News tagged: Cyberattack
The UK's Parliament was attacked during the summer and blame is now being placed on Iran. During the "sustained and determined" cyberattack, hackers tried to find weak passwords in use by British lawmakers. 90 accounts ended up being compromised during the effort.
Petya, a new piece of ransomware that's been spreading through Russia and Ukraine, is now present in the United States. It's also spread to parts of Europe, Asia, and Australia. The malware has affected banking systems in some countries and disabled a Chernobyl monitoring system.
Major industrial and government targets in the Ukraine and Russia have been hit by a large cyberattack. Though services haven't been severely impacted from an outside perspective, some big-name targets have been affected. Among those are the Ukrainian government.
A cyberattack carried out against the UK's Parliament left members without access to their government email on Saturday. The country's authorities disabled email access to prevent the hack from spreading further in the network. It's not known when the hack occurred.
Subtitle files that are often downloaded by people with pirated movies/shows are being used by hackers to hide malware. Checkpoint reports the exploit has given hackers a way to control someone's desktop by getting them to load fake movie/show subtitles.
The United States is now using cyberwarfare to combat ISIS, an Islamist terrorist organization that has gained a notable foothold in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to fighting the group with bombs, the US is going after the group's digital infrastructure.
If the United States' nuclear negotiations with Iran didn't go as the US wanted them to, a large cyberattack may have been carried out against Iran. Zero Days, a documentary, claims the US spent millions developing a cyberattack that would target key pieces of infrastructure.
TalkTalk, a broadband and wireless service provider in the UK, has been hacked and as many as 4 million customers could have been affected. The company says it was the victim of a "significant and sustained cyberattack." Due to the attack, hackers may have accessed personal info.
When the Office of Personnel Management was hacked, 21 million people had their personal information stolen and now the US says many of those individuals had their fingerprints taken as well. The hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints that largely belong to federal employees.
More fingers are being pointed at China in regards to a large cyberattack that revealed the personal information of millions of government employees and contractors. James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, said China is the primary suspect in the attack.
A cyberattack at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland has forced multiple flights to be either delayed or cancelled. Flight plan computers were hacked at LOT, a Polish airline, and that resulted in some of LOT's flights being unable to take place. Flight processing was delayed.
President Obama will reveal the country's new cybersecurity plans this week. The New York Times reports that an official with the White House has revealed Obama's plan to announce new online security and Internet access initiatives shortly. The Obama Administration
Two months ago, Staples revealed that a possible cyberattack against the company was being investigated. Now, that investigation is mostly over and Staples can confirm that it was attacked and as many as 1.14 million credit cards may be affected. More than one
Iran may be behind a cyber attack involving a casino that took place earlier this year. A report from Bloomberg says that Iranian hackers attacked the Las Vegas Sands Corporation due to comments that were made by the casino's owner. During the attack, servers
The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack has resulted in 47,000 US Social Security Numbers being leaked. Those Social Security Numbers belong to employees, celebrities, and freelancers. Along with SSN being leaked, personal information such as salaries ...
Within the next ten years, most experts think the world will suffer a major cyberattack that will impact a large portion of those who are online. Pew Research asked 1,642 security experts if a major cyberattack would take place by 2025, and 61 percent said that an
The US Department of Homeland Security was recently the target of a cyberattack that most likely involved the illegal acquisition of personal information about its employees. "Experts who have reviewed the facts gathered to-date believe it has all the markings of
A newly published report has revealed that in 2013 a cyber attack was carried out that targeted 75 American airports. Federal authorities were involved in the investigation that resulted in the recent report. An investigation was kicked off after four airports were...
A new report has been published by CrowdStrike that reveals yet another group linked to the Chinese military that has been launching cyber attacks against businesses in other countries. The group detailed in the report has the nickname "Putter Panda" and according to...
In their 1st Quarter 2013 report of The State of the Internet, Akamai, an internet content delivery network, showed that attack traffic from China and the United States dropped, but that DDoS attacks were on the rise with enterprises targeted the most.