experts warn

Historically, cyber-attacks between US and Iran have de-escalated conflict, but Suleimani killing may bring an end to that pattern Sat 4 Jan 2020 06.00 GMTLast modified on Sat 4 Jan 2020 06.02 GMT The US assassination of Qassem Suleimani has increased the likelihood that a decade of cyber-hostilities between the US and Iran could escalate into true cyberwarfare, security experts have […]

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Iran defuses second cyberattack in less than a week

Cyberattack ‘aimed at spying on government intelligence’, Iran’s telecommunications minister says.7 hours ago Iran defused a second cyberattack in less than a week as this one “aimed at spying on government intelligence”, according to the country’s telecommunications minister. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said in a short Twitter post on Sunday the alleged attack was “identified and […]

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New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency Friday after the city was hit by a cyberattack.Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city’s network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected “a cybersecurity incident” and the […]

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Over 500 US schools were hit by ransomware in 2019

Fifteen US school districts, accounting for 100 schools, were hit in the past two weeks alone. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | October 1, 2019 — 14:24 GMT (07:24 PDT) | Topic: Security In the first nine months of the year, ransomware infections have hit over 500 US schools, according to a report published last week by cyber-security firm Armor. In […]

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281 Arrested Worldwide in Coordinated International Enforcement Operation Targeting Hundreds of Individuals in Business Email Compromise Schemes

Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs 74 Alleged Fraudsters Arrested in the United States Federal authorities announced today a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens.  Operation reWired, a coordinated law enforcement effort by the […]

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By 2021 Cost of Cybercrime to Top Annual Natural Disasters and Global Drug Trade Costs, Says Report

By CircleID Reporter By 2021, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $6 trillion in damages, exceeding annual costs for natural disasters and the global drug trade. In a report released on Monday, Arkose Labs says it analyzed over 1.2 billion transactions including account registrations, logins and payments from financial services, e-commerce, […]

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Schools in Arizona’s Flagstaff closed for second day due to cyberattack

BY MAGGIE MILLER – 09/06/19 11:41 AM EDT 124210 Schools in Flagstaff, Ariz., were closed for a second day in a row on Friday as the school district struggled to recover from a debilitating ransomware attack. The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD), which includes 15 schools and more than 9,600 students, canceled classes on both Thursday and […]

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Town Avoids Paying Massive $5 Million Ransom In Cyberattack

September 6, 20195:29 PM ET SAMANTHA RAPHELSON A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware.Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images When the city of New Bedford, Mass., was hit by a ransomware attack in July, with hackers demanding $5.3 million in Bitcoin to release the city’s data, town officials tried an old law enforcement tactic […]

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Uighurs in China were target of two-year iOS malware attack – reports

Android and Windows devices also targeted in campaign believed to be state-backed Alex Hern @alexhern Mon 2 Sep 2019 12.26 BSTLast modified on Mon 2 Sep 2019 12.27 BST Chinese Uighurs were the target of an iOS malware attack lasting more than two years that was revealed last week, according to multiple reports. Android and Windows devices were also targeted in the campaign, which […]

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Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents

Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation ByJoe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo and Josh ChinUpdated Aug. 15, 2019 3:21 am ET KAMPALA, Uganda—Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s largest telecommunications company, dominates African markets, where it has sold security tools that governments […]