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US and UK Sanction Seven Russian Cyber Criminals
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US and UK Sanction Seven Russian Cyber Criminals

On February 9, the governments of the US and the UK jointly announced sanctions against seven Russian cybercriminals. The people are members of the infamous Trickbot malware gang, which the US and UK claim is responsible for carrying out hostile cyberattacks against vital infrastructure, including hospitals, in both countries. Russian nationals Vitaly Kovalev, Maksim Mikhailov, Valentin Karyagin, Mikhail Iskritskiy, Dmitry Pleshevskiy, Ivan Vakhromeyev, and Valery Sedletski were among those who received sanctions. By virtue of the sanctions, all of these cyberthreat actors' assets in the US and the UK have been blocked, and they are no longer permitted to enter either nation read the complete article US and UK Sanction Seven Russian Cyber Criminals. With ReconBee.com Stay ahea...
UK Metal Engineering Firm Vesuvius Hit by Cyber Attack
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UK Metal Engineering Firm Vesuvius Hit by Cyber Attack

On February 6, 2023, Vesuvius, a UK-based firm that specializes in molten metal flow engineering, released a notice stating that it was "handling a cyber incident, [which] has entailed unauthorized access to our systems." The ceramics producer, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, made no mention of the incident's nature and scale, the affected systems, or the identity of the attacker. "We immediately took the required actions to investigate and respond to the issue, including shutting down affected systems, as soon as we became aware of illegal activity on our networks read the complete article UK Metal Engineering Firm Vesuvius Hit by Cyber Attack. For these types of Cyber attacks and hacking, news subscribe to our newsletter and keep yourself updated.
The Guardian Confirms UK Members Data Was Accessed in Ransomware Attack
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The Guardian Confirms UK Members Data Was Accessed in Ransomware Attack

The Guardian has revealed that during the ransomware attack that hit its systems on December 20, 2022, threat actors obtained the personal information of UK staff members. Anna Bateson, the chief executive of The Guardian Media Group, and Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, sent an email to staff members on Wednesday with the changes. The incident has been referred to by the executives as a "very sophisticated cyber-attack involving unauthorized third-party access to parts of our network," which was probably brought on by a successful phishing attempt. Additionally, they said that The Guardian was not the direct target of the attack. A ransomware assault invading a network via a simple phishing attempt is a tale as old as time, but we frequently hear events of t...