Cybersecurity acronyms you should know

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Cybersecurity news and best practices are full of acronyms and abbreviations. Without understanding what each one means, it’s difficult to comprehend the significance of most major threats and the essential tools that help prevent them. Our list below contains 100 of the most common cybersecurity abbreviations that you may encounter in … Continue reading Cybersecurity acronyms you should know

Biden: Hackers targeting ill-prepared local governments

President Joe Biden on March 21, 2022, warned that Russian cyberattacks on U.S. targets are likely, though the government has not identified a specific threat. Biden urged the private sector: "Harden your cyber defenses immediately." It is a costly fact of modern life that organizations from pipelines and shipping companies to hospitals and any number of private companies are vulnerable … Continue reading Biden: Hackers targeting ill-prepared local governments

Spy chief calls for stricter global laws

The head of UK domestic intelligence service MI5, Ken McCallum, has advised MPs to beware of China and Russia's "interference alerts," which he believes will occur increasingly often as these two countries are allegedly aiming for international supremacy. Head of MIS, Ken McCallum In an interview with the Daily Mail, McCallum said that since the … Continue reading Spy chief calls for stricter global laws

Ukraine Crisis: Can the US sanction Russia before invasion?

Washington could impose sanctions on Russia in response to alleged cyberattacks on Ukraine, even before any potential ground invasion, a member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee revealed on Wednesday. Photo by Aaron Kittredge on Pexels.com Democratic Senator Chris Murphy confirmed that "pre-invasion sanctions" were being considered in response to Moscow's alleged targeting of … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: Can the US sanction Russia before invasion?

US charges two suspected hackers over ransomware attacks

The Biden administration has charged two suspected hackers, nationals of Russia and Ukraine, respectively, in connection with a wave of ransomware attacks that targeted US companies earlier this year. The United States Justice Department announced the charges on Monday, saying it recovered $6.1m in ransom payments made to one of the suspects. Attorney General Merrick Garland Yaroslav … Continue reading US charges two suspected hackers over ransomware attacks

North Korean hackers targeting ATMs around the world

  Security experts this week identified a highly sophisticated hacking group as the mastermind behind a troublesome spate of cyber attacks that have left financial firms across the world rattled since 2016. Drawing links between a spate of global cyber attacks orchestrated by a gang of cybercriminals, experts have managed to unmask a malware attack … Continue reading North Korean hackers targeting ATMs around the world