FBI warning: Foreign spies using social media to target government contractors

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has sent a warning to private sector partners about foreign intelligence services using social media accounts to target and recruit employees with US government clearance. “FIS [foreign intelligence services] officers will use popular US-based Read More …

Project TajMahal – a sophisticated new APT framework

TajMahal’ is a previously unknown and technically sophisticated APT framework discovered by Kaspersky Lab in the autumn of 2018. This full-blown spying framework consists of two packages named ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Yokohama’. It includes backdoors, loaders, orchestrators, C2 communicators, audio recorders, Read More …

Elfin: Relentless Espionage Group Targets Multiple Organizations in Saudi Arabia and U.S.

Although heavily focused on the Middle East, Elfin (aka APT33) has also targeted a range of organizations in the U.S. including a number of major corporations. The Elfin espionage group (aka APT33) has remained highly active over the past three Read More …

Analysis: Drone Tech Creates New Type of Blended Threat

Hacked drones are breaching physical and cyberdefenses to cause disruption and steal data, experts warn. In the run-up to Christmas 2018, rogue drones grounded planes at London Gatwick, the UK’s second-busiest airport. Four months later, the operators have not been Read More …

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 …