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Category: Cyber warfare


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishers prefer Tesla, top 3 malware strains in Coronavirus phishing campaigns

April 9, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB) analyzed hundreds of coronavirus-related phishing emails between February 13 and April 1, 2020. Spyware turned out to be the most common malware class hiding in fraudulent COVID-19 emails, with AgentTesla topping the list of […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Google issued 40,000 alerts of State-Sponsored attacks in 2019

March 27, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Google shared data on alerts related to state-sponsored attacks, the tech giant revealed that it issued almost 40,000 alerts of state-sponsored phishing or malware attacks to its users during 2019. The number of alerts decreased by 25% when compared to […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Most of the attacks on Telecom Sector in 2019 were carried out by China-linked hackers

March 5, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

According to the CrowdStrike 2020 Global Threat Report, the telecommunications and government sectors were the most targeted by the threat actors. Experts monitored operations carried out by nation-state actors and financially-motivated attackers. Most of the attacks against organizations in the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Crypto AG was spied for US, German intelligence agencies for decades

February 12, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

According to a joint report published by Germany’s ZDF public broadcaster and The Washington Post the Swiss-based firm Crypto AG was operating for CIA and the German Intelligence agency providing them with access to encrypted communications of more than 120 […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

FBI Director Warns of Ongoing Russian ‘Information Warfare’

February 6, 2020

Via: Security Week

Wray told the House Judiciary Committee that Russia, just as it did in 2016, is relying on a covert social media campaign aimed at dividing American public opinion and sowing discord. That effort, which involves fictional personas, bots, social media […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Hackers Target European Energy Firm: Researchers

January 24, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Hackers who may have ties to Iran have recently turned their attention to the European energy sector, using open source tools to target one firm’s network as part of an cyberespionage operation, according to the security firm Recorded Future. The […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

December cyber attack costs New Orleans $7 million, so far

January 20, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

A ransomware attack targeting the city of New Orleans has inflicted $7 million in losses so far, with more to be incurred in coming months, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a recent update. At 5 a.m. on December 13, New […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Companies increasingly reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments

January 15, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

More than one in four security managers attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity, according to Radware. Nation-state intrusions soaring In 2018, 19% of organizations believed they were attacked by a nation-state. That figure increased to 27% […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran

January 13, 2020

Via: The Hill

The U.S. and Iran may have walked back from the brink of war, but the potential for a cyber battle looms with no clear rules of engagement. Lawmakers and military officials say there’s no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes cyber […]