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National Security

Troubled Waters: Iranian Hackers Target U.s. Water Supply

THE RUNDOWN While most Americans were enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Iranian-backed hacking group CyberAv3ngers managed to gain partial control of a municipal water booster station just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The booster station belongs to the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, which supplies water for over 6,500 residents. There is currently no known risk […]

Inside The Wire

Private Sector Hack-backs Are A Recipe For Disaster

THE RUNDOWN At a recent senior-level cyber summit, the National Security Agency’s director of cybersecurity rebuked growing interest from companies wanting to assist in retaliating against cyber attackers and hacking groups targeting the private sector. Clearly, the pervasive cyber threat environment continues to drive this desire, as cyber attacks from sophisticated cybercrime gangs, nation states, […]

Inside The Wire

Ransomware Is On The Rise (again)

THE RUNDOWN Over this past weekend, the cybersecurity and the defense industries were both shocked to learn that on 27 October, 2023, the Russia-based hacker group Lockbit successfully implanted ransomware in the computer network of defense contracting giant Boeing. A ransomware attack is one where a hacker is able to access the computers of the […]

Foreign Affairs

French Connections: How French Defense Groups Keep Supplying The Kremlin’s War Machine

THE RUNDOWN Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, international observers and Ukrainian soldiers alike have repeatedly reported sightings of French technology in Russian weaponry, running the gamut from microprocessors to thermal surveillance systems. Despite repeated denials, documents obtained last week by the French investigative website Blast prove that elements of the French military-industrial complex continue to […]

Inside The Wire

Hacktivist Intervention: Israel And Gaza Strip Cyber Attacks

THE RUNDOWN Amidst the ongoing chaos in Israel as a result of the Hamas invasion, cyber attacks have played a role in the unraveling events, adding an additional layer of complexity.  In the first hours of the assault, Anonymous Sudan, a Russia-aligned hacktivist group, pledged its support for Hamas and launched attacks against Israel’s alerting […]

Human Rights

Oil, But At What Cost: Brussels’ Murky Partnership With Azerbaijan

THE RUNDOWN In the summer of 2022, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveled to Baku to ratify a memorandum of understanding between Azerbaijan and the European Union. The agreement was the first of several signed documents that deepened the Transcaucasian state’s cooperation with Brussels.  Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of […]