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  • German financial watchdog warns of 'very big' risk of cyberattacks

    05/04/2022 4:36:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-3-22 | Tom Sims and Frank Siebelt
    Germany's financial regulator BaFin on Tuesday warned of a "very big and very present" risk of cyberattacks in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. BaFin has long warned about cyber risks, but the statements mark a harsher tone. "The war has made cyberattacks on the German financial sector more probable," BaFin President Mark Branson said.
  • Hudson Institute website under attack before Guo Wengui event

    10/14/2017 8:04:08 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    BBG Watch ^ | October 3, 2017 | BBG Watch Commentary
    The website of the Hudson Institute,, a politically conservative, non-profit American think tank based in Washington, D.C. which was scheduled to host Wednesday, October 4, Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, China’s most famous billionaire businessman and whistleblower seeking political asylum in the United States, has been under attack today and is not functioning at this moment. Tomorrow’s Hudson Institute event with Guo Wengui was postponed. It is not clear whether the postponement was because of what is believed to be a cyber attack, but Guo Wengui will speak at the Hudson Institute, BBG Watch was told. Hudson...
  • Cyber Attacks at Several U.S. Healthcare Centers? April 2022

    04/27/2022 5:50:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | April 27, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The computer system for the Yuma Regional Medical Center has been down for two days. It is extremely difficult to obtain any medical records or to accomplish the simplest medical procedure.All has been shut down because of a cyber attack. From YRMC press release on Facebook : YUMA, Ariz. (April 26, 2022) – Out of an abundance of caution, following an attempted cyber attack that occurred on Monday afternoon, all YRMC computers systems were powered down and moved into downtime mode, which is a manual process. Effective blocks to the attempted attack have resulted in no patient information being compromised....
  • Hack of Nvidia ‘A National Disaster’

    03/12/2022 2:28:49 PM PST · by FarCenter · 37 replies
    Hackers have stolen data from Nvidia, the world’s largest GPU maker, and are holding that data ransom. The as-yet unidentified “threat actors” may be helping the company’s competition in China, according to a research group in Washington D.C. Last week, Nvidia lost proprietary information to a group of hackers. A cybercriminal gang called “Lapsus$” has leaked Nvidia passwords, schematics, drivers and firmware and is threatening to release more information unless its demands are met, according to press reports. Those demands include removing cryptocurrency mining limiters on its gaming cards and making its GPU drivers open source, according to ArsTechnica. Nvidia...
  • Cyber Attack on Israel?

    03/14/2022 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Mazey · 22 replies
    Large scale cyber-attack against Israel, government sites
  • Cyberattack On Ukraine Internet Provider Causes Major Outages

    03/10/2022 1:16:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 03/10/2020 | Thomas Brewster
    In the last 24 hours, with Russia continuing its heavy bombardment across Ukraine, parts of the country have seen severe internet outages. One cause appears to be a cyberattack on telecoms provider Triolan, which serves a substantial number of users across the country. Unverified reports circulated earlier today suggesting Triolan had been hit by an attack. Asked over Facebook if reports of a cyberattack were true, a spokesperson responded, “Yes, unfortunately, there are no details. Engineers are now working on restoring the Internet.” Three other sources within the company and a former cofounder of the business said a cyberattack had...

    02/24/2022 4:43:50 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 68 replies
    Original Content | 2/24/2022 | By Laz A. Mataz
    A friend on FR sent me a Freepmail, warning me to take prudent electronic measures. This is due to the recent actions in Ukraine, and our possible (hamhanded) response, followed by a likely all-out cyber war. A cyber war could do quite a bit of damage, disrupting financial institutions and even shutting down our water and electricity. Therefore, I will take my friends post, and expand it. Please take some prudent measures. If nothing happens, GREAT.... but if something happens, you'll think back to that time when your good ole' buddy Laz warned you, and you heeded him. PRUDENT MEASURES...
  • Exclusive: FBI Braces for Russian Cyber Attacks in US as Ukraine Tensions Rise

