US and UK call out Russian hackers for Georgia attacks

US and UK call out Russian hackers for Georgia attacks

by Danny Bradbury The US and UK governments have both accused Russia of launching a cyber attack against the Georgian government last year. The attacks, mounted on 28 October 2019, came from Russia’s notorious GRU military intelligence unit, according to...
Ransomware attack forces 2-day shutdown of natural gas pipeline

Ransomware attack forces 2-day shutdown of natural gas pipeline

by Lisa Vaas The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday said that an infection by an unidentified ransomware strain forced the shutdown of a natural-gas pipeline for two days. Fortunately, nothing blew up. The attacker never got control of the...
Nearly half of hospital Windows systems still vulnerable to RDP bugs

Nearly half of hospital Windows systems still vulnerable to RDP bugs

by Danny Bradbury Almost half of connected hospital devices are still exposed to the wormable BlueKeep Windows flaw nearly a year after it was announced, according to a report released this week. The report, called 2020 Vision: A Review of Major IT & Cyber...
Council returns to using pen and paper after cyberattack

Council returns to using pen and paper after cyberattack

by John E Dunn Ten days after a suspected ransomware attack, residents of the English borough of Redcar and Cleveland must be starting to wonder when their Council’s IT systems will return. The first public sign of trouble appeared on the morning of Saturday,...
Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

by Danny Bradbury The US needs a data protection agency of its own, and Kirsten Gillibrand wants to be the one that makes it happen. Gillibrand, the US senator for New York, released the call to action last week. She announced draft legislation known as the Data...
Officials raise alarm about Chinese hacking

Officials raise alarm about Chinese hacking

by Danny Bradbury Officials raised the alarm on Thursday over the volume of Chinese cyber activity against the US. Commentators, including US Attorney General William Barr, pointed to ongoing cyberthreats against US businesses and academic institutions, painting a...
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