Montenegro Readies for Cyber Attacks in Presidential Elections
A polling station in Montenegrin capital Podgorica on the parliamentary elections on August 2020.Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
CIRT is a unit within the Ministry of Public Administration engaged in the handling of information security incidents within the IP address space.
Telekom Slovenije reports surge in cyberattacks
Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia’s largest telecommunications provider, dealt with 22% more cyberattacks in the past year than the year before, when it detected a record number of such attacks. Cyberattacks targeting individuals and companies of all sizes increased with the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the company said in Monday’s press release marking European Cybersecurity Month.
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Western Balkans Urged to Prepare for Uptick in Cyber-Attacks
Ransomware expert Brett Callow tells BIRN that Russia's war in Ukraine may spur an increase in cyber-attacks.
Cybercrime Shakes Whole Region while Ethnicity and Gender Continue to Cause Tensions Online
Montenegro was allegedly hit by the Cuba Ransomware gang, while online frauds and phishing scams occurred elsewhere throughout the region.
Montenegro Sent Back to Analog by Unprecedented Cyber Attacks
"After the ransomware attack last week, Government DNS namespace is blocked so the administration switched to offline mode. According to internal investigation, a cyber-attack happened after a malicious software was uploaded from the computer in one of Government services," a government source told BIRN, speaking on condition of anonymity.
National Natural Gas System Operator (DESFA): Crucial documents posted on the dark web
The group behind the cyberattack against the National Natural Gas System Operator proceeded to publish part of the documents they managed to intercept from the DESFA servers.
According to the first information, the material that has reached their hands is estimated at more than 350 GB, with the experts who have dealt with the case underlining that it is a "difficult case".
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North Korean Hackers Stole £450m in world's largest Cryptocurrency Theft
North Korean hackers have stolen £450 million in the world's largest cryptocurrency theft. The hacker group known as Lazarus is behind the 2017 WannaCry Ransomeware attack, which affected 200,000 computers worldwide, including those of the National Health Service.
Greek Post Restarts Services After Cyber-Attack Downs System
Hellenic Post, ELTA, announced on Wednesday that it had restarted the system that enables objects and items to be sent abroad after a cyber-attack brought the computers down.
Days before, financial services and the sending of simple correspondence were also re-activated. The suspension of these operations, among other things, has caused delays in the payment of pensions.