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…

Colonial Pipeline operating fuel line under manual control, following ransomeware attack

In a statement, Colonial Pipeline said, it has restarted operations in its Line 4 fuel line, which runs from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Woodbine, Maryland, under manual control. The line came under cyber attack which shutdown the pipeline system last week on Friday. In a notice to shippers, Colonial Pipeline said, Line 4 will be…

Chinese state-sponsored hacking group HAFNIUM pillaged user inboxes which use Microsoft Exchange Server

In a statement, Microsoft cyber security experts along with cyber security experts from outside of the company said, a cyberespionage group from China has been remotely plundering email inboxes using 0-day exploits in Microsoft mail server software. In a blog post Microsoft said, the cyber-espionage group dubbed as HAFNIUM, a state-sponsored entity operating out of…

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…

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,…

Hacker hit cruise operator Carnival Corp with ransomware, gain access to employee data

Cruise operator Carnival Corp disclosed, it has launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand’s computer network systems. In a regulatory filing, Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess cruises among others, disclosed that through the attack hackers were able to gain access personal data of guests and employees. Carnival Corp…

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…

Hackers manage to access voice mails at Italy’s state-owned Monte dei Paschi bank

In a notice sent to customers by Italy’s state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi, hackers have managed to access the mailboxes of some employees, with the bank informing clients in the notice that on March 30 some messages with voice mail attachments had been sent as a result of the cyber attack. Incidentally, the notice did…