Why the DNC hackers will continue to wreak havoc
Private sector cybersecurity researchers are closely monitoring ongoing digital intrusions to see if any share similarities with cyberattacks conducted by the infamous hacking group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear — who is best known for breaching the Democratic National Committee.
Amid a blackout in Ukraine, hackers hit political and financial targets, analysts say
As a mysterious power outage hit neighborhoods just north of Kiev last week in what is believed to be a sophisticated cyberattack, hackers were also simultaneously breaking into Ukrainian political organizations and financial institutions, John Hultquist, iSight's director of espionage analysis, told CyberScoop based on digital forensic evidence. The hackers were using unique tools previously linked to a pro-Russian group dubbed “Sandworm,” capable of quickly deleting mass quantities of data.
A blackout in Ukraine is probably a bigger deal than you think
More than 100,000 Ukrainians in neighborhoods just north of Keiv lost power Sunday when a power substation malfunctioned, Reuters first reported. The affected company, Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo, says that the unique hardware failure is likely the result of a coordinated cyberattack.
FireEye will provide NATO with intel about hackers
NATO, as the face of an allied Europe, faces a categorically different class of cyberthreats than nearly any other organization. Over the last several years, the alliance’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence has been progressively building a network of threat intelligence partnerships that spans multiple prominent U.S. firms, including Cisco and Symantec. On Thursday, NATO signed on another partner, a firm uniquely position to provide both technical and human intelligence about hackers: FireEye.
How might China’s cyber-spies adapt to Trump’s America?
Chinese cyber-espionage efforts against American companies and government properties are predicted to increase during President-elect Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a new analysis from global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. But experts say it's tough to forecast exactly how the U.S.-China cybersecurity relationship will change.