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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:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare cyber espionage Hacking Info

US military is working on the creation of separate unified cyber warfare command

President Donald Trump ordered the US Military to create a separate cyber warfare command tasked with cyber warfare operations. President Donald Trump wants to improve cyber capabilities of the US Military, he ordered it to create a separate cyber warfare command tasked with cyber warfare operations. President is thinking of a separate command specialized on
Publish At:2017-08-19 11:40 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Admiral Mike Rogers Cyber attack

The Ukrainian central bank warned of new NotPetya-style massive attack risk

The Ukrainian central bank warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new the NotPetya-like attack that would target national businesses. On Friday, the Ukrainian central bank warned of new malware-based attack risk. According to the Reuters, the Ukrainian central bank warned state-owned and private lenders of the spreading of new infections
Publish At:2017-08-19 08:55 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Malware notpetya Petya r

Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid targeted by a nation-state actor

The Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid was targeted by a state-sponsored actor, the hackers weren’t discovered at least for two months. The Irish electricity transmission system operator EirGrid was targeted by a state-sponsored attack. EirGrid is the state-owned company that operates the electricity transmission grid across the I
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:45 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Eirgrid

Former Bupa employee offered 1 million customer records for sale on dark web

Former Employee of the Healthcare giant Bupa offered for sale records of 1 Million clients on Dark Web. A former employee of healthcare giant Bupa was selling between 500,000 and 1 million medical records on the dark web. The former employee whose identity remains undisclosed had sold several batches of hundreds of thousands of medical records managed by Bup
Publish At:2017-08-03 08:00 | Read:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Data Breach Deep Web

Experts detailed the new Operation Wilted Tulip campaign of the CopyKittens APT

Researchers from ClearSky and Trend Micro uncovered a new massive cyber espionage campaign conducted by CopyKittens dubbed ‘Operation Wilted Tulip’ A joint investigation conducted by experts from the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm by ClearSky and Trend Micro uncovered a new massive cyber espionage campaign dubbed ‘Operation Wilted Tulip&#
Publish At:2017-07-26 07:20 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

Spring Dragon APT used more than 600 Malware samples in different attacks

The threat actor behind Spring Dragon APT has been developing and updating its wide range of tools throughout the years, new attacks reported in South Asia. According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the China-linked APT group Spring Dragon (aka Lotus Blossom, Elise, and Esile) has used more than 600 malware samples in its attacks over the past y
Publish At:2017-07-24 18:30 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber warfare Hacking Malware China cyber espionage malw

DarkHotel APT group leverages new methods to target politicians

According to Bitdefender, DarkHotel APT is back and it is targeting government employees with an interest in North Korea with a technique dubbed inexsmar. According to the security firm Bitdefender, the DarkHotel APT is back and it is targeting government employees with an interest in North Korea with new techniques. The hackers’ victims have been disc
Publish At:2017-07-21 16:31 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking

Microsoft sued Fancy Bear to gain control of the domains used in the cyber espionage campaigns

Microsoft used the lawsuit to disrupt a large number of cyber espionage campaigns conducted by infamous Fancy Bear APT hacking group We have discussed several times about hacking back and the case we are going to analyze is a good example of an alternative approach to hit back an APT group. Microsoft used the lawsuit to disrupt a large number of cyber espio
Publish At:2017-07-21 16:30 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware APT

Wikileaks: CIA tasked Raytheon for analyzing TTPs used by threat actors in the wild

Wikileaks revealed that CIA contractor Raytheon Blackbird Technologies was tasked to analyze advanced malware and TTPs used by threat actors in the wild. Wikileaks continues to publish documents from Vault 7 leaks, today the organization has shed light on the collaboration between the US Intelligence agency and tech firms for malware development. The last b
Publish At:2017-07-20 03:35 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Russian nation-state actors blamed for cyber attacks against Irish energy networks

Irish energy networks have been targeted by spear phishing attacks, Russian nation-state actors are the prime suspects for the cyber attacks. Hackers have targeted Irish energy networks, senior engineers at the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), which supplies both Northern Ireland and the Republic, were targeted by spear phishing messages allegedly sent by a
Publish At:2017-07-17 20:20 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

Following NotPetya NATO Increases Support for Ukraine’s Cyber Defenses

Following the massive NotPetya attack, NATO Increases Support for Ukrainian Cyber Defenses, Ukraine Considers Joining NATO. “Critical Infrastructure” is one of the most sensitive elements of any country’s economy. Recent attacks against Ukraine’s infrastructure have many other countries taking note and have encouraged NATO to pitch in
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Malware cyberweapon malware NATO

US Government limits purchase of Kaspersky Lab solutions amid concerns over Russia ties

The US General Services Administration announced that the security firm Kaspersky Lab has been deleted from lists of approved vendors. The US government bans Kaspersky solutions amid concerns over Russian state-sponsored hacking. Federal agencies will not buy software from Kaspersky Lab due to its alleged links to the Russian intelligence services. This week
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Security ban cyber

NATO attributed the massive NotPetya attack to a ‘state actor’ and call for a joint investigation

NATO attributed the massive NotPetya attack to a ‘state actor,’ NotPetya and WannaCry Call for a Joint Response from International Community. According to NATO, the recent massive attack based on NotPetya ransomware was powered by a “state actor.” The malware infected over 12,000 devices in around 65 countries, the malicious code hit
Publish At:2017-07-02 12:06 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking critical infrastructure

UK Parliament shut down external access to email accounts after cyberattack

The UK Parliament has suffered the biggest ever cyber attack against the email systems, it shut down external access to mitigate the threat. The UK Parliament has shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday after a cyberattack. According to the authorities, the attack was “sustained and determined,” hackers launched a prolonged brute
Publish At:2017-06-25 14:20 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence dara breach

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