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Category: Cyber warfare


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Iranian Hackers Compromised a U.S. Federal Agency’s Network Using Log4Shell Exploit

November 17, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Iranian government-sponsored threat actors have been blamed for compromising a U.S. federal agency by taking advantage of the Log4Shell vulnerability in an unpatched VMware Horizon server. The details, which were shared by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian hacktivists hit Ukrainian orgs with ransomware – but no ransom demands

November 14, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

The Ukrainian CERT (CERT-UA) has uncovered an attack campaign aimed at compromising Ukrainian organizations and irretrievably encrypting their files. To do that, they are leveraging a specific version of the Somnia ransomware that, “according to the attackers’ theoretical plan, does […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Microsoft Blames Russian Hackers for Prestige Ransomware Attacks on Ukraine and Poland

November 11, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft on Thursday attributed the recent spate of ransomware incidents targeting transportation and logistics sectors in Ukraine and Poland to a threat cluster that shares overlaps with the Russian state-sponsored Sandworm group. The attacks, which were disclosed by the tech […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Analysis of Russian Cyberspy Attacks Leads to Discovery of Windows Vulnerability

November 10, 2022

Via: Security Week

Also referred to as Cozy Bear, the Dukes, and Yttrium, APT29 is a Russian cyberespionage group likely sponsored by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). The group is believed to be responsible for multiple high-profile attacks, including the 2016 targeting […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian hackers to blame for approximately 75% of ransomware incidents in USA

November 7, 2022

Via: Panda Security

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT) published a press release that includes the main findings of an analysis by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The report confirms that the system supporting electronic filings of Bank Secrecy […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Researchers Detail New Malware Campaign Targeting Indian Government Employees

November 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The Transparent Tribe threat actor has been linked to a new campaign aimed at Indian government organizations with trojanized versions of a two-factor authentication solution called Kavach. “This group abuses Google advertisements for the purpose of malvertising to distribute backdoored […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

OPERA1ER APT Hackers Targeted Dozens of Financial Organizations in Africa

November 3, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A French-speaking threat actor dubbed OPERA1ER has been linked to a series of more than 30 successful cyber attacks aimed at banks, financial services, and telecom companies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America between 2018 and 2022. According to Singapore-headquartered […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Slovak, Polish Parliaments Hit by Cyberattacks

October 28, 2022

Via: Security Week

“The attack was multi-directional, including from inside the Russian Federation,” the Polish Senate said in a statement. Polish Senate speaker Tomasz Grodzki said it may be linked to the Senate’s vote Wednesday declaring the Russian government a “terrorist regime”. The […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Bulgaria hit by a cyber attack originating from Russia

October 17, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The infrastructure of government institutions in Bulgaria has been hit by a massive DDoS attack. The attack started on Saturday and experts believe that it was orchestrated by Russian threat actors. The attack hit multiple government offices, including the Internal […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Websites of multiple US airports taken down by hackers

October 13, 2022

Via: Panda Security

Earlier this week, the websites of some of the busiest airports in the US were successfully attacked by cybercriminals. A pro-Russian hacking group called Killnet took responsibility for the malicious actions against major airports in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

POLONIUM APT targets Israel with a new custom backdoor dubbed PapaCreep

October 13, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

POLONIUM APT focused only on Israeli targets, it launched attacks against more than a dozen organizations in various industries, including engineering, information technology, law, communications, branding and marketing, media, insurance, and social services. Microsoft MSTIC researchers believe that the attackers […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Finnish intelligence warns of Russia’s cyberespionage activities

October 3, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Suojelupoliisi or SUPO) warn of a highly likely intensification of cyberespionage activities conducted by Russia-linked threat actors over the winter. According to the SUPO, future NATO membership will make the country a privileged target for […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyber Warfare Rife in Ukraine, But Impact Stays in Shadows

September 28, 2022

Via: Security Week

Western allies initially feared a tsunami of cyberattacks against Ukraine’s military command and critical infrastructure, hindering its ability to resist the Russian forces pouring across its borders. As of mid-September, the Cyber Peace Institute, an NGO based in Switzerland, counted […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

U.S. Adds 2 More Chinese Telecom Firms to National Security Threat List

September 21, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has added Pacific Network Corp, along with its subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC, and China Unicom (Americas) Operations Limited, to the list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russian Gamaredon Hackers Target Ukrainian Government Using Info-Stealing Malware

September 15, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

An ongoing espionage campaign operated by the Russia-linked Gamaredon group is targeting employees of Ukrainian government, defense, and law enforcement agencies with a piece of custom-made information stealing malware. “The adversary is using phishing documents containing lures related to the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

U.S. Charges 3 Iranian Hackers and Sanctions Several Others Over Ransomware Attacks

September 15, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday announced sweeping sanctions against ten individuals and two entities backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for their involvement in ransomware attacks at least since October 2020. […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Asian Governments and Organizations Targeted in Latest Cyber Espionage Attacks

September 13, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Government and state-owned organizations in a number of Asian countries have been targeted by a distinct group of espionage hackers as part of an intelligence gathering mission that has been underway since early 2021. “A notable feature of these attacks […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

China Accuses NSA’s TAO Unit of Hacking its Military Research University

September 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

China has accused the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) of conducting a string of cyberattacks aimed at aeronautical and military research-oriented Northwestern Polytechnical University in the city of Xi’an in June 2022. The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (NCVERC) […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Montenegro Wrestles With Massive Cyberattack, Russia Blamed

September 12, 2022

Via: Security Week

The coordinated attack that started around Aug. 20 crippled online government information platforms and put Montenegro’s essential infrastructure, including banking, water and electricity power systems, at high risk. The attack, described by experts as unprecedented in its intensity and the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Chinese Hackers Target Government Officials in Europe, South America and Middle East

September 8, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A Chinese hacking group has been attributed to a new campaign aimed at infecting government officials in Europe, the Middle East, and South America with a modular malware known as PlugX. Cybersecurity firm Secureworks said it identified the intrusions in […]