US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration. Nations worldwide have faced the challenge of maintaining trustworthy elections in the face of evolving cyberthreats. As the United States rapidly approaches its 2020 presidential election, officials are concerned about how to best protect … Continue reading US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

25% of BEC Cybercriminals Based in the US

While the US is known to be a prime target for BEC attacks, just how many perpetrators are based there came as a surprise to researchers. A new analysis of business email compromise (BEC) attacks reveals the global footprint of BEC activity: Twenty-five percent of perpetrators behind these threats are located in the United States. … Continue reading 25% of BEC Cybercriminals Based in the US

FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

FIN11, a financially-motivated hacker group with a history starting since at least 2016, has adapted malicious email campaigns to transition to ransomware as the main monetization method. The group runs high-volume operations, lately targeting companies primarily in North America and Europe from almost every industry sector to steal data and to deploy Clop ransomware. Recent … Continue reading FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

DHS: Unknown hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network

The US Department of Homeland Security said that unknown threat actors have targeted the US Census network during the last year in its first-ever Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) report released earlier this week. The US Census Bureau is the largest US federal government statistical agency responsible for collecting statistical data about the US economy and … Continue reading DHS: Unknown hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network

The No Good, Very Bad Week for Irans Nation-State Hacking Ops

A look at the state of Iran's cyber operations as the US puts the squeeze on it with a pile of indictments and sanctions. The US government hit the Iran state hacking machine hard earlier this month: In a 72-hour period, it unsealed three separate indictments of seven Iran-based individuals with a total of 22 … Continue reading The No Good, Very Bad Week for Irans Nation-State Hacking Ops