Intelligence

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2024
Russia-linked APT29 switched to targeting cloud services

Russia-linked APT29 threat actors have switched to targeting cloud services, according to a joint alert issued by the Five Eyes cybersecurity agencies. A joint advisory issued by cybersecurity agencies of Five Eyes (US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) warns that Russia-linked APT29 threat actors (aka SVR group, Cozy Bear, Nobelium, BlueBravo, Midnight Blizzard, and The Dukes) have switched to targeting […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024
Hacking firm I-Soon data leak revealed Chinese gov hacking capabilities

Recently the leak of a collection of files apparently stolen from the Chinese government hacking contractor, I-Soon, exposed Chinese hacking capabilities. Recently someone has leaked on GitHub [1,2] a collection of files apparently stolen from the Chinese hacking firm, I-Soon. An analyst based in Taiwan, known as Azaka, discovered the data leak and shared their […]

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
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 13, 2024
Global Malicious Activity Targeting Elections is Skyrocketing

Resecurity has identified a growing trend of malicious cyber-activity targeting sovereign elections globally With more voters than ever in history heading to the polls in 2024, Resecurity has identified a growing trend of malicious cyber-activity targeting sovereign elections globally. In an era of unprecedented geopolitical volatility, this trend is particularly concerning, as Time Magazine notes […]

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 […]