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Report: Cyber ​​threats as a result of the Ukraine war
Report: Cyber ​​threats as a result of the Ukraine war

As the current ESET Threat Report T3 2022 shows, there are increasing cyber threats everywhere as a result of the Ukraine war. The cyber war has fully unfolded with new ransomware, wipers, DDoS or brute force attacks on accounts. IT security manufacturer ESET has published its T3 2022 threat report, which summarizes the most important statistics of ESET detection systems and highlights notable examples from cybersecurity research. The latest edition of the so-called "ESET Threat Report" (September to December 2022) highlights the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and its consequences for the world, including cyberspace. The invasion...

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Arrested: ransomware group DoppelPaymer
Arrested: ransomware group DoppelPaymer

Again the core members of a ransomware group were caught: the heads of the APT group DoppelPaymer were caught in Ukraine and Germany through a cooperation of the police, Europol, FBI and many other authorities. The group became known through the attack on the University Hospital Düsseldorf. Already on February 28, 2023, the German State Criminal Police Office of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ukrainian National Police, with the support of Europol, the Dutch police (Politie) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, targeted suspected core members of the criminal group responsible for large-scale cyber attacks responsible for the DoppelPaymer ransomware. Double palmer handle…

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Russian APT group Gamaredon attacks Ukraine  
Russian APT group Gamaredon attacks Ukraine

Russian cyberwar operations by Trident Ursa or APT Gamaredon have remained active since the Ukraine invasion. In addition, there was an attempted attack on a major oil refinery in a NATO member state. Ukraine has faced escalating cyber threats from Russia since early February, when Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 reported extensively on the APT group Trident Ursa (aka Gamaredon, UAC-0010, Primitive Bear, Shuckworm). Trident Ursa is a group affiliated with the Russian domestic intelligence agency FSB. As the conflict continues on the ground and in cyberspace, Trident Ursa remains...

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Ukraine: Hacks, DDoS, Ransomware - is this a cyber war?
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For the "Story of the Year" Kaspersky experts analyzed cyberspace activities such as DDoS or hacks in connection with the war in Ukraine. It is part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, an annual series of forecasts and analytical reports. The year 2022 was marked by a military conflict that brought with it uncertainty and some serious risks. In the course of this, a series of significant events in cyberspace, such as DDoS attacks or hacks, also took place. For the "Story of the Year", Kaspersky experts analyzed each phase of the war, as well as the events that…

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Greater awareness of IT security due to the Ukraine conflict
Greater awareness of IT security due to the Ukraine conflict

As a G DATA study shows, the conflict in Ukraine has led to a higher awareness of IT security: 37 percent of Germans pay more attention to IT security in the company, even as employees. More than 5.000 employees in Germany were surveyed for the mood picture. Crises like the Ukraine war influence the mood in Germany. As a result, people feel less safe. This is also reflected in the current study "Cyber ​​Security in Numbers", which G DATA CyberDefense conducted together with Statista. More than a third of those surveyed are more attentive to the topic of IT security than...

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BSI: IT Security in Germany 2022 - Management Report
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With its report on the situation of IT security in Germany, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) presents its comprehensive overview of the threats in cyberspace. This year's report is also in the context of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. Overall, the already tense situation worsened in the reporting period. The threat in cyberspace is higher than ever. As in the previous year, a high threat of cybercrime was observed in the reporting period. Added to this were various threats related to the Russian war of aggression on…

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Ukraine War: Were Russian Cyber ​​Attacks Effective? 
Ukraine War: Were Russian Cyber ​​Attacks Effective?

A look back at six months of the Ukraine war: what strategy did the Russian cyber attacks pursue and how effective have they been so far? Cyber ​​warfare was carried out according to 4 strategies: destruction, disinformation, hacktivism and e-espionage. A comment by Chester Wisniewski, Principal Research Scientist at Sophos. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, despite many attempts at assessment, none of us knew what role cyberattacks could play in a full-scale invasion. Russia had been conducting cyberattacks on Ukraine since occupying Crimea in 2014, and it seemed inevitable that these tools would continue to play a role…

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Ukraine conflict leads to decline in malicious Android apps
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As the G DATA Mobile Security Report shows: The Ukraine conflict is causing a decline in malicious Android apps. Still up to date: Smartphones with old Android versions remain a security risk for companies too. The number of malicious applications for Android devices fell significantly in the first half of the year: The experts at G DATA CyberDefense counted around 700.000 new apps with malicious code and thus 47,9 percent fewer in the first half of 2022 - compared to the first half of 2021. Smartphones with outdated Android versions that no longer receive security updates are still a problem. Significant decline in apps with malicious code The Ukraine conflict…

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Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine KRITIS
Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine KRITIS

"Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure have become a key element of this conflict" - expert commentary on the Russian hacking attack on the largest private energy conglomerate by cybersecurity specialist Claroty. The DTEK Group, which owns coal and thermal power plants in various parts of Ukraine, says it has been the target of a Russian hacker attack. A group called XakNet wanted to destabilize the energy operator's technological processes, spread propaganda about the company's activities and leave Ukrainian consumers without electricity. Ukrainian electricity supplier attacked The same Russian hacker group allegedly attacked back in April…

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Ukraine builds cloud DDoS shield

Ukraine's communications and information protection institution ramps up defenses against cyberattacks with cloud DDoS protection and cloud web application firewall (WAF) services. SSSCIP stands for the Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection. selects Radware for cloud and application security services SSSCIP stands for the Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection. For more protection against Russian hackers or Russian cyberattacks, Radware helps with Cloud DDoS Protection and Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) services as free technical support. The Ukrainian SSSCIP is responsible for protecting state…

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