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Iran blamed Israel on Monday for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges, an assault that imperils ongoing talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal and brings a shadow war between the two countries into the light. [Read More]
Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility lost power Sunday, April 11, 2021, just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster. [Read More]
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google’s decision to promote Rust for low-level Android programming is another sign that the shelf-life for memory corruption mitigations are no match for the speed of in-the-wild exploit development. [Read More]
Facebook cracks down on deceptive networks, including five that mainly targeted individuals outside their countries and nine focused on domestic audiences. [Read More]
Researchers report that a subgroup of the Molerats APT is employing voice changing software in attacks targeting regional adversaries and political opponents. [Read More]
In a new pilot program, the U.S. DoD invites the HackerOne community to remotely test the participating DoD contractors’ assets and report on any identified vulnerabilities. [Read More]
Kaspersky researchers warn that China-linked APT group Cycldek using custom malware in a series of recent attacks targeting government and military entities in Vietnam. [Read More]
VMWare fixes a serious URL-handling vulnerability in the Carbon Black administrative interface and warns of authentication bypass and potential code execution risks. [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced official charges against Wyatt A. Travnichek, a Kansas man accused of accessing and tampering with a public water system. [Read More]
Citrix warns that the bugs could result in privileged code in a guest virtual machine to crash the host or render it unresponsive. [Read More]

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.