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…

Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt to unveil “doctrine of deterrence”

Western democracies are aiming to take action against groups and states aiming to influence elections through voter manipulation and disinformation campaigns. On Thursday, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt unveiled a “doctrine of deterrence”, which includes diplomatic and economic counter-measures, to prevent cyberattacks that threaten to turn elections into “tainted exercises”. The move, part of a…

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft confirm Russian involvement in 2016 U.S Presidential election campaign

U.S. investigators are gradually piecing together how the Kremlin orchestrated its disinformation campaign using U.S. platforms to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. As per a person briefed on Google’s probe on Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections, Google has discovered that Russian agents had spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on…