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…

'Shields Up': the new normal in cyberspace

Written by Jen Easterly and Chris Inglis Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — or CISA — launched the Shields Up campaign early this…

CISA issues vulnerability advisory for select Dominion voting equipment, urges updates

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Vulnerabilities within some Dominion voting machines used in roughly a dozen states should be mitigated “as soon as possible,” the U.S.…

U.S. cybersecurity officials issue notice on Karakurt extortion group

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A trio of U.S. government agencies on Wednesday issued an advisory with technical details related to the Karakurt data extortion gang,…

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…

Feds warn about foreign government-connected hackers aiming to disrupt vital industrial systems

Written by Tim Starks Apr 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A joint federal advisory Wednesday says that foreign government-linked hackers are targeting specific industrial processes with tools meant to breach and…

CISA, FBI tell satellite communications network owners to watch out for hacks after Ukraine attack

Written by Tim Starks Mar 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency and the FBI dispensed advice Thursday for protecting satellite communications networks, in a warning that follows…

'Most advanced' China-linked backdoor ever, Daxin, raises alarms for cyber-espionage investigators

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A backdoor in use as recently as November 2021 is the “most advanced piece of malware” ever seen from China-linked spies,…

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…

Russia-linked Sandworm reportedly has retooled with 'Cyclops Blink'

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A long-running hacking group associated with Russian intelligence has developed a new set of tools to replace malware that was disrupted…