Iranian state media blames hack for apparent fuel shortage, the latest incident to draw attention

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 26, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Iranian officials say a cyberattack has forced the temporary closure of a government system that manages fuel subsidies, rendering it difficult…

These ransomware criminals lost millions of dollars in payments when researchers secretly found mistakes in their code

A major ransomware operation was prevented from making millions of dollars after cybersecurity researchers discovered a flaw in the ransomware that enabled encrypted files to be recovered without paying a ransom to…

Ransomware has proliferated because it's 'largely uncontested', says GCHQ boss

GCHQ director Sir Jeremy Fleming. Image: Getty If you’ve wondered why ransomware has proliferated in recent years, it’s because until recently it has remained unchallenged, according to Sir Jeremy Fleming,…

Home Affairs in talks to give telco more blocking powers against malicious messages

Image: Getty Images The Department of Home Affairs is in talks with the telecommunications industry to provide more powers to telcos for blocking spam and malicious content. “We are in…

SolarWinds hackers, Nobelium, hit cloud providers and resellers

So far, Microsoft has informed 140 companies about the new attack campaign being carried out by Nobelium 14 of which were compromised by the group. The IT security researchers at…

Defending Assets You Don’t Know About Against Cyberattacks

No security defense is perfect, and shadow IT means no company can inventory every single asset that it has. David “moose” Wolpoff, CTO at Randori, discusses strategies for core asset…

Groove Calls for Cyberattacks on US as REvil Payback

The bold move signals a looming clash between Russian ransomware groups and the U.S. Following the recent international law enforcement effort that dismantled the infrastructure for the REvil ransomware group,…

Anglo American Launches Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

Anglo American Launches Cybersecurity Apprenticeships The world's largest producer of platinum has launched a cybersecurity apprenticeship scheme in the northeast of England.  Multi-national mining company Anglo American, which is headquartered in…

Republican Senate leaders slam new TSA cybersecurity regulations for rail, aviation industry

Republican leaders in the US Senate have come out harshly against new cybersecurity regulations designed to protect US railroad and airport systems.  The new rules were handed down earlier this…

450 million cyberattacks attempted on Japan Olympics infrastructure: NTT

The NTT Corporation, which provided wide-ranging telecommunications services and network security for the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer, said there were more than 450 million attempted cyberattacks…