How Russia’s YouTube was Nuked by the IT Army of Ukraine

Russia has its own version of YouTube called RuTube. It does much the same as YouTube does except that, among the usual videos on cooking and cats, you'll find it used as a propaganda platform for government controlled TV channels such as RT or Channel 1. RuTube is very popular and boasts over 25 million … Continue reading How Russia’s YouTube was Nuked by the IT Army of Ukraine

How Ransomware Gangs Negotiate with Their Victims

Hacking into a corporate network and encrypting files does not mean that a ransomware attack was successful. Ransomware attacks are only successful if they make money for the hacking group, and ransom payments can never be guaranteed. Almost no company will instantly agree to pay whatever ransom is demanded, unless the files are vital to … Continue reading How Ransomware Gangs Negotiate with Their Victims

Evil Job Interviews and Poisoned Resumes: Cyber Attacks and the Job Market

The prevailing political and economic atmosphere often determines the behavior of hackers. Look at today's job market. Currently, employers are having a difficult time finding workers. Under such conditions, they may be more willing to overlook weak candidates or poorly designed resumes to get people to fill a necessary position. Potential employees may be pickier … Continue reading Evil Job Interviews and Poisoned Resumes: Cyber Attacks and the Job Market

Digging up Sandworm: The Biggest Threat to the U.S. Power Grid

Russia's Sandworm hacking group has been specializing in bringing down power grids for years. It orchestrated the first recognized, successful attack on a power grid when it disrupted the power supply for 230,000 people in Ukraine in 2015. The following year, the Industroyer malware took down the power supply to one-fifth of the population of … Continue reading Digging up Sandworm: The Biggest Threat to the U.S. Power Grid