UK spy chief says Putin is losing information war in Ukraine -The Economist


Russia has failed to gain ground in cyberspace against Ukraine almost six months after its invasion of the country, the head of Britain's GCHQ intelligence service said on Friday.

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Ukraine cyber chief pays surprise visit to 'Black Hat' hacker meeting in Las Vegas Aug 11 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nev. Ukraine's top cyber official addressed a room full of security experts at a hackers' convention following a two-day trip from the capital, Kyiv, to a golden casino in Las Vegas.

Canada jury convicts Dutch man of sexually extorting Canadian teen Aug 08 2022

A Canadian jury on Saturday found Dutch national Aydin Coban guilty on all charges of sexually extorting a teenager from British Columbia whose video of her online harassment sparked a global debate on cyber-bullying.

Taiwan defence ministry: Website hit by cyber attacks amid China tensions Aug 03 2022

TAIPEI Taiwan defence ministry said on Thursday its website suffered cyber attacks and went offline temporarily, adding it was working closely with other authorities to enhance cyber security as tensions with China rise.

Taiwan expects increased 'psychological warfare' after Pelosi visit Aug 03 2022

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan pledged on Wednesday to step up security against possible disruptions by "overseas forces" including cyber attacks as tensions with China rise following the visit to the self-ruled island by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Britain's Conservative Party voting for next PM delayed after hacking alert -The Telegraph Aug 02 2022

(Reuters) -Voting by Britain's Conservative Party members to pick the next prime minister has been delayed after the GCHQ spy agency warned that cyber hackers could change people’s ballots, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Attacks on Taiwan websites likely work of Chinese 'hacktivists' - researchers Aug 02 2022

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON Digital attacks against Taiwanese government websites ahead of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Tapei on Tuesday were likely launched by Chinese activist hackers rather than the Chinese government, a cybersecurity research organisation said.

Website of Taiwan's presidential office receives overseas cyber attack - source Aug 02 2022

TAIPEI The website of Taiwan's presidential office received an overseas cyber attack on Tuesday and was at one point malfunctioning, a source briefed on the matter said.

N.Korea denounces U.S. over Washington's remarks on cryptocurrency stealing Jul 23 2022

SEOUL North Korea on Saturday condemned remarks by a senior White House official about Pyongyang's cyberattack capabilities and said it would continue to stand against what it called U.S. aggression towards it.

Thai minister backtracks on spyware admission as government denies Pegasus use Jul 22 2022

BANGKOK A Thai minister on Friday sought to walk back remarks before parliament that authorities had used spyware to monitor individuals, U-turning on his admission just days earlier that surveillance software was actively being used.

Data-hosting in China hampers U.S. law enforcement -prosecutor Jul 20 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. companies are hosting customer data more often on servers in China, complicating U.S. authorities' ability to get information for criminal investigations, a senior federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security Jul 20 2022

BANGKOK A Thai minister has admitted the country uses surveillance software to track individuals in cases involving national security or drugs, amid revelations that government critics' phones had been hacked using the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware.

Romanian man extradited to U.S. on hacking charges over virus that hit NASA Jul 19 2022

NEW YORK A Romanian man accused of helping distribute a computer virus that infected more than 1 million computers and caused big financial losses worldwide has been extradited to the United States, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

U.S. seizes $500,000 in ransom paid to North Korean hackers, official says Jul 19 2022

NEW YORK The United States has seized around $500,000 in ransom paid last year by a hospital in Kansas and others to North Korean cyber attackers, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Tuesday.

Pegasus phone spyware used to target 30 Thai activists, cyber watchdogs say Jul 18 2022

BANGKOK At least 30 political activists in Thailand have been hacked using Israeli surveillance spyware Pegasus, according to a joint investigation by human rights and cyber monitoring groups, which suspect the attacks were launched locally.

Russian hacker group says cyber attacks continue on Lithuania Jun 28 2022

LONDON (Reuters) -Russian hacker group Killnet told Reuters that it was continuing a major cyber attack on Lithuania on Tuesday in retaliation for Vilnius's decision to cease the transit of some goods under European Union sanctions to Russia's Kaliningrad exclave.

U.S., partners dismantle Russian hacking 'botnet,' Justice Dept says Jun 17 2022

WASHINGTON Law enforcement in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain dismantled a global network of internet-connected devices that had been hacked by Russian cyber criminals and used for malicious purposes, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Russia says West risks 'direct military clash' over cyber attacks Jun 09 2022

Russia warned the West on Thursday that cyber attacks against its infrastructure risked leading to direct military confrontation, and that attempts to challenge Moscow in the cyber sphere would be met with targeted countermeasures.

Ukrainian officials' phones targeted by hackers - cyber watchdog Jun 06 2022

LONDON The phones of Ukrainian officials have been targeted by hackers as Russia pursues its invasion of Ukraine, a senior cybersecurity official said Monday.

Tehran municipality websites hit by possible hacking, Iranian agency says Jun 02 2022

DUBAI (Reuters) -Tehran municipality websites and intranet system were temporarily unavailable on Thursday, an Iranian news agency reported, suggesting it was possibly the result of hacking.