Covid has driven ubiquitous growth in digital services in nations as geographically far apart as the UK and China. London has seen massive tech IPOs this year with listings of Deliveroo, Alphawave and Wise. However, the sharp rise in digitalisation has brought an inevitable need for businesses to protect their networks, as vast swathes of us being online has led to more and more vulnerabilities.
Joe Biden sends a warning that 'a cyber breach of great consequence' could lead to a war with a major power. US president Joe Biden had some tough words over recent state-sponsored and criminal ransomware attacks, suggesting that if the US were to end up in a "real shooting war" it would be because of a major cyberattack.
Tech analyst Gartner reckons there's a hefty bill on the horizon for organizations as cyberattacks become physical, and that people could be hurt or killed. Tech analyst firm Gartner reckons that hackers will have turned computer systems into weapons to the point that they could injure or kill humans by 2025, and that beyond the human tragedy it will cost businesses $50 billion to remediate across IT systems, litigation and compensation.
Digital Shadows' Q2 ransomware report highlighted that the number of victims posted to data leak sites increased by 47% compared to Q1. More than 700 organizations were attacked with ransomware and had their data posted to data leak sites in Q2 of 2021, according to a new research report from cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows.
Saudi Aramco is reportedly facing a $50m (£36.3m) ransom demand after a data leak from one of its contractors. The world’s largest oil firm confirmed in a statement that it “recently became aware of the indirect release of a limited amount of company data which was held by third-party contractors.”
The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) disclosed Tuesday that multiple U.S. natural gas and oil pipeline companies were successfully breached by Chinese hackers for two years beginning in 2011. The agencies outlined the campaign, which ended in 2013, in a joint cybersecurity advisory released Tuesday.
US says China-backed hackers targeted 23 pipeline companies from 2011 to 2013 as firms are ordered to beef up cybersecurity in wake of Colonial ransomware attack
Federal government says China-backed hackers targeted US pipelines Some 23 US pipeline firms were targeted and 13 were hacked from 2011 to 2013 Revelation comes day after US, allies said China hacked Microsoft servers In May, hackers targeted Colonial Pipeline with $4.4million ransomware attack The attack disrupted gasoline deliveries all along the East Coast of the US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to bolster cybersecurity following a May ransomware attack that disrupted gas delivery across the East Coast. In a statement, DHS said it would require operators of federally designated critical pipelines to implement “specific mitigation measures” to prevent ransomware attacks and other cyber intrusions.
New tools for the public sector will help agencies comply with President Joe Biden's cybersecurity executive order, while other tools give Cloud customers more automated security operations and access to Palo Alto Networks' threat detection technologies. Google Cloud on Tuesday is introducing a range of new security products, for both its private and public sector customers, as they look to respond to the quickly-evolving threat landscape.
WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions." It was the second security directive issued by the department's Transportation Security Administration since May, after a hack of the Colonial Pipeline disrupted fuel supplies in the southeastern United States for days.
In America, we tend to take gasoline for granted. It's been 42 years since the oil crisis of 1979, when price spikes and long lines at the pump were commonplace. Most drivers on the road today are too young to have waited in those lines.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (The Charlotte Observer) - Colonial Pipeline Co. faces a $200,000 a day fine if it fails to improve the way it detects leaks in its U.S. pipeline system, after a massive gasoline leak in Huntersville, according to a recent settlement in the case with the U.S. government.
US warns Russia to take care of cybercrime operating in its own backyard or the US will take care of it themselves. Following the latest series of ransomware attacks, the White House has said the US will take action against the gangs involved, if the Russian government doesn't.
Here we go again. Just like the Colonial Pipeline and beef supplier JBS, hackers have once again brought an alarming number of businesses to their knees. As many as 1,500 organizations were compromised by ransomware following an incident in the United States at information technology firm Kaseya, which remotely controls programs for companies that manage internet services for businesses.
Colonial Pipeline and federal regulators have reached a settlement in the massive gasoline spill in Huntersville and it means Colonial will not go to court, at least for now. It took two teenagers riding an ATV on the Oehler Nature Preserve along Huntersville-Concord Road last August to find the largest gas leak in North Carolina history.
'Weak against Putin': Biden is slammed for slow response to Friday's global cyberattack that has affected at least 1,000 US firms after saying he will decide on July 4 if Russia and Putin are to blame
He warned the US 'will respond' if it is tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin Biden said he will know more Sunday when he is briefed by US intelligence A mass cyberattack hit at least 1,000 US firms in the run-up to July 4 weekend Security firm Huntress said Russia-linked REvil cyber gang was to blame
Facebook is now asking some users in the United States if they, or someone they know, have been subject to extremist content, and if they believe certain posts might have radicalized a friend. The odd questions came from the tech giant’s Redirect Initiative, whose goal it is to prevent extremism from pervading through the social network.