‘Killnet’ Adversary Pummels Lithuania with DDoS Attacks Over Blockade

Cyber collective Killnet claims it won’t let up until the Baltic country opens trade routes to and from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Russia-linked cyber collective Killnet has claimed responsibility…

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…

U.S. Water Utilities Prime Cyberattack Target, Experts

Environmentalists and policymakers warn water treatment plants are ripe for attack. Industrial controls governing water-related U.S. critical infrastructure are woefully under-estimated as cyberattack targets. The potential for attack, say policymakers,…

Iranian hackers planned attack on Boston Children's Hospital last summer, FBI director says

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI managed to detect and mitigate an attack by Iranian state-sponsored hackers against Boston’s Children’s Hospital last summer, FBI Director…

Verizon Report: Ransomware, Human Error Among Top Security Risks

2022’s DBIR also highlighted the far-reaching impact of supply-chain breaches and how organizations and their employees are the reasons why incidents occur. Ransomware, supply-chain threats and how organizations and their…

Water companies are increasingly uninsurable due to ransomware, industry execs say

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP More water companies are finding they are uninsurable as ransomware attacks against the sector grow, water utility and association executives said…

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…

Cyberattackers Put the Pedal to the Medal: Podcast

Fortinet’s Derek Manky discusses the exponential increase in the speed that attackers weaponize fresh vulnerabilities, where botnets and offensive automation fit in, and the ramifications for security teams. Cyber-defenders have…

Feds: APTs Have Tools That Can Take Over Critical Infrastructure

Threat actors have developed custom modules to compromise various ICS devices as well as Windows workstations that pose an imminent threat, particularly to energy providers. Threat actors have built and…

Microsoft Zero-Days, Wormable Bugs Spark Concern

For April Patch Tuesday, the computing giant addressed a zero-day under active attack and several critical security vulnerabilities, including three that allow self-propagating exploits. Microsoft has released patches for 128…