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Holy Water targets religious figures and charities in Asia

Holy Water – An APT group compromised a server hosting Web pages belonging mainly to religious figures and charities to carry out watering hole attacks. On December 4, 2019, Kaspersky experts discovered a watering hole attack, tracked Holy Water, aimed at an Asian religious and ethnic group. The campaign has been active since at least May 2019 and
Publish At:2020-03-31 11:45 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware APT drive-by downloads it secu

FBI warns of nation-state actors using the Kwampirs malware

For the third time in a few weeks, the FBI has issued an alert about supply chain attacks carried out by nation-state actors using the Kwampirs malware. The FBI has issued an alert about supply chain attacks using the Kwampirs malware as part of a hacking campaign carried out on a global scale by state-sponsored hackers. The FBI has issued an alert o
Publish At:2020-03-31 08:39 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware coronavirus covid19 hackin

FIN7 hackers target enterprises with weaponized USB drives via USPS

The FIN7 APT group has been targeting businesses with malicious USB drives and Teddy Bears sent to the victims, the FBI warns. The FBI is warning of a new wave of attacks carried out by the FIN7 APT group that is sending to the victims devices acting as a keyboard (HID Emulator USB) when plugged into a computer. “Recently, the cybercriminal grou
Publish At:2020-03-29 11:07 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber Crime Hacking Malware BadUSB Cybersecurity FIN7 ha

New financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors

Researchers at Group-IB observed new financially motivated attacks in Western Europe traced to Russian-speaking threat actors. Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has detected successful attacks in Western Europe carried out in late January 2020 traced to Russian-speaking threat actors. At leas
Publish At:2020-03-27 06:25 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber Crime Hacking Malware information security news it

iOS exploit chain deploys LightSpy feature-rich malware

A watering hole was discovered on January 10, 2020 utilizing a full remote iOS exploit chain to deploy a feature-rich implant named LightSpy. The site appears to have been designed to target users in Hong Kong based on the content of the landing page. Since the initial activity, we released two private reports exhaustively detailing spread, exploits, infrast
Publish At:2020-03-26 14:33 | Read:308 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple iOS APT Backdoor Google Android I

China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

The China-linked group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale. The China-linked cyberespionage group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and Zoho ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale. The campaign was uncovered by FireEye, threat actor targeted m
Publish At:2020-03-25 19:52 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

WildPressure, a new APT group targets the Middle East’s industrial sector

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered the activity of a new threat actor, tracked as WildPressure, targeting the industrial sector in the Middle East. The WildPressure was spotted for the first time in August 2019 when researchers detected a never-before-seen malware that has no similarities with other samples analyzed by the experts. 
Publish At:2020-03-24 18:55 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware information security news

An APT exploits coronavirus to spread malware

The world is currently living through an exceptional situation due to the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. To try to stop the spread of the virus, a large number of companies all over the world have started a new regime of telework. This circumstance has significantly increased the attack surface, representing a great challenge for companies when it co
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:02 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware News apt b2b Virus exploit

Russia-linked APT28 has been scanning vulnerable email servers in the last year

Experts warn of scanning activity conducted by Russia-linked APT28 cyberespionage group, hackers are searching for vulnerable mail servers. According to security researchers from Trend Micro, the Russia-linked APT28 cyberespionage group has been scanning vulnerable email servers for more than a year. The APT28 group (aka Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sofacy
Publish At:2020-03-20 09:50 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking APT28 Cyberespionage

Is APT27 Abusing COVID-19 To Attack People ?!

Security researcher Marco Ramilli analyzed a new Coronavirus (COVID-19)-themed attack gathering evidence of the alleged involvement of an APT group. Scenario We are living hard time, many countries all around the world are hit by COVID-19 which happened to be a very dangerous disease. Unfortunately many deaths, thousands of infected people, few breathi
Publish At:2020-03-19 04:57 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Malware APT27 China COVID-19 hacking news

Hunting APTs with YARA

For the past few years, we have been spreading our knowledge and experience of using YARA, often called a pattern matching swiss knife for malware researchers (and everyone else). Most of the time, this took the form of the Kaspersky training course titled, “Hunting APTs with YARA Like a GReAT Ninja”. The first YARA training session of that kind
Publish At:2020-03-18 12:30 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Events APT Malware Technologies Security technology

APT36 jumps on the coronavirus bandwagon, delivers Crimson RAT

Since the coronavirus became a worldwide health issue, the desire for more information and guidance from government and health authorities has reached a fever pitch. This is a golden opportunity for threat actors to capitalize on fear, spread misinformation, and generate mass hysteria—all while compromising victims with scams or malware campaigns. Profiti
Publish At:2020-03-16 14:22 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis APT APT36 coronavirus coronavirus malware co

State-sponsored hackers are launching Coronavirus-themed attacks

State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets In the last weeks, security experts reported many Coronavirus-themed attacks carried out by cybercrime gangs, now experts warn of similar attacks from nation–state actors. Recently security experts reported many Coronavirus-themed attacks carried out by cybercrime gan
Publish At:2020-03-13 11:59 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware coronavirus covid19 hackin

Russia-Linked Turla APT uses new malware in watering hole attacks

The Russia-linked APT group Turla employed two new pieces of malware in attacks launched over a period of roughly two months in the fall of 2019. The Russia-linked APT group Turla employed two new pieces of malware in attacks launched over a period of roughly two months in the fall of 2019. The Turla APT group (aka Snake, Uroburos
Publish At:2020-03-13 07:35 | Read:320 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware Cyberespionag

Most of the attacks on Telecom Sector in 2019 were carried out by China-linked hackers

China-linked cyber espionage groups increasingly targeted organizations in the telecommunications industry in 2019. According to the CrowdStrike 2020 Global Threat Report, the telecommunications and government sectors were the most targeted by the threat actors. Experts monitored operations carried out by nation-state actors and financially-motivated
Publish At:2020-03-05 05:02 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Reports China Cyberespiona

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