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Nine requests assistance from government after major cyberattack

Incoming Nine chief executive Mike Sneesby confirmed on Sunday night the incident was a cyberattack. Nine’s director of people and culture Vanessa Morley said the company may be unable to fully restore systems for some time and instructed staff to work from home indefinitely. The origin and motive of the attack is unclear, but no …

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Facebook disables cyber espionage operation from Chinese group against Uyghur activists

Facebook regularly discloses methodologies that it is utilizing to secure its platform from cyberattacks and other malicious activities. Now, the company has announced that its security teams have disabled operations against Uyghur activists. These were being carried out by a group in China known as “Evil Eye” or “Earth Empusa”. Image via Wikimedia According to …

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Black Kingdom Ransomware Hunting Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers

Black Kingdom Ransomware Hunting Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers | IT Security News 25. March 2021 More than a week after Microsoft released a one-click mitigation tool to mitigate cyberattacks targeting on-premises Exchange servers, the company disclosed that patches have been applied to 92% of all internet-facing servers affected by the ProxyLogon vulnerabilities.The development, a 43% improvement from the previous …

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Facebook disrupts Chinese hackers’ operation targeting journalists

Facebook has taken action against a group of hackers in China who were targeting dissidents, mostly Uyghurs from Xinjiang province, the company’s Cyber Espionage team said on Wednesday. “Today, we are sharing actions we took against a group of hackers in China known in the security industry as Earth Empusa or Evil Eye – to …

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NGA Picks Four States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy – Security news

NGA Picks Four States for Academy on Cybersecurity PolicyFour states have been chosen by the National Governors Association (NGA) for its 2021 Policy Academy to Advance Whole-of-State Cybersecurity. Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Washington have all been selected by the NGA Center for Best Practices to work directly with the NGA on cybersecurity governance, workforce development, and government partnership …

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International Uyghur Community Targeted for Cyber-Espionage Through Facebook

Although Facebook has been banned in China, the company recently exposed hackers who used the social media platform to lure Uyghurs into downloading malicious software used for surveillance. According to Facebook’s Mike Dvilyanski, Head of Cyber Espionage Investigations, and Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, hackers “targeted activists, journalists and dissidents predominantly among Uyghurs from …

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NGA Picks Four States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy

Four states have been chosen by the National Governors Association (NGA) for its 2021 Policy Academy to Advance Whole-of-State Cybersecurity.  Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Washington have all been selected by the NGA Center for Best Practices to work directly with the NGA on cybersecurity governance, workforce development, and government partnership policies.  “Representatives of the four states will …

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IoT Vendor Sierra Wireless Reports Ransomware Attack

Cybercrime , Endpoint Security , Fraud Management & Cybercrime Manufacturing and IT Systems Disrupted Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • March 23, 2021     Message displayed on Sierra Wireless website (Update: On Friday, Sierra Wireless said it had partially recovered from a ransomware attack that took place earlier this week, enabling it to restart its production …

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