Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

The operation is just one of many information operations multiple nations have conducted in relation to Russia's war in Ukraine.

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Costa Rican president claims collaborators are aiding Conti's ransomware extortion efforts

by AJ Vicens • 3 days ago

The claim comes after Conti doubled its extortion demand to $20 million and called for the overthrow of the government.

Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 days ago

Russia has hit Ukrainian satellite broadband services and Internet providers since the beginning of the war and recently began physically attacking Ukrainian Internet companies, according to the state information agency.

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The government-linked hacking activity is both an intel-gathering effort as well as a money maker, researchers say.

UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

The British statement cites joint U.K./U.S. intelligence, representing the most formal U.S. attribution to date.

Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

A Conti affiliate claimed responsibility and has posted more than 672 GB of data so far.

Nakasone says Cyber Command did nine 'hunt forward' ops last year, including in Ukraine

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

U.S. Cyber Command's Gen. Paul Nakasone says Russian cyberattacks against Ukraine have been destructive and he is still bracing for potentially serious cyberattacks domestically.

Russian ransomware group claims attack on Bulgarian refugee agency

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

The impact of the alleged attack is so far unclear. The country has taken in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees.

Multiple government hacking groups stay busy targeting Ukraine and the region, Google researchers say

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

Multiple ongoing hacking efforts are either connected to or using the Russian military assault to target a wide range of entities.

How the French fiber optic cable attacks accentuate critical infrastructure vulnerabilities

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

The apparent act of sabotage is being investigated as a criminal matter, including by the French internal intelligence service.

Microsoft ties January Ukraine attack to notorious Sandworm group

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

Expect to see more attacks, Microsoft says.