Feds warn about foreign government-connected hackers aiming to disrupt vital industrial systems

Written by Tim Starks Apr 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A joint federal advisory Wednesday says that foreign government-linked hackers are targeting specific industrial processes with tools meant to breach and…

Russian hackers thwarted in attempt to take out electrical grid, Ukrainians say

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Ukrainian government repelled a Russian cyberattack that was set to take out multiple electricity substations and other parts of a…

DOJ unseals charges against Russians in attempted hacks of infrastructure, including Trisis case

Written by AJ Vicens and Joe Warminsky Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday unsealed two indictments charging four Russian nationals with crimes related to…

FBI, CISA, Cyber Command take aim at cyber-espionage by Iran's MuddyWater group

Written by Tim Starks Feb 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. and U.K. government agencies called out Iranian government-affiliated hackers Thursday, accusing them of being behind cyber-espionage targeting the defense, local…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

Major German fuel storage provider hit with cyberattack, working under limited operations

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack struck major German oil storage company Oiltanking GmbH Group on Sunday, the company confirmed to CyberScoop in a statement.…

Wind turbine giant Vestas says data was compromised in security incident

Written by Tim Starks Nov 22, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Vestas Wind Systems, says it’s contending with a cyberattack that forced the firm…