Mixed results for Russia's aggressive Ukraine information war, experts say

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 16, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A top Ukrainian cybersecurity official said this week that the Russian campaign to wrest control over internet and phone networks in…

String of attacks on French telecom infrastructure preceded April attack on fiber optic cables

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP French authorities believe the fiber optic cable cuts that disrupted Internet service across large swaths of France in April were likely…

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…

How the French fiber optic cable attacks accentuate critical infrastructure vulnerabilities

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The pictures show neatly trimmed fiber optic cables dug up from underground behind what appears to be a well-hidden grate. The…

Attack on Viasat modems possibly came from wiper malware deployed through supply chain

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 31, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The malware used Feb. 24 to hobble thousands of modems as an effort to disrupt Ukrainian communications networks might be a…

Personal data from T-Mobile breach still spreading on dark web, state governments warn

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The top law enforcement officials from multiple states are alerting people affected by an August 2021 breach at T-Mobile that their…

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…

Suspected espionage campaign targets telecoms, IT service firms in Middle East

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers targeted a string of telecommunication operators and IT service organizations in the Middle East and Asia over the last six…

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 19, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network,…