Category: Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyberattack Hits Norway, Pro-Russian Hacker Group Fingered

June 30, 2022

Via: Security Week

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said that to his knowledge the attack “has not caused any significant damage.” The distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack targeted a secure national data network forcing the temporary suspension of online services for several hours, the […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

‘Killnet’ Adversary Pummels Lithuania with DDoS Attacks Over Blockade

June 28, 2022

Via: Threat Post

Russia-linked cyber collective Killnet has claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks Monday on the Lithuanian government and other entities in the Baltic country over closure of transit routes within the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, according to researchers. The threat group warns […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

State-Backed Hackers Using Ransomware as a Decoy for Cyber Espionage Attacks

June 24, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A China-based advanced persistent threat (APT) group is possibly deploying short-lived ransomware families as a decoy to cover up the true operational and tactical objectives behind its campaigns. The activity cluster, attributed to a hacking group dubbed Bronze Starlight by […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian Cyberattacks on Ukraine Underscored By Microsoft

June 23, 2022

Via: DataBreach Today

Russia began its hacking war against Ukraine even before it sent troops to invade its southern neighbor, software giant Microsoft says in a call for public-private collaboration to thwart Kremlin hackers. In the hours leading up to the Russian invasion, […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Costa Rica Chaos a Warning That Ransomware Threat Remains

June 17, 2022

Via: Security Week

For two months now, Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks disrupting everyday life in the Central American nation. It’s a situation raising questions about the United States’ role in protecting friendly nations from cyberattacks at a time […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

State-Sponsored Phishing Attack Targeted Israeli Military Officials

June 16, 2022

Via: Threat Post

An advanced persistent threat group, with ties to Iran, is believed behind a phishing campaign targeting high-profile government and military Israeli personnel, according to a report by Check Point Software. Targets of the campaign included a senior leadership in the […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

A Decade-Long Chinese Espionage Campaign Targets Southeast Asia and Australia

June 9, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) actor dubbed Aoqin Dragon has been linked to a string of espionage-oriented attacks aimed at government, education, and telecom entities chiefly in Southeast Asia and Australia dating as far back as 2013. […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Experts warn of ransomware attacks against government organizations of small states

May 31, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

Cyber Research Labs observed a rise in ransomware attacks in the second quarter of 2022, some of them with a severe impact on the victims, such as the attack that hit the Costa Rican government that caused a nationwide crisis. […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Unknown APT group has targeted Russia repeatedly since Ukraine invasion

May 24, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

An unknown Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group has targeted Russian government entities with at least four separate spear phishing campaigns since late February, 2022. The campaigns, discovered by the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team, are designed to implant a Remote Access […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Chinese cyber spooks exploit western sanctions on Russia

May 20, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

A Chinese nation-state threat actor has been caught conducting cyber espionage operations against two Russian defence research institutes using phishing emails that spoof the Russian Ministry of Health and contain malicious documents that exploit western sanctions against Russia as a […]