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…

North Korean hackers targeting global financial institutions: U.S. Govt cyber alert

In a significant development, the U.S. government has issued a warning saying, North Korean hackers are increasingly targeting banks around the globe for fraudulent money transfers; they are also targeting ATMs to illegally withdraw cash. The technical cyber security alert was jointly given by four different federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and FBI. They…

Alleged hacker puts up Tokopedia’s user details for sale on darknet

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, Tokopedia said, it is investigating an attempted cyber attack and claims that details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” said Tokopedia’s spokesman. “However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected…

Cyber security specialists team up to fight COVID-19 cyber threats

Cyber security specialists have formed an international group to fight hacking related activities revolving around China’s coronavirus. The international group consisting of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity is called the COVID-19 CTI League. The group which monitors cyber threat intelligence spans across 40 countries and includes professionals in senior positions at major tech…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hit by cyberattacks aimed at slowing down response time

According to a report from Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a key part of the federal government’s response to China’s Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, has been hit by a cyberattack on Sunday night. In a tweet on Monday, the report cited unnamed sources who said there were multiple hacking attacks that…

Defense data may have been stolen in cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp: Japan Defense Ministry

In a statement, Japan’s defense ministry stated, a cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp, a major supplier of the country’s defense and infrastructure systems, has led to a breach of sensitive data on defense equipment. The potentially stolen data included requirements for defense equipment that Japan’s Defense ministry specified for contract bidders in October 2018,…