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BlackOasis APT and new targeted attacks leveraging zero-day exploit

More information about BlackOasis APT is available to customers of Kaspersky Intelligence Reporting Service. Contact: intelreports@kaspersky.com Introduction Kaspersky Lab has always worked closely with vendors to protect users. As soon as we find new vulnerabilities we immediately inform the vendor in a responsible manner and provide all the details require
Publish At:2017-10-21 15:05 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Adobe APT Microsoft Word Vulnerabilities a

CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report: APT28 Hospitality malware

The CSE CybSec Z-Lab Malware Lab analyzed the Hospitality malware used by the Russian APT28 group to target hotels in several European countries. The Russian hacker group APT28, also known as Sofacy or Fancy Bear, is believed to be behind a series of attacks in last July against travelers staying in hotels in Europe and Middle East. This attack is performed
Publish At:2017-10-05 17:05 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Malware APT28 cyber espionag

Intezer researchers link CCleaner hack to Chinese APT17 hackers

Researchers from security firm Intezer speculate that the attack was powered by nation-state actor, likely the Chinese APT17 group. Security experts continue to investigate the recent attack against the supply chain of the popular software CCleaner. The hackers first compromised in July a CCleaner server, then exploited it to deliver a backdoored version of
Publish At:2017-10-04 22:40 | Read:506 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware APT17 CCleaner version 5.3

The Festive Complexities of SIGINT-Capable Threat Actors

To read the full paper and learn more about this, refer to “Walking in Your Enemy’s Shadow: When Fourth-Party Collection Becomes Attribution Hell” Attribution is complicated under the best of circumstances. Sparse attributory indicators and the possibility of overt manipulation have proven enough for many researchers to shy away from the a
Publish At:2017-10-04 07:35 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Events Featured Research APT Deception techniques Targeted A

60% of institutions in Saudi Arabia hit by malware-based attacks

According to Kaspersky Lab, sixty percent of institutions in Saudi Arabia have experienced malware-based attacks over the past 12 months. Malware continues to be one of the most dangerous threats for organizations worldwide, and data recently disclosed by security firms. According to Kaspersky Lab, Saudi Arabia is under a constant malware-based attack, the e
Publish At:2017-10-01 20:55 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking APT malware

Even More Evidence That Russian Was Meddling in the 2016 US Election

Evidence that Russian hackers attempted to interfere with the 2016 US Election continues to pile up, DHS notified states whose systems were hit by APTs. Evidence that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 US Election continues to pile up. Rumours started almost as soon as the 2016 US Election was completed, individuals with the White House have been qu
Publish At:2017-09-26 11:00 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence 2016 US

CCleaner hackers targeted tech giants with a second-stage malware

The threat actor that recently compromised the supply chain of the CCleaner software targeted at least 20 tech firms with a second-stage malware. The threat actor that recently compromised the supply chain of the CCleaner software to distribute a tainted version of the popular software targeted at least 20 major international technology firms with a second-
Publish At:2017-09-22 14:45 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware APT17 backdoor

Iranian cyber spies APT33 target aerospace and energy organizations

The Iran-linked APT33 group has been targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. According to security firm FireEye, a cyber espionage group linked to the Iranian Government, dubbed APT33, has been targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. The APT33
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking APT33 cy

Dragonfly 2.0: the sophisticated attack group is back with destructive purposes

While the first Dragonfly campaigns appear to have been a more reconnaissance phase, the Dragonfly 2.0 campaign seems to have destructive purposes. Symantec has spotted a new wave of cyber attacks against firms in the energy sector powered by the notorious Dragonfly group. The Dragonfly group, also known as Energetic Bear, has been active since at least 2011
Publish At:2017-09-07 16:19 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking critical infrastructure Dragonfly

ShadowBrokers are back demanding nearly $4m and offering 2 dumps per month

The dreaded hacking group ShadowBrokers posted a new message, promising to deliver two data dumps a month as part its monthly dumps. The notorious group ShadowBrokers is back with announcing new interesting changes to their Dump Service. The hackers published a new message on the Steemit platform announcing new changed to their service. “Missing theshadowbro
Publish At:2017-09-06 21:45 | Read:272 | Comments:773 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Cybercrime Equation group malware

DragonOK APT is adopting new tactics, techniques and procedures

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks recently observed the DragonOK APT group adopting new tactics, techniques and procedures. China-linked cyber espionage group DragonOK is back, security experts from Palo Alto Networks have uncovered a new campaign leveraging the KHRAT remote access Trojan (RAT). The DragonOk group (also known as NetTraveler (TravNet), PlugX,
Publish At:2017-09-03 00:00 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime China corporate espionage Cybe

APT group leverage Gazer backdoor to spy on embassies and consular operations

Security researchers at ESET have spotted a new cyber espionage campaign targeting embassies and consular operations with new Gazer Backdoor. Security researchers at ESET have spotted a new cyber espionage campaign targeting embassies, consulates, and ministries worldwide. Hackers leverage a new backdoor dubbed Gazer to spy on governments and diplomats. The
Publish At:2017-08-31 00:10 | Read:420 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence cyber espionage Gazer b

Introducing WhiteBear

As a part of our Kaspersky APT Intelligence Reporting subscription, customers received an update in mid-February 2017 on some interesting APT activity that we called WhiteBear. Much of the contents of that report are reproduced here. WhiteBear is a parallel project or second stage of the Skipper Turla cluster of activity documented in another private intelli
Publish At:2017-08-30 19:50 | Read:322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research APT Cyber espionage Targeted Attacks Turla

India and Pakistan hit by state-sponsored cyber espionage campaign

The security firm Symantec has discovered another cyber espionage campaign against India and Pakistan which is likely to be state-sponsored. Security experts at Symantec have uncovered a sustained cyber spying campaign against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. The nature of the targets and the threat actors’ techniques
Publish At:2017-08-29 08:25 | Read:342 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Chinese APT17 group leverages fake Game of Thrones leaks as lures

Researchers at Proofpoint spotted a cyber espionage campaign leveraging recent Game of Thrones episode leaks and attribute it to Chinese APT17 group. Security researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered a cyber espionage campaign leveraging recent Game of Thrones episode leaks to trick victims into opening malicious documents sent via email. Experts have observ
Publish At:2017-08-28 14:00 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware APT17 Deputy Dog Game of T

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