Hackers linked to the Chinese government increasingly target Russia, analysis suggests

Written by AJ Vicens Jul 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Nation-state hackers with links to the Chinese government seem to be targeting Russian entities at an increasing rate, an analysis published…

Russian information operations focus on dividing Western coalition supporting Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Russian intelligence has been using state-controlled media and other disinformation channels to disseminate propaganda designed to divide the Western coalition supporting…

FBI, CISA, Treasury: North Korean hackers taking aim at health care with Maui ransomware

Written by Tim Starks Jul 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Three federal agencies said Wednesday that North Korean hackers have been attacking the health care sector with ransomware, and cautioned victims…

Apple ramps up war on spyware, a growing digital scourge

Written by Tonya Riley Jul 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Apple will introduce a feature this fall allowing users to lock services that could otherwise be exploited by malicious hackers looking…

Marriott confirms latest data breach, possibly exposing information on hotel guests, employees

Written by AJ Vicens Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Marriott International confirmed Tuesday that unknown criminal hackers broke into its computer networks and then attempted to extort the company, marking…

Abortion disinformation is growing and dangerously divisive, experts say

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account struck an urgent tone the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic abortion ruling. She implored…

The Ukraine war could provide a cyberwarfare manual for Chinese generals eyeing Taiwan

Written by Tim Starks and AJ Vicens Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Military leaders around the world are closely watching Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which just entered its fifth month,…

Cybersecurity experts question Microsoft's Ukraine report

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft President Brad Smith spent much of last Wednesday traveling across Washington to promote his company’s sweeping report on the current…

Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

NATO to create cyber rapid response force, increase cyber defense aid to Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 29, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP NATO announced plans Wednesday for a commitment to create a rapid response cyber force and to bolster military partnerships with civil…