US allies accuse Beijing of major Microsoft cyber attack

Australia & Oceania 07/20/21, 23:46

America, Australia, the European Union, United Kingdom, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other countries publicly criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). U.S. allies joined in blaming the CCP for orchestrating a major cyberattack on Microsoft and other breaches. "[China's] Ministry of State Security (MSS) has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers ...

Cyber-attack in Germany: ‘We are almost completely paralyzed,’ declares district in worst hacking of the country

Europe 07/12/21, 16:17

The municipality of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, declared a catastrophe, following the worst cyberattack on the country perpetrated by hackers. The federal cybersecurity watchdog confirmed the incursion that crippled the municipality's systems, and experts believe it could take at least a week to repair the damage, according to ...

Cyber-attack paralyzes world’s largest meat processing company

Australia & Oceania 06/01/21, 16:35

The Australian and North American units of the world's largest meat processing plants were affected over the weekend by a cyber-attack directed against their information systems. On Monday, May 31, operations had to be canceled, generating huge chaos in the meat industry production chain. The Brazilian firm JBS SA announced the ...

NSA and FBI warn of Russian piracy tool threatening US government networks

U.S. 08/14/20, 18:50

In a press release issued Thursday, Aug. 13, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI exposed a hacking tool apparently used by Russian military intelligence that poses a threat to information on U.S. government and security networks. In the indictment against the Russian General Staff's Main Intelligence Directorate (commonly known ...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 03:01

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's midterm election have revealed ...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 02:00

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's midterm election revealed a ...

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