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cyber warfare

Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war
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hacking

Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war

The hacking group said it managed to manipulate the broadcasts of three major Russian state-backed media organisations
7 Mar 2022
Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute
A person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask as a symbol of the Anonymous hacking collective
hacking

Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute

Russia’s lunar missions files were obtained through a brute-force attack on a private service hosted by Roscosmos
4 Mar 2022
OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport
A view of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, meant to carry OneWeb satellites into orbit, being load into a hanger at Baikonur Cosmodrome
Network & Internet

OneWeb suspends satellite launch from Russian spaceport

The decision follows Roscosmos’ demand that the UK sell its 20% stake in OneWeb purchased in 2020
3 Mar 2022
Singapore to launch digital defence agency to counter growing cyber threats
Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen speaking in front of a sign
cyber warfare

Singapore to launch digital defence agency to counter growing cyber threats

Russian cyber tactics in Ukraine cited as reason behind new military arm
3 Mar 2022
How Telegram became Ukraine's biggest digital ally in the war
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cyber security

How Telegram became Ukraine's biggest digital ally in the war

The messaging app has experienced a surge in demand as users flock to the platform for news and instructions on how to participate in the effort to th…
3 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott
Group of Ukrainian protesters outside MWC, 2022
cyber warfare

MWC 2022: Ukrainian protesters call for Russian tech boycott

The protestors are urging AWS to “shut down” servers being used by Russian entities
1 Mar 2022
Big Tech enters fight against Russia's multi-pronged cyber offensive
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cyber attacks

Big Tech enters fight against Russia's multi-pronged cyber offensive

Microsoft, Google, Meta, and Twitter have implemented measures to help dampen the impact of Russia's cyber attacks on Ukraine
1 Mar 2022
Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far
A mockup image depicting a fractured relationship between Ukraine and Russia with cracks appearing across both flags
cyber warfare

Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far

A score of additional attacks on the Ukrainian government and other critical services have been reported this week, as Russia officially declares war …
25 Feb 2022
Organisations urged to boost cyber defences in wake of Ukraine cyber attacks
Military personnel examine a server
cyber attacks

Organisations urged to boost cyber defences in wake of Ukraine cyber attacks

Australia’s Cyber Security Centre warns that there has been a historical pattern of cyber attacks against Ukraine that have had international conseque…
23 Feb 2022
US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals
Lisa Monaco speaking to delegates
cyber warfare

US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals

The country has promised 'proactivity' on cyber warfare as it launches new government cyber crime taskforces
21 Feb 2022
UK, US officials say Russia was behind DDoS attacks against Ukraine
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

UK, US officials say Russia was behind DDoS attacks against Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in the US slammed the accusations as "baseless statements"
21 Feb 2022
Ukrainian Ministry of Defence hit by DDoS attack
DDoS Attack on a screen
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Ukrainian Ministry of Defence hit by DDoS attack

Ukraine’s largest commercial bank and State Savings Bank were also hit by cyber attacks
16 Feb 2022
China-backed hackers linked to News Corp cyber attack
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China-backed hackers linked to News Corp cyber attack

Journalists at high-profile media organisations such as the Wall Street Journal and The Times were targeted in the attack linked to espionage activity
7 Feb 2022
UK's first government cyber strategy aims to bolster public sector defences
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cyber security

UK's first government cyber strategy aims to bolster public sector defences

The NCSC found that almost half of all cyber incidents recorded between 2020 and 2021 were aimed at the public sector
25 Jan 2022
Belarusian hacktivists target railway in bid to halt Russian military
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hacking

Belarusian hacktivists target railway in bid to halt Russian military

The incident is thought to be one of the first times ransomware has been used in hacktivism
25 Jan 2022
Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’
Military personnel examine a server
ransomware

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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hacking

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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cyber attacks

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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Counting the consequences of cyber attacks

How can governments respond to the growing risk of online attacks by hostile nations?
5 Nov 2021