Cyberespionage Campaign in Ukraine Uses Free and Custom RATs

Cyberespionage Campaign in Ukraine Uses Free and Custom RATs

Security researchers have been tracking a sustained cyberespionage campaign against Ukrainian government institutions that uses a combination of free and custom-made remote access Trojans (RATs). The malware programs involved in the years-long ...
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Data Regulation Data Breaches

Cyberespionage Group Steals Certificates to Sign Malware

A cyberespionage group has stolen code-signing certificates from D-Link and another Taiwanese technology company and used them to sign a backdoor program. BlackTech is a group of attackers known for targeting organizations ...
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Spy Group Targeted Air-Gapped Systems via Compromised Secure USB Drives

Spy Group Targeted Air-Gapped Systems via Compromised Secure USB Drives

Security researchers have found evidence that a cyberespionage group has somehow compromised secure USB drives used by government agencies in South Korea, which might have allowed them to target air-gapped systems. “Weaponizing ...
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Micron's IP was Stolen

China Cyberespionage Group Hacks Satellite, Telecom and Defense Firms

Over the past year, a known cyberespionage group from China has been targeting satellite communications companies, telecom operators and defense firms from the United States and Southeast Asia. The group, tracked as ...
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Cybersecurity and Trade Wars

Connecting the Dots Between Cybersecurity and Trade Wars

Countries have been stealing intellectual property from one another since the dawn of time. But cyberespionage has pushed intellectual property (IP) theft to levels never imagined, which now is helping to fuel ...
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Olympic Destroyer Moves from Pyeongchang to Europe and Russia

Olympic Destroyer Moves from Pyeongchang to Europe and Russia

Olympic Destroyer, the threat actor that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has launched new attacks against organizations from Russia, Ukraine and several other European countries. To sabotage the ...
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Are Free Societies at a Disadvantage in National Cybersecurity

Jack Goldsmith and Stuart Russell just published an interesting paper, making the case that free and democratic nations are at a structural disadvantage in nation-on-nation cyberattack and defense. From a blog post: ...
Former CIA engineer allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools

Former CIA engineer allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools

Former CIA employee Joshua Adam Schulte has been identified as a top suspect behind the leak last year of the Vault 7 secret computer hacking tools used by the agency in espionage ...
Large Necurs Botnet Uses New Spam Detection Evasion Trick

Large Necurs Botnet Uses New Spam Detection Evasion Trick

Necurs, one of the largest and long-lived spam botnets that’s still in operation today, has received an update that could help it evade spam filters. The new trick, observed by researchers from ...
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Outsourcing Cybersecurity to Foreign-Based Firms

The Danger in Outsourcing Cybersecurity to Foreign-Based Firms

Sending cybersecurity work offshore isn’t just a bad idea for individual organizations; it can be a security issue. Facing a severe shortage of qualified cybersecurity workers—the InfoSec unemployment rate is expected to ...
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