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Iranian APT33 Hackers Use Special Botnets for High-Value Targets in U.S.

An Iran-linked cyberespionage group tracked as APT33 has used obfuscated botnets as part of attacks aimed at high-value targets located in the United States, the Middle East and Asia, Trend Micro reported on Thursday.APT33, which some experts believe has been active since at least 2013, is also known as Refined Kitten, Elfin, Magnallium and Holmium. It has t
Publish At:2019-11-14 12:00 | Read:56 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Australian Universities Adopt Foreign Interference Guidelines

Australia announced measures to combat foreign interference at its universities Thursday, setting new guidelines around the key areas of research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.There has been growing concern about China's clout on campuses following a series of hacks, controversial donations and incidents of political intimidati
Publish At:2019-11-14 10:15 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban: Media

Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) were tasked with conducting a cybersecurity review to evaluate the
Publish At:2019-11-13 22:15 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

Saudi King Hosts CIA Chief for Talks

Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency's director Thursday, state media said, after three people were charged in the US with spying on Twitter users critical of the royal family.The king and Gina Haspel "discussed a number of topics of mutual interest", the official Saudi Press Agency said, without offering details.The meeting in R
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Charges: Chinese Surveillance Goods Illegally Sold to US

A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The fraud that prosecutors allege by Aventura Technologies Inc. raised “a g
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:35 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft

Russian Cyberspies Again Target Sporting, Anti-Doping Organizations

A Russia-linked cyberspy group has targeted over a dozen anti-doping and sporting organizations in a recent campaign, Microsoft reported on Monday.According to Microsoft, the threat actor known as Strontium, Fancy Bear and APT28 has targeted at least 16 national and international anti-doping and sporting organizations across three continents.The attacks obse
Publish At:2019-10-29 10:15 | Read:497 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

2,000 Georgia Websites Hit by Cyber Attacks

Some 2,000 websites in Georgia, including those of the president, courts, and media came under a massive cyber attack on Monday, officials and media said.Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili's website was "attacked by hackers this afternoon," her spokeswoman told AFP."Law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident," Sopho Jajanashvili said.Georgia
Publish At:2019-10-28 10:15 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Facebook Steps Up Security Amid Fresh Signs of Russia Meddling

Facebook said Monday it was tightening its security for the 2020 US elections, amid signs of fresh activity from Russia attacking Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden.The leading social network said it was taking down more accounts for "inauthentic" activity and stepping up scrutiny of "state controlled" media seeking to manipulate America
Publish At:2019-10-21 22:15 | Read:286 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

US, UK: Russian Hackers Hijacked Iranian Malware, Infrastructure

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reported on Monday that the Russia-linked threat group known as Turla has hijacked malware and infrastructure from Iranian hackers.The NCSC, which is part of the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence agency, previously published t
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Czech Police, Intelligence Bust Russian Spy Network

Czech police and intelligence services said on Monday they had busted a Russian espionage network operating through its Prague embassy.It was allegedly set up to attack Czech and foreign targets through computer servers."The network was completely destroyed and decimated," Michal Koudelka, head of the Czech Republic's BIS intelligence service, said in parlia
Publish At:2019-10-21 10:15 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Tracking & Law Enforcem

Chinese Hackers Targeted International Aerospace Firms for Years

Chinese state-sponsored hackers conducted cyber-espionage operations targeting various aerospace-related firms for years in an effort to help the county’s advancements in this sector, Crowdstrike reports.The identified hacking operation started in January 2010, just after the state-owned enterprise Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced i
Publish At:2019-10-18 08:30 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats

Russian Hackers Silently Hit Government Targets for Years

Russia-linked threat actor APT29 has been successfully avoiding detection for the past three years while compromising multiple government targets, ESET’s security researchers report.Also known as the Dukes, CozyDuke, and Cozy Bear, the state-sponsored group has been active for over a decade and is believed to have been involved in the 2016 attacks against th
Publish At:2019-10-17 12:00 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

Russia's Security Service Says Rebuilding Ties With U.S.

The head of Russia's security service said Thursday it is now reviving cooperation with US agencies over cybersecurity despite major tensions between the two countries."We are restoring those relations," the head of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, told journalists in comments reported by Interfax news agency, despite trading accusations of cyb
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German 5G Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; US Warns on Intel Sharing

Germany released draft security guidelines on Tuesday for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipment.The Federal Network Agency catalog of conditions for suppliers of new 5G networks include requiring certificati
Publish At:2019-10-17 00:00 | Read:290 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Complianc

Huawei Says Nine-Month Revenue Up Despite US Pressure

Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Wednesday that its revenue for the first nine months of the year grew by almost a quarter despite a US campaign to isolate the company globally.Huawei's revenues jumped 24.4 percent on-year to 610.8 billion yuan ($86.2 billion) and its profit margin increased 8.7 percent, it announced.Huawei, based in the southern Chinese ci
Publish At:2019-10-16 12:00 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Complia

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