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APT trends report Q3 2021

For more than four years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. They
Publish At:2021-10-26 08:45 | Read:895 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports APT Chinese-speaking cybercrime Cyber espionage

Nobelium Espionage Campaign Persists, Service Providers in Crosshairs

In an advisory released on October 24, Microsoft announced ongoing campaigns it has attributed to the Nobelium state-sponsored threat group. IBM X-Force tracks this group as Hive099. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is the same group that targeted SolarWinds in 2020. The U.S. government has identified Nobelium as part of Russia’s f
Publish At:2021-10-25 17:20 | Read:1005 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Identity & Access Incident Response Network Risk

North Korean APT group Kimsuky allegedly hacked South Korea’s atomic research agency KAERI

North Korea-linked APT group Kimsuky allegedly breached South Korea’s atomic research agency KAERI by exploiting a VPN vulnerability. South Korean representatives declared on Friday that North Korea-linked APT group Kimsuky is believed to have breached the internal network of the South Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). The Korea Atomic E
Publish At:2021-06-19 13:15 | Read:947 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking cyber espionage Cybe

Ferocious Kitten APT targets Telegram and Psiphon VPN users in Iran

Iran-linked Ferocious Kitten APT group used instant messaging apps and VPN software like Telegram and Psiphon to deliver Windows RAT and spy on targets’ devices. Researchers from Kaspersky reported that Iran-linked threat actors, tracked as Ferocious Kitten, used instant messaging apps and VPN software like Telegram and Psiphon to deliver Windows RA
Publish At:2021-06-17 16:57 | Read:808 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking cyber espionage Cybersecurity cybe

Ferocious Kitten: 6 years of covert surveillance in Iran

Ferocious Kitten is an APT group that since at least 2015 has been targeting Persian-speaking individuals who appear to be based in Iran. Although it has been active for a long time, the group has mostly operated under the radar and has not been covered by security researchers to the best of our knowledge. It is only recently that it drew attention when a lu
Publish At:2021-06-16 06:45 | Read:911 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports APT Cyber espionage Google Android Google Chrome

Russia behind a massive spear-phishing campaign that hit Ukraine

Ukraine warned of a “massive” spear-phishing campaign carried out by Russia-linked threat actors against its government and private businesses. Three Ukrainian cybersecurity agencies (Ukrainian Secret Service, Ukrainian Cyber Police, and CERT Ukraine), including the Ukrainian Secret Service, warned last week of a “massive” spear-phishing campaign conducte
Publish At:2021-06-07 10:04 | Read:1343 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare cyber espionage Cybersecurit

Pakistan-linked Transparent Tribe APT expands its arsenal

Alleged Pakistan-Linked cyber espionage group, tracked as Transparent Tribe, targets Indian entities with a new Windows malware. Researchers from Cisco Talos warn that the Pakistan-linked APT group Transparent Tribe expanded its Windows malware arsenal. The group used the new malware dubbed ObliqueRAT in cyberespionage attacks against Indian targets. T
Publish At:2021-05-16 04:45 | Read:1315 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Intelligence Malware cyber espionage Cyber

The future of cyberconflicts

The ever-increasing role of technology in every aspect of our society has turned cybersecurity into a major sovereignty issue for all states. Due to their asymmetrical nature, offensive cyber-capabilities have been embraced by many countries that wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to compete on a military or economic level with the most powerful nat
Publish At:2020-12-18 06:06 | Read:1775 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion Cyber espionage Cyber weapon Malware Nation State Sp

ICS threat predictions for 2021

We present our vision of what challenges industrial cybersecurity will soon be (or already is) facing, and what to expect from cybercriminals in 2021. Random infections Infections will tend to be less random or have non-random follow-ups, as cybercriminals have spent the past several years profiling randomly infected computers that are connected to industri
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:1313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Cyber espionage Cyb

Nation-state actors from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea target Canada

Canada Centre for Cyber Security warns of risks related to state-sponsored programs from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. A report published by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, titled “National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020,” warns of risks associated with state-sponsored operations from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The
Publish At:2020-11-19 18:42 | Read:1490 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Canada Chin

APT trends report Q3 2020

For more than three years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. They
Publish At:2020-11-03 08:30 | Read:1486 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured APT Chinese-speaking cybercrime Cyber e

GravityRAT: The spy returns

In 2018, researchers at Cisco Talos published a post on the spyware GravityRAT, used to target the Indian armed forces. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) first discovered the Trojan in 2017. Its creators are believed to be Pakistani hacker groups. According to our information, the campaign has been active since at least 2015, and previous
Publish At:2020-10-19 06:59 | Read:1503 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Cyber espionage Phishing Phishing websites

Belgium telecom operators Proximus and Orange drop Huawei

Major Belgium’s telecom operator Proximus announced on Friday that it will gradually replace its equipment from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. One of the major Belgium telecom operator Proximus announced on Friday that it will gradually replace its equipment from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The company will replace the network equipment
Publish At:2020-10-10 04:36 | Read:1818 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Security China cyber espi

SLOTHFULMEDIA RAT, a new weapon in the arsenal of a sophisticated threat actor

U.S. DoD and the DHS CISA agency published a malware analysis report for a new malware variant tracked as SLOTHFULMEDIA The U.S. Department of Defense’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a malware analysis report that provides technical detai
Publish At:2020-10-05 07:36 | Read:1696 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware Reports CISA cyber espiona

An overview of targeted attacks and APTs on Linux

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot has been written about targeted attacks on Windows systems. Windows is, due to its popularity, the platform for which we discover most APT attack tools. At the same time, there’s a widely held opinion that Linux is a secure-by-default operating system that isn’t susceptible to malicious code. It’s certainly tru
Publish At:2020-09-10 06:04 | Read:1619 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications APT Cyber espionage Linux Targeted Att

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