Opening a new area of tensions, the United States is joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada to level allegations against the Chinese government for “malicious” cyber activity.
In a sophisticated phishing campaign, the group TA453 masqueraded as British university scholars to covertly target individuals of intelligence interest to the Iranian government.
Assange’s brother, Gabriel Shipton, says extradition of the Wikileaks founder to the US would be a death sentence for him and press freedom worldwide.
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
The FBI attributes the attack on Brazil-based meat processor JBS, that targeted servers supporting operations in North America and Australia, to REvil, a Russian-speaking gang that has recently made some of the largest ransomware demands on record.
Colonial Pipeline says a cyberattack forced it to temporarily halt all operations on a major pipeline that delivers roughly 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the US East Coast.
Iran’s Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were targeted in an Israeli cyberattack.
The latest hack has left channels for remote access spread among credit unions, town governments and small businesses, according to records from the US investigation.
Britain and Canada later imposed sanctions on Myanmar generals for human rights violations following the military takeover that provoked widespread outrage.
Assange has been detained at London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison since April 2019, when he was arrested for skipping bail during a separate legal battle seven years earlier.
The Australian Wikileaks founder shocked the world by disclosing diplomatic cables containing sensitive information.
"Treasury still does not know all of the actions taken by hackers, or precisely what information was stolen," US Senator Ron Wyden's office says.
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