Cybersecurity experts question Microsoft's Ukraine report

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jul 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft President Brad Smith spent much of last Wednesday traveling across Washington to promote his company’s sweeping report on the current…

Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

NATO to create cyber rapid response force, increase cyber defense aid to Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 29, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP NATO announced plans Wednesday for a commitment to create a rapid response cyber force and to bolster military partnerships with civil…

Canadian NetWalker ransomware defendant agrees to plead guilty in US court

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Canadian man arrested early last year for his role in the NetWalker ransomware attacks agreed to plead guilty to four…

Chinese influence operation aimed to protect Beijing's stake in rare earth mining, research finds

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese influence operation unsuccessfully tried to mobilize U.S. protests against an Australian rare earths mining company planning an expansion in…

De-anonymizing ransomware domains on the dark web

By Paul Eubanks. We have developed three techniques to identify ransomware operators’ dark websites hosted on public IP addresses, allowing us to uncover previously unknown infrastructure for the DarkAngels, Snatch,…

Cyber Command urges private sector to share intelligence, aid defensive digital operations

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. Cyber Command wants more tech companies and others on the front lines of the global fight to secure the internet…

Iranian steel facilities suffer apparent cyberattacks

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Three Iranian steel companies suffered apparent cyberattacks Monday, claimed a hacktivist group that previously took responsibility for a digital assault on…

State Department cyber strategy emphasizes proactively hunting for threats

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) released a cybersecurity strategy Monday meant to address what the bureau’s chief…

Google reveals sophisticated Italian spyware campaign targeting victims in Italy, Kazakhstan

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The little-known Italian spyware firm RCS Labs worked with unnamed internet service providers to install malicious apps on targets’ phones in…