Category: Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia-Linked TA505 Back at Targeting Financial Institutions

October 15, 2021

Via: Security Week

The attacks target organizations across multiple sectors in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Europe, and more, and have seen low detection rates in Google’s VirusTotal scanning engine. Dubbed MirrorBlast, the campaign started in early September, following similar activity in […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Nations Reveal Ransomware Pain at US-Led Summit

October 14, 2021

Via: Security Week

The United States has convened some 30 countries — with the notable exception of Russia — to boost cooperation in fighting the costly and disruptive attacks that have boomed around the world. As if on cue, Yigal Unna, director of […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Microsoft says Russia is behind majority of state-sponsored attacks

October 8, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Russia accounted for a majority (58%) of state-sponsored cybercrime attacks detected by Microsoft’s cybersecurity experts over the past year, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in the US, the company has claimed. The insights come from Microsoft’s annual Digital […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Iranian Hackers Abuse Dropbox in Cyberattacks Against Aerospace and Telecom Firms

October 6, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Details have emerged about a new cyber espionage campaign directed against the aerospace and telecommunications industries, primarily in the Middle East, with the goal of stealing sensitive information about critical assets, organizations’ infrastructure, and technology while remaining in the dark […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Nation-state attacks fears grow, execs don’t trust governments to protect them from cyber threats

September 30, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Arctic Wolf published findings from a recent global survey of over 1,400 IT decision-makers at enterprise organizations. After a year of high-profile cyberattacks, the survey data reveals executive attitudes on a wide array of cybersecurity and business issues. Private sector […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia & Ransomware: ‘Nothing’s Changed’

September 16, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

The same week that infamous cyber criminal gang REvil re-emerged from the depths of the dark web with a new ransomware variant, U.S. officials say that not much has changed when it comes to ransomware and Russia. President Biden spoke […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Is the Taliban a Cyber Threat to the West?

September 9, 2021

Via: Security Week

Two decades ago, the U.S. and its allies invaded Afghanistan as retribution for the 9/11 terrorist attacks carried out by the al-Qaeda terror group. The Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, was forced out of government. Now, 20 years […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Germany Protests to Russia Over Pre-Election Cyberattacks

September 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said that a hacker outfit called Ghostwriter has been “combining conventional cyberattacks with disinformation and influence operations,” and that activities targeting Germany have been observed “for some time.” She said that, ahead of Germany’s parliamentary […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

China accused of cyber attacks on Norwegian IT systems

September 3, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Norway has linked a series of cyber attacks against state and private IT infrastructure in 2018 to “bad actors” operating from China. Based on technical and other evidence gathered by its central intelligence agencies, the Norwegian government blamed bad actors […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Experts Believe Chinese Hackers Are Behind Several Attacks Targeting Israel

August 10, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A Chinese cyber espionage group has been linked to a string of intrusion activities targeting Israeli government institutions, IT providers, and telecommunications companies at least since 2019. FireEye’s Mandiant threat intelligence arm attributed the campaign to an operator it tracks […]