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Russian 'Gamaredon' Hackers Back at Targeting Ukraine Officials

The Russian state-sponsored hacking group known as Gamaredon has been targeting various Ukrainian diplomats, government and military officials, and law enforcement since mid-October 2019, threat intelligence company Anomali reports.Active since at least mid-2013 and also known as Primitive Bear, the Gamaredon group was first analyzed in April 2015. Over the
Publish At:2019-12-06 22:15 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

North Korean MacOS Malware Adopts In-Memory Execution

A new piece of macOS malware linked to the North Korean hacking group Lazarus employs in-memory execution of payloads, researchers revealed this week.Active since at least 2009, Lazarus was first observed using macOS malware in attacks in August last year, but continued to do so as part of a campaign that was active in 2019.Recent Lazarus campaigns focused o
Publish At:2019-12-06 10:15 | Read:69 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Iran-Linked ZeroCleare Wiper Targets Energy, Industrial Sectors in Middle East

Researchers at IBM X-Force have come across what appears to be a new piece of malware that has been used in highly targeted attacks aimed at energy and industrial organizations in the Middle East.Dubbed ZeroCleare based on a path in its binary file, the malware has been described by IBM as a destructive wiper and it has been linked to Iranian hacker groups.
Publish At:2019-12-04 12:01 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Czech Intel Report Highlights Russian, Chinese Spying

Russian and Chinese spies repeatedly targeted the Czech state last year, the country's intelligence service (BIS) said in its 2018 report published Tuesday, detailing cyber-attacks and disinformation.The report comes just over a month after the BIS and Czech police announced they had busted a Russian espionage network operating through its Prague embassy, la
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:00 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Managem

US Regulators Bar Govt Telecom Funds for Huawei, ZTE

U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats.The Federal Communications Commission also proposed requiring companies that get government subsidies to rip out any equipment from Huawei and ZTE that they already have in place.It’s the latest action by the U.S. government agains
Publish At:2019-11-25 10:15 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

Geopolitical Tensions Fuel Worsening Cyberattack Scenario

Ongoing Geopolitical Tensions Involving China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are Leading to CyberattacksA new report suggests that China and Russia alone account for 47% of cyber-attacks throughout 2019. Within all cyber-attacks, the use of custom malware and process hollowing is growing, destructive/integrity attacks are increasing, and a new form of island
Publish At:2019-11-22 22:15 | Read:242 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

US, Montenegro Plot Cyber Warfare Ahead of 2020 Elections

Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin elections.With its pristine rocky mountains, lush green forests and deep blue seas, the tiny Ba
Publish At:2019-11-19 22:15 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Iranian APT33 Hackers Use Special Botnets for High-Value Targets in U.S.

An Iran-linked cyberespionage group tracked as APT33 has used obfuscated botnets as part of attacks aimed at high-value targets located in the United States, the Middle East and Asia, Trend Micro reported on Thursday.APT33, which some experts believe has been active since at least 2013, is also known as Refined Kitten, Elfin, Magnallium and Holmium. It has t
Publish At:2019-11-14 12:00 | Read:246 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Australian Universities Adopt Foreign Interference Guidelines

Australia announced measures to combat foreign interference at its universities Thursday, setting new guidelines around the key areas of research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.There has been growing concern about China's clout on campuses following a series of hacks, controversial donations and incidents of political intimidati
Publish At:2019-11-14 10:15 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Canada Spy Agencies Split Over Proposed Huawei 5G Ban: Media

Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) were tasked with conducting a cybersecurity review to evaluate the
Publish At:2019-11-13 22:15 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

Saudi King Hosts CIA Chief for Talks

Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency's director Thursday, state media said, after three people were charged in the US with spying on Twitter users critical of the royal family.The king and Gina Haspel "discussed a number of topics of mutual interest", the official Saudi Press Agency said, without offering details.The meeting in R
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Charges: Chinese Surveillance Goods Illegally Sold to US

A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The fraud that prosecutors allege by Aventura Technologies Inc. raised “a g
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft

Russian Cyberspies Again Target Sporting, Anti-Doping Organizations

A Russia-linked cyberspy group has targeted over a dozen anti-doping and sporting organizations in a recent campaign, Microsoft reported on Monday.According to Microsoft, the threat actor known as Strontium, Fancy Bear and APT28 has targeted at least 16 national and international anti-doping and sporting organizations across three continents.The attacks obse
Publish At:2019-10-29 10:15 | Read:789 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

2,000 Georgia Websites Hit by Cyber Attacks

Some 2,000 websites in Georgia, including those of the president, courts, and media came under a massive cyber attack on Monday, officials and media said.Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili's website was "attacked by hackers this afternoon," her spokeswoman told AFP."Law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident," Sopho Jajanashvili said.Georgia
Publish At:2019-10-28 10:15 | Read:347 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Facebook Steps Up Security Amid Fresh Signs of Russia Meddling

Facebook said Monday it was tightening its security for the 2020 US elections, amid signs of fresh activity from Russia attacking Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden.The leading social network said it was taking down more accounts for "inauthentic" activity and stepping up scrutiny of "state controlled" media seeking to manipulate America
Publish At:2019-10-21 22:15 | Read:342 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY


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