Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SecurityWeekSecurityWeek

Cybercrime

Belgian Military in Five-Day Battle Against Cyberattack

The Belgian military said on Tuesday it had been hit with a cyberattack five days ago and was still battling to restore affected parts of its system.

Military spokesman Olivier Severin told AFP that elements hit by last Thursday’s attack, which contaminated services connected to the internet, were still being analysed and restored.

The Belgian military said on Tuesday it had been hit with a cyberattack five days ago and was still battling to restore affected parts of its system.

Military spokesman Olivier Severin told AFP that elements hit by last Thursday’s attack, which contaminated services connected to the internet, were still being analysed and restored.

Severin did not name any group suspected of the attack and gave no further details of the systems involved.

The attackers are believed to have targeted a vulnerability in Log4j, a logging library that keeps track of events on a system.

The flaw, which was publicised earlier this month, was labelled “the single biggest, most critical vulnerability of the last decade” by US cybersecurity firm Tenable.

It can allow attackers to take control of a machine, move around the victim’s network and deploy ransomware and spyware.

The Belgian military imposed “quarantine measures” to “contain the infected elements”, Severin told the Belga press agency on Monday.

Log4j is a common piece of code and the vulnerability has led to widespread concern, but no other attacks on major companies or institutions have yet been reported.

Related: Log4Shell Tools and Resources for Defenders – Continuously Updated

Related: Log4j Update Patches New Vulnerability That Allows DoS Attacks

Related: Microsoft Spots Multiple Nation-State APTs Exploiting Log4j Flaw

Written By

AFP 2023

Click to comment

Expert Insights

Related Content

Cybercrime

Zendesk is informing customers about a data breach that started with an SMS phishing campaign targeting the company’s employees.

Cybercrime

The release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in late 2022 has demonstrated the potential of AI for both good and bad.

Nation-State

The North Korean APT tracked as TA444 is either moonlighting from its previous primary purpose, expanding its attack repertoire, or is being impersonated by...

Nation-State

FBI says a North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus and APT38 is behind the $100 million Horizon bridge cryptocurrency heist.

Mobile & Wireless

Technical details published for an Arm Mali GPU flaw leading to arbitrary kernel code execution and root on Pixel 6.

Mobile & Wireless

Apple rolled out iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 to cover serious security vulnerabilities.

Cloud Security

VMware vRealize Log Insight vulnerability allows an unauthenticated attacker to take full control of a target system.

Mobile & Wireless

Apple’s iOS 12.5.7 update patches CVE-2022-42856, an actively exploited vulnerability, in old iPhones and iPads.