Source: Nworeport

NSA: The National Security Agency and U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) jointly warned that hackers, without naming China, could target American 5G networks through existing security gaps. In part, the warning encouraged 5G providers to take recommended steps to close security holes, focusing on preventing lateral movement for hackers who have gained access to 5G cloud servers. (Analyst Comment: Earlier this year, we reported from the annual Blackhat hacking convention, where security researchers stressed that criminal and state-backed hacking groups had adopted new tactics, including targeting upstream networks to gain wider access to downstream targets. You can read our full report in the 09 August 2021 issue of Early Warning. Attacks against critical infrastructure are increasing, and conditions are likely to worsen. Readers should continue preparing for disruptions to the supply chain, oil and gas, and the information and communications environment – M.S.)