Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last Friday that a major cyberattack by a “sophisticated state-based actor” has hit the nation.
Another twisty tale from the cyber sleuths at Check Point today, June 18, with news of a “very sophisticated, malicious” attack on Microsoft users in multiple countries.
As the coronavirus has forced many workers to work from home these days, one area where they need to become more involved in is the protection of sensitive data.
Since the first bounty of just $475 (£385) was paid in October 2013, bounties paid to date have now exceeded $100 million (£813 million) in total.
Israel's national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems.
An investigation by open source intelligence (OSINT) analyst Foeke Postma at Bellingcat makes sobering reading.
The company that facilitates payments on the U.K. electricity market, tracking the trade between those who produce electricity and those who supply it and resolving the differences, has fallen victim to a cyber-attack.
The U.S. government has accused China of hacking COVID-19 research on vaccines and treatments for the virus.
While Russia battles the spread of the coronavirus, its top leadership has also moved against a perceived threat to security in the military.
For businesses fortunate enough to allow their workers to work home versus letting them go, this sudden surge in remote access due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created many security problems.