Infrastructure News, Articles and Updates

CNI needs shoring up after US, UK blame Russia for attacks

The US is prepared to take aggressive action against Russia for a recent, extended campaign of cyber-attacks on infrastructure assets around the world by compromising devices such as routers and firewalls.

UK and US point fingers at ongoing Russia network attacks

Russian state-sponsored hackers are attacking network infrastructure wholesale, according to US and UK governments.

Hackers using flaw in Cisco switches to attack

US Homeland Security warned Russian state actors behind attacks on US energy grid. Security researchers have warned that hackers are using badly-configured Cisco switches to gain entry into the infrastructure of organisations.

Twitter pornbots found advertising adult sites, misappropriating hashtags

A researcher who in 2016 uncovered roughly 500 bots programmed to create Twitter posts that advertise pornography found that about 20 percent of them were still active two years later.

Proposed Pentagon plan sees nuclear response to some cyber-attacks

A massive and crippling cyber-attack upon the United States' infrastructure could elicit a nuclear response under a newly drafted strategy that has been presented to President Trump.

Nuclear weapons vulnerable to cyber-attack due to outdated legacy systems

UK and US nuclear weapons systems - along with the rest of our critical infrastructure - suffer from dependency on legacy systems, leaving them at risk of cyber-attack according to a new report.

US passes legislation to create Cybersecurity Security Agency

The US House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a legislation that would redesignate the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Covert warfare: How likely are attacks on the UK's critical infrastructure?

Attacks on critical national infrastructure are growing in number and sophistication. So how big is the UK's risk?

Ensuring IT resilience in the face of change

Most organisations don't know how their networks can handle the worst hacks or high-stress traffic anomalies. Richard Page suggests new solutions for hardening IT infrastructures and security defences are needed.

Check Point Security Predictions for 2016

Simon Moor, UK regional director for Check Point gives his security predictions for the coming year, featuring Scada, IoT and wearable attacks increasing but most problems still due to software vulnerabilities unpatched.

If ISIS managed to hack UK infrastructure, what could they actually do?

Chancellor George Osborne has warned that ISIS is directing its cyber-security hacking power at key UK infrastructure facilities.

Last Word: Cyber-blackout - The dangers within and without the grid

Utilities face thousands of cyber-attacks every day, but we are not prepared for a successful take-down despite the very real threat says Oliver Eckel

Iranian hackers preparing for attack

Operation Cleaver is a global data gathering exercise still underway by Iranian hackers in key infrastructure sectors, a possible precursor to a major attack.

Banking Trojans target energy sector as APTs

Banking Trojans are increasingly being used to launch advanced APT attacks, says IBM Trusteer, which has revealed a recent attack on several petrochemical companies in the Middle East using Citadel malware.

UK government institute to crack down on infrastructure attacks

A new government-backed research centre is aiming to tackle the threat on the country's industrial control systems.

South Korean bank and broadcaster networks 'paralysed' by attacks

South Korea is investigating attacks which have paralysed its banks and broadcasters, with the Korean Internet Security Agency saying the networks had been 'partially or entirely crippled'.