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Latest Russia-linked APT28 campaign targeting security experts

Russian cyber espionage group APT28 targeted individuals with spear-phishing messages using documents referencing a NATO cybersecurity conference. Researchers with Cisco Talos have spotted a Russian cyber espionage group targeting individuals with spear-phishing messages using documents referencing a NATO cybersecurity conference. Experts attributed the atta
Publish At:2017-10-24 13:20 | Read:287 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware Adobe Flash APT2

APT28 group is rushing to exploit recent CVE-2017-11292 Flash 0-Day before users apply the patches

The APT28 group is trying to exploit the CVE-2017-11292 Flash zero-day before users receive patches or update their systems. Security experts at Proofpoint collected evidence of several malware campaigns, powered by the Russian APT28 group, that rely on a Flash zero-day vulnerability that Adobe patched earlier this week. According to the experts who observed
Publish At:2017-10-23 00:30 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Adobe Flash CVE-2017

A leaked document raises a doubt about NSA knew the #Krack attack since 2010

An NSA leaked document about the BADDECISION hacking tool raises the doubt about National Security Agency knew the Krack attack since 2010. Security experts are questioning the NSA about the recently disclosed Krack attack the allows an attacker to decrypt information included in protected WPA2 traffic. Security experts believe that the National Security Age
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:05 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence BADDECISION cyber espiona

Russian spies pilfered data from NSA Contractor’s home PC running a Kaspersky AV

Russian hackers allegedly exploited Kaspersky AV to hack into NSA contractor and steal the NSA exploit code. It complicates Kaspersky’s position. Anonymous sources have claimed Russian intelligence extracted NSA exploits from a US government contractor’s home PC using Kaspersky Lab software. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that a malicious c
Publish At:2017-10-06 11:30 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware antivirus cyber e

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:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Malware APT28 cyber espionag

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:297 | 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:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking APT33 cy

ISPs in at least two countries were involved in delivering surveillance FinFisher Spyware

Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a surveillance campaign using a new variant of FinFisher spyware, also known as FinSpy. Finfisher infected victims in seven countries and experts believe that in two of them the major internet providers have been involved. “New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

WikiLeaks revealed Project Protego, a secret CIA Missile Control System Project for fighters

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of documents that details the Project Protego, a secret CIA Missile Control System Project for fighters Another week, another batch of CIA Vault7 leaks was published by Wikileaks. This time the documents provide details about the Project Protego, a CIA Secret Missile Control System. WikiLeaks published four secret docume
Publish At:2017-09-07 16:17 | Read:282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Intelligence CIA cyber espionage H

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:506 | 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:426 | 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:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Fancy Bears release data on soccer players’ TUE drug use and doping cases

Russia-linked hackers Fancy Bears claimed that around 160 football players failed drug tests in 2015, and 25 2010 World Cup players used doping medicines. A self-styled hacker group that calls itself Fancy Bears has set up the website fancybears.net to leak emails and medical records related to football players who used doping substances under a campaign dub
Publish At:2017-08-24 17:55 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking APT28 cybe

Turla APT group adapts KopiLuwak backdoor for use in G20-themed attack

Security experts at Proofpoint have collected evidence that suggests that the Turla APT group is conducting a new espionage campaign. The experts discovered a newly dropper for the KopiLuwak backdoor, KopiLuwak is a JavaScript malware that was spotted early this year while the APT was delivering it to at least one victim leveraging a document containing an
Publish At:2017-08-20 03:20 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare cyber espionage Hacking Info

IT threat evolution Q2 2017

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Back to the future:  looking for a link between old and new APTs This year’s Security Analyst Summit (SAS) included interesting research findings on several targeted attack campaigns.  For example, researchers from Kaspersky Lab and King’s College London presented their findings on a possible link between Mo
Publish At:2017-08-15 11:25 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT Cyber espionage Finan

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