Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2024
Two Ukrainians accused of spreading Russian propaganda and hack soldiers’ phones

Ukraine’s security service (SBU) detained two individuals accused of supporting Russian intelligence in spreading propaganda and hacking soldiers’ phones. Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, detained two individuals who are accused of supporting Russian intelligence in spreading pro-Russia propaganda. They are also accused of hacking the phones of Ukrainian soldiers. The arrests result from an investigation conducted by […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2024
UAC-0020 threat actor used the SPECTR Malware to target Ukraine’s defense forces

Ukraine CERT-UA warned of cyber attacks targeting defense forces with SPECTR malware as part of a cyber espionage campaign dubbed SickSync. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warned of cyber espionage campaign targeting defense forces in the country. The Ukrainian CERT attributes the attack to the threat actor UAC-0020 which employed a malware […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2024
CERT-UA warns of malware campaign conducted by threat actor UAC-0006

The Ukraine CERT-UA warns of a concerning increase in cyberattacks attributed to the financially-motivated threat actor UAC-0006. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warned of surge in in cyberattacks linked to the financially-motivated threat actor UAC-0006. UAC-0006 has been active since at least 2013. The threat actors focus on compromising accountants’ PCs (which […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2024
Pro-Russia hackers targeted Kosovo’s government websites

Pro-Russia hackers targeted government websites in Kosovo in retaliation for the government’s support to Ukraine with military equipment. Pro-Russia hackers targeted Kosovo government websites, including the websites of the president and prime minister, with DDoS attacks. The attacks are a retaliation for Kosovo’s support of Ukraine with military equipment. Defense Minister Ejup Maqedonci claimed that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2024
Pro-Russia hackers target critical infrastructure in North America and Europe

Government agencies from the US, Canada and the UK warn of Russian threat actors targeting critical infrastructure in North America and Europe The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2024
US offers a $10 million reward for information on four Iranian nationals

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four Iranian nationals for their role in cyberattacks against the U.S.. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on four Iranian nationals for their involvement in cyberattacks against the U.S. government, defense contractors, and private companies. OFAC has also sanctioned […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2024
FBI chief says China is preparing to attack US critical infrastructure

China-linked threat actors are preparing cyber attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure warned FBI Director Christopher Wray. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned this week that China-linked threat actors are preparing an attack against U.S. critical infrastructure, Reuters reported. According to the FBI chief, the Chinese hackers are waiting “for just the right moment to deal a […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2024
Previously unknown Kapeka backdoor linked to Russian Sandworm APT

Russia-linked APT Sandworm employed a previously undocumented backdoor called Kapeka in attacks against Eastern Europe since 2022. WithSecure researchers identified a new backdoor named Kapeka that has been used in attacks targeting victims in Eastern Europe since at least mid-2022. The backdoor is very sophisticated, it serves as both an initial toolkit and as a backdoor […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2024
Russia is trying to sabotage European railways, Czech minister said

Czech transport minister warned that Russia conducted ‘thousands’ of attempts to sabotage railways, attempting to interfere with train networks and signals. Early this month, the Czech transport minister Martin Kupka warned that Russia has conducted ‘thousands’ of attempts to sabotage European railways. The Czech Republic’s transport minister told the Financial Times that the attacks aim […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2024
China is using generative AI to carry out influence operations

China-linked threat actors are using AI to carry out influence operations aimed at fueling social disorders in the U.S. and Taiwan. China is using generative artificial intelligence to carry out influence operations against foreign countries, including the U.S. and Taiwan, and fuel social disorders. According to the report published by the Microsoft Threat Analysis Center […]