Hacker attacks

Google warns that China is stepping up cyberattacks against Taiwan

China is launching more and more cyberattacks on Taiwan. This was reported by cybersecurity experts at Google, a part of Alphabet, according to Bloomberg. The company said it has seen a “significant increase” in Chinese cyberattacks on Taiwan over the past six months. At the same time, Chinese hackers are ... Read more

Russian Sandworm hackers disrupted power supply in Ukraine in 2022

Last year’s power outages in Ukraine were caused not only by missile attacks, but also by what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack on one of the energy facilities. This was reported by analysts at Mandiant, a Google company, according to The Register. It refers to the events in Ukraine ... Read more

Pro-Russian hackers Winter Vivern attack mailboxes of government agencies in Europe

The pro-Russian and Belarusian hacker group Winter Vivern exploits a zero-day vulnerability in common webmail software in attacks on government agencies and think tanks in Europe. This was stated by researchers at ESET, a security company, according to Ars Technica. The previously unknown vulnerability has the identifier CVE-2023-5631 and is ... Read more

23andMe investigates another possible data breach – hacker may have compromised 4 million profiles

Genetic testing company 23andMe is investigating reports of a new data breach involving millions of user records. This was reported by The Verge. Information about the possible leak was published the day before by TechCrunch. Citing a hacker, it reported that information from 4 million profiles belonging to UK residents ... Read more

Russian hackers exploit WinRAR vulnerability to attack Ukrainian users

Earlier this year, a bug was found in WinRAR that allowed attackers to hide malware in archive files. According to TechCrunch, Chinese and Russian hackers are taking advantage of this bug. In August, Rarlab, the developers of WinRAR, released an update to the program that fixed this vulnerability, known as ... Read more

Red Cross issues rules for hackers in military conflicts

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has published the first-ever rules regarding the actions of civilian hackers during military conflicts, writes BBC. They noted that since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, many people have been joining “cyber gangs.” The list consists of eight rules, which are as follows: ... Read more

Hackers attacked WebDetetive spyware servers and deleted data of its victims

Hackers have attacked the servers of the Portuguese-language spyware WebDetetive. The incident is reported by TechCrunch. The unnamed hackers found and exploited security vulnerabilities in the software. This allowed them to compromise WebDetetive’s servers and gain access to user databases. The hackers also claim that they managed to disconnect the ... Read more

Cybersecurity experts set up an “ambush” and watched hackers break into computers

Cybersecurity experts have watched hackers break into computers. As part of the experiment, they recorded 190 million events and 100 hours of video of the attackers’ actions, writes TechCrunch. They did this by deliberately placing multiple servers on the Internet and configuring the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). This allowed the ... Read more

Hackers attacked a russian provider of satellite communications

A group of previously unknown hackers claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on the russian satellite communications provider Dozor-Teleport, whose services are used by energy companies and the country’s defense and security services. This was reported by The Record. The fact that the provider was disconnected from the network was ... Read more

The Biden administration wants to hold companies accountable for inadequate cybersecurity

On Thursday, the Biden administration pushed for new mandatory rules and obligations for software makers and service providers in an effort to shift the burden of protecting US cyberspace to small organizations and individuals. “The most capable and best-positioned actors in cyberspace must be better stewards of the digital ecosystem,” ... Read more