Facebook, Twitter, Google move to intercept Russian propaganda, disinformation about Ukraine

Written by Tim Starks Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In recent days, social media companies have gotten more active in stemming the flow of official Russian propaganda, as well tackling…

Belarusian hackers launch another attack, adding to chaotic hacktivist activity around Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A group of Belarusian hackers and IT specialists claimed Sunday that they’d attacked the Belarusian Railways in an attempt to “slow…

Conti ransomware group announces support of Russia, threatens to attack critical infrastructure

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An infamous ransomware group with potential ties to Russian intelligence and known for attacking health care providers and hundreds of other…

Ukrainian cyber officials warn of new wave of phishing attacks

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ukrainian officials warned Friday that Belarusian hackers are sending a wave of phishing emails targeting Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. “Mass phishing…

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…

Putin's government warns Russian critical infrastructure of potential cyberattacks

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Russian government warned its domestic critical infrastructure operators Thursday of the “threat of an increase in the intensity of computer…

DOJ drops Trump-era 'China Initiative' but remains focused on nation-state threats

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice is closing down its controversial “China Initiative,” instead launching a broader strategy toward countering multiple threats…

Another round of 'wiper' malware appears in Ukrainian networks

Written by Tim Starks Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Security researchers detected new destructive malware spreading in Ukraine on Wednesday, following evidence of distributed denial-of-service disruptions for government agencies —…

Chinese researchers accuse NSA of being behind a powerful exploit

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese cybersecurity firm released a report Wednesday that revealed a decade-old exploit allegedly created by a covert hacking group associated…

As Russia invades, Ukrainian government networks suffer high-profile DDoS disruption

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A series of Ukrainian government websites were inaccessible Wednesday after what a government official described as a “mass DDoS attack,” marking…