Researchers have found links between the BlackEnergy APT group and threat actors behind the ExPetr malware used in last month’s global attacks.
The global outbreak of the Petya/ExPetr malware wasn’t a ransomware attack, it was wiper malware aimed to sabotage, according to experts.
A massive ransomware outbreak is spreading globally and being compared to WannaCry.
Claiming the company abused its dominance as a search engine to push its shopping service, search giant Google was hit with a hefty $2.7 billion fine this week.
Exploring the legality of the international business-to-business sharing of IP addresses within the cyber threat intelligence community.
Jessica Conditt reports via Engadget: President Barack Obama learned of Russia’s attempts to hack U.S. election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn’t used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, according to a report by The Washington Post. Apparently, one of the covert programs Obama, the CIA, NSA and other intelligence groups eventually put together was a new kind of cyber operation that places remotely triggered “implants” in critical Russian networks, ready for the U.S. to deploy in the event of a pre-emptive attack. The downed Russian networks “would cause them pain and discomfort,” a former U.S. official told The Post. The report says CIA director John Brennan, Obama and other officials had at least four “blunt” conversations with Russian officials about its cyber intrusions beginning August 4th. Obama confronted Vladimir Putin in person during a meeting of world leaders in China this past September, the report says, and his administration even sent Russia a warning through a secure channel originally designed to help the two countries avoid a nuclear strike. Moscow apparently responded one week later — after the U.S. election — denying the accusation.
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Fighting attackers needs a new approach that leverages a public-private data sharing framework, enabling immediate and collective responses.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.
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Former AT&T CSO, Ed Amoroso, says government needs to shift from talk to action when it comes to cybersecurity.