Russian information operations focus on dividing Western coalition supporting Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Russian intelligence has been using state-controlled media and other disinformation channels to disseminate propaganda designed to divide the Western coalition supporting…

Research questions potentially dangerous implications of Ukraine's IT Army

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 22, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union and NATO are not fully grappling with the potential consequences of Ukraine’s IT Army, a volunteer group that…

Europol says it disabled FluBot botnet infecting 'huge' number of devices

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union’s law enforcement agency announced Wednesday that an operation involving 11 countries led to its recent takedown of a…

Mandiant: Belarusian disinformation operation pushes phony organ harvesting tale

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group associated with the government of Belarus and aligned with Russian interests “leveraged compromised assets” to push a false…

UK, EU, US formally blame Russia for Viasat satellite hack before Ukraine invasion

Written by AJ Vicens May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union and the United Kingdom formally blamed the Russian government for the Feb. 24 hack of satellite modems in…

NATO, G-7 leaders promise bulwark against retaliatory Russian cyberattacks

Written by Tim Starks Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Western leaders committed Thursday to ratcheting up defenses against Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine and other allies, vowing to improve threat information…

Meta removes accounts of spyware company Cytrox after Citizen Lab report on gov't hacks

Citizen Lab has released a new report highlighting widespread government use of the “Predator” spyware from North Macedonian developer Cytrox. Researchers found that Predator was used to attack two people…

France Orders Clearview AI to Delete Data

France Orders Clearview AI to Delete Data France's data protection regulator has ordered American facial recognition software firm Clearview AI to stop illegally processing images. In a statement released today, the CNIL said…

Ransomware in 2022: We're all screwed

Ransomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the “golden era” for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new…

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…