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Cyberspying Aimed at Industrial Enterprises in Russia and Ukraine Linked to China

A recent cyberespionage operation aimed at industrial enterprises and public institutions in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan has been linked to a threat actor that is likely sponsored by the Chinese government.The campaign, detailed on Monday by Kaspersky, is believed to be the work of TA428, a group that has been tracked by cybersecurity companies since at l
Publish At:2022-08-08 12:04 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware cyber

Meta Disrupted Two Cyberespionage Operations in South Asia

Facebook’s parent company Meta took action earlier this year against two cross-platform cyberespionage operations that relied on various online services for malware distribution.The first group of hackers that Meta disrupted during the second quarter is Bitter APT. Also called T-APT-17, the group has been around since at least 2013, targeting entities in the
Publish At:2022-08-08 12:04 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY cyber

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 1, 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 August 1st, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Windows 11 Smart App Control blocks files used to push malwareSm
Publish At:2022-08-08 06:20 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News credentials Kaspersky Lab malwar

Serious cyberattack hits German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)

A massive cyberattack hit the website of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) this week. A massive attack hit the website of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) forcing the organization to shut down its IT systems as a precautionary measure for security reasons. Aktuell wird intensiv an Lösung und Abwehr gearbeitet.
Publish At:2022-08-07 13:23 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking DIHK German Chambers of Industry and C

UK NHS suffers outage after cyberattack on managed service provider

United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) 111 emergency services are affected by a significant and ongoing outage triggered by a cyberattack that hit the systems of British managed service provider (MSP) Advanced.Advanced's Adastra client patient management solution, which is used by 85% of NHS 111 services, has been hit by a major outage together with
Publish At:2022-08-05 21:55 | Read:300 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security cyber

The Week in Ransomware - August 5th 2022 - A look at cyber insurance

For the most part, it has been a quiet week on the ransomware front, with a few new reports, product developments, and attacks revealed.Mandiant revealed this week that an Iranian threat actor is behind ransomware attacks on the Albanian government, likely in retaliation for an upcoming Iranian opposition groups’ conference.Microsoft also&nbs
Publish At:2022-08-05 17:57 | Read:380 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security cyber ransomware

Disruptive Cyberattacks on NATO Member Albania Linked to Iran

The recent cyberattacks that disrupted government systems in NATO member Albania have been linked by threat intelligence giant Mandiant to Iran.The Albanian government announced in mid-July that it was forced to shut down some public online services due to a cyberattack. Mandiant has investigated the incident, which led to the discovery of a new piece of ran
Publish At:2022-08-04 16:14 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware cyber

Cybersecurity agencies reveal last year’s top malware strains

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a list of the topmost detected malware strains last year in a joint advisory with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)."Most of the top malware strains have been in use for more than five years with their respective code bases evolving into multiple variations," the cybersecurit
Publish At:2022-08-04 13:47 | Read:352 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security security cyber cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and the Metaverse: Patrolling the New Digital World

The metaverse is a hot topic, and it’s easy to see why. It promises a 3D model of the internet, where virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality offer endless escapism. It provides a place parallel to the physical world where you can live a rich digital life: hang out with friends, shop for real or virtual products, play and create games, purchase and mon
Publish At:2022-08-04 13:10 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Vulnerabilities Data Protection metaverse zero trus

Cybersecurity Firm ZeroFox Begins Trading on Nasdaq via SPAC Deal

Social media threat protection firm ZeroFox will begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today as a result of the previously announced deal by special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) L&F Acquisition Corp. that combines ZeroFox with incident response services firm IDX .The combined company is now called ZeroFox Holdings, Inc. and will trade under
Publish At:2022-08-04 12:04 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Management & St

German Chambers of Industry and Commerce hit by 'massive' cyberattack

The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) was forced to shut down all of its IT systems and switch off digital services, telephones, and email servers, in response to a cyberattack.DIHK is a coalition of 79 chambers representing companies within the German state, with over three million members comprising businesses ranging from smal
Publish At:2022-08-04 10:10 | Read:323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security cyber

Cyber Readiness Measurement Firm Axio Raises $23 Million

New York-based cyber readiness and risk management firm Axio has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by ISTARI, with participation from existing investors NFP Ventures and IA Capital Group. The funds will be used to enhance the company’s Axio360 platform and drive international expansion.Axio believes the threat is not the risk – the risk is t
Publish At:2022-08-04 08:06 | Read:353 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management cyber

Aviation Safety and Cybersecurity: Learning from Incidents

The aviation safety sector is the study and practice of managing aviation risks. It is a solid concentration of regulations, legal documents, investigations of accidents and near-miss aviation incidents. On top of them lie lessons learned and shared knowledge; reports, facts and stats forming a cognitive super vitamin, that the aviation community uses to kee
Publish At:2022-08-04 01:07 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security Aviation cybersecurity Transp

Robinhood Crypto Penalized $30M for Violating NY Cybersecurity Regulations

The cryptocurrency division of Robinhood has been slapped with a $30 million penalty by New York's Department of Financial Services for significant violations of cybersecurity and money laundering regulations.The $30 million penalty, announced late Tuesday via a consent order, adds to a litany of problems at Robinhood that range from security breaches, to on
Publish At:2022-08-03 16:14 | Read:357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Priva

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 39 Deals Announced in July 2022

A total of 39 cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions were announced in July 2022.SecurityWeek has also conducted an analysis of the deals announced in the first half of the year. We have cataloged 234 cybersecurity M&A deals, with a surge observed in the first half of June.11:11 Systems acquires Static1Managed infrastructure solutions provider 11
Publish At:2022-08-03 12:03 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy security cyber

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