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NASA's Mission to Prevent Future Internet Apocalypse 

In a groundbreaking effort to stop a potential “internet apocalypse Solar Storm ” that could leave people offline for months, NASA has embarked on a mission and traveled to solar wind to prevent it from happening. This aims to understand the mechanism behind the sun’s wind, which carries vital information to Earth.   The consequences of failing […]

Report says Russian hackers haven't eased spying efforts

The elite Russian state hackers behind last year’s massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign hardly eased up this year, managing plenty of infiltrations of U.S. and allied government agencies and foreign policy think tanks with consummate craft and stealth, a leading cybersecurity firm reported. Also Monday, Microsoft announced that it had disrupted the cyber-spying of a state-backed […]

Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer. The group, which Microsoft calls Nobelium, has employed a new strategy to piggyback on the direct access that cloud service resellers have […]

US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia

Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware attacks was not invited to a two-day meeting starting Wednesday to develop new strategies to counter the […]

DOJ empowers False Claims Act, Federal contractors’ cybersecurity threat

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) disclosed on Wednesday intentions of implementing the False Claims Act as an additional measure to follow-up on cybersecurity cases intertwined with federal contractors playing a role in exposing the country’s security ecosystem to cybersecurity threats. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco introduced this week the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative that will […]

Microsoft: Russia behind 58% of detected state-backed hacks

Russia accounted for most state-sponsored hacking detected by Microsoft over the past year, with a 58% share, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in the United States, followed by Ukraine, Britain and European NATO members, the company said. The devastating effectiveness of the long-undetected SolarWinds hack — it mainly breached information technology businesses including […]

Microsoft fixes cloud platform vulnerability after warning

Microsoft says it has fixed a flaw in its cloud computing platform that cybersecurity researchers warned could have enabled hackers to take over a cloud-based database product used by many big companies. The company said Friday there’s no evidence the potential opening was exploited by malicious actors or that any customer data was exposed. The […]

Big Tech teams up with U.S. authority against ransomware

U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealed on Thursday plans to foster Big Tech giants’ support to strengthen cybersecurity measures, preceding a sequence of high-profile attacks on security infrastructure. In its latest endeavor to secure its infrastructure, U.S. authorities are incorporating Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to reinforce the state’s cybersecurity. Join Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) is […]

Alleged Russian Security Breach on Republican GOP System

In a series of endless attacks on the U.S. and its allies’ infrastructures, a wave of Russian government-associated hacks and ransomware attacks have been reoccurring, and now another security breach has been identified on third-party provider Synnex. Following their previous attack on SolarWinds, the Russian group known as Cozy Bear, backed by the Russian government […]

A week of cybercrimes: Here’s what you need to know

The digital world’s exposure to cyberthreats disturbance as potential and targeted attacks shows how cybercrimes has escalated to be one of the most reported crimes, with data breaches and fraud losses to exceed $200 billion over the next 5 years. Following the chain of notorious cyberattacks breaching the security of a plethora of businesses worldwide […]