APT

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2024
New Mustang Panda campaign targets Asia with a backdoor dubbed DOPLUGS

China-linked APT group Mustang Panda targeted various Asian countries with a variant of the PlugX (aka Korplug) backdoor dubbed DOPLUGS. Trend Micro researchers uncovered a cyberespionage campaign, carried out by China-linked APT group Mustang Panda, targeting Asian countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Mustang Panda has been active since at least 2012, it targeted American and European entities such […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2024
Russia-linked APT TAG-70 targets European government and military mail servers exploiting Roundcube XSS

An APT group, tracked as TAG-70, linked to Belarus and Russia exploited XSS flaws in Roundcube webmail servers to target over 80 organizations. Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group identified a cyberespionage campaign carried out by an APT group, tracked as TAG-70, linked to Belarus and Russia. The nation-state actors are known to carry out […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2024
Russia-linked Turla APT uses new TinyTurla-NG backdoor to spy on Polish NGOs

Russia-linked APT group Turla has been spotted targeting Polish non-governmental organizations (NGO) with a new backdoor dubbed TinyTurla-NG. Russia-linked cyberespionage group Turla has been spotted using a new backdoor dubbed TinyTurla-NG in attacks aimed at Polish non-governmental organizations. The Turla APT group (aka Snake, Uroburos, Waterbug, Venomous Bear and KRYPTON) has been active since at least 2004 targeting diplomatic and government organizations and private businesses in the Middle […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
US Gov dismantled the Moobot botnet controlled by Russia-linked APT28

The US authorities dismantled the Moobot botnet, which was controlled by the Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT28. A court order allowed US authorities to neutralize the Moobot botnet, a network of hundreds of small office/home office (SOHO) routers under the control of the Russia-linked group APT28. The botnet was used by the Russian state-sponsored hackers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
North Korea-linked actors breached the emails of a Presidential Office member

The office of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said that North Korea-linked actors breached the personal emails of one of his staff members. The office of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a security incident involving the compromise of personal emails belonging to a member of the presidential staff. The government attributes the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
Nation-state actors are using AI services and LLMs for cyberattacks

Microsoft and OpenAI warn that nation-state actors are using ChatGPT to automate some phases of their attack chains, including target reconnaissance and social engineering attacks. Multiple nation-state actors are exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs), including OpenAI ChatGPT, to automate their attacks and increase their sophistication. According to a study conducted by […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2024
China-linked APT Volt Typhoon remained undetected for years in US infrastructure

China-linked APT Volt Typhoon infiltrated a critical infrastructure network in the US and remained undetected for at least five years. US CISA, the NSA, the FBI, along with partner Five Eyes agencies, published a joint advisory to warn that China-linked APT Volt Typhoon infiltrated a critical infrastructure network in the US and remained undetected for […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2024
China-linked APT deployed malware in a network of the Dutch Ministry of Defence

China-linked APT group breached the Dutch Ministry of Defence last year and installed malware on compromised systems. Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) published a joint report warning that a China-linked APT group breached the Dutch Ministry of Defence last year. The effects of the attack were limited because […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2024
Cloudflare breached on Thanksgiving Day, but the attack was promptly contained

Cloudflare revealed that a nation-state actor breached its internal Atlassian server, gaining access to the internal wiki and its bug database (Atlassian Jira). The incident took place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023, and Cloudflare immediately began an investigation with the help of CrowdStrike. The company pointed out that no customer data or systems were […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2024
Multiple malware used in attacks exploiting Ivanti VPN flaws

Mandiant spotted new malware used by a China-linked threat actor UNC5221 targeting Ivanti Connect Secure VPN and Policy Secure devices. Mandiant researchers discovered new malware employed by a China-linked APT group known as UNC5221 and other threat groups targeting Ivanti Connect Secure VPN and Policy Secure devices. The attackers were observed exploiting CVE-2023-46805 and CVE-2024-21887 […]