APT

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 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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2024
Russian Midnight Blizzard APT is targeting orgs worldwide, Microsoft warns

Microsoft revealed that Russia-linked APT Midnight Blizzard has been targeting organizations worldwide in a cyberespionage campaign. Microsoft announced that the Russia-linked APT Midnight Blizzard that hit the company in late November 2023 has been targeting organizations worldwide as part of a large-scale cyberespionage campaign. The IT giant also confirmed that is currently notifying impacted organizations. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2024
Google TAG warns that Russian COLDRIVER APT is using a custom backdoor

Google warns that the Russia-linked threat actor COLDRIVER expands its targeting and is developing a custom malware. The ColdRiver APT (aka “Seaborgium“, “Callisto”, “Star Blizzard”, “TA446”) is a Russian cyberespionage group that has been targeting government officials, military personnel, journalists and think tanks since at least 2015. In the past, the group’s activity involved persistent phishing […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 07, 2024
Turkish Sea Turtle APT targets Dutch IT and Telecom firms

Sea Turtle cyber espionage group targeted telco, media, ISPs, IT service providers, and Kurdish websites in the Netherlands. Researchers from Dutch security firm Hunt & Hackett observed Sea Turtle cyber espionage group (aka Teal Kurma, Marbled Dust, SILICON and Cosmic Wolf) targeting telco, media, ISPs, IT service providers, and Kurdish websites in the Netherlands. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2024
Russia-linked APT Sandworm was inside Ukraine telecoms giant Kyivstar for months

Ukrainian authorities revealed that Russia-linked APT Sandworm had been inside telecom giant Kyivstar at least since May 2023. Russia-linked APT group Sandworm was inside Ukrainian telecoms giant Kyivstar from at least May 2023, the head of Ukraine’s Security Service of Ukraine’s (SBU) told Reuters. “This attack is a big message, a big warning, not only to […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2023
Iran-linked APT33 targets Defense Industrial Base sector with FalseFont backdoor

Microsoft reports that the Iran-linked APT33 group is targeting defense contractors worldwide with FalseFont backdoor. Microsoft says the APT33 (aka Peach Sandstorm, Holmium, Elfin, and Magic Hound) Iranian cyber-espionage group is using recently discovered FalseFont backdoor malware to attack against organizations in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector. “Microsoft has observed the Iranian nation-state actor Peach Sandstorm attempting to […]

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 December 01, 2023
US govt sanctioned North Korea-linked APT Kimsuky

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against North Korea-linked APT group Kimsuky. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) this week announced sanctions against the North Korea-linked APT group Kimsuky. Kimsuky cyberespionage group (aka ARCHIPELAGO, Black Banshee, Thallium, Velvet Chollima, APT43) was first spotted by Kaspersky researchers in […]