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Iran-linked Mint Sandstorm APT targeted US critical infrastructure

An Iran-linked APT group tracked as Mint Sandstorm is behind a string of attacks aimed at US critical infrastructure between late 2021 to mid-2022. Microsoft has linked the Iranian Mint Sandstorm APT (previously tracked by Microsoft as PHOSPHORUS) to a series of attacks aimed at US critical infrastructure between late 2021 to mid-2022. The IT giant rep
Publish At:2023-04-19 07:27 | Read:187776 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware critical inf

A cyberattack on the Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario is causing treatment delays

The Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario, Canada, is under a cyber attack that is causing delays to scheduled and non-urgent care. A cyberattack on the Cornwall Community Hospital in Ontario, Canada, is causing delays to scheduled and non-urgent care. The cyber attack was discovered on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, it is investigating the incident with th
Publish At:2023-04-14 19:21 | Read:191674 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime critical infrastructure Cyberattac

CISA JCDC Will Focus on Energy Sector

The CISA ‘s Joint Cyber Defense Collective (JCDC) initiative is going to build operation plans for protecting and responding to cyber threats. What comes to mind when you think of cyber criminals? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a variety of answers. For some, a cyber criminal matches some of the Hollywood tropes: a person sitting alone in a di
Publish At:2023-04-05 11:25 | Read:120180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CISA critical infrastructure energy s

The Growing Threat to Critical Infrastructure

In August 2022, the threat intelligence and cybersecurity company Cyble found 8,000 virtual network computing (VNC) instances exposed online. Additionally, this research revealed that most of these ports are in the United States, China and Sweden — putting many critical infrastructure companies at risk of attack. In an age where cybersecurity threats
Publish At:2023-02-20 11:39 | Read:331265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized operational technology Critical Infrastructure

Lockbit ransomware gang claims to have hacked the Port of Lisbon

The website for the Port of Lisbon is still down days after it was the target of a ransomware attack claimed by Lockbit group. The Port of Lisbon is the third-largest port in Portugal and one of the main European ports due to its strategic location. The website of the port was hit by a cyber attack on December 25, in response to the security breach the
Publish At:2022-12-30 11:51 | Read:281244 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Malware critic

InfraGard infiltrated by cybercriminal

InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector that was established to protect critical infrastructure in the US, has been infiltrated by a cybercriminal. As a result, its database of contact information is now for sale on an English-language cybercrime forum. InfraGard InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of
Publish At:2022-12-16 22:14 | Read:506728 | Comments:0 | Tags:News InfraGard FBI critical infrastructure data breach USDoD

Water sector in the US and Israel still unprepared to defeat cyber attacks

Expert warns that the US and Israel are still unprepared to defeat a cyber attack against organizations in the water sector. Ariel Stern, a former Israeli Air Force captain, warns that the US and Israel are still unprepared to defeat a cyber attack against the water sector that could be orchestrated by enemy states like Iran. Stern highlighted the dang
Publish At:2022-11-07 07:50 | Read:401041 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security critical infrastructure hacki

Cost of a Data Breach: Infrastructure

During the pandemic, businesses and consumers saw firsthand what happens when infrastructure fails. In 2019, the global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market size was valued at $96.30 billion. It is predicted to grow to $154.59 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 6.2%. On top of that, each time an organization in a critical sector is the victim of any
Publish At:2022-09-28 07:58 | Read:941608 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Zero Trust Cost of a Data Breach cost of dat

Cybersecurity Threats to the US Water Industry

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is a significant – and relevant – threat to individuals and companies alike. Cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to steal information for personal gain through exploitation or ransom demands.It’s become unfortunately commonplace to hear tales of drained checking accounts, leaked photos,
Publish At:2022-09-13 23:53 | Read:487349 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security Critical Infrastructure envir

VNC instances exposed to Internet pose critical infrastructures at risk

Researchers from threat intelligence firm Cyble reported a surge in attacks targeting virtual network computing (VNC). Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop-sharing system that leverages the Remote Frame Buffer (RFB) protocol to control another machine remotely. It transmits the keyboard and mouse input from one computer to another, relay
Publish At:2022-08-15 14:11 | Read:580421 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking ICS-SCADA Security critical infrastruc

Radioactivity monitoring and warning system hacked, disabled by attackers

The Spanish police arrested two people under the accusation of tampering with the Red de Alerta a la Radiactividad (RAR). The RAR is part of the Spanish national security systems and in use to monitor gamma radiation levels across the country. The network is managed, operated and maintained by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies (DGPC
Publish At:2022-07-28 16:02 | Read:833398 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports critical infrastructure dgpce rar spain hack

Defending Aircraft Networks Against Cybersecurity Breaches

The aviation industry is both vast and complex. More than 45,000 flights and 2.9 million passengers travel through U.S. airspace every day, requiring high-tech tools and extensive communications networks. All of that data and complexity makes the sector a prime target for cybercriminals. Worryingly, only 49% of non-governmental organizations have fully adopt
Publish At:2022-07-11 01:06 | Read:505470 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security aircraft Aviation Critical In

Navigating Cybersecurity with NERC CIP as the North Star

Working in the Electric Utility sector of critical infrastructure gives a person a very unique perspective on how many of the pieces of the puzzle fit together to provide uninterrupted services to a broad population. My personal experience as a software engineer in the electrical industry introduced me to the nuances that the average person doesn’t consider
Publish At:2022-06-10 02:13 | Read:1079370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security NERC CIP Critical Infrastruct

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of May 2, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of May 2, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Microsoft Azure Vulnerability Exposes PostgreSQL Databases to Other C
Publish At:2022-05-09 10:00 | Read:1055477 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News Azure Bug Critical Infrastructur

US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK warn of Russia-linked threat actors’ attacks

Cybersecurity agencies of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warn of cyberattacks conducted by Russia-linked threat actors on critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity agencies of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) issued a joint advisory warning of cyber attacks on critical
Publish At:2022-04-21 06:26 | Read:395653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Security critical infras


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