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10839200683?profile=RESIZE_400xSome of the largest airports in the US have been targeted for cyber-attacks; as recent as 10 October, by an attacker group within the Russian Federation.  It’s important to note that the airport operations IT systems targeted did not handle air traffic control, internal airline communications and coordination or transportation security.  "It's an inconvenience," the source said. The attacks have resulted in targeted "denial of public access" to public-facing web domains that report airport wait

10833396273?profile=RESIZE_400xAgent 007 would never put up with this type of attack.  MI5’s website was down for part of 30 September after a possible cyber-attack.  The UK’s security service public site was briefly unavailable for intermittent periods in the morning but is now back online, with the incident resolved.[1]  Quick action by the new cyber “agents.”

Pro-Russian hackers allegedly attacked MI5’s public website, briefly causing it to go offline as the Ukrainian conflict continued to escalate.  A group called Anonymo

10776804683?profile=RESIZE_400xFinland’s parliament website was temporarily shut down on Tuesday, 9 August, following a cyber-attack that coincided with the US’s move to admit the Nordic country to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  The Finnish parliament said in a statement on Twitter that a denial-of-service attack hit the parliament’s external websites at around 2:30 pm local time.  “The Parliament takes steps to limit the attack together with service providers and the Cybersecurity Center,” the statement said

10758134088?profile=RESIZE_400xA suspected cyber-attack on 7-Eleven stores, pervasive in large towns and at rail stations across Denmark, is reporting that “we cannot use cash registers and/or receive payments.”  This the company wrote on its Facebook page.  “We are therefore closed until we know the extent [of the attack].  We hope to be able to open stores again soon,” it wrote.

There are 176 7-Eleven stores in Denmark.  The company’s CEO told a Danish broadcaster that cash registers “suddenly” began to malfunction in store

10388221069?profile=RESIZE_400xThe international Anonymous hacktivists group has targeted the Russian Ministry of Culture and leaked 446 GB worth of data online.  The cyberattack was carried out as part of their collective’s ongoing operation OpRussia against the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Anonymous is a group of hacktivists that publicly announced a cyberwar against Russia after the country invaded Ukraine in late February 2022.  The latest to suffer a data leak is Russia’s Ministry of Culture.  As seen by Hackread.com,

10235226663?profile=RESIZE_400xSince declaring cyberwar on Russia through the #OpRussia campaign, the hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy.  It has been three weeks since the Anonymous collective tweeted their declaration of war, and in that time the decentralized group has been a mainstay of news headlines.   

Since Russia invaded Ukraine the Anonymous twitter account, @YourAnonNews has gained close to 500,000 followers.  In the hybrid war format where both acts of kinetic war and cyber war have been documented many hack

10226651692?profile=RESIZE_400xA provocative piece from Vox, explains the current state of the Russian Cyber War.   After three weeks of fighting, Russia is beginning to deploy increasingly brutal tactics in Ukraine, including indiscriminate shelling of cities and “medieval” siege warfare. Other elements of its military strategy, however, are conspicuously absent in cyberwarfare.  Russia has a history of employing cyberwarfare tactics, which some experts believed could feature prominently in its invasion of Ukraine. The cyber

10208479289?profile=RESIZE_400xA new reflection/amplification DDoS method is being used in attacks that provides a record-breaking amplification ratio of almost 4.3 billion to 1.  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks target servers or networks with many requests and high volumes of data, aiming to deplete their available resources and cause a service outage.  The amplification ratio is critical when conducting attacks, as the higher the number, the easier it is for threat actors to overwhelm well-protected endpoints w

10202124065?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending on 11 March 2022:

  • Red Sky Alliance identified 20,047 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
  • Malicious Keylogger data is back with 22 Keylogged emails
  • Analysts identified 3,431 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
  • Remote Utilities Software
  • Stone Panda
  • Slug & the Daxin Backdoor
  • Mitre ATT&CK - Sightings Ecosystem
  • Nvidia Attack
  • DDoS Annoyance?
  • Oil & Gas Saudi Arabia - Formbook Malware
  • DarkNet City

 

Full report: IR-22-070-001_weekly070.

