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Hacker, Threats & Malware

Chinese Hackers Targeted International Aerospace Firms for Years

October 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

Chinese state-sponsored hackers conducted cyber-espionage operations targeting various aerospace-related firms for years in an effort to help the county’s advancements in this sector, Crowdstrike reports. The identified hacking operation started in January 2010, just after the state-owned enterprise Commercial Aircraft […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian Hackers Silently Hit Government Targets for Years

October 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

Also known as the Dukes, CozyDuke, and Cozy Bear, the state-sponsored group has been active for over a decade and is believed to have been involved in the 2016 attacks against the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Bipartisan senators want federal plan for sharing more info on supply chain threats

October 11, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan group of senators is calling for all branches of government to share information on threats to technology supply chains, citing potential risks to national security. In a Wednesday letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Developer Hacks Back Against Ransomware Attackers and Steals Decryption Keys

October 9, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A victim of Muhstik ransomware paid the attackers to decrypt his data, and then undertook a different kind of payback – he took revenge by hacking into the server and stealing the decryption keys, only to release them for free […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

FBI Reviewed Cybersecurity Firm’s Evidence in 2016 DNC Election Hack

September 27, 2019

Via: Security Week

Social media posts are wrongly claiming that the FBI failed to review evidence in the hack of the DNC’s computer network before concluding that Russia was responsible for the breach. The claims circulated widely on Twitter and Facebook after the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

JP Morgan Hacker Pleads Guilty

September 24, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Russian national Andrei Tyurin, who was extradited to the US last year by Georgian officials for allegedly hacking JP Morgan Chase in 2014 as well as several other cyberattacks on US financial and other organizations, now faces sentencing after a […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

How to get away with hacking a US satellite

September 18, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

By now we’re used to the idea of software companies running bug bounty initiatives which hand out thousands of dollars in prizes to independent researchers who find and responsibly disclose security holes. But, as Wired reports, it’s not just technology […]


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

U.S. Sanctions North Korean Group Behind WannaCry, Sony Hacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The U.S. has slapped sanctions on three well-known North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups – including the group that was tied to the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks and the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The three that were sanctioned are […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Threat Actor Fraudulently Buys Digital Certificates to Spread Malware

September 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a new threat actor that is using impersonation fraud to purchase digital certificates that are then used for the spread of malware. Security firm ReversingLabs identified a bad actor that deceives certificate authorities into selling them legitimate […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Ditch hoodies and hackers to encourage diverse security recruitment

September 13, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

The cyber security industry needs to embark on a charm offensive and address its image problem if it is to successfully recruit more diverse teams in terms of gender, race, sexuality and neurodiversity, according to a panel of sector experts […]