Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2024
Multiple cybersecurity agencies warn of China-linked APT40 ‘s capabilities

Multiple cybersecurity agencies released a joint advisory warning about a China-linked group APT40 ‘s capability to rapidly exploit disclosed security flaws. Cybersecurity agencies from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.K., and the U.S. released a joint advisory warning about the China-linked group APT40 (aka TEMP.Periscope, TEMP.Jumper, Bronze Mohawk, Gingham Typhoon, ISLANDDREAMS, Kryptonite Panda, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2024
Polish government investigates Russia-linked cyberattack on state news agency

The Polish government is investigating a potential connection between Russia and a cyberattack on the country’s state news agency. The Polish government is investigating a suspected link between Russia and the cyberattack on the country’s state news agency Polish Press Agency (PAP). “The Polish Press Agency (PAP) has been hit by a cyberattack; all pertinent […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2024
Russia-linked Midnight Blizzard stole email of more Microsoft customers

Microsoft warned more customers about email theft linked to the previously reported Midnight Blizzard hacking campaign. The Russia-linked cyberespionage group Midnight Blizzard continues to target Microsoft users to steal other emails, warn the IT giant. The company is identifying more customers targeted by the Midnight Blizzard hacking campaign following Microsoft’s corporate infrastructure breach. In January, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2024
US announces a $10M reward for Russia’s GRU hacker behind attacks on Ukraine

The US DoJ announced charges against a member of Russia’s military intelligence service GRU for conducting wiper attacks on Ukraine in 2022. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced charges against Russian national Amin Timovich Stigal, who is a member of Russia’s military intelligence service GRU, for conducting wiper attacks on Ukraine in 2022. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2024
US bans sale of Kaspersky products due to risks to national security

The US government announced the ban on selling Kaspersky software due to security risks from Russia and urged citizens to replace it. The Biden administration announced it will ban the sale of Kaspersky antivirus software due to the risks posed by Russia to U.S. national security. The U.S. government is implementing a new rule leveraging […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2024
China-linked spies target Asian Telcos since at least 2021

A China-linked cyber espionage group has compromised telecom operators in an Asian country since at least 2021. The Symantec Threat Hunter Team reported that an alleged China-linked APT group has infiltrated several telecom operators in a single, unnamed, Asian country at least since 2021. The threat actors used tools associated with Chinese espionage groups, they […]

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 10, 2024
Sticky Werewolf targets the aviation industry in Russia and Belarus

Morphisec researchers observed a threat actor, tracked as Sticky Werewolf, targeting entities in Russia and Belarus. Sticky Werewolf is a threat actor that was first spotted in April 2023, initially targeting public organizations in Russia and Belarus. The group has expanded its operations to various sectors, including a pharmaceutical company and a Russian research institute […]

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 June 05, 2024
Cisco addressed Webex flaws used to compromise German government meetings

Cisco addressed vulnerabilities that were exploited to compromise the Webex meetings of the German government. In early May, German media outlet Zeit Online revealed that threat actors exploited vulnerabilities in the German government’s implementation of the Cisco Webex software to access internal meetings.   In March, the German authorities admitted the hack by Russia-linked actors of […]