Category: Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukraine Says Russian Cyberspies Targeted Gov Agencies in Supply Chain Attack

February 25, 2021

Via: Security Week

One of them, issued on Wednesday, said the agency’s National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC) had observed attempts to deliver malicious documents through the System of Electronic Interaction of Executive Bodies (SEI EB), which is used by many government organizations […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security, Security

Biden will act on cyber security to fix SolarWinds mess

February 19, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

President Biden looks set to sign off an executive action to address gaps in the US’s national cyber security posture that were left painfully exposed by the December 2020 SolarWinds incident. The cyber attack first came to light via cyber […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

China Tied to Separate SolarWinds Espionage Campaign

February 3, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

Data breaches often turn out to be worse than they first appear, as investigators begin probing exactly what happened and when. The massive SolarWinds supply chain attack, which was identified by FireEye in December 2020 after it traced back a […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

President Biden Orders SolarWinds Intelligence Assessment

January 22, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The new Biden administration has vowed to hold Russia accountable for its recent “reckless and adversarial” actions and has ordered a full-scale intelligence review of the SolarWinds hack. “Even as we work with Russia to advance U.S. interests, so too […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

FBI: Disinformation Campaigns Seek to Exploit Capitol Siege

January 18, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The U.S. Capitol siege is being exploited for disinformation purposes ahead of Inauguration Day by Russia, Iran and China, intelligence officials warn. A “joint threat assessment” released on Thursday by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and eight other agencies […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Email security, Security

Finnish Officials Investigate Hack of Lawmakers’ Email

December 29, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Finnish police and parliament officials are investigating a security incident that happened earlier this year in which attackers gained access to internal IT networks and appear to have compromised lawmakers’ email accounts. The strike appears to have taken place sometime […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Dozens of US organizations also used software targeted by Russian hackers: analysis

December 22, 2020

Via: The Hill

Several major technology and accounting firms are among 24 U.S. organizations that used software targeted by Russian hackers in a cyberattack that breached federal agencies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper’s analysis found that Cisco Systems, Intel Corp. […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

How to prepare for the next SolarWinds-like threat

December 21, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The insertion of malware into SolarWinds’ popular Orion network management software sent the federal government and major parts of corporate America scrambling this week to investigate and mitigate what could be the most damaging breach in US history. The malware, […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Killswitch Found for Malware Used in SolarWinds Hack

December 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

FireEye, which disclosed the attack earlier this month after the threat actor managed to breach its systems and steal some Red Team tools, revealed that the attacker had compromised SolarWinds systems and used its access to deliver a piece of […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

Russia-linked APT28 uses COVID-19 lures to deliver Zebrocy malware

December 10, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Russia-linked APT28 is leveraging COVID-19 as phishing lures in a new wave of attacks aimed at distributing the Go version of their Zebrocy (or Zekapab) malware. The APT28 group (aka Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sofacy Group, Sednit, and STRONTIUM) has […]