    02/20/2022 3:22:05 PM PST · by BusterDog · 64 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/20/22
    An FBI report obtained by Newsweek has called on the U.S. private sector to be prepared for potential state-sponsored cyber attacks to be launched by Russia as tensions over Ukraine threaten to spill into an all-out conflict in Eastern Europe. The Liason Information Report (LIR) was dated February 20 and attributed to the FBI Office of Private Sector. "The FBI Cyber Division, in coordination with the FBI's Office of Private Sector (OPS), prepared this LIR to inform the private sector about the threat of Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) cyber activities, while tensions with Russia are heightened," the report...
  • Clinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia: Durham

    02/12/2022 3:58:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2022 | Brooke Singman
    First on Fox: Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to establish an "inference" and "narrative" to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says. Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussman has pleaded not guilty.
  • Critical German Oil Network Hit With Cyberattack Amid Rising US-Russian Tensions

    02/02/2022 9:10:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 02/02/2022 | Tyler Durden
    The energy crisis surrounding Europe worsened as Germany's fuel-supply network was hit with a cyberattack on Jan. 29. The incident follows mounting tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine and the possibility Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany could be axed if Russia invades Kyiv. The US has insisted it would block the pipeline opening upon a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Western governments and their corporate media counterparts aren't helping the situation as they drum up the prospects for conflict between Russia and the US. This week, it just so happened a cyberattack partially paralyzed Germany's most...
  • Belarusian Railway experiences cyber breach

    01/25/2022 1:28:30 PM PST · by DannyTN · 1 replies
    Railway Technology ^ | January 25, 2022 | Railway Technology
    The state-owned railway firm temporarily shut down its web services and online sales of tickets. Belarusian Railway cyber breach Minsk-Pasažyrski (Passenger) railway station in Belarus. Credit: Homoatrox/ State-owned Belarusian Railway has experienced a breach in its computer systems, disrupting the online sale of tickets. The company stated that it had temporarily shut down its web services and online ticket sales owing to ‘technical reasons’. Authorities did not comment on details of the cyber breach. Belarusian Cyber-Partisans, a Belarusian opposition hacker group, has claimed responsibility for the attack on the national railway. In a tweet, the hacker group claimed that they...
  • Major cyber attack hits Ukrainian government websites (UPDATED)

    01/14/2022 12:48:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Kyinvidependent ^ | 01 14 2022 | Anastasiia Lapatina
    Ukraine was hit by a major cyberattack on the night of Jan. 13-14, crashing many government websites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Veterans Affairs, State Emergency Service, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of Education and Science. The website of Diia, Ukraine’s e-governance website and app which allows Ukrainians to access their digital documents like passports and driving licenses, was also down on the morning of Jan. 14. The message on the website said it was under maintenance. The Diia app worked normally. The content of the sites was not changed, and no personal...
  • Massive cyberattack disrupts petrol stations in Iran

    10/26/2021 2:45:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    aljazeera. ^ | 26 Oct 2021 | Maziar Motamedi
    The widespread attack came shortly before the second anniversary of the November 2019 nationwide protests against an overnight petrol price rise. At the time, petrol prices as much as tripled, sparking the protests that Amnesty International has said led to the deaths of more than 300 people. Internet access was also shut down across the country for almost a week during the protests. Some areas where protests were still continuing experienced weeks of internet disruptions. Social media videos early on Tuesday showed long queues at petrol stations that were out of commission. Several also showed that digital city monitors were...
  • Is for Sale as Worldwide Outage, Whistleblower, and Massive User Data Breach Collide in Perfect Storm

    10/04/2021 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 239 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | 10/4/2021 | J.D. Rucker
    Facebook is down, and not in a minor way. The Big Tech mammoth is down worldwide in a way in which they will not be able to easily recover as the DNS A and AAA records have been deleted. Technically speaking, is now for sale. They’re not alone. Instagram, WhatsApp, and others have also been affected in the same way. It’s clearly a coordinated attack on a massive scale, though it’s unclear how it was pulled off. We’re not talking about a simple DDoS attack. This is catastrophic and would have required high-level access to certain protocols that one...
  • Joe Biden on alert as US State Department targeted in cyber attack - 'serious breach'

