Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2023
Lazarus APT exploits Zoho ManageEngine flaw to target an Internet backbone infrastructure provider

The North Korea-linked Lazarus group exploits a critical flaw in Zoho ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus to deliver the QuiteRAT malware. The North Korea-linked APT group Lazarus has been exploiting a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-47966, in Zoho’s ManageEngine ServiceDesk in attacks aimed at the Internet backbone infrastructure provider and healthcare organizations. The state-sponsored hackers targeted entities […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 23, 2023
FBI identifies wallets holding cryptocurrency funds stolen by North Korea

The U.S. FBI warned that North Korea-linked threat actors may attempt to cash out stolen cryptocurrency worth more than $40 million. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shared details about the activity of six cryptocurrency wallets operated by North Korea-linked threat actors. The wallets hold roughly 1,580 Bitcoin (roughly $41 million at the current rate) that […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 11, 2023
Charming Kitten APT is targeting Iranian dissidents in Germany

Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) warns that the Charming Kitten APT group targeted Iranian dissidents in the country. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) is warning that an alleged nation-state actor targeted Iranian dissident organizations and individuals in the country. The intelligence agency attributes the attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2023
The number of ransomware attacks targeting Finland increased fourfold since it started the process to join NATO

Senior official reports a quadruple increase in ransomware attacks against Finland since it started the process to join NATO. The number of ransomware attacks targeting Finland has increased fourfold since the country began the process of joining NATO in 2023. The news was reported by Recorded Future News which interviewed Sauli Pahlman, the deputy director […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2023
Russian APT29 conducts phishing attacks through Microsoft Teams

Russia-linked APT29 group targeted dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide with Microsoft Teams phishing attacks. Microsoft Threat Intelligence reported that Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT29  (aka SVR group, Cozy Bear, Nobelium, Midnight Blizzard, and The Dukes) carried out Microsoft Teams phishing attacks aimed at dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide. APT29 along with APT28 cyber espionage group was involved in […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2023
Russian APT BlueBravo targets diplomatic entities with GraphicalProton backdoor

Russia-linked BlueBravo has been spotted targeting diplomatic entities in Eastern Europe with the GraphicalProton Backdoor. The Russia-linked threat-state actor BlueBravo (aka APT29, Cloaked Ursa, and Midnight Blizzard, Nobelium) has been observed targeting diplomatic entities throughout Eastern Europe. The group was observed conducting a spear-phishing campaign with the end goal of infecting recipients with a new backdoor […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2023
Ukraine’s cyber police dismantled a massive bot farm spreading propaganda

The Cyber ​​Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine dismantled a massive bot farm and seized 150,000 SIM cards. A gang of more than 100 individuals used fake social network accounts to conduct disinformation and psychological operations in support of the Russian government and its narrative on the invasion of Ukraine. The gang used […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2023
Russia-linked APT Gamaredon starts stealing data from victims between 30 and 50 minutes after the initial compromise

Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) states that Russia-linked APT Gamaredon starts stealing data 30 minutes after the initial compromise. Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) is warning that the Russia-linked APT group Gamaredon (aka Shuckworm, Actinium, Armageddon, Primitive Bear, UAC-0010, and Trident Ursa) use to steal data from victims’ networks in less than an hour after the initial compromise. Gamaredon has […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2023
Chinese hackers compromised emails of U.S. Government agencies

Chinese hackers have compromised the emails of an unnamed US Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agency. In Mid-June a malicious email activity was reported by an unnamed US Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agency. Microsoft experts who investigated the suspicious activity discovered that China-linked threat actors have targeted the agency as part of a cyberespionage […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2023
RomCom RAT attackers target groups supporting NATO membership of Ukraine

Threat actors are targeting NATO and groups supporting Ukraine in a spear-phishing campaign distributing the RomCom RAT. On July 4, the BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team uncovered a spear phishing campaign aimed at an organization supporting Ukraine abroad. The researchers discovered two lure documents submitted from an IP address in Hungary, both targeting upcoming NATO Summit guests who […]