Category Archives: Cyberattacks

Sometimes the timing of a story is as interesting as the story

As you read this story from the Washington Post, ask yourself this question: Ain’t it interesting that reports of Russians hacking the South Korea Olympics came out now? According to the newspaper, the Russians hacked hundreds of computers linked to … Continue reading

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As you remember the charm offensive by the sister of the North Korean leader…

…also remember the determination within that country to use cyber as a means of terror. And guess who is leading that effort? As the Guardian notes, The group’s cyber operation is now said to be targeting Japan, Vietnam and the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Pyeongchang Olympics suffer first cyberattack

Reuters has the details. The Games’ systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. “Maintaining secure operations is our purpose,” … Continue reading

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Well, this is a fine mess

The Americans have vented their anger at the Russians, and the Russians have responded. It might now be time to stop the growling and bearing of teeth, and instead work on improving relations between Washington and Moscow. Russian media reported … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Powerful cyberattack hits at least three nations

The Associated Press has the story. The number of companies and agencies reportedly affected by the ransomware campaign was piling up fast, and the electronic rampage appeared to be rapidly snowballing into a real-world world crisis. … There’s very little … Continue reading

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Russia: American soldier, we’re coming after you

Hacks. Trolls. Fake news. Those are the ingredients Russia uses to target the U.S. military. Politico has the details. Thus far, congressional committees, law enforcement investigations and press scrutiny have focused on Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s successful efforts to disrupt … Continue reading

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Uh, oh: Cyber attacks could sharply rise on Monday

The Associated Press reports that cybersecurity experts are spreading the word that last week’s ransomware attack could worsen in the coming hours. “The numbers are still going up,” Wainwright said. “We’ve seen that the slowdown of the infection rate over … Continue reading

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