Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2023
APT group UAC-0099 targets Ukraine exploiting a WinRAR flaw

The threat actor UAC-0099 is exploiting a flaw in the WinRAR to deliver LONEPAGE malware in attacks against Ukraine. A threat actor, tracked as UAC-0099, continues to target Ukraine. In some attacks, the APT group exploited a high-severity WinRAR flaw CVE-2023-38831 to deliver the LONEPAGE malware. UAC-0099 threat actor has targeted Ukraine since mid-2022, it was spotted […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2023
Ukrainian military intelligence service hacked the Russian Federal Taxation Service

The Ukrainian government’s military intelligence service announced the hack of the Russian Federal Taxation Service (FNS). Hackers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced they have compromised the Russian Federal Taxation Service (FNS). The military intelligence service said that the hack was the result of a successful special operation […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2023
Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest mobile carrier brought down by a cyber attack

Kyivstar, the largest Ukraine service provider, was hit by a cyber attack that paralyzed its services. The attack is linked to the ongoing conflict. Kyivstar, the largest Ukraine service provider was down after a major cyber attack. The Ukrainian telecommunications company provides communication services and data transmission based on a broad range of fixed and mobile technologies, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2023
UK and US expose Russia Callisto Group’s activity and sanction members

The UK NCSC and Microsoft warned that Russia-linked threat actor Callisto Group is targeting organizations worldwide. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Microsoft reported that the Russia-linked APT group Callisto Group is targeting organizations worldwide. The nation-state actor is carrying out spear-phishing attacks for cyberespionage purposes. The Callisto APT group (aka “Seaborgium“, “Star […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2023
Ukraine’s intelligence service hacked Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia

Ukraine’s intelligence service announced the hack of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, ‘Rosaviatsia.’ Ukraine’s intelligence service announced they have hacked Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, ‘Rosaviatsia.’ The attack is the result of a complex special cyber operation. “The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine informs that as a result of a successful complex special operation in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2023
Russian Sandworm disrupts power in Ukraine with a new OT attack

Mandiant reported that Russia-linked Sandworm APT used a novel OT attack to cause power outages during mass missile strikes on Ukraine. Mandiant researchers reported that Russia-linked APT group Sandworm employed new operational technology (OT) attacks that caused power outages while the Russian army was conducting mass missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Ukraine in October. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2023
Iranian Agonizing Serpens APT is targeting Israeli entities with destructive cyber attacks

Iran-linked Agonizing Serpens group has been targeting Israeli organizations with destructive cyber attacks since January. Iran-linked Agonizing Serpens group (aka Agrius, BlackShadow, Pink Sandstorm, DEV-0022) has been targeting Israeli organizations in higher education and tech sectors with destructive cyber attacks since January 2023. Palo Alto Networks’ s Unit 42 researchers reported that threat actors first attempt to steal sensitive […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2023
Russian FSB arrested Russian hackers who supported Ukrainian cyber operations

The FSB arrested two Russian hackers who are accused of having helped Ukrainian entities carry out cyberattacks on critical infrastructure targets. The Russian intelligence agency Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested two individuals who are suspected of supporting Ukrainian entities to carry out cyberattacks to disrupt Russian critical infrastructure. The two men are facing high treason […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2023
IT Army of Ukraine disrupted internet providers in territories occupied by Russia

IT Army of Ukraine hacktivists have temporarily disrupted internet services in some of the territories that have been occupied by Russia. Ukrainian hacktivists belonging to the IT Army of Ukraine group have temporarily disabled internet services in some of the territories that have been occupied by the Russian army. After the invasion of the Crimea and […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 27, 2023
France agency ANSSI warns of Russia-linked APT28 attacks on French entities

France National Agency for the Security of Information Systems warns that the Russia-linked APT28 group has breached several critical networks. The French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information) warns that the Russia-linked APT28 group has been targeting multiple French organizations, including government entities, businesses, universities, […]