A recent example includes an attack by a group called Sandworm
, which was part of a larger network that hacked into dozens of Ukrainian governmental organisations and penetrated the networks of victims ranging from media outlets to railway firms, detonating logic bombs and destroying terabytes of data.
cybersecurity firm FireEye says a group known as Sandworm
is thought to be responsible.
He said that in the days and weeks which followed the Salisbury attack in March, a group of GRU hackers in Russia known as "Sandworm
" had targeted both the Foreign Office and the Defence and Science Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, which was investigating the incident.
The Foreign Office attributed six specific attacks to GRU-backed hackers and identified 12 hacking group code names as fronts for the GRU - Fancy Bear, Voodoo Bear, APT28, Sofacy, Pawnstorm, Sednit, CyberCaliphate, Cyber Berku, BlackEnergy Actors, STRONTIUM, Tsar Team and Sandworm
The VPNFilter campaign uncovered by Cisco Talos and attributed by the FBI to Sofacy or Sandworm
, revealed the immense vulnerability to attack of domestic networking hardware and storage solutions.
Cyber security firm FireEye has said it found links between a Russian-based hacking group, Sandworm
Team, and the Petya ransomware attack that crippled IT systems globally last year.
Life history studies of the sandworm
, Nereis virens Sars, in the Sheepscot Estuary, Maine.
Every day, new vulnerabilities pose serious data breach risks, some having the ability to affect millions of users, such as what was seen with HeartBleed or Sandworm
. Therefore, increased scanning of all possible attack surfaces is a must for increased security visibility.
Unless you have access to a camel (or sandworm
), experience them via sand rail, a supercharged open-cockpit dune buggy ($28 tour; sanddunesfrontier.com).
With his bamboo pole and cork float, David "let a sandworm
float gently along at a depth where he thought fish might be feeding" (7); when the fish, hooked, begins to struggle, "he came up thrashing at the surface and then was down again" (8); then "he was swimming just under the surface" (9), until finally "the fish was on the surface." Here the pages that might seem innocently to proffer surface meaning also call attention to tropes of surface and depth: on the surface, this language of surface is merely about fishing, but a suspicious reading reveals another meaning in its depths--that is, a meditation on the act of plumbing textual depths.