Iranian state media blames hack for apparent fuel shortage, the latest incident to draw attention

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 26, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Iranian officials say a cyberattack has forced the temporary closure of a government system that manages fuel subsidies, rendering it difficult…

Cyber-Attacks on House of Commons Soar by 358% in 2021

Cyber-Attacks on House of Commons Soar by 358% in 2021 Over 126 million malicious emails have been fired at House of Commons (HoC) inboxes this year, a 358% increase on…

Twitter accounts linked to cyberattacks against security researchers suspended

Twitter has suspended accounts belonging to a North Korean hacking group targeting security researchers.  The social media accounts, @lagal1990 and @shiftrows13, were suspended this month after “posing as security researchers,”…

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…

In 2021, Google Issued Over 50,000 Warnings About State-sponsored Hacking Attacks.

In a blog post published yesterday, Google said that in 2021, it sent approximately 50.000 alerts to users whose accounts had been compromised by government-backed hacker gangs conducting phishing and…

Google: We're sending out lots more phishing and malware attack warnings – here's why

Google’s policy to send alerts to people with Google Accounts that are targeted by suspected state-sponsored hackers is getting a full work out in 2021. The company says it has…

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks Google has seen a 33% year-on-year spike in nation state attempts to compromise its customers so far in 2021, the tech giant revealed…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…

Google analysed 80 million ransomware samples: Here's what it found

Image: Google Google has published a new ransomware report, revealing Israel was far and away the largest submitter of samples during that period. The tech giant commissioned cybersecurity firm VirusTotal…

Office 365 Spy Campaign Targets US Military Defense

An Iran-linked group is taking aim at makers of drones and satellites, Persian Gulf ports and maritime shipping companies, among others. A new threat actor, dubbed DEV-0343, has been spotted…