New guidelines for responding to cyber attacks don’t go far enough

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  If Australia’s electricity grid was targeted by cyber attack the fall out could be severe. Shutterstock Adam Henry, UNSW and Greg Austin, UNSW Debates about cyber…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…

Global Telecom Company Syniverse Reveals Five-year Breach

Last week, Syniverse, an international organization that provides technology and business services for several telecommunications companies, has confirmed it had suffered a massive attack that exposed billions of text messages and…

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…

EU: Russia Behind ‘Ghostwriter’ Campaign Targeting Germany

It’s not the first time that the disinformation/spearphishing campaign, which originally smeared NATO, has been linked to Russia.

EU takes aim at Russia over 'Ghostwriter' hacking campaign against politicians, government officials

The European Union formally blamed Russia on Friday, just ahead of this weekend’s German elections, for a hacking campaign targeting EU government officials and politicians. And the EU is threatening…

How a simple crystal could help pave the way to full-scale quantum computing

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Serwan Asaad/UNSW, Author provided Jarryd Pla, UNSW and Andrew Dzurak, UNSW Vaccine and drug development, artificial intelligence, transport and logistics, climate science — these are all…

What’s New at OffSec – May 2021

Discord Server Updates Server Statistics It’s been nearly a month since we’ve migrated the community from our Rocket.chat self-hosted platform to Discord.  Before Rocket.chat closed, we had roughly 8200 users…

Let’s Cook ‘Compliance as Code’ with Chef InSpec

Introduction The concept of DevSecOps has introduced an array of changes to our traditional operations. One of the major changes was to move away from using tools, to learning to…