ISIS ‘plans new wave of UK and Europe terror attacks’ using ‘crocodile cells’, MI5 fears

MI5 is investigating Isis plans to carry out a new wave of attacks across the UK and Europe using ‘crocodile cells’ made up of sleeper operatives. It comes amid revelations that a ringleader of Sri Lanka’s Easter massacre was ‘mentored’ by a group 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 …

4 Stuxnet-Related APTs Form Gossip Girl, an ‘Apex Threat Actor’

The infamous Stuxnet family of industrial sabotage malware is likely the work of a mysterious “supra-group” that Chronicle researchers Juan Andres Guerrero Saad and Silas Cutler have dubbed Gossip Girl; and it’s a group that turns out to be larger Read More …

Banks Under Attack: Tactics and Techniques Used to Target Financial Organizations

US$100 – 300 billion: That’s the estimated losses that financial institutions can potentially incur annually from cyberattacks. Despite the staggering amount, it’s unsurprising — over the past three years, several banks suffered $87 million in combined losses from attacks that compromised their Read More …

GreyEnergy’s overlap with Zebrocy

In October 2018, ESET published a report describing a set of activity they called GreyEnergy, which is believed to be a successor to BlackEnergy group. BlackEnergy (a.k.a. Sandworm) is best known, among other things, for having been involved in attacks against Ukrainian Read More …

Chinese hacking group returns with new tactics for espionage campaign

A Chinese hacking operation is back with new malware attack techniques and has switched its focus to conducting espionage on western corporations, having previously targeted organisations and individuals in Taiwan, Tibet, and the Philippines. Dubbed KeyBoy, the advanced persistent threat Read More …

Vehicle attacks aren’t going away, we must adapt

No one should be surprised by Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City. As we’ve seen in Jerusalem, Nice, Berlin, London, Stockholm, and Barcelona, it’s exceptionally difficult to prevent terrorists from using vehicles to commit murder, and so we will have to think long and hard Read More …