Massive leak of Yandex code reveals 1922 search ranking factors
The Russian tech giant was quick to assure everyone that they had not been hacked.
This week Ars Technica reported that 44.7GB of source code files leaked source code have revealed the underpinnings of Russian tech giant Yandex's many apps and services. The files had been stolen by a former empl... Read more
‘No way to prevent Dutch chips from powering Russian and Iranian drones’
The use of Dutch chips in Russian and Iranian drones can't be completely prevented, according to foreign trade minister Schreinemacher.
Schreinemacher shared the statement in response to a meeting of the House of Representatives. According to the trade minister, it's impossible to completely p... Read more
‘Russia ratchets up hacking campaign against Ukraine and allies’
Microsoft says the Russian government is coordinating cyberattacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure along with missiles and other physical strikes.
A Microsoft report issued on December 3 warns that Moscow has intensified its approach to pressure Kiev’s military and political support -- bo... Read more
New EU policy obliges member states to increase security measures
European member states have new obligations in terms of national cybersecurity. According to the European Commission, the European Union is vulnerable to cyberattacks from Russia. Hence, the body adopted a new cybersecurity policy. As a result, member states are expected to increase investments in ... Read more
‘Cyber threats increase due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine’
According to cybersecurity agency ENISA, the Russian attack on Ukraine led to larger, more destructive cyberattacks over the past year.
The organization looked back on the security landscape of 2022 in its annual report. The damage of cyberattacks increased. Zero-day exploits became more common ... Read more
Lloyd’s of London: ‘no evidence of data compromise’ from cyberattack
The insurance giant had shut down its markets as a "precautionary measure" during the probe.
Lloyd's of London said on Monday that its investigation into a possible cyberattack had found no evidence of data compromise, according to a report in Reuters.
"The investigation has concluded that no... Read more
‘European telecom providers prepare for power outages’
Several European telecom companies told Reuters that the energy crisis could lead to network outages in the coming winter.
Russia's gas supply has been cut off. Putin blocked one of the main European pipelines after the European Union imposed sanctions for invading Ukraine. The supply of energy... Read more
Hackers deliver malware through ‘mouseovers’ in PowerPoint files
Hackers suspected of working for Russia are utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (PTTs) to spread malware, using a hyperlink technique that acts as a set-off to trigger a malicious PowerShell script within the PPT.
There is no need for a malicious macro to execute or download the payload... Read more
‘Ransomware strikes one out of 40 organizations per week’
According to Check Point, ransomware strikes one out of 40 organizations per week. In its latest report, the organization states that ransomware incidents increased 59 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2022.
CPR attributes the rise to increased remote working, geopolitical tension... Read more
Group-IB leaves Russia, focuses on Europe
Security company Group-IB is leaving Russia. The organization has offices in Amsterdam, Singapore and Dubai. Russia belonged to the list, but no longer fits in with the company's future plans.
Group-IB remains the Russian division's owner for now. The security company wants to split ties within ... Read more