10167245075?profile=RESIZE_400xThe common definition of Guerrilla Warfare is a form of ‘irregular’ warfare in which small groups of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility, to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.  Now enter cyber guerrilla warfare.  A Ukrainian cyber guerrilla warfare group is in the process of launching digital sabotage attacks against critical Russian

10150608476?profile=RESIZE_400xWelcome to the new normal, the cybersecurity threat landscape has gotten progressively more complex and dangerous.  The online world is full of data thieves, extortionists, and even state actors looking to exploit vulnerabilities in businesses' digital defenses.  The cyber threat actors have the upper hand at the moment. Part of the reason for that is the fallout from the rapid digitization made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to research on the subject, more than half of business

10081515890?profile=RESIZE_400xIt is estimated that North Korea (KP) is continuing to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions and cryptocurrency firms and exchanges.  This stolen currency is an important source of funding for its nuclear and missile programs, UN experts said in a report quoting cyber specialists.  The panel of experts said that according to an unnamed government, North Korean “cyber-actors stole more than $50 million between 2020 and mid-2021 from at least three cryptocurrency exchan

10001741452?profile=RESIZE_400xConsidering the sensitive information it holds, it is no wonder that the financial services industry continues to be one of the most targeted critical infrastructure sectors by current cyber-criminals.  Recent societal and technological changes during 2021 have made matters worse.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created a ripe target field for cyberthreats as industries and individuals alike became vulnerable as they wrestled with remote working practices, mass digital disruption, and widening

9929276269?profile=RESIZE_400xRansomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the "golden era" for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new heights in the future.  These are only a handful of 2021's high-profile victims of threat groups including DarkSide, REvil, and BlackMatter.  According to Kela's analysis of dark web forum activity, the "perfect" prospective ransomware victim in the US will have a minimum annual revenue of $100 million and

9597084491?profile=RESIZE_400xAn Illinois man was found guilty on 16 September 2021 by a US federal court jury for running websites that allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the Internet.

A 32 man from St. Charles, Illinois, was found guilty of three felonies: one count of conspiracy to commit unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud,

9093802653?profile=RESIZE_400xAt a time when ever escalating ransomware campaigns are making international headlines, it is interesting to see cyber adversaries demanding ransom before launching an attack.  The bad actors are now using marketing techniques to better message their crimes.  Researchers at ProofPoint explain a new and improved DDoS attack demonstrates how bad actors are consistently seeking more means of achieving their goals.  "DDoS attacks have become increasingly easier to launch and have a potentially subst

8676877060?profile=RESIZE_400xCybercriminals had a busy year in 2020, with rapidly increasing numbers of distributed denial of service (DDoS) weapons, widespread botnet activity, and some of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded. As COVID-19 drove an urgent shift online for everything from education and healthcare, to consumer shopping, to office work, hackers had more targets available than ever -- many of them under protected due to the difficulty of maintaining security best practices in an emergency scenario.

At the sam

8196181261?profile=RESIZE_400xDistributed denial-of-service attacks target websites and online services. The aim is to overwhelm them with more traffic than the server or network can accommodate. The goal is to render the website or service inoperable.  The traffic can consist of incoming messages, requests for connections, or fake packets. In some cases, the targeted victims are threatened with a DDoS attack or attacked at a low level.

DDoS attacks have not been in the spotlight this year, due the onslaught of high dollar a

8157844870?profile=RESIZE_400xPreviously, Red Sky Alliance reported on Fancy Bear imposters demanding Bitcoin ransom from a Florida election information website.  These actors send various ransom/scam demands using coronavirus-themed domains covidpapers[.]org and coronaxy[.]com.  In some cases, they threaten with exposure of allegedly hacked personal files, in other cases, with DDoS attack.  They often claim to be Russian government hackers, pretending to be Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear, or Venomous Bear.   Their ransom emails typi

8120562100?profile=RESIZE_400xThey say, “Common Sense is Instinct; Enough of it - Genius.”  Let us prove a path toward cyber brilliance.  Cybersecurity hygiene has never been as important as it is today.  At home workers are now doing business remotely, putting in more hours and dealing with new situations they have never experienced.  For many, this change is both stressful and distracting.  These changes have upended the traditional workday and, in many cases, our concentration, which introduces risk.  Even the most securi