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…

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

MI6 Boss: Digital Attack Surface Growing “Exponentially”

MI6 Boss: Digital Attack Surface Growing "Exponentially" One of the UK’s top spymasters has revealed that MI6 is pursuing partnerships with the technology industry to tackle the challenges posed by…

Iranians Charged in Cyberattacks Against U.S. 2020 Election

The State Department has offered a $10M reward for tips on the two Iran-based threat actors accused of voter intimidation and disinformation. The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed charges…

Exchange, Fortinet Flaws Being Exploited by Iranian APT, CISA Warns

Meanwhile, a Microsoft analysis that followed six Iranian threat actor groups for over a year found them increasingly sophisticated, adapting and thriving. A state-backed Iranian threat actor has been using…

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus Security researchers have linked the notorious state-sponsored Ghostwriter cyber-espionage and disinformation operation to Belarus for the first time. An extensive report published yesterday noted threat intelligence…

Mandiant links Belarus to Ghostwriter campaign, which leaked stolen data and pushed disinformation

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government is partially responsible for a years-long influence operation targeting Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, according to research published Tuesday.…

Threat from Organized Cybercrime Syndicates Is Rising

Europol reports that criminal groups are undermining the EU’s economy and its society, offering everything from murder-for-hire to kidnapping, torture and mutilation. From encrypting communications to fencing ill-gotten gains on…