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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:2763 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence cyber esp

Experts found a link between the KONNI attacks and DarkHotel campaigns against NK

Experts at Cylance noticed that the decoy document used in KONNI attacks is similar to the one used in recent campaigns of the DarkHotel APT. In May, Cisco Talos team discovered a RAT dubbed KONNI malware that targets organizations linked to North Korea. The malware, dubbed by researchers “KONNI,” was undetected for more than 3 years and was used in highly
Publish At:2017-08-10 06:15 | Read:2980 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware cyber espiona

Black Hat 2017 – GitPwnd tool could be used by attackers to communicate with compromised devices via Git repositor

Black Hat 2017 – Security experts develop GitPwnd, a tool that could be used by attackers to communicate with compromised devices via Git repositories. Even if the Black Hat conference was ended a few days ago, here we are discussing interesting talks of cyber security experts that participated at the event. Clint Gibler, a security researcher at NCC G
Publish At:2017-08-04 21:15 | Read:3160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking backdoor cyber espionage GitHub GitPwn

Spring Dragon APT used more than 600 Malware samples in different attacks

The threat actor behind Spring Dragon APT has been developing and updating its wide range of tools throughout the years, new attacks reported in South Asia. According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the China-linked APT group Spring Dragon (aka Lotus Blossom, Elise, and Esile) has used more than 600 malware samples in its attacks over the past y
Publish At:2017-07-24 18:30 | Read:2075 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber warfare Hacking Malware China cyber espionage malw

Microsoft sued Fancy Bear to gain control of the domains used in the cyber espionage campaigns

Microsoft used the lawsuit to disrupt a large number of cyber espionage campaigns conducted by infamous Fancy Bear APT hacking group We have discussed several times about hacking back and the case we are going to analyze is a good example of an alternative approach to hit back an APT group. Microsoft used the lawsuit to disrupt a large number of cyber espio
Publish At:2017-07-21 16:30 | Read:2074 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware APT

US Government limits purchase of Kaspersky Lab solutions amid concerns over Russia ties

The US General Services Administration announced that the security firm Kaspersky Lab has been deleted from lists of approved vendors. The US government bans Kaspersky solutions amid concerns over Russian state-sponsored hacking. Federal agencies will not buy software from Kaspersky Lab due to its alleged links to the Russian intelligence services. This week
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:3770 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Security ban cyber

Wikileaks: BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon CIA Implants steal SSH Credentials from Windows and Linux OSs

WikiLeaks leaked documents detailing BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon CIA implants designed to steal SSH credentials from Windows and Linux OSs. WikiLeaks has published a new batch of documents from the Vault7 dump detailing two new CIA implants alleged used by the agency to intercept and exfiltrate SSH (Secure Shell) credentials from both Windows and Linux operating
Publish At:2017-07-07 02:35 | Read:2189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence BothanSpy CIA cyber espio

Wikileaks – CIA developed OutlawCountry Malware to hack Linux systems

WikiLeaks released a new batch of documents that detail the CIA tool OutlawCountry used to remotely spy on computers running Linux operating systems. WikiLeaks has released a new batch of documents from the Vault 7 leak that details a CIA tool, dubbed OutlawCountry, used by the agency to remotely spy on computers running Linux operating systems. According t
Publish At:2017-07-01 17:40 | Read:2337 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence CIA cyber espionage LINUX

Funny Money: Exploring the Connection Between Bitcoin and Ransomware

After the WannaCry attack, no fewer than five threat research companies pounced on the fact that the ransomers were demanding to be paid in bitcoin. However, they completely glossed over the concept behind the malware itself. Within days, theorists came out of the woodwork to characterize the attack as some kind of subtle terrorist or government-backed opera
Publish At:2017-06-27 20:30 | Read:2636 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Fraud Protection Bitcoin Black Market Crypto

Following the Trail of BlackTech’s Cyber Espionage Campaigns

by Lenart Bermejo, Razor Huang, and CH Lei (Threat Solution Team) BlackTech is a cyber espionage group operating against targets in East Asia, particularly Taiwan, and occasionally, Japan and Hong Kong. Based on the mutexes and domain names of some of their C&C servers, BlackTech’s campaigns are likely designed to steal their target’s technology. Followi
Publish At:2017-06-22 19:05 | Read:3348 | Comments:0 | Tags:Targeted Attacks BlackTech cyber espionage PLEAD Shrouded Cr

Joint Technical Alert published by DHS and FBI warns of North Korea’s Hidden Cobra APT

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a technical alert about the activity of the North Korea’s ‘Hidden Cobra’ APT group. The joint Technical Alert (TA) report is the result of the efforts between of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The US Government has tracke
Publish At:2017-06-14 20:30 | Read:2822 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare cyber espionage DHS Hidden C

Comey hearing: Former FBI director talks about Russia interference in US Presidential Election

Former FBI Director Comey hearing: Comey Has ‘No Doubt’ on the Russia’s Involvement in cyber attacks against 2016 US Presidential Election.  James Comey today testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes that Russia Government is behind the cyber attacks aimed to interfere with the 2016 US election. Former FBI Direc
Publish At:2017-06-08 17:10 | Read:1993 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Comey hearing cyber espionage FBI

President Putin blames Patriotic Russian hackers for recent Election attacks

Russian President Putin says patriotic hackers may have powered attacks against foreign countries and denied Russia involvement. President Vladimir Putin says patriotic hackers may have launched cyber attacks against foreign countries and but denied Russia involvement in cyber espionage campaigns. Source NY Times Russian state-sponsored APT groups area accus
Publish At:2017-06-03 01:20 | Read:3565 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT28 A

A new report links North Korea to the Lazarus APT Group

Moscow-based threat intelligence firm Group-IB published a report that details evidence linking the Lazarus APT Group to North Korea. Researchers at security firm Group-IB released a report that links the notorious Lazarus APT to North Korea. The activity of the Lazarus Group surged in 2014 and 2015, its members used mostly custom-tailored malware in their a
Publish At:2017-05-31 17:55 | Read:4219 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking cyber espionage Laza

Tainted Leaks – Widespead Russia’s disinformation campaign hit 39 Countries

Researchers at Citizen Lab documented a Russia’s campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation that leveraged tainted leaks. According to the researchers at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a Russian disinformation campaign targeted 39 countries. The cyber attacks against the DNC were part of a larger campaign orchestrated by a nation stat
Publish At:2017-05-28 16:20 | Read:3630 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence cyber espionage disinformation Pi

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