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…

Russian hackers thwarted in attempt to take out electrical grid, Ukrainians say

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Ukrainian government repelled a Russian cyberattack that was set to take out multiple electricity substations and other parts of a…

DOJ unseals charges against Russians in attempted hacks of infrastructure, including Trisis case

Written by AJ Vicens and Joe Warminsky Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday unsealed two indictments charging four Russian nationals with crimes related to…

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…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

Major German fuel storage provider hit with cyberattack, working under limited operations

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack struck major German oil storage company Oiltanking GmbH Group on Sunday, the company confirmed to CyberScoop in a statement.…

NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit

IT recruitment firm Finite Recruitment has confirmed it experienced a cyber incident in October, which resulted in a “small subset” of the company’s data being downloaded and published on the…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

6 life-changing tech habits you need in 2022

This is the year you’re going to go to the gym three times a week, and you’re going to get organized, and you’re going to live life to its fullest,…

Romanian arrested for ransomware attack and data theft

Europol has confirmed arresting a Romanian national for targeting an IT firm in the country. The U.S. and European law enforcement authorities collaborated to arrest a suspected ransomware affiliate member…