Also referred to as APT35, Magic Hound, NewsBeef, Newscaster, Phosphorus, and TA453, the advanced persistent threat (APT) actor is known for the targeting of activists, government organizations, journalists, and various other entities. In November 2021, a joint advisory from government agencies in the US, UK, and Australia warned of Iranian state-sponsored attacks targeting critical infrastructure…

The malware, described as a modular ICS attack framework and a collection of custom-made tools, can be used by threat actors to target ICS and SCADA devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs) from Schneider Electric and Omron, and OPC UA servers. Advisories and blog posts describing the toolset have been released by industrial cybersecurity firm…

CISA and the FBI have made a series of recommendations to help SATCOM network providers and customers strengthen cybersecurity. Network providers have been advised to implement additional monitoring capabilities for anomalous traffic related to SATCOM equipment. They have also been advised to read a recent threat assessment report from the Office of the Director of…

Even before Russian troops poured across the border into Ukraine last month, Western observers had warned of massive attacks on Ukraine’s IT infrastructure, likely launched by Russian government agents or, by proxy, private hackers which give the government plausible deniability. The entire range of cyberattacks is within Russia’s capabilities, from blocking banking systems, shutting down…

The agency, Roskomnadzor, said Friday it decided to cut access to Facebook over its alleged “discrimination” of the Russian media and state information resources. It said the restrictions introduced by Facebook owner Meta on the RT and other state-controlled media violate the Russian law. A week ago, the watchdog announced “partial restrictions” on access to…

According to Orange, “nearly 9,000 subscribers” of a satellite internet service provided by its subsidiary Nordnet in France are without internet following a “cyber event” on February 24 at Viasat, a US satellite operator of which it is a client. Eutelsat, the parent company of the bigblu satellite internet service, also confirmed to AFP on…