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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency

DarkReading, Jai Vijayan
“The sanctions prohibit US financial firms from participating in Russian markets. They also freeze all US-based property and interests in property belonging to the entities on the Treasury Department sanctions list.” Read More

Biden Rushes to Protect Power Grid as Hacking Threats Grow

Bloomberg, Shaun Courtney and Michael Riley
“It makes sense in a plan like this to start with grid operations. Everything goes down if you don’t have power: the financial sector, refineries, water. The grid underlies the rest of the country’s critical infrastructure.” Read More

Russia launched over a million cyber attacks in three months

IT Pro, Rene Millman
“While they keep ready-made, weaponized exploits handy, attackers will continuously enrich their arsenal with newly released vulnerabilities and the associated proofs-of-concept. This underscores the need for organizations to patch and implement best security practices regularly.” Read More

Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy

“We spend so much time and energy and money guarding against [business disruption]. There are cyberattacks every day on all major institutions now. That’s a big part of the threat picture in today’s world.” Read More

No password required: Mobile carrier exposes data for millions of accounts

Ars Technica, Dan Goodin
“Since at least December and possibly much earlier, My Mobile Account has been displaying this information for every customer account whenever it is presented with a valid Q Link Wireless phone number. That’s right—no password or anything else required.” Read More

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