cyber espionage

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2021
Russia behind a massive spear-phishing campaign that hit Ukraine

Ukraine warned of a “massive” spear-phishing campaign carried out by Russia-linked threat actors against its government and private businesses. Three Ukrainian cybersecurity agencies (Ukrainian Secret Service, Ukrainian Cyber Police, and CERT Ukraine), including the Ukrainian Secret Service, warned last week of a “massive” spear-phishing campaign conducted by Russia-linked hackers against its government and organizations in the private […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2021
Pakistan-linked Transparent Tribe APT expands its arsenal

Alleged Pakistan-Linked cyber espionage group, tracked as Transparent Tribe, targets Indian entities with a new Windows malware. Researchers from Cisco Talos warn that the Pakistan-linked APT group Transparent Tribe expanded its Windows malware arsenal. The group used the new malware dubbed ObliqueRAT in cyberespionage attacks against Indian targets. The Operation Transparent Tribe (Operation C-Major, APT36, and Mythic […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2020
Nation-state actors from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea target Canada

Canada Centre for Cyber Security warns of risks related to state-sponsored programs from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. A report published by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, titled “National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020,” warns of risks associated with state-sponsored operations from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The report is based on both […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2020
Belgium telecom operators Proximus and Orange drop Huawei

Major Belgium’s telecom operator Proximus announced on Friday that it will gradually replace its equipment from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. One of the major Belgium telecom operator Proximus announced on Friday that it will gradually replace its equipment from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The company will replace the network equipment from the Chinese giant with products […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2020
SLOTHFULMEDIA RAT, a new weapon in the arsenal of a sophisticated threat actor

U.S. DoD and the DHS CISA agency published a malware analysis report for a new malware variant tracked as SLOTHFULMEDIA The U.S. Department of Defense’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a malware analysis report that provides technical details of a new […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2020
Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT contacts targets via WhatsApp, LinkedIn

The Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT group leveraged on WhatsApp and LinkedIn to carry out phishing attacks, researchers warn. Clearsky security researchers revealed that Iran-linked Charming Kitten APT group is using WhatsApp and LinkedIn to conduct spear-phishing attacks. Iran-linked Charming Kitten group, (aka APT35, Phosphorus, Newscaster, and Ajax Security Team) made the headlines in 2014 when experts at iSight issued a report describing the most elaborate net-based spying […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 20, 2020
CISA’s MAR warns of North Korean BLINDINGCAN RAT

US CISA published an alert related to a new North Korean malware, dubbed BLINDINGCAN, used in attacks on the US defense and aerospace sectors. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) that includes technical details about a new strain of malware, tracked as BLINDINGCAN, that was attributed […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2020
Trump says he will ban popular Chinese video app TikTok in the US

President Donald Trump announced that he plans to ban the popular short video app TikTok from operating in the US as early as Saturday. President Donald Trump has announced he is going to ban the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok in the US. The US President is ready to sign an executive order as early […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 31, 2020
EU has imposed sanctions on foreign actors for the first time ever

For the first-ever time, the EU has imposed economical sanctions on Russia, China, and North Korea following cyber-attacks aimed at the EU and its member states. The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on a Russia-linked military espionage unit, as well as companies operating for Chinese and North Korean threat actors that launched […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 30, 2020
Operation North Star – North-Korea hackers targeted US defense and aerospace companies

North Korea-linked hackers continue to be very active in this period, researchers reported a campaign aimed at the US defense and aerospace sectors. Security experts from McAfee uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign carried out by North Korean hackers that targeted the US defense and aerospace sectors. Threat actors used fake job offers to deceive employees […]