Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-10-03

Sandhills online machinery markets shut down by ransomware attack

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sandhills-online-machinery-markets-shut-down-by-ransomware-attack/ Industry publication giant Sandhills Global has suffered a ransomware attack, causing hosted websites to become inaccessible and disrupting their business operations. Sandhills Global is a US-based trade publication and hosting company catering to the transportation, agriculture, aircraft, heavy machinery, and technology industries. Numerous sources have told BleepingComputer that a Conti ransomware attack is behind these outages. This attack reportedly took place in the early morning hours of Thursday, causing the company to shut down all of its IT systems to prevent the attack’s spread.

UK’s new £5bn cyber force HQ to be sited in heart of Lancashire says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

www.lep.co.uk/news/defence/uks-new-ps5bn-cyber-force-hq-to-be-sited-in-heart-of-lancashire-says-defence-secretary-ben-wallace-3405571 The Government is to build a new digital warfare centre in the heart of Lancashire, capable of launching “offensive” cyber attacks against hostile powers such as Russia.

Blair, Shakira ja Putinin sisäpiiri maailman suurimmasta tietovuodosta löytyy poliitikkojen lisäksi monen alan maailmantähtiä

yle.fi/uutiset/3-12126500 Ylen MOT-toimitus on ollut mukana tutkimassa laajaa tietovuotoa, joka paljastaa paljon uutta tietoa sekä poliittista valtaa käyttävien että muiden vaikutusvaltaisten henkilöiden toiminnasta veroparatiiseissa. myös: yle.fi/uutiset/3-12126521

Voimakas aurinkomyrsky voi kaataa sähköverkot ja pilkkoa internetin Suomessa tutkitaan, miten odotettuun myrskyyn pitäisi varautua

yle.fi/uutiset/3-12120070 Aurinkomyrskyjen vaikutuksista sähköverkkoihin on kertynyt kokemuksia. Tietoverkkojen kohdalla näin ei ole. Kaikki edelliset myrskyt ovat tapahtuneet ennen nykyistä internet-aikaa. Tutkimuksen mukaan paikalliset verkot pysyisivät todennäköisesti pystyssä, koska valokaapelit kestävät hyvin geomagneettisia hiukkasia. Lyhyet valokaapelit on usein myös maadoitettu tasaisin välein. Sen sijaan merten pohjissa kulkevat suuret kaapelit ovat vaarassa.

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