Section: Cyberwar and security

      U.S. accuses Russia of directing cyberattacks to `interfere` with elections
      Oct08

      U.S. accuses Russia of directing cyberattacks to `interfere` with elections

      The United States for the first time has publicly accused Russia of orchestrating a string of cyberattacks targeting U.S. political organizations and prominent current and former officials in what Washington called a bid ”to interfere with the U.S. election process,” according to Radio Liberty. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence...

      Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security
      Aug31

      Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security

      SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February`s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank, Reuters reported. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts – some of...

      ABC News: FBI warns of cyberattacks on state election boards
      Aug29

      ABC News: FBI warns of cyberattacks on state election boards

      The FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, according to ABC News. ”The FBI is requesting that states contact their Board of Elections and determine if any similar activity … has been detected,”...

      ”Russian trace” in cyber attacks on Ukraine companies: NSDC
      Jul27

      ”Russian trace” in cyber attacks on Ukraine companies: NSDC

      Cyber attacks on Ukrainian companies were developed in Russia for at the very least six months, Valentyn Petrov, head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine`s information security department, said in an interview with Germany`s ZDF, the NSDC press service reported. ”It was a process that lasted for at least six months,...

      European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets
      Jul06

      European Union Must Integrate Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Energy Assets

      In December of 2015, a sophisticated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid caused outages that left nearly 225,000 citizens without power. The malicious software used in the attack was traced back to Russian groups, making the intrusion a stunning realization of the threat posed by cyberattacks. Though this event called attention to the...

      Chinese economic cyber-espionage switches from U.S. to Russia, Ukraine
      Jun21

      Chinese economic cyber-espionage switches from U.S. to Russia, Ukraine

      The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisors said on Monday, according to Reuters. FireEye Inc., the U.S. network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese...

      Singapore plans internet shutdown on government computers after ”sophisticated” cyber attacks
      Jun09

      Singapore plans internet shutdown on government computers after ”sophisticated” cyber attacks

      Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that the country is to cut off internet access for government employees` work computers to protect government data after some ”very sophisticated” cyber attacks, according to Reuters. The move will come into force from May next year and affect about 100,000 computers in use in the public service in...

      Ukraine creates National Center for Cyber Security
      Jun08

      Ukraine creates National Center for Cyber Security

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree ”On the National Coordination Center for Cyber Security,” according to the president`s press service. The activities of the center will ensure coordination of activities of the agencies involved in the National Security and Defense of Ukraine in the framework of the Cyber Security Strategy...

      Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag
      May13

      Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag

      Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany`s lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany`s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday, according to Reuters. The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution...