REvil ransomware gang goes dark after its Tor sites are hacked

In July 2021 the REvil ransomware group vanished due to mounting US pressure after the Kaseya attack. However, the group was back in September 2021 by carrying out extortion-based DDoS…

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 19, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network,…

Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two trends are combining to amplify the threat that cyber poses to the U.S., according to a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The White House on Wednesday and Thursday will convene meetings with representatives from more than 30 countries to discuss how to…

Top SMB Security Tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month. Many CISOs might argue that every month should be so designated, given the importance of cybersecurity. But in any case the campaign serves as a…

Cyber peacekeeping is integral in an era of cyberwar – here’s why

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Shutterstock Helge Janicke, De Montfort University Cyber warfare is upon us, from interference in elections to a leak of cyber weapons from a national stockpile. And,…

Cyber spies for hire: efforts to control cyber weapons ignore the agents who use them

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Maksim Shmeljov/Shutterstock Alexi Drew, King’s College London Reports of malicious and targeted cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common around the world. In early February, for example,…

Government cybersecurity commission calls for international cooperation, resilience and retaliation

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr., CC…

Biden Administration Gathers 30 Countries for a Meeting on Cybercrime and Ransomware

In a statement released on Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden declared that this month the White House will convoke a 30-country meeting in order to try to jointly fight against cybercrime and…

Cybersecurity’s next phase: Cyber-deterrence

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Can we reduce the likelihood of digital attacks? Digital defense via shutterstock.com Dorothy Denning, Naval Postgraduate School Cyberattackers pose many threats to a wide range of…