    08/21/2021 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 57 replies
    UK Express ^ | August 21, 2021 | Rachel Russell
    THE US has been targeted by a cyber attack in a "possible serious breach", according to sources. Fox News' White House Correspondent Jacquie Heinrich tweeted: "The State Department has been hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command. "It is unclear when the breach was discovered, but it is believed to have happened a couple weeks ago. "A source familiar tells Fox the State Department’s ongoing mission to evacuate Americans and allied refugees in Afghanistan “have not been affected”. "The extent of the breach, investigation into the...
  • Report: Census Hit by Cyberattack, US Count Unaffected

    08/18/2021 7:57:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    security week ^ | 8/18/2021 | AP
    U.S. Census Bureau computer servers uninvolved with the 2020 census were exploited last year during a cybersecurity attack, but hackers’ attempts to keep access to the system were unsuccessful, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday. The attack took place in January 2020 on the bureau’s remote access servers. According to the Office of Inspector General, the Census Bureau missed opportunities to limit its vulnerability to the attack and didn’t discover and report the attack in a timely manner. The statistical agency also failed to keep sufficient system logs, which hindered the investigation, and was using operating system no longer...
  • Ted Cruz tears into Biden intel officials for having no answer and sitting silently instead of sanctioning China for state-sponsored cyberattack on 30,000 Microsoft Exchange servers

    07/28/2021 11:57:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28 2021 | GEOFF EARLE
    A panel of top cybersecurity officials was briefly left speechless at a congressional hearing Tuesday when Sen. Ted Cruz asked why China had not been sanctioned over a brazen cyber attack on Microsoft Exchange email server software and other attacks. The officials, from Justice Department, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the FBI, were testifying at a Judiciary Committee hearing titled 'America Under Siege: Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks.' Much of the conversation centered on Russia, which the U.S. says at a minimum harbors those who have conducted spectacular ransomware attacks. But Cruz, a Texas Republican, pressed officials...
  • So, What's He Gonna Do About It? Biden Blames China for Microsoft Hack but His Response Is Inexcusable

    07/19/2021 8:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/19/2021 | Nick Arama
    The Biden administration today formally blamed China for the hack that took place in March of Microsoft Exchange servers and said the actions involved criminal hackers who have carried out other ransomware and cyber-attack operations as well, holding people up for millions of dollars. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre said the groups also targeted maritime industries and naval defense contractors in the U.S. and Europe and the Finnish parliament, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the hacking was “conducted from the territory of China for the purpose of intellectual property theft and espionage.”So now that the Biden Administration...
  • U.S., NATO and EU to blame China for cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange servers

    07/19/2021 9:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/19/2021 | Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON — A new joint effort made up of NATO member states, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan is coming together to confront the global threat posed by Chinese state-sponsored cyberattacks. In its first action on Monday, the countries will publicly blame China’s Ministry of State Security for a massive cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange email servers earlier this year. The attack was carried out by criminal contract hackers working for the MSS who also engage in cyber-enabled extortion, cryptojacking and ransomware, the official said. The group will share intelligence on cyberthreats and collaborate on network defenses and security,...
  • What If The Next Major Cyberattack Brought Down The Internet?

    07/10/2021 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 64 replies
    PNW ^ | 7/10/21 | Brandon Smith
    Over the past few months I have been writing analysis on a planned crisis war game organized by the World Economic Forum called "Cyber Polygon." The event will be held this week on July 9th, and it's allegedly designed to simulate a massive cyberattack that somehow disrupts the global supply chain, or at the very least disrupts the supply chain of multiple large economies. Why am I so interested in this war game? Well, many of my readers will recall that the last major simulation the WEF and the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation held was Event 201, a global...