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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:126 | 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:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking APT33 cy

Dragonfly 2.0: the sophisticated attack group is back with destructive purposes

While the first Dragonfly campaigns appear to have been a more reconnaissance phase, the Dragonfly 2.0 campaign seems to have destructive purposes. Symantec has spotted a new wave of cyber attacks against firms in the energy sector powered by the notorious Dragonfly group. The Dragonfly group, also known as Energetic Bear, has been active since at least 2011
Publish At:2017-09-07 16:19 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking critical infrastructure Dragonfly

ShadowBrokers are back demanding nearly $4m and offering 2 dumps per month

The dreaded hacking group ShadowBrokers posted a new message, promising to deliver two data dumps a month as part its monthly dumps. The notorious group ShadowBrokers is back with announcing new interesting changes to their Dump Service. The hackers published a new message on the Steemit platform announcing new changed to their service. “Missing theshadowbro
Publish At:2017-09-06 21:45 | Read:189 | Comments:773 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Cybercrime Equation group malware

DragonOK APT is adopting new tactics, techniques and procedures

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks recently observed the DragonOK APT group adopting new tactics, techniques and procedures. China-linked cyber espionage group DragonOK is back, security experts from Palo Alto Networks have uncovered a new campaign leveraging the KHRAT remote access Trojan (RAT). The DragonOk group (also known as NetTraveler (TravNet), PlugX,
Publish At:2017-09-03 00:00 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime China corporate espionage Cybe

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:336 | 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:241 | 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:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Malware

Chinese APT17 group leverages fake Game of Thrones leaks as lures

Researchers at Proofpoint spotted a cyber espionage campaign leveraging recent Game of Thrones episode leaks and attribute it to Chinese APT17 group. Security researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered a cyber espionage campaign leveraging recent Game of Thrones episode leaks to trick victims into opening malicious documents sent via email. Experts have observ
Publish At:2017-08-28 14:00 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware APT17 Deputy Dog Game of T

Popular Sarahah App secretly uploads your phone contacts to the company’s servers

According to a report published by The Intercept, the popular Sarahah app silently uploads users’ phone contacts to the company’s servers. This summer, Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world for both iOS and Android. Sarahah has been created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, it implements a social network
Publish At:2017-08-28 14:00 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Digital ID Mobile app permissions mobile privacy Sarahah

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:220 | 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:145 | 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:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT Cyber espionage Finan

North Korea-Linked Lazarus APT targets U.S. Defense contractors

The North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting United States defense contractors. According to Palo Alto Networks, the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting United States defense contractors. The activity of the Lazarus APT Group surged in 2014 and 2015, its
Publish At:2017-08-14 18:00 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence cyber esp

APT28 hackers are leveraging NSA Hacking tool to spy on Hotels guests

According to FireEye, the notorious Russia-linked APT28 group is behind an ongoing campaign targeting hotels in several European countries. According to FireEye, the notorious Russia-linked APT28 group (Pawn Storm, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit and Strontium) is behind an ongoing campaign targeting hotels in several European countries. The researchers observed
Publish At:2017-08-11 16:10 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News APT28 Cyberespionage Darkhotel ETERNALBLUE

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