#cyber-attack

.Warsaw, Poland
Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (R) during the opening ceremony of an EU summit in Porto, Portugal. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski said Russia launched a major cyberattack on Poland
  • The "large scale" cyberattack targetted top Polish politicians
  • Lawmakers of the EU member state held a closed-door session to discuss the cyberattack

A similar incident was reported at an IKEA store in Causweay, Bay, Hong Kong. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • An individual breached into the electronic advertising board at the Whitegate Estate Agents 
  • The estate agent said that a person hacked their system following a power cut
  • Images of the real estate office displaying porn from their window started making rounds on the internet

.Paris, France
The hackers have taken advantage of a software flaw. (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The agency said the hackers had taken advantage of a flaw in monitoring software sold by French group Centreon
  • The French ministry of justice and city authorities such as Bordeaux are also named as Centreon customers
  • ANSSI had discovered "a backdoor" on several Centreon servers

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Janet Yellen, US Treasury Secretary has said that cryptocurrencies offered promises but could be used to launder money. (Photo Credit: @JanetYellen )

  • Janet Yellen warned about "risk explosion' from virtual markets, which includes the embezzlement of cryptocurrencies
  • She said that the Anti-Money Laundering Act will help to solve problems related to virtual markets
  • She said that innovation is very essential in this sector that could give people access to the financial system

.Oldsmar, FL, USA
The hack underscored the threat of cyber attacks in the country.(Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • The operator watched the mouse pointer move between various functions for several minutes
  • The hacker opened the controls for adding sodium hydroxide to the water
  • County Sheriff said the FBI and US Secret Service were called in to help investigate

.New Zealand
The bank’s governor Adrian Orr said the breach had been contained. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ReserveBankofNZ)

  • The system has been taken offline
  • Investigation was ongoing to determine what information had been accessed
  • 'It will take time to understand the full implications of this breach,' bank's governor said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The hack has compromised both Governmental and Non Governmental networks (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • US agencies indicate an Advanced Persistent Threat, likely to be of Russian origin
  • In December, Trump pointed the finger at China for the hack
  • US agencies also believe that it is an "intelligence gathering effort" by the hacker 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The website incited violence against people who disagreed with Donald Trump's claims of election fraud. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • FBI says Iran could be behind the  'Enemies of the People' website 
  • The website issued death threats to the election officials after the presidential election for not playing along with Trump's claims of fraud 
  • The website is now defunct

.Russia
Russia has said that American accusations lacked evidence. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Russia has denied their involvement in cyber attacks on the US
  • US lawmakers are expecting a tough response to the hack
  • Major US government agencies, including the Treasury, were reportedly hit

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Donald Trump contradicted country's top diplomat, according to whom it was "clearly" Russia which was behind the attack. (Photo credit: AP / PTI)

  • Donald Trump downplayed Russian role in hacking of several US state departments 
  • He said it could even be China
  • Mike Pompeo had said yesterday that Russia's involvement in the attack was "pretty clear"