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CISA has warned organizations in the United States about potential critical threats following the recent Russia-linked attacks aimed at Ukraine. [Read More]
A vulnerability in Box's implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA) allowed attackers to take over accounts without needing access to the target's phone. [Read More]
Major ICS vendors and other organizations have been targeted in an ongoing cyberespionage campaign that appears to focus on renewable energy. [Read More]
NATO has inked a deal to bolster its cyber support for Ukraine, after a sweeping hacking attack against Kyiv heightened tensions amid fears that Russia could be plotting an invasion. [Read More]
Newly detected WhisperGate malware being used by previously unknown threat group in cyberattacks against Ukraine [Read More]
But Microsoft warned that the cyberattack on Ukraine could prove destructive and affect more organizations than initially feared. [Read More]
While it is not immediately clear who was behind cyberattacks on Ukraine, they come amid heightened tensions with Russia and after talks between Moscow and the West failed to yield any significant progress this week. [Read More]
Researchers estimate that North Korea-linked hacking group Lazarus pilfered close to $400 million in crypto-coins last year. [Read More]
Kyiv on Friday reported a massive cyber attack on key government websites as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine escalate following several rounds of unsuccessful talks. [Read More]
CYBERCOM shares details and malware attributed to the Iran-linked threat actor MuddyWater. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Idan Aharoni's picture
Plausible deniability provides a massive operational leeway to military operations in cyberspace, enabling governments to take actions without risking an all-out war.
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?