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Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia-linked APT28 targets government Polish institutions

May 10, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

CERT Polska and CSIRT MON teams issued a warning about a large-scale malware campaign targeting Polish government institutions, allegedly orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group. The attribution of the attacks to the Russian APT is based on similarities with TTPs […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian hackers target EU countries using a simple Microsoft Outlook security flaw

May 6, 2024

Via: TechRadar

We now know how APT28, a known Russian state-sponsored threat actor, managed to compromise multiple email accounts belonging to the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party back in 2022 – it was via a security flaw in Microsoft […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Indonesia sneakily buys spyware, claims Amnesty International

May 3, 2024

Via: The Register

Indonesia has acquired spyware and surveillance technologies through a “murky network” that extends into Israel, Greece, Singapore and Malaysia for equipment sourcing, according to Amnesty International. The human rights org alleged its investigation showcased “the continued failure of multiple countries […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

US water facility OT infrastructure is under attack again

May 2, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Hostile nations seem to be dead-set on damaging critical US infrastructure, as Russia has joined the fray with the likes of Iran and China in launching cyber attacks against water facilities. Vulnerable operational technology (OT) used in US water and […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Report: Russian Hackers Targeting Ukrainian Soldiers on Apps

April 22, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Russian hackers are increasingly targeting messenger apps popular among Ukrainian warfighters with malware as part of an effort “to identify priority targets” for physical attacks, according to Kyiv’s primary cyber incident response team. Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team said messenger […]


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Dangerous ICS Malware Targets Orgs in Russia and Ukraine

April 17, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

Two dangerous malware tools targeted at industrial control systems (ICS) and operating technology (OT) environments in Europe are the latest manifestations of the cyber fallout from the war in Ukraine. One of the tools, dubbed “Kapeka,” appears linked to Sandworm, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukrainian Blackjack group used ICS malware Fuxnet against Russian targets

April 15, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Industrial and enterprise IoT cybersecurity firm Claroty reported that the Ukrainian Blackjack hacking group claims to have damaged emergency detection and response capabilities in Moscow and beyond the Russian capital using a destructive ICS malware dubbed Fuxnet. The Blackjack group […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

US charges Chinese nationals with cyber-spying on pretty much everyone for Beijing

March 25, 2024

Via: The Register

The United States on Monday accused seven Chinese men of breaking into computer networks, email accounts, and cloud storage belonging to numerous critical infrastructure organizations, companies, and individuals, including US businesses, politicians, and their political parties. According to American prosecutors, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia-aligned hackers take down French state services in massive DDoS attack

March 12, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Anonymous Sudan, a Russian-speaking hacktivist group, has claimed the severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that disrupted several French government services on Monday. In a statement issued on Monday, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office confirmed that a series of […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukraine’s GUR hacked the Russian Ministry of Defense

March 5, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense announced it had breached the Russian Ministry of Defense servers as part of a special operation, and exfiltrated confidential documents. Stolen documents include: confidential documents, including orders and reports circulated […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Uncle Sam tells nosy nations to keep their hands off Americans’ personal data

February 28, 2024

Via: The Register

US President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order today that aims to prevent the sale or transfer of Americans’ sensitive personal information and government-related data to adversarial countries including China and Russia. In addition to the executive […]


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Biden asks Coast Guard to create an infosec port in a stormy sea of cyber threats

February 21, 2024

Via: The Register

President Biden has empowered the US Coast Guard (USCG) to get a tighter grip on cybersecurity at American ports – including authorizing yet another incident reporting rule. The White House on Wednesday announced Biden’s intention to sign an executive order […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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,” […]


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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 […]