Fulton County Court System Still Hobbled by Cyberattack

February 7, 2024 at 04:25PM Fulton County, Georgia, grapples with the aftermath of a cyberattack causing a power outage and disruptions to court filings and tax processing. This has led to concerns about the future of court cases and the overall system. Criminal defense attorney Joshua Schiffer highlighted the strain on the judicial process, with … Read more

Russian Hackers Sandworm Cause Power Outage in Ukraine Amidst Missile Strikes

November 10, 2023 at 07:51AM Russian hackers Sandworm targeted a Ukrainian electrical substation, causing a brief power outage in October 2022. The attack involved using OT-level living-off-the-land techniques and a variant of CaddyWiper malware. The exact initial vector remains unclear, but the incident highlights Sandworm’s ongoing efforts to disrupt Ukraine’s power grid. Asset owners globally … Read more

Cloudflare website down, showing ‘We’re sorry’ Google errors

November 9, 2023 at 04:25PM Cloudflare is investigating an ongoing outage that is causing Google errors to be displayed on its website. Cloudflare’s Head of Organic Social noted that the error message contains a Google logo that doesn’t match the current design. The company stated that its dashboard and APIs are accessible and unaffected. This … Read more

Russian Hackers Used Novel OT Attack to Disrupt Ukrainian Power Amid Mass Missile Strikes

November 9, 2023 at 04:15AM In October, Russia’s “Sandworm” hackers carried out two previously undocumented attacks on operational technology (OT), causing a power outage and coinciding with missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Ukraine, according to cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The attacks targeted a control system called MicroSCADA and used a “novel technique” to impact industrial … Read more

Russia’s Sandworm – not just missile strikes – to blame for Ukrainian power blackouts

November 9, 2023 at 03:07AM Russian cyberattack group Sandworm was responsible for the coordinated cyberattack and power outage in Ukraine last year, according to Mandiant’s threat intel team. The attack targeted a power plant, compromising its operational technology (OT) environment through a hypervisor hosting a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) management instance. Sandworm executed … Read more