Cyberespionage and nation state cyberattacks
- November 29, 2018
The FBI indicted two threat actors involved with the SamSam ransomware attacks while the US Treasury sanctioned two others for their role in exchanging Bitcoin earned from attacks.
- November 16, 2018
Despite early speculation, experts concluded the BGP route leak that sent Google traffic through China and Russia was due to an accidental misconfiguration and not malicious activity.
- November 14, 2018
An international cybercrime agreement was signed by 50 nations and 150 companies in Paris, but the U.S., China and Russia were not part of the accord.
- October 25, 2018
FireEye security researchers claimed the Russian government was 'most likely' behind the Triton malware attack on an industrial control system in Saudi Arabia last year.
- October 19, 2018
Researchers claim a new threat group called GreyEnergy is the successor to BlackEnergy, but experts are unsure if the evidence supports the claims or warnings of future attacks.
- October 12, 2018
News roundup: An APT group called TeleBots group was linked to Industroyer malware and NotPetya ransomware, according to researchers. Plus, Imperva is acquired by Thoma Bravo and more.
- October 05, 2018
The U.S., U.K. and other allies accused seven Russian military officers in cybercrimes around the world, and the GRU indictment from the U.S. formally pressed charges.
- October 04, 2018
Security researchers tracked an aggressive cybertheft campaign -- attributed to North Korean APT38 -- in which threat actors attempted to steal more than $1 billion and destroy all evidence along the way.
- September 25, 2018
Microsoft announced that, six months after its introduction, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord has nearly doubled its membership and partnered with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise.
- September 07, 2018
The Department of Justice charged one Lazarus Group hacker, Park Jin Hyok, for his role in the WannaCry attack, Sony hack, SWIFT banking theft and more.
- August 24, 2018
News roundup: Social media platforms shut down accounts spreading misinformation. The Facebook accounts deleted were tied to Iran, Russia. Plus, Ryuk ransomware spreads, and more.
- August 23, 2018
Expert Laura Norén believes companies should be held to standards of data science ethics both when it comes to customer data and also for the data collected about employees.
- August 09, 2018
At Black Hat 2018, security researcher Carsten Schuermann unveiled the results of a forensic analysis of eight WinVote voting machines that had been used in Virginia elections.
- August 08, 2018
In her Black Hat 2018 keynote, Google's Parisa Tabriz celebrated the unrecognized, long-term work that can cause real change in security and challenge the status quo.
- August 03, 2018
Using two-factor authentication with one-time passwords sent via SMS has come under question again after a Reddit breach was blamed on the faulty 2FA method.