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CrowdStrike shares an analysis of Sunspot, a piece of malware that was used by hackers to insert the Sunburst backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion product in the recent supply chain attack. [Read More]
Researchers have found some similarities between the Sunburst malware used in the SolarWinds attack and Kazuar, a backdoor attributed to the Russia-linked cyber-espionage group Turla. [Read More]
Ongoing coverage of the SolarWinds Orion attacks and useful resources, including analysis and indicators of compromise (IOC). Check back often for updates. [Read More]
Cybersecurity companies and U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the possible role played by a product from JetBrains in the recently discovered SolarWinds hack, according to reports. [Read More]
Trend Micro warns that a previously unknown threat actor is targeting multiple organizations, including government entities, research institutions, and universities in Taiwan. [Read More]
The Justice Department said that 3% of its Microsoft Office 365 email accounts were potentially affected under the massive breach of government networks that U.S. officials have linked to Russia. [Read More]
A class action lawsuit has been filed by investors against SolarWinds over the recently disclosed cyberattack attributed to Russia. [Read More]
Top national security agencies said Russia was likely responsible for the massive "SolarWinds" hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that China might be to blame. [Read More]
A U.S.-funded center in Cyprus will help train officials from countries in the eastern Mediterranean region and the Middle East on the latest techniques in border, customs, maritime and cyber security. [Read More]
Hackers breached more than 250 government and private organizations through the SolarWinds supply chain attack, according to reports. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.