This week, the UK and US governments issued warnings about malicious cyber-activity carried out by the Russian government, but the biggest dangers are closer to home with insider threats a leading risk says new research.
"This type of attack (ie cyber-attacks by Russia on Western critical infrastructure) isn't anything new, and the real story here is that the US is choosing to acknowledge it (and in extreme detail),"
The DHS and FBI on Tuesday jointly released two new reports analysing trojan malware attributed to Hidden Cobra, aka Lazarus Group -- a threat actor widely believed to be sponsored by the North Korean government.
Russia has continued its assault on the underpinnings of US democracy, sowing discord among the electorate in some instances by marshaling bots to mount disinformation campaigns.
US Republican senator Lamar Smith threatened to subpoena the US Department of Homeland Security for documents related to the US federal government's purge of products made by the Russian software firm.
Kaspersky filed an injunction Wednesday challenging the US government's ban of the software company's products, arguing that the US Department of Homeland Security didn't give it an opportunity to contest the purported evidence.
More than 250,000 of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the power outages in Ukraine late last year were in fact caused by malicious attacks.
The hacker responsible for breaching the Department of Justice's web portal has publicly posted stolen data corresponding to roughly 20,000 employees of the FBI and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.