Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2023
Ukraine’s intelligence service hacked Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia

Ukraine’s intelligence service announced the hack of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, ‘Rosaviatsia.’ Ukraine’s intelligence service announced they have hacked Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, ‘Rosaviatsia.’ The attack is the result of a complex special cyber operation. “The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine informs that as a result of a successful complex special operation in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2023
Russian APT Gamaredon uses USB worm LitterDrifter against Ukraine

Russia-linked cyberespionage group Gamaredon has been spotted propagating a worm called LitterDrifter via USB. Check Point researchers observed Russia-linked Gamaredon spreading the worm called LitterDrifter via USB in attacks against Ukraine. Gamaredon (aka Shuckworm, Actinium, Armageddon, Primitive Bear, UAC-0010, and Trident Ursa) has been active since 2014 and its activity focuses on Ukraine, the group was observed using the multistage backdoor Pteranodon/Pterodo. The Gamaredon APT group continues to carry out […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2023
Russian Sandworm disrupts power in Ukraine with a new OT attack

Mandiant reported that Russia-linked Sandworm APT used a novel OT attack to cause power outages during mass missile strikes on Ukraine. Mandiant researchers reported that Russia-linked APT group Sandworm employed new operational technology (OT) attacks that caused power outages while the Russian army was conducting mass missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Ukraine in October. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2023
Russian FSB arrested Russian hackers who supported Ukrainian cyber operations

The FSB arrested two Russian hackers who are accused of having helped Ukrainian entities carry out cyberattacks on critical infrastructure targets. The Russian intelligence agency Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested two individuals who are suspected of supporting Ukrainian entities to carry out cyberattacks to disrupt Russian critical infrastructure. The two men are facing high treason […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2023
Winter Vivern APT exploited zero-day in Roundcube webmail software in recent attacks

Russia-linked threat actor Winter Vivern has been observed exploiting a zero-day flaw in Roundcube webmail software. Russian APT group Winter Vivern (aka TA473) has been observed exploiting a zero-day flaw in Roundcube webmail software on October 11, 2023. ESET researchers pointed out that is a different vulnerability than CVE-2020-35730, that the group exploited in other attacks. The Winter […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2023
Former NSA employee pleads guilty to attempted selling classified documents to Russia

A former NSA employee has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to transmit classified defense information to Russia. Jareh Sebastian Dalke (31), a former NSA employee has admitted to attempting to convey classified defense information to Russia, pleading guilty to the charges. The man pleaded guilty today to six counts of attempting to transmit classified […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2023
Multiple APT groups exploited WinRAR flaw CVE-2023-38831

Google TAG reported that both Russia and China-linked threat actors are weaponizing the a high-severity vulnerability in WinRAR. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reported that in recent weeks multiple nation-state actors were spotted exploiting the vulnerability CVE-2023-38831 in WinRAR. The researchers reported that several cybercrime groups began exploiting the flaw in early 2023, when the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 25, 2023
A phishing campaign targets Ukrainian military entities with drone manual lures

A phishing campaign targets Ukrainian military entities using drone manuals as lures to deliver the post-exploitation toolkit Merlin. Securonix researchers recently uncovered a phishing campaign using a Pilot-in-Command (PIC) Drone manual document as a lure to deliver a toolkit dubbed Merlin. The campaign, codenamed STARK#VORTEX by Securonix, targets Ukrainian military entities and CERT-UA attributed it […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2023
The iPhone of a Russian journalist was infected with the Pegasus spyware

The iPhone of a prominent Russian journalist, who is at odds with Moscow, was infected with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. The iPhone of the Russian journalist Galina Timchenko was compromised with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. A joint investigation conducted by Access Now and the Citizen Lab revealed that the journalist, who is at odds with the Russian government, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2023
The number of ransomware attacks targeting Finland increased fourfold since it started the process to join NATO

Senior official reports a quadruple increase in ransomware attacks against Finland since it started the process to join NATO. The number of ransomware attacks targeting Finland has increased fourfold since the country began the process of joining NATO in 2023. The news was reported by Recorded Future News which interviewed Sauli Pahlman, the deputy director […]