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From tanks on ground to cyber attacks, Russia surrounding Ukraine

Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine, images of smoke billowing from buildings, citizens panicking and leaving cities shocked the world. While the fight on ground is sending shivers down the world’s spine, Russia has also been indulging in cyber attacks. Cyber attacks are wreaking havoc on computer systems far beyond the country’s borders. Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates here […]Read More

Cyberattack Hits Ukrainian Government, Banking Websites

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Photo: Enrico Strocchi via Flickr) Editor’s Update: Russia launched airstrikes at targets across Ukraine at about 5 a.m. Eastern European Time on Feb. 24, with Putin vowing to “demilitarize” Ukraine. Experts say Russia appears to be attempting a full military takeover of the country. See Also: Case Study: The Road to Zero Trust […]Read More

Ukraine computers hit by data-wiping software as Russia launched invasion

Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words “Cyber Attack”, binary codes and the Ukrainian flag, in this illustration taken February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register LONDON/KYIV, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A newly discovered piece of destructive software found circulating in Ukraine has hit hundreds of computers, according to researchers […]Read More

Attack on Ukrainian Government Websites Linked to GRU Hackers

On 23 February, on Russia’s military holiday and two days after Russian president Vladimir Putin recognised the independence of the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR, most key Ukrainian government institutions had their websites attacked in a presumed DDoS campaign. As of 16:30 Kyiv time, the websites of the Ukrainian parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  and Council of Ministers, (including […]Read More

DDoS attacks hit Ukrainian government websites

Kyiv, Ukraine—A powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack hit Ukraine Tuesday, targetting the websites of the country’s armed forces, defense ministry, public radio and two biggest national banks—Privatbank and Oschadbank—and knocking some services offline. The attack, which worked by flooding the sites with an overwhelming amount of web traffic, left many Ukrainians unable to […]Read More

Hackers Attach Malicious .exe Files to Teams Conversations

Microsoft Teams continues to grow in popularity. Teams counts 270 million monthly active Teams users; that’s up a tidy 20 million from July 2021. As this popularity grows, hackers will continue to increase how often they target it as a launchpad for phishing and malware attacks. Starting in January 2022, Avanan observed how hackers are dropping […]Read More

Destructive malware targeting Ukrainian organizations

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organizations in Ukraine. This malware first appeared on victim systems in Ukraine on January 13, 2022. Microsoft is aware of the ongoing geopolitical events in Ukraine and surrounding region and encourages organizations to use the information in this post to proactively protect […]Read More

Don’t use WhatsApp, Telegram to share confidential information, Intel to

Indian intelligence has forbidden all government officials from using WhatsApp, Telegram and other such platforms of private companies to share confidential information. The communication sent to all ministries has asked them to urgently take steps to stop violation of national communication security policies and guidelines. The Indian intel has advised all government officials to refrain […]Read More