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Mobile Cyberespionage Campaign Distributed Through CallerSpy Mounts Initial Phase of a Targeted Attack

We found a new spyware family disguised as chat apps on a phishing website. We believe that the apps, which exhibit many cyberespionage behaviors, are initially used for a targeted attack campaign. We first came across the threat in May on the site http://gooogle[.]press/, which was advertising a chat app called “Chatrious.” Users can download the malicious
Publish At:2019-12-02 14:35 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Mobile android APK cyberespionage spyware

Operation ENDTRADE: Finding Multi-Stage Backdoors that TICK

By Joey Chen, Hiroyuki Kakara and Masaoki Shoji While we have been following cyberespionage group TICK (a.k.a. “BRONZE BUTLER” or “REDBALDKNIGHT”) since 2008, we noticed an unusual increase in malware development and deployments towards November 2018. We already know that the group uses previously deployed malware and modified tools for obfuscation, but we a
Publish At:2019-11-30 07:35 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Exploits Internet of Things Malware Open source Sp

China-linked cyberspies Turbine PANDA targeted aerospace firms for years

Security firm revealed that China-linked APT group Turbine Panda conducted cyber-espionage operations aimed at various aerospace firms for years. Security researchers at Crowdstrike conducted long-running cyber-espionage operations aimed at various aerospace firms. According to the experts the cyber espionage operations begun in January 2010, after the st
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:45 | Read:411 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Intelligence Malware China Cyberespionage

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:4825 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime China corporate espionage Cybe

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:3117 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News APT28 Cyberespionage Darkhotel ETERNALBLUE

How the FBI Dismantled a Russian Spam Empire

  According to the indictment, he’s “one of the most notorious spammers in the world.”  The Russian Piotr ‘Severa’ Levashov, who has been arrested in a joint action by the Spanish and American authorities while on holiday in Barcelona, ​​made a mistake that could end up being very costly: he used the same credentials for hi
Publish At:2017-05-02 11:25 | Read:3389 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage russia Spam

Pentagon: The Next Major War Will Be Fought with Cyberweapons

  The alleged hacking of the last US elections by the Russian government, the anonymous cyberattack that hit the Ukrainian power grid in 2015, the Stuxnet virus that sabotaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010 — such events serve as a reminder that the next form of international conflict will be heavily dependent on cyberweapons. William Roper, direct
Publish At:2017-04-25 23:10 | Read:2818 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology cyberespionage cyberwarfare

Voter Data Theft Affects Almost Four Million in Hong Kong

National elections have become a global stage for hackers to display their virtuosity, bringing the question of cybersecurity to the forefront of the conversation. Since Barack Obama accused the Russians of meddling in 2016’s presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, several European countries have taken their own measures to avoid such cyberatta
Publish At:2017-04-19 01:30 | Read:2931 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage data leaks elections

The US Malware Developer who Helped Russia Spy on Devices

Latvian-born hacker Alexsey Belan, a Russian citizen, has been on the FBI’s list of most wanted cybercriminals for some time. His latest misdeed was the theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts in order to spy on Russian journalists and officials from both the US government and the Kremlin itself. The Department of Justice of the United States has officiall
Publish At:2017-04-16 18:05 | Read:3106 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage russia Spyware

China-based ‘Cloud Hopper’ Campaign Targets MSPs and Cloud Services

A new report by PwC UK and BAE Systems has revealed a sophisticated cyber campaign “of unprecedented size and scale” targeting managed IT service providers (MSPs). The campaign, dubbed Operation Cloud Hopper, was motivated by espionage and information gathering, as evidenced by the attackers’ choice of high value and low profile targets. The authors of the r
Publish At:2017-04-07 15:10 | Read:4941 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage cyberwarfare targeted attacks Cloud

The Russian Government Uses Known Black Hat for Cyberespionage

Evgeniy M. Bogachev is in his early thirties and lives a comfortable life among his collection of luxury cars in a small resort city on the shores of the Black Sea. He is the most-wanted cybercriminal in the world, and the FBI is offering 3 million dollars for his capture. The US accuses Bogachev of having created a global botnet composed of infected compute
Publish At:2017-04-04 16:15 | Read:4656 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage cyberwarfare russia

China-Linked DragonOK APT Group continues updating tools and tactics

The China-linked DragonOK continues updating tools and tactics and targeted entities in various countries, including Russia and Tibet. It was September 2014, when security researchers at FireEye spotted for the first time the cyber espionage activities of a Chinese state-sponsored group dubbed DragonOK. At the time, FireEye discovered two hacking campaigns c
Publish At:2017-01-07 13:45 | Read:4294 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence China cor

Stealthy GlassRAT Spies on Commercial Targets

A remote access Trojan used sparingly in targeted attacks has been found after living under cover for three years, undetected by most security gear.The RAT, dubbed GlassRAT, was signed with a certificate belonging to a popular Chinese software company with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. The RAT was used to spy on Chinese nationals working in commer
Publish At:2015-11-24 04:35 | Read:2980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cyberespionage Espionage malware GlassRAT Kent Backm

Symantec discovered 49 New Modules of the Regin espionage platform

Symantec revealed the existence of 49 new modules of the Regin espionage platform, a circumstance that suggests that its operators are still active. In November 2014, security experts at Symantec have uncovered the backdoor Regin, a highly advanced spying tool used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments and infrastru
Publish At:2015-08-28 03:00 | Read:3372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Intelligence Malware

Pawn Storm’s Domestic Spying Campaign Revealed; Ukraine and US Top Global Targets

Why would Pawn Storm, the long-running cyber-espionage campaign, set its sights on a Russian punk rock group? Sure, Pussy Riot is controversial. Members of the feminist band had previously been thrown in jail for their subversive statements against the Orthodox Church and Russian patriarchal system. But why would attackers have any interest in them? What is
Publish At:2015-08-18 19:50 | Read:5015 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Targeted Attacks cyberespionage Pawn Storm phishin

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