All organizations in Britain are being urged by the government to immediately bolster their business resilience capabilities due to an increased risk of fallout from cyberattacks targeting Ukraine. In the past, such attacks have amassed victims outside Ukraine, causing billions in commercial damages.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether a new ransomware operation is a spinoff of the notorious REvil or simply copying the group's moves; how Maersk responded to the NotPetya wiper malware attack; and essential incident response skills.
U.S. Security and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler wants to broaden cybersecurity regulations. Among his concerns are the rising threat of cyberattacks due to the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and a need to harmonize communications between financial firms and third-party vendors.
CISA and the EPA today announced the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative, a 100-day cybersecurity plan to safeguard water and wastewater systems. Officials say their action plan "focuses on high-impact activities that can be surged to safeguard water resources."
Despite Western governments' increased focus on disrupting ransomware, the quantity of new victims doesn't appear to have declined, at least so far. But multiple experts say that nation-state efforts to combat cybercrime syndicates are still picking up speed and may well yet have an impact.
A hacktivist group named Belarusian Cyber-Partisans says it has successfully attacked the country's railroad systems and encrypted some servers, databases and workstations to disrupt its operations. The group says its aim is "preventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Belarus."
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning that the U.S. could witness a retaliatory cyberattack at the hands of Russia if it decides to respond to the latter's potential invasion of Ukraine, where 100,000 or more troops have been amassed for weeks.
When it comes to cyber intrusions launched by one nation-state against another, where's the red line? While blame has yet to be cast for a wiper malware attack against Ukrainian government systems, researchers say the infections tie to network intrusions that began last summer.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.
More information continues to emerge about the destructive malware attack that targeted Ukrainian government systems last week. As a probe continues, numerous questions about the incident remain unanswered. But the three-stage wiper attack, disguised as ransomware, apparently hit few systems.
After the defacement of multiple Ukrainian government websites last week and subsequent deployment of destructive malware against Ukraine over the weekend, Lithuanian officials have offered to deploy the EU's Cyber Rapid Response Team to help Ukraine deal with cyberattacks.
GAO auditors say in a new report that the federal government's response to both the SolarWinds software supply chain attack and the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Servers in 2021 sharpened its coordination efforts, but also exposed information-sharing gaps.
The defacement of Ukrainian government websites may have been intended as a smokescreen for a destructive malware attack that failed to execute or has yet to be unleashed, some security experts warn. Ukraine continues to investigate the attack, which it suggests may trace to Russia, Belarus or both.