Cyber warfare can be used to facilitate physical war crimes
"People should know the dangers of this"
What just happened? A whistleblower has leaked files from a Moscow-based defense contractor that allegedly show how the company works with Russian military and intelligence agencies to support them in hacking operations, training operatives, spreading disinformation, and scanning the internet for vulnerabilities.
No credit card information or social security numbers exposed
Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated and existing security mechanisms are proving ineffective
"It may lead to tragic consequences for police officers and undercover agents"
Credential stuffing attack could impact thousands of accounts
In the grim dark future of cyber-warfare, there is no insurance
Vanuatu's government won't say whether it was ransomware
Why it matters: Hackers have a new attack vector they have been toying with over the last couple of years --- drone penetration kits. Drones have become much more capable in the last several years, making them a viable option for covertly placing intrusion equipment near a network. Once just a field of theoretical security research, now hacking drones are being found in the wild.
In context: The KillNet crew has brought down the websites of some of the busiest airports in the world. Several US-based terminals experienced online issues, while the increased activity by the pro-Russian hackers could bring the world into a proper cyber-war against the Kremlin.
The US and Poland are the two most popular targets
A small but mighty botnet was used in the attack
The attack targeted an unnamed crypto launchpad using Java-based psychic signatures
"The magnitude of Russia's cyber capacity is fairly consequential and it's coming"
Government officials are investigating but say it is too early to blame Russia
Hacking group Lapsus$ claims to still have a copy of the data
Nvidia can only confirm an "incident" at an ominous time for cybersecurity
December was an especially rough month for IT departments
Attacks reached over 100 per minute over the weekend
Fake warning emails are causing a very real problem for the FBI
Ain't no rest for the wicked
Russian hackers succeed in one of three attacks
When ransomware leads to an apocalypse
The two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday
Another massive ransomware attack following last month's Colonial Pipeline incident