How is Anonymous attacking Russia? Disabling and hacking websites

The online hacking activist, or “hacktivist,” group Anonymous, whose adherents often disguise their identities with Guy Fawkes masks, is claiming responsibility for disruptions to Russian and Belarusian-backed websites. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The murky online group known as Anonymous appears to be wading into the Ukraine-Russia conflict by declaring it is … Read more

Expect cyber warfare from Russia, analyst Dan Ives says, naming the U.S. stocks set to benefit

A number of tech stocks are set to benefit as spending on cybersecurity ramps up, Wedbush’s Dan Ives says.

Most common passwords hackers leak on the dark web: Lookout report

Your go-to password might be easier to guess than you think. That’s according to a new report from mobile security firm Lookout, which recently published a list of the 20 passwords most commonly found in leaked account information on the dark web. The list ranges from simple number and letter sequences like “123456” and “Qwerty” … Read more

Will the Russia-Ukraine crisis lead to a global cyberwar?

The Russian flag displayed on a laptop screen with binary code code overlaying. Nurphoto | Getty Images As Russia steps up its cyberattacks on Ukraine alongside a military invasion, governments on both sides of the Atlantic are worried the situation could spill over into other countries, becoming an all-out cyberwar. Russia has been blamed for … Read more

Cybersecurity stocks rise on Russia-Ukraine cyberattack fears

Signage outside Palo Alto Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, California, US, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cybersecurity stocks were a rare bright spot Thursday as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent major indices down. The conflict has prompted concerns of cyber attacks, especially against critical infrastructure companies. Since … Read more

European banks told to step up cyberattack defenses amid Ukraine crisis

Annette Riedl | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Banks across the euro zone are being told to increase their cyber defenses with the region’s regulator saying the issue should be a top priority amid heightened geopolitical tensions. “We are asking [banks] to strengthen their cyber regime measures and look at a potential increase in attacks … Read more

FBI chief says threat from China ‘more brazen’ than ever before

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, on January 31, 2022. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images The threat posed to the West by the Chinese government is “more cheeky” and harmful than ever before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Monday night when he accused Beijing of … Read more