Cyber Warfare

The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, our reliance on legacy ‘castle and moat’ theory to […]

Last week’s ransomware attack that brought down MRI scanners in the U.K., railroad ticket machines in Germany, interior ministry computers in Russia and parts of the FedEx network in the U.S. is bound to cause a backlash against spy agencies’ cyberwarfare capabilities. It shows that services such as the U.S. National Security Agency hoard weapons […]

The power grid suddenly stopped working. So did the internet, leaving citizens unable to communicate or travel. Because supermarkets’ internet-dependent inventory systems, too, had been knocked out, food supplies ran short. This is a fictional account but it’s also entirely plausible. On Friday companies and government agencies in 100 countries were hit by a vast […]

By Obadiah Mailafia THE technological breakthroughs of our twenty-first century have opened up vast opportunities for untold wealth. But they have also unleashed new risks for individuals, firms and nations. To all intents and purposes, the wars of the future will not be fought with armoured tanks, bomber aircraft and heavy artillery; rather, they will […]

“Any unpatched Windows computer is potentially susceptible to WannaCry,” Symantec wrote in a blog post on Monday. “Organizations are particularly at risk because… WannaCry has the ability to spread itself within corporate networks without user interaction.” Most responses to cyberattacks are still passive: systems are patched, cybersecurity experts offer lessons of how to protect against […]

The power grid suddenly stopped working. So did the internet, leaving citizens unable to communicate or travel. Because supermarkets’ internet-dependent inventory systems, too, had been knocked out, food supplies ran short. This is a fictional account but it’s also entirely plausible. On Friday companies and government agencies in 100 countries were hit by a vast […]

Last week’s ransomware attack that brought down MRI scanners in the U.K., railroad ticket machines in Germany, interior ministry computers in Russia and parts of the FedEx network in the U.S. is bound to cause a backlash against spy agencies’ cyberwarfare capabilities. It shows that services such as the U.S. National Security Agency hoard weapons that, by their very […]

CSU expert explains the global cyber warfare attack at the weekend and warns there will be more to come. A cyber security expert at Charles Sturt University (CSU) believes the future of cyber warfare is here after the global ‘malware’ attack over the weekend. Associate Professor Tanveer Zia, from the CSU’s School of Computing and Mathematics, […]

Trump, head of security at Edinburgh-based security software specialist ZoneFox, said it was “weaponised” and not a standard ransomware attack – which involves cybercriminals taking control of a system and demanding a ransom to unblock it. He said: “In the perspective of what just happened, this is what global cyberwar looks like. I truly believe […]

Trump, head of security at Edinburgh-based security software specialist ZoneFox, said it was “weaponised” and not a standard ransomware attack – which involves cybercriminals taking control of a system and demanding a ransom to unblock it. He said: “In the perspective of what just happened, this is what global cyberwar looks like. I truly believe […]