The affected computers in Singapore may not have had their files encrypted because of the ‘kill switch’ that allowed one researcher to inadvertently limit the spread of the ransomware, CSA says, but added that affected users will still need to patch and clean up their systems. Read more
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) suffered separate IT network breaches in April, according to the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday (May 12). Read more
From Friday (May 12), teachers will no longer be able to access certain government-wide applications on their work laptops. They will have to use separate terminals to tap into the government intranet, human resources portal and GeBiz, among others. Read more
A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been posted online just days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next leader in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Read more
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) is organising the Cybersecurity Challenge Singapore, a series of challenges and competitions designed to inspire and spur cyber enthusiasts to join the cybersecurity profession. Read more
The cyber attack that Israel successfully blocked was launched by Iranian-backed hackers.
Israeli cybersecurity experts are confident that Iran is behind the large-scale cyberattack exposed Wednesday by Israel’s Cyber Defense Bureau. Read more
An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the ASEAN region, Interpol said on Monday. Read more
SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Electronics has won a contract with a Sri Lankan government agency to provide consultancy services for the country’s first National Cyber Security Operations Centre. Read more
A North Korean missile launch that failed shortly after it was fired may have been thwarted by cyber attacks from the US.
The medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday from a site near the port city of Sinpo, as Mike Pence, the US vice president, arrived in Seoul for talks with the South Korean government over how to deal with Pyongyang’s belligerence. Read more
The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency recently reached out to BAE systems to develop a workaround for a potential cyberattack on the US that would likely be the precursor to serious acts of actual warfare, Defense Systems reports. Read more