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Israeli Websites Targeted in Major Cyber Attack

Many Israeli websites were hit by a coordinated cyber attack Thursday, with the home pages replaced by images of the country's commercial capital Tel Aviv in flames.Israel's National Cyber Directorate said private companies using a particular operating system were targeted, but said the damage was "superficial".It did not state the number of pages targeted b
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:52 | Read:67 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Bitter Israel-Iran Rivalry Takes New Forms Online

Hacked websites in Israel, a reported cyberattack in Iran and a Twitter war between their leaders: the arch foes' animosity is flaring up online.The latest volleys in Israel and Iran's longstanding rivalry coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Israeli army's withdrawal from southern Lebanon, forced out by Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah.They also
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:51 | Read:26 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats

Industry Reactions to Verizon 2020 DBIR: Feedback Friday

Verizon this week published its 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). The report is based on insights from thousands of incidents and it’s more detailed and more thorough than ever.The report covers threat actors, including their activities and their tools, an analysis of the targeted industries, and a regional analysis.According to Verizon, malware
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:50 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

'Ramsay' Espionage Framework Can Exfiltrate Data From Air-Gapped Networks

A recently identified cyber-espionage framework is capable of collecting and exfiltrating sensitive information even from air-gapped networks, ESET reports.Dubbed Ramsay, the framework appears to be in the development stage, with its operators still working on refining delivery vectors. Visibility of victims is low, either because the framework hasn’t enjoye
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:56 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Chinese Hackers Target Air-Gapped Military Networks

A threat actor believed to be operating out of China has been targeting physically isolated military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines, Trend Micro reports.Tracked as Tropic Trooper and KeyBoy, and active since at least 2011, the threat actor is known for the targeting of government, military, healthcare, transportation, and high-tech industries in Taiw
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:55 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &am

Hackers Knew How to Target PLCs in Israel Water Facility Attacks: Sources

The actions of the hackers who recently targeted water facilities in Israel show their sophistication and prove that they knew exactly what they were doing, according to people with knowledge of the attacks.The Israeli government revealed recently that several water and wastewater facilities across the country were targeted in a coordinated attack on April 2
Publish At:2020-05-03 07:46 | Read:296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Virus & Thr

Chinese Hackers Target South Korean Gaming Company

South Korean video gaming company Gravity is the latest victim of the China-linked threat actor tracked as the Winnti Group, security researchers say.Active since at least 2009 and operating under the same umbrella as Axiom, Barium, Group 72, Blackfly, and APT41, the threat group is known for the targeting of organizations in the aviation, gaming, pharmaceut
Publish At:2020-04-21 09:33 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

North Korean Threat Actors Acted as Hackers-for-Hire, Says U.S. Government

Threat actors working for North Korea have also been hired by others to hack websites and extort targets, the U.S. government says in a new cyber alert.A joint advisory published on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the DHS, and the FBI provides guidance on the North Korean cyber threat and summarizes associated activitie
Publish At:2020-04-15 18:23 | Read:414 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Trackin

US Threatens to Block China Telecom From American Market

The United States threatened Thursday to cut off Beijing-controlled China Telecom from serving the US market because of legal and security risks, the Justice Department announced Thursday.A recommendation by the government's top departments, including Defense, State and Homeland Security, said that the Federal Communications Commission should "revoke and ter
Publish At:2020-04-10 08:22 | Read:374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security Network Security NEWS & IND

US, Britain Warn That Hackers Increasingly Use Coronavirus Bait

US and British cybersecurity agencies warned Wednesday that foreign government-backed hacking groups are using coronavirus themes to ply their way into computers and networks.The groups are sending phishing emails and setting up websites with COVID-19 virus subjects, aiming to lure users to click on links that will expose their computers to penetration or in
Publish At:2020-04-09 09:23 | Read:433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

South Korea-Linked Hackers Targeted Chinese Government via VPN Zero-Day

A threat actor linked to South Korea has launched attacks against Chinese government agencies using a zero-day vulnerability affecting a local VPN service, Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 reported on Monday.The threat group, tracked as DarkHotel, has been tied by some members of the industry to South Korea. Qihoo 360 does not directly accuse South Korea
Publish At:2020-04-06 15:56 | Read:436 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

Firefox, IE Vulnerabilities Exploited in Attacks on China, Japan

Vulnerabilities patched earlier this year in Firefox and Internet Explorer have been exploited by an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor in attacks aimed at China and Japan.The Firefox vulnerability is CVE-2019-17026, which Mozilla patched in early January, and the Internet Explorer flaw is CVE-2020-0674, which Microsoft patched in February with its month
Publish At:2020-04-02 12:27 | Read:536 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

State-Backed Players Join Pandemic Cyber Crime Attacks

Sophisticated state-supported actors are following cybercriminals in exploiting the coronavirous pandemic and posing an “advanced persistent threat" (APT), French defence technology giant Thales warned Monday.Hades, linked to the APT28 which is believed to be of Russian origin and behind an attack on the US Democrat party in 2016, was the first state-backed
Publish At:2020-03-30 16:09 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

Google Sees Drop in Government-Backed Phishing Attempts

Google says it has seen a drop in the number of warnings sent for potential government-backed phishing or malware attempts last year, mainly due to improved protection systems.For several years, the company has been alerting users when identifying accounts that appear to be targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and in 2019 it sent nearly 40,000 such warning
Publish At:2020-03-27 18:15 | Read:521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Phishin

Coronavirus Confinement Challenges Intelligence Services

The home confinement of hundreds of millions of people worldwide to halt coronavirus contagion has presented intelligence services with a challenge: monitoring an explosion in internet traffic, above board and not, even as their own capacity is reduced.The global health crisis has exposed the internet as both a tool and a potential target for malefactors, ex
Publish At:2020-03-23 17:15 | Read:327 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Trackin

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