As the U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, 'there could be blowback here,' said Rep. Jim Langevin. Experts noted that U.S. companies should prepare for cyber blowback as President Biden imposes sanctions on Russia for its ongoing aggression in Ukraine. In preparing for possible cyberattacks, Rep. Langevin said, "private companies also have a role to play." He said they should be implementing testing procedures to back up and restore data, instituting multi-factor authentication on devices connected to their networks, ensuring up-to-date software, and patching known vulnerabilities.
On Wednesday, a cyber report published by intelligence agencies in the U.K. and U.S. attributed insidious new malware to a notorious Russia-backed hacking group. The findings come as Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine. The National Cyber Security Centre published the joint research in the U.K. and U.S. agencies, including the National Security Agency. It warned that a Russian state-backed hacker group known as Sandworm had developed a new type of malware called Cyclops Blink, which targets firewall devices made by the manufacturer Watchguard to protect computers against hacks.
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