Ukraine says it has thwarted multiple Russian misinformation campaigns, including blocking attempts to penetrate the electronic systems of its TV channels on the eve of its Constitution Day holiday. It also flagged social media accounts spreading fake videos.
"Social media is probably the newest and most impactful thing that we've seen from a cybersecurity perspective at Maricopa County," says its CISO, Lester Godsey. The only response to misinformation and disinformation campaigns, he says, is to use the same platform and respond with the facts.
Hacktivist group DragonForce Malaysia says it hacked and defaced about 70 Indian government and private sector organizations' websites in a dayslong attack last week. The attacks were reportedly payback for anti-Muslim remarks made by a spokesperson of India's ruling political party.
A $150 million penalty has been slapped on Twitter for deceptively using account security data of millions of users for targeted advertising, the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission say. Twitter says it has paid the fine and ensured that personal user data is secure and private.
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Globant, the Luxembourg-based software development company, on Thursday confirmed that an undisclosed actor - reportedly Lapsus$ - has illegally accessed the company's code repository, containing source code associated with some of its clients.
Days after the recent Okta data breach, parts of a security report, allegedly created by Mandiant, were leaked, giving the breach timeline and how the threat group gained access to Okta's environment. Security experts, including an Okta customer, discuss the report, supply chain risks and redress.
Researchers have uncovered a full-time initial access broker group that serves both Conti and Diavol ransomware groups. Google's Threat Analysis Group - TAG - observed this financially motivated threat actor, dubbed Exotic Lily, exploiting a zero-day in Microsoft MSHTML tracked as CVE-2021-40444.
Video game developer Ubisoft has confirmed that a cybersecurity incident caused temporary disruption to some of its games, systems and services, and the ransomware gang Lapsus$, which was behind the breaches at Samsung and Nvidia, is implying that it may have been responsible.
Ukrainian online newspaper Pravda has published what it says are details on 120,000 Russian soldiers, citing Ukraine's Center for Defense Strategies as the source. But chatter seen by Information Security Media Group on Telegram suggests that the source of the dataset is the hacker group ENIGMA.
As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, Western governments and certain hacktivists remain steadfast in opposition. On social media, international hacktivist collective Anonymous says it has successfully hacked websites of the Russian government, media and banks.
Days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a call for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure. Now, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, says he is creating an IT army and calling for digital talents.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine warns of a spear-phishing campaign by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus targeting private accounts of Ukrainian military personnel and related individuals. Meanwhile, Anonymous says it breached Belarusian weapons manufacturer Tetraedr.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, organizations in the U.S. and Western Europe wonder: What is the potential blowback if the U.S. strikes back at Russia? Sam Curry, veteran CSO of Cybereason, reviews the possibilities and advises about how best to approach risk and preparedness.
On day two of war in Ukraine, Russians have nearly encircled the former Soviet state. Some military and foreign policy experts say Kyiv may fall by the weekend. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reportedly asked for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure.