cyber warfare

Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’
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Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’

The company's investigation into the attacks targeting Ukraine revealed atypical characteristics of the "destructive" campaign that disguises itself a…
17 Jan 2022
Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks
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cyber attacks

Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks

Russia is said to be most-likely behind the attacks as tensions between the two countries increases
14 Jan 2022
US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure
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cyber warfare

US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure

The FBI, NSA and CISA have urged network defenders to be on "heightened alert" for Russian cyber attacks
12 Jan 2022
UK unveils £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Chief Whip Mark Spencer, and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg photographed leaving 10 Downing Street
Policy & legislation

UK unveils £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy

The strategy prioritises investing in the UK's cyber skills, improving cyber security responses, and disrupting state-backed cyber attacks
15 Dec 2021
Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators
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Google files lawsuit against Russian botnet operators

The Glupteba botnet infected approximately one million Windows machines to steal data and mine cryptocurrencies
8 Dec 2021
Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group
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Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group

The tech giant claimed that there’s often correlation between the group’s targets and China’s geopolitical interests
7 Dec 2021
US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist
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Policy & legislation

US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist

Decision was made due to concerns China could use the enterprises to break US encryption
25 Nov 2021
US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors
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US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors

The state-sponsored APT groups exploited Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange flaws to gain access to systems
18 Nov 2021
Counting the consequences of cyber attacks
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cyber warfare

Counting the consequences of cyber attacks

How can governments respond to the growing risk of online attacks by hostile nations?
5 Nov 2021
Microsoft resellers warned of Nobelium attacks on IT supply chain
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Microsoft resellers warned of Nobelium attacks on IT supply chain

Microsoft believes that 22,868 attacks have been conducted against 609 partners since July
25 Oct 2021
Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
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Podcast transcript: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
22 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?
cyber warfare

The IT Pro Podcast: Should the US cyber army be more aggressive?

Is a more proactive strategy the answer to increasing attacks from Russia and China?
22 Oct 2021
UK and US defence labs collaborate on mission-ready AI tech
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK and US defence labs collaborate on mission-ready AI tech

The joint partnership between the two nation's military research units present ways to share software during battle
19 Oct 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
15 Oct 2021
What is NotPetya?
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ransomware

What is NotPetya?

We take a look at the malware that first came to prominence in 2016 and targets Windows-based machines
8 Oct 2021
Why is the energy sector so vulnerable to hacking?
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Why is the energy sector so vulnerable to hacking?

Highly-targeted energy companies often struggle to attract the right cyber security skills and rely on dated systems
7 Oct 2021
UK's National Cyber Force will be based in Samlesbury
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UK's National Cyber Force will be based in Samlesbury

The hub will bring “thousands" of highly skilled jobs and expertise to the North West of England
4 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
A team of security experts in a high tech office
cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
Most IT executives fear nation-state hacking tools will be used on them
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Most IT executives fear nation-state hacking tools will be used on them

IT professionals also feel they could be collateral damage in a cyber war
19 Aug 2021
Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’
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China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’

This comes after the New Zealand government joined international condemnation of China’s alleged exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange Platform
20 Jul 2021
UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack
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cyber warfare

UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack

Dominic Raab calls on the Chinese government to put an end to this "systematic cyber sabotage"
19 Jul 2021
US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations
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Policy & legislation

US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations

The move comes after the US blamed Russia for the SolarWinds attack in April
19 Jul 2021