Cyber warfare — call it what it is – POLITICO

In “Don’t call it a war. The West struggles to respond to cyber-attacks in Ukraine” (January 18), Lorenz Cerullos stated that cyberattacks should be treated as anything but acts of war. However, some of this thinking misses the mark, and by continuing to follow this line, Western governments are giving our main adversaries – especially … Read more

Polish leader under fire over Pegasus hack scandal – POLITICO

WARSAW – The scandal over Polish security services allegedly using the Pegasus malware to spy on opposition politicians has tipped the de-facto ruler of Poland, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party. In a hearing on Tuesday before a special committee of the Polish Senate, Marian Banak, head of the … Read more

Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack against government websites – POLITICO

Kiev accused Russia of launching a cyber attack on its government websites, saying on Sunday that Moscow was seeking to “intimidate society” and “destabilize” Ukraine. Unidentified hackers on Friday disrupted the websites of several Ukrainian ministries, while Microsoft said this weekend it had discovered “Destructive malware “in computer networks covering” many government, non-profit and IT … Read more

EU races to help Ukraine fight cyberattack – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Europe on Friday scrambled to bolster Kiev’s cyber security services as it battles an attack on Ukrainian government sites. Although no group was immediately identified as responsible, the attacks on official websites come with the massing of some 100,000 Russian soldiers on the Ukrainian border, raising fears of … Read more

Cyberattack knocks out Ukrainian government websites – POLITICO

Unidentified hackers defaced and disrupted several Ukrainian government websites on Friday, a day after a series of diplomatic talks between Russia and the West ended in a stalemate. “Ukrainian, fear and prepare for the worst. All your personal data has been uploaded to the web,” the message was written in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish before … Read more

Pegasus used to target El Salvador activists, journalists: Report | Cybersecurity News

The mobile phones of dozens of journalists and activists in El Salvador have been hacked since at least early 2020 and implanted with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware normally available only to governments and law enforcement, according to a new report from a watchdog group. The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said Wednesday it has identified a … Read more

‘Poland has crossed the Rubicon.’ Tusk’s lawyer slams government over alleged spyware use. – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article WARSAW – Donald Tusk’s lawyer said accusations that the Polish government is spying on journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians have pushed the country’s democracy to a turning point. “This goes to the heart of the issue of judicial independence and is a really dangerous moment in Poland’s democracy,” … Read more