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South Korea-Linked Hackers Targeted Chinese Government via VPN Zero-Day

A threat actor linked to South Korea has launched attacks against Chinese government agencies using a zero-day vulnerability affecting a local VPN service, Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 reported on Monday.The threat group, tracked as DarkHotel, has been tied by some members of the industry to South Korea. Qihoo 360 does not directly accuse South Korea
Publish At:2020-04-06 15:56 | Read:46 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

Firefox, IE Vulnerabilities Exploited in Attacks on China, Japan

Vulnerabilities patched earlier this year in Firefox and Internet Explorer have been exploited by an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor in attacks aimed at China and Japan.The Firefox vulnerability is CVE-2019-17026, which Mozilla patched in early January, and the Internet Explorer flaw is CVE-2020-0674, which Microsoft patched in February with its month
Publish At:2020-04-02 12:27 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

State-Backed Players Join Pandemic Cyber Crime Attacks

Sophisticated state-supported actors are following cybercriminals in exploiting the coronavirous pandemic and posing an “advanced persistent threat" (APT), French defence technology giant Thales warned Monday.Hades, linked to the APT28 which is believed to be of Russian origin and behind an attack on the US Democrat party in 2016, was the first state-backed
Publish At:2020-03-30 16:09 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

Google Sees Drop in Government-Backed Phishing Attempts

Google says it has seen a drop in the number of warnings sent for potential government-backed phishing or malware attempts last year, mainly due to improved protection systems.For several years, the company has been alerting users when identifying accounts that appear to be targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and in 2019 it sent nearly 40,000 such warning
Publish At:2020-03-27 18:15 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Phishin

Coronavirus Confinement Challenges Intelligence Services

The home confinement of hundreds of millions of people worldwide to halt coronavirus contagion has presented intelligence services with a challenge: monitoring an explosion in internet traffic, above board and not, even as their own capacity is reduced.The global health crisis has exposed the internet as both a tool and a potential target for malefactors, ex
Publish At:2020-03-23 17:15 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Trackin

Analyzing Cyberspace Solarium Commission's Blueprint for a Cybersecure Nation

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) is a modern iteration of Eisenhower's original 1953 Project Solarium. Project Solarium was tasked with developing a national strategy to contain and counter the nuclear threat from the USSR. CSC has a similar task to contain and counter the threat from cyberspace -- one that is far more complex than a single threat fr
Publish At:2020-03-18 15:51 | Read:149 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

HHS Says DDoS Attack Failed to Cause Disruption

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was targeted with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Sunday, but the agency said it did not experience any significant disruption as a result of the incident.“HHS has an IT infrastructure with risk-based security controls continuously monitored in order to detect and address cybersecurity t
Publish At:2020-03-16 17:25 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Inciden

Facebook Takedowns Reveal Sophistication of Russian Trolls

Facebook and Twitter revealed evidence Thursday suggesting that Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect.The companies said they have removed dozens of fake accounts and pages from their services.Facebook said the network of accounts it removed was in the “early stages” of building an
Publish At:2020-03-12 23:17 | Read:323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Russia-Linked Turla Cyberspies Add More Malware to Arsenal

The Russia-linked threat group known as Turla was observed using two new pieces of malware in attacks launched over a period of roughly two months in the fall of 2019, ESET reports.Also known as Waterbug, KRYPTON, Snake, and Venomous Bear, and active for more than a decade, Turla is known for the targeting of various diplomatic and military organizations, wi
Publish At:2020-03-12 15:42 | Read:736 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

US, UK and Estonia Accuse Russia of Cyber Attack on Georgia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States, United Kingdom and Estonia accused Russia’s military intelligence Thursday of conducting cyber attacks against the Georgian government and media websites in an attempt “to sow discord and disrupt the lives of ordinary Georgians.”The three countries raised the issue at the Security Council after Georgia’s ambassador wr
Publish At:2020-03-06 17:40 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Hamas-Linked Hackers Add Insurance and Retail to Target List

MoleRATs, a politically-motivated threat actor apparently linked to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, has expanded its target list to include insurance and retail industries, Palo Alto Networks’ security researchers report.Also referred to as Gaza Hackers Team, Gaza Cybergang, Extreme Jackal, Moonlight, and DustySky, the advanced persistent threa
Publish At:2020-03-04 16:20 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malware

CIA Hackers Targeted China in Decade-Long Campaign: Chinese Security Firm

A report published on Monday by Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 claims that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted an 11-year-long cyberespionage operation aimed at China’s critical industries.Qihoo’s research revolves around the Vault 7 files published in 2017 by WikiLeaks. The Vault 7 files include exploits and tools used by the CIA to t
Publish At:2020-03-04 08:45 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats

U.S. Government Warns of Continuous Election Meddling Efforts

Foreign actors continue to attempt to interfere with the election process, multiple United States departments and agencies warned in a joint statement released ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries.Millions are expected to cast their votes in more than a dozen states and territories, and 'Super Tuesday' marks the day when the largest number of individual
Publish At:2020-03-03 09:59 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Managem

Telecom Sector Increasingly Targeted by Chinese Hackers: CrowdStrike

Threat actors linked to China increasingly targeted the telecommunications sector in 2019, according to endpoint security firm CrowdStrike.CrowdStrike on Tuesday published its 2020 Global Threat Report, which provides data on both state-sponsored and financially-motivated operations observed by the company last year.The report shows that the telecommunicatio
Publish At:2020-03-03 09:59 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus &

Online 'Impersonator' Tried to Contact Campaigns, DNC Says

The Democratic National Committee has warned its presidential candidates to be cautious after Bernie Sanders’ campaign reported that an “impersonator” with a domain registered overseas had posed as one of its staffers and sought conversations with members of at least two other campaigns.Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, wrote in an email to his par
Publish At:2020-02-27 12:23 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercr

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