Amid what is now a prolonged struggle in Ukraine, cybersecurity officials in the U.S. and European Union have expressed some surprise over Russia's lack of pervasive cyber strikes to date. But they warn that these actions could follow as its economy reels from sanctions.
As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, Western governments and certain hacktivists remain steadfast in opposition. On social media, international hacktivist collective Anonymous says it has successfully hacked websites of the Russian government, media and banks.
Belarus has renounced its nonnuclear status and is set to support moving the Kremlin's nuclear weapons into the country - within striking distance of Ukrainian capital Kyiv. This has sparked backlash from cyber hacktivist groups, who have now targeted and disrupted Belarus' critical services.
Days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a call for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure. Now, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, says he is creating an IT army and calling for digital talents.
Toyota Motor Corp. reportedly decided to suspend all operations starting Tuesday because of a suspected cyberattack on Kojima Industries, its manufacturing partner. The suspension means the company’s output will be down by around 10,000 cars, according to a report from media agency Nikkei Asia.
Gaps in federal regulations concerning the security and privacy of health data falling outside HIPAA's umbrella are getting filled to some extent by various state laws. But that's creating additional challenges, says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra of the law firm WilmerHale.
CISA and the FBI issued a joint advisory pointing to Russian state-sponsored activity using WhisperGate and HermeticWiper malware to target Ukrainian organizations. CISA also updated the Shields Up webpage to include new recommendations for corporate leaders and actions to protect critical assets.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine warns of a spear-phishing campaign by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus targeting private accounts of Ukrainian military personnel and related individuals. Meanwhile, Anonymous says it breached Belarusian weapons manufacturer Tetraedr.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, organizations in the U.S. and Western Europe wonder: What is the potential blowback if the U.S. strikes back at Russia? Sam Curry, veteran CSO of Cybereason, reviews the possibilities and advises about how best to approach risk and preparedness.
On day two of war in Ukraine, Russians have nearly encircled the former Soviet state. Some military and foreign policy experts say Kyiv may fall by the weekend. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reportedly asked for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure.
Grant Schneider of Venable and three ISMG editors discuss preparedness, response and resilience in light of the Ukraine-Russia crisis; the White House and allies’ efforts to counter ransomware; and future guidance to expect from the Biden administration's cybersecurity executive order.
As Russia has invaded Ukraine, the likelihood of nation-state cyberattacks continue to escalate, and banks remain a top target. On this week's "Sound Off," David Pollino, the former CISO of PNC Bank, discusses how financial institutions should - and must - strengthen their incident response plans.
As fresh wiper malware attacks target Ukrainian government and financial services organizations and contractors, security experts are urging organizations outside the country to avoid catastrophizing and stay focused on maintaining basic, essential cybersecurity defenses.
What's the price of a ransomware hit that disrupts a nation's critical infrastructure? Beyond months of patient disruption, Ireland's Health Service Executive says the May 2021 Conti ransomware attack against it could lead to $110 million in cleanup costs, plus more to revamp its IT infrastructure.
NBC News reports that President Joe Biden has been given a menu of options for conducting offensive cyber strikes again Russia. But the White House's press secretary says the report is "off base and does not reflect what is actually being discussed in any shape or form."