A massive cyber-attack against Mitsubishi Electric has compromised e-mail exchanges between the Japanese MoD, the Nuclear Regulation Authority as well as documents related to projects with private firms, railway operators, communications and car manufacturers.
Mitsubishi said Monday in reports quoted in the Japanese media that no “highly sensitive” information related to defense had been compromised in the cyber-attack.
“The government has been informed that there was no leak of sensitive information related to defense equipment or electricity,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, according to reports.
In June last year, the company spotted irregular activity on devices located in Japan, and conducted an internal investigation, which found unauthorized access to the management section at its head office and elsewhere.
A Chinese cybercrime group is suspected of carrying out the unauthorized access to personal computers and servers, the report said.
In the annual Security Information Service (BIS) report published Monday, the Czech Republic has accused Russian Intelligence services of carrying out last years cyber-attacks targeting the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Russian espionage group of hackers APT28 that was accused of carrying out attacks in Germany and the United States previously; are partly responsible for carrying out the attacks
The US government has sanctioned several Russian firms, businessmen for engaging in cyber-attacks as well as assisting Russian military and intelligence services. Five Russian firms and three executives from one of them have been imposed sanctions by the US treasury department under the legislation passed last year and an executive order aim at punishing efforts to hack into US computer systems
The Russia Federal Security Service (FSS) has been given the responsibility of defending the country against cyber-attacks. Based on the draft proposal issued on Russian legal information web portal on Friday, the presients decree of Jan 15, 2014 on establishing a state system of detection, prevention and elimination of cyber-attacks on Russian digital resources, the amendments will ensure FSB maintain this system,
Thales has unveiled Cybels Analytics, an artificial intelligence based cybersecurity platform for faster, sharper, more exhaustive detection of the most complex attacks in real time or proactively in differed time (hunting). Cybels Analytics significantly reduce the time taken to detect advanced persistent threats from three months in average to just a few days, according to test results
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