Chinese hackers strike US universities in bid for military technology

Hackers from China have been conducting a cyberattack campaign against prominent universities in the United States in the hopes of stealing valuable information for military purposes. The University of Hawaii, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Read More …

Chinese hackers use phishing emails to target engineering, transport and defence companies

High-profile organisations in engineering, transportation and defence industries, particularly with links to the maritime sector, are being targeted by a state-backed Chinese hacking operation, according to security company researchers. The cyber-espionage campaign has been detailed by security company FireEye, which Read More …

Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit Read More …

500K Italian Public Administration Email Accounts Compromised By Targeted Attack

500,000 certified Italian public administration emails were compromised by hackers who specifically targeted the Italian Comitato Interministeriale per la Sicurezza della Repubblica (CISR) as reported by Difesa e Sicurezza. Although CISR was the primary target, the hackers also compromised certified Read More …

The White Company: Inside the Operation Shaheen Espionage Campaign

In a new collection of extensive research reports, the Cylance Threat Intelligence Team profiles a new, likely state-sponsored threat actor called The White Company – in acknowledgement of the many elaborate measures they take to whitewash all signs of their Read More …

US, Russia, China don’t sign Macron’s cyber pact

The US, Russia, and –three of today’s major cyber-powers– have not signed an agreement on rules and principles released today at the Paris Peace Forum by President Emmanuel Macron. The pact was signed by 51 countries, the 72 companies part of The Cybersecurity Tech , the 16 companies part Read More …

Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges that accused two Chinese government intelligence officers and eight alleged co-conspirators of conducting sustained computer intrusions into 13 companies in an attempt to steal designs for a turbofan engine used in commercial jetliners. A 21-page Read More …

UK refusal to cooperate with Belgian hacking inquiry condemned

The UK government has been accused of endangering diplomatic relations with Belgium after its “exceptional” refusal to cooperate with an inquiry into GCHQ’s alleged hacking of Belgacom, the country’s biggest telecoms company. For at least two years ending in 2013, the Read More …

MoD secrets exposed in dozens of cyber security breaches

Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, as hostile nations and spy agencies continue to probe the UK’s defence sector. Heavily redacted reports obtained by Sky News have revealed that Read More …