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Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US

byNaked Security writerYou’ve probably seen the news that six Russians, allegedly employed by the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, better known as the GRU, have been charged with cybercrimes by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).The DOJ alleges that the defendants, all men, “caused damage and disruption to computer networks worldwide, inclu
Publish At:2020-10-20 14:00 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Malware Cybercrime doj GRU NotPetya cybe

U.S. Charges Russia GRU Intelligence Officers for notorious attacks, including NotPetya

The U.S. DoJ announced charges against six Russian intelligence officers for their role in several major cyberattacks carried out over the last years. The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges against six members of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency for their alleged role in several major cyberattacks conducted over the past years.
Publish At:2020-10-20 05:29 | Read:286 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Microsoft patches wormable Windows 10 ‘SMBGhost’ flaw

byJohn E DunnWhat’s the difference between a scheduled security update and one that’s out-of-band?In the case of the critical Windows 10 Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796) left unpatched in March’s otherwise bumper Windows Patch Tuesday update, the answer is two days.That’s how long it took Microsoft to change its mind about releasing a
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:1173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Operating Systems Security threats Vulnerability W

A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

This post was co-authored by Wendy Zamora and Chris Boyd. All opinions expressed belong to your mom. Back in the days before climate change stretched frigid winter months directly into the insta-sweat of summer, there was a saying about March: in like a lamb, out like a lion. The same might be said about the last decade in cybersecurity fails. What kic
Publish At:2019-12-19 16:50 | Read:1212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness ashley madison ashley madison hack BadRabbit cambr

FedEx announces $300m in lost business and response costs after NotPetya attack

FedEx is the last firm in order of time that disclosed the cost caused by the massive NotPetya, roughly $300m in lost business and response costs. The malware compromised systems worldwide, most of them in Ukraine, the list of victims is long and includes the US pharmaceutical company Merck, the shipping giant Maersk, the Ukraine’s central bank, Russian oil
Publish At:2017-09-21 01:55 | Read:3675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware FedEx malware notpetya ran

CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report: NotPetya

I’m proud to share with you the first report produced by Z-Lab, the Malware Lab launched by the company CSE CybSec. Enjoy the Analysis Report NotPetya. As most of you already know I have officially presented my new Co a couple of months ago, CybSec Enterprise is its name and we already started to work on strategic projects that we will reveal soon R
Publish At:2017-09-18 18:30 | Read:5507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Reports malware Malware Analysis notpe

The Ukrainian central bank warned of new NotPetya-style massive attack risk

The Ukrainian central bank warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new the NotPetya-like attack that would target national businesses. On Friday, the Ukrainian central bank warned of new malware-based attack risk. According to the Reuters, the Ukrainian central bank warned state-owned and private lenders of the spreading of new infections
Publish At:2017-08-19 08:55 | Read:3673 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware notpetya Petya r

NotPetya ransomware caused $300m losses to the shipping giant Maersk

The transportation giant Maersk announced that it would incur hundreds of millions in U.S. dollar losses due to the NotPetya ransomware massive attack. A.P. Moller-Maersk, the transportation and logistics firm, announced Tuesday that it would incur hundreds of millions in U.S. dollar losses due to the NotPetya ransomware massive attack. According to the seco
Publish At:2017-08-17 04:25 | Read:3280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Cybercrime Maersk

Ukrainian Man charged with spreading the NotPetya ransomware

The Cyber Police of Ukraine arrested a Ukraine man that allegedly distributed the NotPetya/ExPetr malware resulting in the infection of 400 computers. Sergey Neverov, a 51-year-old man, has been arrested, on Saturday 5 August, by Ukrainian Cyber Police on accusations of distributing a version of the NotPetya(Petya.A) ransomware after the initial attack event
Publish At:2017-08-11 16:10 | Read:4201 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking notpety

Pharmaceutical giant Merck confirmed NotPetya attack disrupted operations worldwide

The US pharmaceutical company Merck revealed that the massive NotPetya cyberattack has disrupted its worldwide operations. The US pharmaceutical company Merck revealed that the massive NotPetya cyberattack has disrupted its worldwide operations. The news was part of the Merck’s financial results announcement for the second quarter of 2017, according to
Publish At:2017-08-01 19:10 | Read:3081 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime malware Merck n

Lloyd’s of London: A massive cyber attack could cause an average of $53 billion of economic losses

A major global cyber attack has the potential to trigger $53 billion of economic losses, the equivalent to a natural disaster like 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Events like the massive Wannacry attack or the Ukraine power outage raise the discussion about the possible economic losses caused by a cyber attack. According to a new report published by the Lloyd’
Publish At:2017-07-22 11:15 | Read:3801 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking cost of cyber attack insurrance Lloyds

Following NotPetya NATO Increases Support for Ukraine’s Cyber Defenses

Following the massive NotPetya attack, NATO Increases Support for Ukrainian Cyber Defenses, Ukraine Considers Joining NATO. “Critical Infrastructure” is one of the most sensitive elements of any country’s economy. Recent attacks against Ukraine’s infrastructure have many other countries taking note and have encouraged NATO to pitch in
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:6525 | Comments:2 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Malware cyberweapon malware NATO

Ukrainian cyberpolice seized MeDoc servers while hackers withdrawn Bitcoin from NotPetya wallet

The Ukraine’s cyber police seized the MeDoc servers after detecting a new suspicious activity and fearing new malware-based attacks. The Ukrainian authorities have seized equipment from the online accounting firm MeDoc which is suspected to have had a significant role in the recent NotPetya attack. The Ukraine’s cyber police have seized the serve
Publish At:2017-07-05 13:45 | Read:4246 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking MeDoc notpetya Petya Pierl

The NotPetya ransomware is a Brick Through Your Windows

The recent global outbreak of the “NotPetya” malware has some very curious features that have left security officials puzzled. Despite the press coverage, NotPetya is not really a ransomware attack to hold your data hostage. It’s a killbot. Several information security specialists have pointed a finger directly at Moscow; citing circumstant
Publish At:2017-07-03 06:31 | Read:3620 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Cybercrime malware massive att

NATO attributed the massive NotPetya attack to a ‘state actor’ and call for a joint investigation

NATO attributed the massive NotPetya attack to a ‘state actor,’ NotPetya and WannaCry Call for a Joint Response from International Community. According to NATO, the recent massive attack based on NotPetya ransomware was powered by a “state actor.” The malware infected over 12,000 devices in around 65 countries, the malicious code hit
Publish At:2017-07-02 12:06 | Read:4017 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking critical infrastructure

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