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COVID-19 disinformation and misinformation campaigns continue to proliferate

COVID-19 disinformation and misinformation campaigns continue to proliferate around the world, with potentially harmful consequences for society. During a COVID-19 crisis, while most of the people have to maintain social distancing and work from home, threat cyber are attempting to conduct disinformation and misinformation campaigns. The main differenc
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:26 | Read:478 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

US Government concerned by cyber attacks on Czech hospitals during COVID19 crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns for cyber cyber attacks that have targeted Czech hospitals involved in the fight against the Coronavirus. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns for cyber cyber attacks that recently hit Czech hospitals involved in the fight against the Coronavirus. “As the world battles the COVID
Publish At:2020-04-20 12:08 | Read:513 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence covid19 Cze

Mastering Communication in Cyber Intelligence Activities: A Concise User Guide

by Boris Giannetto and Pierluigi Paganini Communication is key in intelligence activities. On the one hand, it is essential to transfer to a number of recipients the knowledge coming from information acquisition and analysis (“intelligence communication”); on the other hand, it is crucial to understand and control the communication connected with the a
Publish At:2020-04-17 05:05 | Read:383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Security cyber intelligence it se

DarkHotel APT uses VPN zero-day in attacks on Chinese government agencies

DarkHotel nation-state actor is exploiting a VPN zero-day to breach Chinese government agencies in Beijing and Shanghai Chinese security-firm Qihoo 360 has uncovered a hacking campaign conducted by a DarkHotel APT group (APT-C-06) aimed at Chinese government agencies in Beijing and Shanghai. State-sponsored hackers used a zero-day vulnerability in Sangfor
Publish At:2020-04-06 17:16 | Read:474 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware backdoor malw

Security Affairs newsletter Round 258

A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs Coronavirus-themed attacks March 22 – March 28, 2020FIN7 hackers target enterprises with weaponized USB drives via USPSSource code of Dharma ransomware now surfacing on public hacking forumsCrooks leverage Zooms popularity in Coronavirus outbreak to serve malware
Publish At:2020-04-05 06:05 | Read:423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

The China-linked group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale. The China-linked cyberespionage group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and Zoho ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale. The campaign was uncovered by FireEye, threat actor targeted m
Publish At:2020-03-25 19:52 | Read:416 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Russia-Linked Turla APT uses new malware in watering hole attacks

The Russia-linked APT group Turla employed two new pieces of malware in attacks launched over a period of roughly two months in the fall of 2019. The Russia-linked APT group Turla employed two new pieces of malware in attacks launched over a period of roughly two months in the fall of 2019. The Turla APT group (aka Snake, Uroburos
Publish At:2020-03-13 07:35 | Read:433 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware Cyberespionag

Former CIA employee Joshua Schulte was convicted of only minor charges

Joshua Schulte, the former CIA employee accused of leaking secret agency’s hacking tools to WikiLeaks was convicted of only minor charges Joshua Schulte, the former CIA software engineer that was accused of stealing the agency’s hacking tools and leaking them to WikiLeaks, was convicted of only minor charges. On November 2018, Joshua Adam Schulte was
Publish At:2020-03-09 18:45 | Read:350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence CIA it security it securi

CIA Hacking unit APT-C-39 hit China since 2008

Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 revealed that the US CIA has hacked Chinese organizations in various sectors for the last 11 years. Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 is accusing that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of having hacked Chinese organizations for the last 11 years. According to the firm, the US cyber spies are targeting various industry
Publish At:2020-03-04 05:20 | Read:467 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence APT-C-39 China Cybere

Russian spies are attempting to tap transatlantic undersea cables

This week, several media reported that agents of the Russian intelligence reportedly went to Ireland to inspect the undersea cables. The Sunday Times reported that Russian intelligence agents have been sent to Ireland to gather detailed information on the undersea cables that connect Europe to North America. The news is alarming, intelligence agencies fea
Publish At:2020-03-01 09:59 | Read:585 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intelligence Security Cyberespionage Hacking information sec

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that the Turkish authorities have blocked access to social media following allegations of an attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Syria on
Publish At:2020-02-28 11:50 | Read:408 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Security Social Networ

Exclusive: Pakistan and India to armaments: Operation Transparent Tribe is back 4 years later

Exclusive: Pakistan and India to armaments. Researchers from Cybaze-Yoroi ZLab gathered intelligence on the return of Operation Transparent Tribe is back 4 years later Introduction The Operation Transparent Tribe was first spotted by Proofpoint Researchers in Feb 2016, in a series of espionages operations against Indian diplomats and mil
Publish At:2020-02-21 10:11 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Hacking Intelligence Malware India information security

DOD DISA US agency discloses a security breach

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) US agency in charge of secure IT and communication for the White House has disclosed a data breach. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the DoD agency that is in charge of the security of IT and telecommunications for the White House and military troops has suffered a cyber attack. The agency sen
Publish At:2020-02-21 09:47 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking data breach DoD informatio

UK, US and its allies blame Russia’s GRU for 2019 cyber-attacks on Georgia

Britain and the United governments blame Russia for being behind a destructive cyber attack that hit Georgia during 2019. The governments of Britain and the US declared that Russia’s military intelligence service GRU is behind the massive cyber attack that hit Georgia during 2019. In October 2019, a wave of cyber attacks hit 2,000 websites in Georgia,
Publish At:2020-02-20 17:00 | Read:449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT28 Cyber

DRBControl cyber-espionage group targets gambling, betting companies

The DRBControl APT group has been targeting gambling and betting companies worldwide with malware that links to two China-linked APT groups. Security researchers from TrendMicro have uncovered a cyber espionage campaign carried out by an APT group tracked as DRBControl that employed a new family of malware. The attackers aimed at stealing databases and so
Publish At:2020-02-19 19:52 | Read:464 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

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