DOJ, international law enforcement disrupt massive RSOCKS botnet

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An international operation involving the U.S. Department of Justice alongside law enforcement officials in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom…

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An analysis of a well-known Iranian hacking operation that’s previously blurred the line between espionage and extortion suggests that the group…

U.S., allies warn of rising recent and future attacks on managed service providers

Written by AJ Vicens May 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity authorities in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand released a joint advisory Wednesday warning that they “expect malicious…

UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

Written by AJ Vicens May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union and the United Kingdom formally blamed the Russian government for the Feb. 24 hack of satellite modems in…

Two alleged Lapsus$ teens appear in London court

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Two of the teenagers arrested last week for their alleged role in the Lapsus$ cyber extortion group appeared in a London…

NATO, G-7 leaders promise bulwark against retaliatory Russian cyberattacks

Written by Tim Starks Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Western leaders committed Thursday to ratcheting up defenses against Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine and other allies, vowing to improve threat information…

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…

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…

Ukrainian authorities arrest suspected ransomware ringleader

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Police in Ukraine on Thursday said they broke up a ransomware gang allegedly responsible for extorting more than 50 companies across…

CISA warns 'most serious' Log4j vulnerability likely to affect hundreds of millions of devices

Written by Tim Starks Dec 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly told industry leaders in a phone briefing Monday that a vulnerability in a…