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Russian Spy Agency SVR Responsible for SolarWinds Hack: White House

The White House said in a statement on Thursday that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the compromise of nine federal agencies and hundreds of private sector companies. Senior …

Swiss Cyber Security Firm Says It Accessed Servers of a SolarWinds Hacking Group

A Swiss cyber-security firm says it has accessed servers used by a hacking group tied to the SolarWinds breach, revealing details about who the attackers targeted and how they carried out their operation. The firm, PRODAFT, also said the hackers …

Microsoft Flaw Exposes as Many as 60,000 Computer Systems in Germany

BERLIN – As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft Corp.’s email software, the head of its cyber-security watchdog said on Wednesday. More than half of …

Global Power Grids Are Becoming Increasingly Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

More than five years after massive cyber attacks left a quarter of a million Ukrainians without electricity, the world’s power grids have become even more vulnerable to hackers. As utilities turn to varying sources of renewable energy and add millions …

France to Boost Cyber Security Defenses After Attacks

President Emmanuel Macron announced new investment to bolster France’s cyber security defenses after two hospitals were struck by ransomware and the national security agency linked a large cyber attack spanning three years to Russian hackers. The government is earmarking around …

SolarWinds Attackers Focused on Cyber and Tech Firms

Whether it was opportunity, strategy or sheer chutzpah, the suspected Russian hackers behind a massive cyber-attack revealed last month focused particular attention on technology companies, including cyber-security firms entrusted to find malicious activity in their clients’ networks. Four cyber-security companies …

Russian Spy Tools Linked to SolarWinds Hack, Says Cyber Security Firm Kaspersky

The group behind a global cyber-espionage campaign discovered last month deployed malicious computer code with links to spying tools previously used by suspected Russian hackers, researchers said on Monday. Investigators at Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used …

Cyber Experts Race to Secure Networks Following Broad Cyber Attack on U.S.

Russian hackers who broke into U.S. government agencies also spied on less high-profile organizations, including groups in Britain, a U.S. internet provider and a county government in Arizona, according to web records and a security source. More details were revealed …

Japan to Take Countermeasures to Prevent Cyber Attacks from Derailing Tokyo Games

Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year’s Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyber attacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games. Olympics organizers reported no significant …

Russia-Backed Hackers Behind Most Nation-State Cyber Attacks: Microsoft

Russia-based hackers are responsible for the majority of nation-state attacks on Microsoft customers, according to new data from company. Microsoft Corp. has issued 13,000 alerts about nation-state hacking attempts to its customers in the last two years, with 52% of …