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Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

FBI Disrupts Chinese Botnet Targeting U.S. Critical Infrastructure

February 1, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

The United States continues to grapple with cyber intrusions emanating from sophisticated hacking groups affiliated with the Chinese government. In December 2023, the U.S. government conducted an extensive operation to disrupt a Chinese state-sponsored botnet that was being used to […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

We know nations are going after critical systems, but what happens when crims join in?

January 31, 2024

Via: The Register

Volt Typhoon, the Chinese government-backed cyberspies whose infrastructure was at least partially disrupted by Uncle Sam, has been homing in on other US energy, satellite and telecommunications systems, according to Robert Lee, CEO of security shop Dragos. Lee reported that […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukraine’s SBU arrested a member of Pro-Russia hackers group ‘Cyber Army of Russia’

January 29, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, announced that it has identified and detained an alleged member of the pro-Russia hacker group known as the Cyber Army of Russia. The news was first reported by The Record Media. The hacktivists group is […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Evolving Techniques in Espionage Campaigns

January 19, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

Microsoft has released a report detailing recent activity by Mint Sandstorm, an Iranian state-sponsored hacking group, targeting high-profile academics and researchers working on Middle Eastern affairs. The report highlights new tactics and malware, signaling an escalation in capabilities. According to […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

National Grid latest UK org to zap Chinese kit from critical infrastructure

December 18, 2023

Via: The Register

The National Grid is reportedly the latest organization in the UK to begin pulling China-manufactured equipment from its network over cybersecurity fears. The contract with the UK subsidiary of China’s state-owned Nari Technology, NR Electric UK, was terminated after seeking […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Today’s ‘China is misbehaving online’ allegations come from Google, Meta

December 1, 2023

Via: The Register

Meta and Google have disclosed what they allege are offensive cyber ops conducted by China. The Social Network™ used its Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report [PDF], published Thursday, to report it booted 4,789 Facebook accounts for violating its policy against coordinated […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

NSA Warns of China-Backed Hackers Embedding in U.S. Infrastructure

November 17, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

The United States National Security Agency (NSA) has raised concerns about Chinese government-backed hackers embedding themselves within U.S. critical infrastructure networks, posing a significant threat to the nation’s security and economic stability. These hackers, operating under the moniker “Volt Typhoon,” […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Beijing reportedly asked Hikvision to identify fasting students in Muslim-majority province

November 14, 2023

Via: The Register

US-based research group IPVM has accused Chinese video surveillance equipment company Hikvision of engaging with a contract to develop technology that can identify Muslim students that are fasting during Ramadan, based on their dining records. Hikvision used its LinkedIn page […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia’s Sandworm – not just missile strikes – to blame for Ukrainian power blackouts

November 9, 2023

Via: The Register

Blackouts in Ukraine last year were not just caused by missile strikes on the nation but also by a seemingly coordinated cyberattack on one of its power plants. That’s according to Mandiant’s threat intel team, which said Russia’s Sandworm crew […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

U.S. Sanctions Russian National for Virtual Currency Money Laundering

November 8, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken decisive action against Ekaterina Zhdanova, a Russian national, for her significant role in laundering and transferring funds using virtual currency on behalf of Russian elites and ransomware […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

MuddyWater has been spotted targeting two Israeli entities

November 3, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Iran-linked APT group MuddyWater (aka SeedWorm, TEMP.Zagros, and Static Kitten) is targeting Israeli entities in a new spear-phishing campaign, Deep Instinct’s Threat Research team reported. The phishing messages were aimed at deploying a legitimate remote administration tool called Advanced Monitoring […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian FSB arrested Russian hackers who supported Ukrainian cyber operations

November 3, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

The Russian intelligence agency Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested two individuals who are suspected of supporting Ukrainian entities to carry out cyberattacks to disrupt Russian critical infrastructure. The two men are facing high treason charges and could be sentenced to […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Pro-Hamas hacktivist group targets Israel with BiBi-Linux wiper

November 1, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

During a forensics investigation, Security Joes Incident Response team discovered a new Linux Wiper malware they tracked as BiBi-Linux Wiper. Pro-Hamas hacktivist group used the wiper to destroy the infrastructure of Israeli companies. The researchers noticed that the malware is […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

France agency ANSSI warns of Russia-linked APT28 attacks on French entities

October 27, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

The French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information) warns that the Russia-linked APT28 group has been targeting multiple French organizations, including government entities, businesses, universities, and research institutes and […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

North Korea has got its hands on AI – and is testing its ability to commit cyberwarfare

October 19, 2023

Via: TechRadar

North Korea has somehow managed to not only get its hands on AI, but also be the first nation to be publicly confirmed by the US to be using AI in cyber warfare, new reports have claimed. North Korea is […]


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Unknown Cyberespionage Group Targeted Taiwan

October 10, 2023

Via: DataBreach Today

A previously undetected cyberespionage group spied against Taiwanese government agencies and the island-country’s manufacturing sector, say cybersecurity researchers. The Symantec Threat Hunter Team doesn’t attribute the threat group to any particular country, other than noting it likely operates “from a […]


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Chinese snoops stole 60K State Department emails in that Microsoft email heist

September 28, 2023

Via: The Register

Chinese snoops stole about 60,000 State Department emails when they broke into Microsoft-hosted Outlook and Exchange Online accounts belonging to US government officials over the summer. “No classified systems were hacked,” said State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller during a press […]


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Ukraine accuses Russian spies of hunting for war-crime info on its servers

September 26, 2023

Via: The Register

The Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP) has claimed that Russian cyberspies are targeting its servers looking for data about alleged Kremlin-backed war crimes. According to the analysis, which covers Russia’s evolving cyber tactics during the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

International Criminal Court hit in cyber-attack amid Russia war crimes probe

September 20, 2023

Via: The Register

The International Criminal Court said crooks breached its IT systems last week, and that attack isn’t over yet, with the ICC saying the “cybersecurity incident” is still ongoing. In a statement shared via the site formerly known as Twitter, the […]


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Meta Takes Down Thousands of Accounts Involved in Disinformation Ops from China and Russia

September 5, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Meta has disclosed that it disrupted two of the largest known covert influence operations in the world from China and Russia, blocking thousands of accounts and pages across its platform. “It targeted more than 50 apps, including Facebook, Instagram, X […]