The extortionist claimed a terabyte of Saudi Aramco data had been hacked, with an offer for the data to be deleted posted on the dark web.
In July 2020, hackers took over the accounts of notable figures such as Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
The Department of Homeland Security announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to strengthen cybersecurity.
"It could be that the server hardware failed, or that it was intentionally taken down, or that someone attacked their host," a threat researcher said.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration "will determine attribution and make a decision accordingly."
"There is no way the numbers are as low as Kaseya is claiming," said Jake Williams, chief technical officer of a cybersecurity firm.
"Remember when President Biden gave Putin a list of things that were supposed to be off-limits for cyber attacks?" McCarthy wrote in his post. "What he SHOULD have said is that ALL American targets are off-limits."
Since the pandemic's onset six out of 10 IT security leaders cited their remote workforce as the cause of a data breach. Downloading content from illegal websites can put entire companies at risk for a cybersecurity breach.
"The dimension of cyber enables countries to operate and send a strong signal, but in a much more controlled way," Cybereason CEO Lior Div told Newsweek.
Americans now have more choices than ever before when it comes to upgrading their homes with the latest smart technology. However, recent security breaches across the nation have cybersecurity experts asking which products are worth the risk.
Stuart Madnick, director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan School of Management (CAMS), said that in terms of cybersecurity infrastructure, the higher education sector sits far behind the manufacturing and energy industries, which in turn fall a decade behind the nation's financial sector.
North Korean hacking group Kimsuky was one of the IP addresses tracked by an analysis following the cyberattack on the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute.
"It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly discourage the payment of ransoms," said Eric Goldstein, a top cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security.
The FBI responded to the cyberattack by recovering millions of dollars' of bitcoin—though the cryptocurrency's price dipped afterwards.
The creation of the cybersecurity agency in Italy comes about a month after Draghi called for increased cybersecurity and spoke about possible interference from Russia.
"It's a moment of reckoning for our industry," Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Security, said. "(Solar Winds) was one of the most complex attacks we've seen, and that continues."
The VPN account was lacking in multifactor authentication, a basic security measure that many companies use for employee accounts—especially when employees need to sign in to systems remotely.
The MyPillow CEO admitted that he "didn't know anything about cyberattacks" but said he "had to learn real fast."
Congress must take the lead in protecting our government, our corporations and our citizens against one of the most pressing foreign threats to our national security.
Tom Bossert said Trump gave Russia "latitude to act and regroup" when he didn't hold the country accountable following cyberattacks.
The attack has reportedly caused delays on the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority ferry service. IT professionals are reportedly working to assess the impact of the attack.
Meat prices were estimated to rise as much as 3% this summer before the recent cyberattack on JBS, the world's largest meat processing company. The attack might exacerbate the already-rising prices from COVID-19 shutdowns, worker shortages and bad weather.
"The White House is engaging directly with the Russian government on this matter and delivering the message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals," Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.
JBS USA accounts for about 20 percent of America's slaughtering capacity and closed down production at least five plants in the wake of the cyberattack.
"We must defend our nation against these threats, and at the same time we must make advances in things that you've been learning — things like quantum computing and artificial intelligence and robotics and things that will put our nation at a strategic advantage," Harris said
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the hacking claims as "abstract" and said they would not impact the upcoming Biden-Putin summit.