Russia’s information war did not proceed according to plan, much like its military decapitation strategy.
The Cyberpartisans have claimed responsibility for several high-profile hacks, their latest targeting military trains headed from Russia to Belarus.
World Economic Forum warns that a digital shift propelled by the pandemic and a space race facilitated by falling costs for launch technology bring fresh challenges for the global economy.
REvil’s dark web data-leak site and ransom-negotiating portals go offline, stirring speculation about what might have happened.
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
Health care organisations are especially susceptible to schemes such as ransomware because "they are less likely to shut down their systems by refusing to pay," according to Tom Pendergast, member of a security and privacy training firm.
UN report seen by Reuters showed that North Korea “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income.”
US Justice Department to announce charges in connection with North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures.
Private security analysts say "Lazarus" group of hackers linked to North Korea are also likely behind a series of multimillion-dollar cyber thefts from banks around the world.
Turkish officials say computer systems in the country are hit by estimated twenty-five million attacks every year.
In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the "WannaCry" malware and a vast hacking effort widely attributed to North Korea.
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