Solarwind Attack, Cyber Hack of German Publishing House – when will we try to stop trying to plug the Swiss Cheese?

Solarwind Attack, Cyber Hack of German Publishing House – when will we try to stop trying to plug the Swiss Cheese?

Waiting like a lame duck, until it is our turn to get compomised? Just before Christmas 2020 the German publishing house “Funke Gruppe” – which publishes multiple newspapers, magazines, ad-papers etc in print and digital formats – was hit with a ransomware attack, which has shut it down over the holidays, and continues to be…

Einrichtung einer weiteren “Cybersicherheitsagentur”: im Land Baden-Württemberg

Einrichtung einer weiteren “Cybersicherheitsagentur”: im Land Baden-Württemberg

[Nicht zu verwechseln mit der Cybersicherheitsagentur – ADIC – des Bundes mit Sitz in Halle/Leipzig – eine gemeinsame Initiative der Bundeswehr und des Innenministeriums. … oder den vielen anderen Bestrebungen: Agentur für Sprunginnovationen BMBF, ZITIS, CIH, Forschungsinstitut Cyber Defence (CODE) Universität der Bundeswehr München, usw] Baden-Württemberg möchte Kräfte im Bereich der Cybersicherheit bündeln und eine…

enisa: EU Cybersecurity Act – 1st Anniversary

enisa: EU Cybersecurity Act – 1st Anniversary

The EU Cybersecurity Act’s first anniversary: one step closer to a cyber secure Europe The CSA has put the conversation of Cybersecurity into action through a stronger ENISA and the creation of the EU cybersecurity certification framework. On 27 June 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) celebrates the first anniversary of the EU…

All U.S. Voter Data Being Traded on Hacker Forums

All U.S. Voter Data Being Traded on Hacker Forums

A database with information on virtually the entire US voting population has been circulated on hacker forums, opening up the potential for disinformation and scams that could impact the November 3 election, security researchers say. A report released Wednesday by the security firm Trustwave said its researchers “discovered massive databases with detailed information about US…

U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers for NotPetya, Industroyer Attacks

U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers for NotPetya, Industroyer Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced charges against six Russian intelligence officers for their alleged role in several major cyberattacks conducted over the past years. The defendants are Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, aged 32, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, 35, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, 28, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, 29, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, 27, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin,…

2020: Das passiert im Internet in einer Minute

2020: Das passiert im Internet in einer Minute

60 Sekunden vergehen schnell – aber in dieser Zeitspanne passiert im Internet eine Menge. Auf Basis von Schätzungen, die bei Visual Capitalist veröffentlicht worden sind, werden bei Instagram rund 347.000 neue Stories veröffentlicht, mit dem Messenger Whatsapp verschicken Nutzer 41,6 Mio. Nachrichten und per E-Commerce werden 1 Mio. US-Dollar Umsatz generiert. Alle Anzeichen deuten darauf…

Microsoft pulls underwater data center back to the surface to assess benefits of deep-sea cloud

Microsoft pulls underwater data center back to the surface to assess benefits of deep-sea cloud

Members of the Project Natick team power wash algae, barnacles and sea anemones off the Northern Isles underwater data center, which was retrieved from the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. (Microsoft Photo / Jonathan Banks) Two years after deploying a shipping-container-size data center to the depths off Scotland’s Orkney Islands, Microsoft has reeled…

Python ist die populärste Programmiersprache

Python ist die populärste Programmiersprache

Die Code-Sprache Python ist die beliebteste aller Programmiersprachen – das besagt der PopularitY of Programming Language Index. Auf Basis von Google-Suchanfragen zu Tutorials zur jeweiligen Programmiersprache und Daten von Google Trends misst der Index die Popularität dieser. Wie die Statista-Grafik zeigt waren Python-Tutorials zuletzt Gegenstand von rund 32 Prozent aller Suchanfragen. Die Code-Sprache mit dem…

Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

A security flaw in the way Microsoft Windows guards users against malicious files was actively exploited in malware attacks for two years before last week, when Microsoft finally issued a software update to correct the problem. By Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security One of the 120 security holes Microsoft fixed on Aug. 11’s Patch…