European Parliament hacked after vote to designate Russia as a sponsor of terrorism
Shortly after they voted to designate Russia as a state-sponsor of terrorism, the European Parliament's website went down.
The European Parliament website was taken offline for several hours on Wednesday by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack came shortly after the MEPs vot... 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
‘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
Microsoft Azure hit with capacity issues
Multiple crises pushed the tech giant into the yellow zone.
Microsoft Azure services might quietly be facing capacity issues, according to reporting in ITPro. As many as two dozen Azure data centres worldwide are currently operating on limited capacity. The original reporting was sourced to two ... Read more
Despite macroeconomic concerns, tech spending remains steady
Despite Inflation, Sky-rocketing Energy & Home Prices, Supply Chain Issues, and a global crisis regarding Ukraine, information technology buyers and chief information officers expect more than a 6% raise in tech spending in 2022.
Although the prediction made in January was that an increase o... Read more
Cisco in dire straits, share price plummets by 19 percent
Cisco's latest quarter leaves much to be desired. According to the organization, the disappointing figures are a consequence of COVID lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine. Shortly after the presentation, Cisco's share price fell by 19 percent.
In the third and latest quarter of Cisco's fisc... Read more
SentinelOne discovers AcidRain malware targeting wind turbines
SentinelOne recently discovered 'Acid Rain', a new wiperware variant . The malware focuses on disrupting the (satellite) communication of wind turbines.
According to the security specialist, AcidRain was found in as many as 5,800 wind turbines belonging to wind energy organization Enercon. Affec... Read more
ABBYY opens office for refugees from Ukraine
Automation specialist ABBYY is opening an office in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The office is intended for Ukrainian employees seeking refuge in Lithuania.
"The opening achieves two objectives: to safely transfer Ukrainian employees to Lithuania and to strengthen our customer support", sh... Read more