“The number of cyber threat actors is rising, and they are becoming more sophisticated”, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security said. The center found that those four countries are very likely attempting to build up capacities to disrupt key Canadian infrastructure — like the electricity supply — to further their goals. The report said they…

The warning comes roughly one week after the United States revealed that the same adversary targeted Democratic voters in multiple states with emails seeking to intimidate them into voting for President Donald Trump. In the previous alert, CISA and the FBI noted that the Iranian hackers targeted known vulnerabilities in virtual private network (VPN) products…

Also known as Seedworm, MERCURY, and Static Kitten, and initially analyzed in 2017, MuddyWater is mainly focused on organizations in the Middle East and regions nearby. Highly active, the group was observed expanding its target list and leveraging a broad and varied toolset. Although further details on the threat actor’s operations emerged last year (after…

A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms. Instead, it grants a temporary license that will allow Huawei to continue doing business with American firms. “The Temporary General License grants operators…

U.S. Companies Urged to Protect Against Foreign Government Hackers

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center began sending out detailed advisories, in brochure and video forms, to companies around the country to show them how to guard against cyber-incursions. The blitz follows hotel chain Marriott’s disclosure last week that hackers stole more than five million passport numbers of guests at its properties. It was the…

U.S. Takes Off the Gloves in Global Cyber Wars: Top Oficials

National Security Advisor John Bolton said the country’s “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years” was now in effect. The new more aggressive posture follows a decision by President Donald Trump to revoke rules established by his predecessor Barack Obama to require high-level authority for any big military cyber operations. “Our hands are not…

House Passes Bill to Enhance Industrial Cybersecurity

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill aimed at protecting industrial control systems (ICS), particularly ones used in critical infrastructure, against cyberattacks. The legislation, H.R. 5733, formally known as the “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act,” was introduced on May 9 by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and it was approved by…