Hackers breach Swedish IT firm InfoSolutions’ medical database

Hackers have breached the cyber defenses of a Swedish information technology firm; so far it is unclear whether the breach has resulted in the attackers gaining access to a database containing patient data, including COVID-19 test results. In a statement InfoSolutions said, it has “identified and solved what made the intrusion possible.” However, as yet,…

SEC enforcing cyber security disclosures following SolarWinds cyber attack

According to two sources familiar with an SEC investigation, the regulator has opened an investigation into last year’s SolarWinds cyber attack; the probe is focusing on whether failed to disclose that they had been affected by the hack. Last week, the SEC sent investigative letters to a number of public issuers and investment firms requesting voluntary…

SolarWinds hack was the largest and most sophisticated cyber attack to date: Microsoft president

In a statement, Microsoft Corp’s President Brad Smith said, the SolarWinds hacking campaign that used the U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise many U.S. government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen”. The hacking campaign, identified in December 2020, was allegedly orchestrated by China and Russia, had…

Microsoft detects Iran-linked actors engaging in cyber attacks against high profile individuals

In a breaking news, Microsoft Corp stated, it has detected and has attempted to stop a series of cyberattacks from Phosphorus, a company that has earlier been described as an ‘Iranian actor’. The attacks were aimed at more than 100 high-profile individuals. “Phosphorus, an Iranian actor, has targeted with this scheme potential attendees of the upcoming…

Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor halts production following cyber attack

On Sunday, Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor said, some of its systems have been hit by a cyber attack as a result of which it has placed on hold some of its manufacturing operations. “Tower has notified relevant authorities, and is working closely with law enforcement organizations and with a leading team of worldwide experts,…

Russia’s GRU military intelligence gained access to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s e-mail correspondences: Der Spiegel

As per a report from German news magazine Der Spiegel, Russia’s GRU military intelligence may have gained access to many e-mails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency office in a 2015 cyber attack on Germany’s parliament. A spokesman for the German government had no immediate comment. Federal criminal police along with Germany’s federal cyber agency…

Cyber attack traced back to China: Bayer

In February, Germany’s cybersecurity agency had stated, the country had experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure, including power grids and water suppliers. German broadcasters BR and NDR had reported on these incidents. In a significant development, Germany’s largest drugmaker, Bayer stated it had mitigated a cyber attack on…

Hackers distrupted U.S. newspaper distribution system using malware

The cyber attack caused disruption to production systems in the Saturday edition of a number of newspapers, all of whom shared a common production platform. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a cyber attack, that appeared to originate outside the U.S., caused significant printing and delivery disruptions at several U.S. newspapers including…