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How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

Written by on August 1, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the much publicised hack of Ukraine’s infrastructure was more about human behaviour as ancient IT. In fact, more so. The head of Microsoft went to work on the problem and started in the President’s office. He found that every computer had the same login and password (let’s guess at ‘President’ and […]

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Not again: Ukraine scrambles to contain yet another global cyber threat

Not again: Ukraine scrambles to contain yet another global cyber threat

Written by on July 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian software firm used to launch last week’s global cyber attack warned on Wednesday that all computers sharing a network with its infected accounting software had been compromised by hackers. The attack used a virus, dubbed “NotPetya” by some experts, to take down thousands of computers in dozens of countries, disrupting […]

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Major cyber attack disrupts companies across the globe

Major cyber attack disrupts companies across the globe

Written by on June 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure […]

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British parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack seeking weak email passwords

British parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack seeking weak email passwords

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament’s network […]

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Welcome to Unit 180, where North Korea launches cyber attacks – allegedly

Welcome to Unit 180, where North Korea launches cyber attacks – allegedly

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts. North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial […]

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WannaCry wake up call for all institutions says Microsoft

WannaCry wake up call for all institutions says Microsoft

Written by on May 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed […]

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Never under-estimate the threat from insider cyber attacks

Never under-estimate the threat from insider cyber attacks

Written by on April 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

According to a recent study, despite an increase in spending and investment in deterrence tactics and detection tools, insider attacks continue to cause harm to all types of organizations. The report conducted by Haystax, suggests that, although funding is increasing, inadequate resources are being allotted to predictive risk analytics — a critical component of mitigating […]

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Oil and gas increasingly under cyber attack

Oil and gas increasingly under cyber attack

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Energy Cyber Security professionals are under pressure from relentless hackers. Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation and energy cyber folks are under the gun. A stretch of […]

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UK Intelligence agency warns political parties about cyber attacks

UK Intelligence agency warns political parties about cyber attacks

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyber attacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year’s U.S. presidential election. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spying agency, said it had written to the leaders of political parties offering to […]

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Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery using Android

Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery using Android

Written by on December 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday. The malware was able to retrieve […]

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