A picture taken on November 23, 2023, shows an Israeli flag near the Dome of the Rock shrine, Islam’s third holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Shadowy hacking group targeting Israel shows outsized capabilities

A sophisticated campaign that has targeted Israel for at least 8 years shows evidence of improving its capabilities.
PARASKOVIIVKA, UKRAINE – DECEMBER 17: An electric substation of salt mine on December 17, 2022 in Paraskoviivka, Ukraine. Now local residents remain in the village and the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There is no electricity, the village is under constant shelling. Communication works only on the pedestrian bridge via the railway. The salt mines of the state enterprise “Artemsil” stopped working due to hostilities at the end of May. (Photo by Vitalii Pavlenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

Russian hackers disrupted Ukrainian electrical grid last year

The notorious Russian hacking group known as Sandworm took down a substation that caused a brief outage, according to a new Mandiant report.
From left, the NSA’s Darren Turner, OMB’s Nick Polk and CISA’s Michael Duffy participate in a cybersecurity governance panel at ACT-IAC’s Imagine Nation ELC conference in Hershey, Pa., on Oct. 30, 2023. (Scoop News Group photo)

CISA sees increase in zero-day exploitation, official says

Michael Duffy, associate director for capacity building in CISA’s cybersecurity division, says that global zero-day exploits are “really affecting the federal government networks.”