Cyberattacks

Iran’s Raisi says cyberattack on fuel sector designed to ‘make nation angry’

Reuters 2 minute readhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.486.2_en.html#goog_7478502850 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%  DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – A cyberattack which disrupted the sale of heavily subsidised gasoline across the Islamic Republic was designed to create “disorder and disruption”, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday. “We need to be equipped and prepared against cyberattacks,” Iranian state media quoted […]

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How cyberattacks threaten our safety and well-being

by Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University https://www.alternet.org/2021/10/cyber-safety/ What would happen if you could no longer use the technological systems that you rely on every day? I’m not talking about your smart phone or laptop computer, but all those systems many of us often take for granted and don’t think about. What if you could not turn on the […]

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Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss

Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable Rajeev Syal Home affairs editorMon 25 Oct 2021 17.05 BST https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/25/ransomware-attacks-in-uk-have-doubled-in-a-year-says-gchq-boss The head of the UK spy agency GCHQ has disclosed that the number of ransomware attacks on British institutions has doubled in the past year. Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said locking […]

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Hackers demand $70 million to restore data held by companies hit in ransomware attack

The cybercrime gang broke into an information technology firm Friday, setting off a chain reaction that paralyzed the computers of hundreds of firms worldwideAuthor of the article: Reuters Raphael Satter Publishing date: Jul 05, 2021  • Hackers suspected to be behind a mass extortion attack that affected hundreds of companies worldwide late on Sunday demanded US$70 […]

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A People-Centric Approach to Securing Cyberspace

Candace Rondeaux Friday, May 14, 2021 The internet today is on the brink of reaching a state of entropy, as anyone who tried to fill up the gas tank of their car anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States this week knows. Nearly a week after a crafty network of cybercriminals penetrated the databases […]

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Ransomware attack disrupts Irish health services

IT systems shut down and some medical appointments cancelled after attempt to access data Rory Carroll Ireland [email protected] 14 May 2021 12.02 BST Ireland’s state health services provider has shut all its IT systems and cancelled some medical appointments after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack” overnight caused widespread disruption. Paul Reid, the Health […]

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The Underbelly of Ransomware Attacks: Local Governments

Local governments are under siege by ransomware. A new set of recommendations released by the Institute for Security + Technology’s Ransomware Task Force seeks to address the problem. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics May 10, 2021 12:35 pm (EST) Michael Garcia is the senior policy advisor for Third Way’s National Security program, a 2021 Shawn Brimley […]

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78% of Cybersecurity Professionals Expect an Increase in DNS Threats, Yet Have Reservations

By Alban KwanEast Asia Regional Director at CSC February 24, 2021 Views: 106 Add Comment https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210224-most-cybersecurity-professionals-expect-increase-in-dns-threats/ A recent survey conducted by the Neustar International Security Council confirmed the heightened interests on domain name system (DNS) security. The survey reveals that over three-quarters of cybersecurity professionals anticipate increases in DNS attacks, especially with more people shopping online amid the pandemic. Yet, […]

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First rule of Ransomware Club is do not pay the ransom, but it looks like Carlson Wagonlit Travel didn’t get the memo

$4.5m may have gone into crims’ pockets after bookings biz hit by Ragnar Locker nasty Fri 31 Jul 2020 // 12:50 UTC40  GOT TIPS?Gareth CorfieldBIOEMAILTWITTER SHARE Exclusive US corporate travel management firm Carlson Wagonlit Travel has suffered an intrusion and it is believed the company paid a $4.5m ransom to get its data back. The attack hit the company a week ago, causing a […]

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A Peaceful Cyberspace

Geneva-based CyberPeace Institute offers a beacon of hope for cybersecurity in an increasingly unsecured and dangerous cyberspace. https://ssir.org/pdf/Spring2020-WhatsNext-Brownworth-Cyberspace.pdf By Victoria A. Brownworth Spring 2020(Photo by iStock/Urupong)  Think of software like a web of code, woven as a system that is supposed to be intact, but in which small holes can exist unknowingly,” Marietje Schaake explained in a […]