Cyber Command urges private sector to share intelligence, aid defensive digital operations

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. Cyber Command wants more tech companies and others on the front lines of the global fight to secure the internet…

Fed cyber officials detail Chinese state hackers using common exploits against telcos

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Chinese hackers have targeted and compromised “major telecommunications companies and network service providers” by exploiting publicly known vulnerabilities in a range…

Nakasone says Cyber Command did nine 'hunt forward' ops last year, including in Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP National Security Agency Director and U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone said Tuesday that Cyber Command conducted nine “hunt forward” operations…

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…

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…

Russia-linked Sandworm reportedly has retooled with 'Cyclops Blink'

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A long-running hacking group associated with Russian intelligence has developed a new set of tools to replace malware that was disrupted…

'Russian state-sponsored cyber actors' cited in hacks of U.S. defense contractors

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP For more than two years, “Russian state-sponsored cyber actors” have targeted the emails and other data of U.S. defense contractors that…

Hackers with Chinese links breach defense, energy targets, including one in US

Written by Tim Starks Nov 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected spies using similar tools and tactics to a Chinese government-connected hacking group compromised nine organizations in the defense, education, energy…

NSA, DHS shine light on BlackMatter ransomware threat to food industry, demands of up to $15 million

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A government advisory published Monday warned that BlackMatter ransomware attackers are going after U.S. critical infrastructure, including food and agriculture organizations,…

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

Written by Tim Starks Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly every country on the planet now has a program to exploit digital vulnerabilities, a top National Security Agency cyber official…