Hacktivism

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2024
Cybercriminals are targeting elections in India with influence campaigns

Resecurity warns of a surge in malicious cyber activity targeting the election in India, orchestrated by several independent hacktivist groups Resecurity has identified a spike of malicious cyber activity targeting the election in India, which is supported by multiple independent hacktivist groups who arrange cyber-attacks and publication of stolen personal identifiable information (PII) belonging to […]

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 29, 2024
Cyber-Partisans hacktivists claim to have breached Belarus KGB

A Belarusian group of activist group claims to have infiltrated the network of the country’s main KGB agency. The Belarusian hacktivist group Cyber-Partisans claims to have infiltrated the network of the country’s main KGB security agency. The hackers had access to personnel files of over 8,600 employees. On Friday, the website of the Belarusian KGB […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2024
Ukraine’s SBU arrested a member of Pro-Russia hackers group ‘Cyber Army of Russia’

Ukraine’s security service (SBU) detained an alleged member of the pro-Russia hacker group “the Cyber Army of Russia.” Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, announced that it has identified and detained an alleged member of the pro-Russia hacker group known as the Cyber Army of Russia. The news was first reported by The Record Media. The hacktivists […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2024
Pro-Ukraine hackers wiped 2 petabytes of data from Russian research center

The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense states that pro-Ukraine hackers wiped 2 petabytes of data from a Russian research center. The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine revealed that pro-Ukraine hackers group “BO Team” wiped the database of the Far Eastern Scientific Research Center of Space Hydrometeorology […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 20, 2024
Russia-linked Midnight Blizzard APT hacked Microsoft corporate emails

Microsoft revealed that the Russia-linked APT Midnight Blizzard has compromised some of its corporate email accounts.  Microsoft warned that some of its corporate email accounts were compromised by a Russia-linked cyberespionage group known as Midnight Blizzard. Microsoft notified law enforcement and relevant regulatory authorities. The Midnight Blizzard group (aka APT29, SVR group, Cozy Bear, Nobelium, BlueBravo, and The Dukes) along with APT28 cyber espionage […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2023
Pro-Israel Predatory Sparrow hacker group disrupted services at around 70% of Iran’s fuel stations

A group of Pro-Israel hacktivists, called Predatory Sparrow, is suspected of having carried out a cyber attack against petrol stations across Iran. A Pro-Israel hacktivist group, called Predatory Sparrow (or Gonjeshke Darande in Persian), is suspected of having carried out a cyber attack against petrol stations across Iran. Iranian state TV and Israeli local media […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2023
Idaho National Laboratory data breach impacted 45,047 individuals

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) announced that it has suffered a data breach impacting more than 45,000 individuals. In November, the hacktivist group SiegedSec claimed responsibility for the hack of The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and leaked stolen human resources data. SiegedSec is a threat actor that last year carried out multiple attacks against U.S. organizations, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2023
Hacktivists hacked an Irish water utility and interrupted the water supply

Threat actors launched a cyberattack on an Irish water utility causing the interruption of the power supply for two days. Threat actors hacked a small water utility in Ireland and interrupted the water supply for two days. The victim of the attack is a private group water utility in the Erris area, the incident impacted […]