State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack – experts

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore’s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was specifically targeted in the […]

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Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.

One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.

That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) was the first significant step in gaining access to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) network.

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DHS, FBI Identify Tactics in Cyberattack Campaign Targeting Industrial Control Systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned in an e-mail on October 20 that an ongoing cyberattack campaign is targeting the nuclear, energy, and other critical infrastructure sectors since at least May 2017—with results ranging from cyber espionage to the ability to disrupt energy systems in the event of […]

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Russian Hackers Targeting U.S. Nuclear Plants: Reports

U.S. officials said Russian government hackers have broken into systems at U.S. nuclear power plants and also have made cyber intrusions into the business systems of other energy companies, according to several reports over the past week. The Washington Post on July 8 reported that U.S. officials said there is no evidence the hackers were […]

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Alert researcher helped stem global cyberattack


The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks, and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the US.

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