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APT41 actors charged for attacks on more than 100 victims globally

US Department of Justice announced indictments against 5 Chinese nationals alleged members of a state-sponsored hacking group known as APT41. The United States Department of Justice this week announced indictments against five Chinese nationals believed to be members of the cyber-espionage group known as APT41 (Winnti, Barium, Wicked Panda and Wicked Spid
Publish At:2020-09-17 09:13 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare APT41 China Cybe

China-linked hackers target government agencies by exploiting flaws in Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems, and MS Exchange

CISA published an advisory on China-linked groups targeting government agencies by exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange, Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems. CISA published a security advisory warning of a wave of attacks carried out by China-linked APT groups affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security. Chinese state-sponsored hackers have pr
Publish At:2020-09-15 06:24 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Chinese hackers Citr

Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions. These sometimes helpful online tools that work directly with the Google Chrome browser can pull off a variety of tric
Publish At:2020-09-14 13:15 | Read:142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast advanced persistent threats APT Center for Public He

Chinese, Iranian, and Russian APT groups target 2020 US election

Microsoft reveals that state-sponsored hackers had tried to breach email accounts belonging to people involved in the US election. Microsoft announced to have detected a new wave of attacks carried out by Chinese, Iranian, and Russian state-sponsored hackers against the US election. Threat actors had tried to compromise email accounts belonging to people
Publish At:2020-09-11 04:37 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking 2020 US election APT hac

An overview of targeted attacks and APTs on Linux

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot has been written about targeted attacks on Windows systems. Windows is, due to its popularity, the platform for which we discover most APT attack tools. At the same time, there’s a widely held opinion that Linux is a secure-by-default operating system that isn’t susceptible to malicious code. It’s certainly tru
Publish At:2020-09-10 06:04 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications APT Cyber espionage Linux Targeted Att

Evilnum APT used Python-based RAT PyVil in recent attacks

The Evilnum APT group has added a new weapon to its arsenal, it is a Python-based spy RAT, dubbed PyVil, designed to target FinTech organizations. The Evilnum APT group was first spotted in 2018 while using the homonym malware. Over the years, the group added new tools to its arsenal, including custom and homemade malware along with software purchased fro
Publish At:2020-09-04 03:30 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware Evilnum FinTech hacking ne

CactusPete APT group takes aim at military and financial targets

Nowadays, all types of businesses across all sectors are affected by cybercrime. This year, as the attack surface has grown due to the increase in telecommuting as a response to COVID-19, so other cyberthreats arising from generalized global uncertainty have also increased. Cybercriminals have not hesitated to take advantage of the situation in order to roll
Publish At:2020-09-01 16:11 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Malware advanced cybersecurity apt b2b

Iran-linked APT group Pioneer Kitten sells access to hacked networks

Iran-linked APT group Pioneer Kitten is now trying to monetize its efforts by selling access to some of the networks it has hacked to other hackers. Iran-linked APT group Pioneer Kitten, also known as Fox Kitten or Parisite, is now trying to monetize its efforts by selling access to some of the networks it has hacked to other hackers. The Iranian hacke
Publish At:2020-09-01 06:13 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware hacking news information s

US DoJ wants the funds stored by North Korea in 280 BTC and ETH

US DoJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint to seize 280 Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) accounts containing funds allegedly stolen by North Korea-linked hackers The US DoJ has filed a civil forfeiture complaint with the intent to seize control over 280 Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts that are believed to be holding funds which are the proceeds of hacking ca
Publish At:2020-08-30 15:12 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Digital ID Hacking cryptocur

North Korea-linked APT group BeagleBoyz targets banks

North Korea-linked APT group BeagleBoyz intensified its operations since February, US CISA, Department of the Treasury, FBI, and USCYBERCOM warn. According to a joint advisory issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)
Publish At:2020-08-29 15:46 | Read:304 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware banking Beag

Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT contacts targets via WhatsApp, LinkedIn

The Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT group leveraged on WhatsApp and LinkedIn to carry out phishing attacks, researchers warn. Clearsky security researchers revealed that Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT group is using WhatsApp and LinkedIn to conduct spear-phishing attacks. Iran-linked Charming Kitten group, (aka APT35, Phosphorus,&n
Publish At:2020-08-28 15:25 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Transparent Tribe: Evolution analysis,part 2

Background + Key findings Transparent Tribe, also known as PROJECTM or MYTHIC LEOPARD, is a highly prolific group whose activities can be traced as far back as 2013. In the last four years, this APT group has never taken time off. They continue to hit their targets, which typically are Indian military and government personnel. This is the second of two artic
Publish At:2020-08-26 06:34 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured APT Google Android Malware Descriptions

Lazarus APT targets cryptocurrency organizations with using LinkedIn lures

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group targets cryptocurrency organizations with fake job offers in an ongoing spear-phishing campaign. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group (aka HIDDEN COBRA) has been observed while using LinkedIn lures in a spear-phishing campaign targeting the cryptocurrency organizations worldwide, including in the United States, the Uni
Publish At:2020-08-26 04:55 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber warfare Hacking Malware cryptocurrency Lazarus APT

DeathStalker cyber-mercenary group targets the financial sector

A hack-for-hire group, tracked as DeathStalker, has been targeting organizations in the financial sector since 2012 Kaspersky researchers say. DeathStalker is a hack-for-hire group discovered by Kaspersky, it has been targeting organizations worldwide, mainly law firms and financial entities, since 2012. Victim organizations are small and medium-sized bu
Publish At:2020-08-26 04:55 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware APT deathstalker

Transparent Tribe APT hit 1000+ victims in 27 countries in the last 12 months

The Transparent Tribe cyber-espionage group continues to improve its arsenal while targets Military and Government entities. The Transparent Tribe APT group is carrying out an ongoing cyberespionage campaign aimed at military and diplomatic targets worldwide. The group upgraded its Crimson RAT by adding a management console and implementing a USB wormi
Publish At:2020-08-24 03:20 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Malware Hacking malware

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