Virginia Reeling from Ransomware

Virginia Reeling from Ransomware Virginia is fighting cyber-fires on two fronts after ransomware attacks affected both its state legislature and an agency within its executive branch.  In an attack that struck on…

Virginia legislative agencies and commissions hit with ransomware attack

A ransomware attack has hit agencies and commissions within the Virginia legislature, according to a statement from the governor’s office to the Associated Press.  Alena Yarmosky, spokesperson for Virginia Governor…

DARPA Announces SMOKE Program

DARPA Announces SMOKE Program US military network-security researchers have launched a new program to discover more about the tactics of malicious hackers. The Signature Management Using Operational Knowledge and Environments…

AWS goes down and with it goes a host of websites and services

December 7th, 2021 won’t be a day that will live in infamy, but it is a day that will annoy many Amazon Web Services (AWS) users. And, it will also…

Microsoft disrupts activity of Chinese hackers by seizing 42 websites

Dubbed Nickel by Microsoft; the group of Chinese hackers was actively using the now seized websites for intelligence gathering from thanks tanks, human rights organizations, and government agencies. The Microsoft…

Microsoft seizes domains used to attack 29 governments across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Microsoft has announced the seizure of dozens of domains used in attacks by the China-based APT group Nickel on governments and NGOs across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  In…

Court hands Microsoft control of websites linked to spying by Chinese hackers

Written by Tim Starks Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft obtained a court order to seize websites from a Chinese government-linked espionage group that was using the sites to attack…

Passport Scammers Spoof Texas HSI

Passport Scammers Spoof Texas HSI Officials at the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) department in Texas have issued a warning about a new phone scam. Threat…

CISA promotes election cybersecurity platform debunking misinformation

CISA has published a trove of information about election cybersecurity and misinformation for Election Day. Voters in dozens of states are heading to the polls today, with crucial gubernatorial races…

Election Day poses first security test for Biden officials, overhauled voting laws

Written by Tim Starks Nov 2, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Voting in more than 30 states on Tuesday is poised to serve as the initial test run for election security officials…