21 Feb 2019

NATO troops got catfished & honeypotted on social media, revealing serious vulnerabilities

NATO has carried out an internal cyber security experiment to test the extent to which its troops could be identified and influenced during an exercise by means of social media data. A report on the experiment mentioned that the researchers “identified a significant amount of people taking part in the exercise and

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20 Feb 2019

China Has Abandoned a Cybersecurity Truce With the U.S., Report Says

American cybersecurity technology company Crowdstrike has released a report showing that China is no longer adhering to a 2015 agreement between the US and China to stop targeting each other in hacking operations. According to the research, Chinese hackers gradually commenced going after US targets in 2017 and by 2018 the

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19 Feb 2019

UK spies think they can handle Huawei in 5G networks. The US doesn’t agree

The UK National Cyber Security Centre has determined that the risks involved in the use of Huawei technology for 5G wireless networks can be mitigated. The conclusion by the intelligence agency is bound to frustrate the US government that has accused the Chinese tech giant of cyber espionage and has been calling upon

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18 Feb 2019

Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies

Cyber security researchers with the US government and private firm FireEye are seeing an increase of Iranian and Chinese cyber attacks on American companies and the US government. These developments are related to the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the US-China trade war, respectively. During the recent

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18 Feb 2019

Where’s the Equifax Data? Does It Matter?

According to a recent report by CNBC, the data on almost 150 million people that was compromised in the 2017 Equifax data breach has never been published or put for sale on the Dark Web, as usually happens when threat actors steal data for financial gain. Therefore, cyber security experts consider it very

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14 Feb 2019

Ex-US Intel Officer Charged with Helping Iran Target Her Former Colleagues

The US government is charging a former US Air Force counterintelligence agent for conspiring with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to the official indictment, Monica Elfriede Witt helped four Iranian hackers with the IRGC carry out social engineering attacks that targeted the suspect’s former colleagues in US intelligence. The aim

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12 Feb 2019

US government warns allies about Huawei again

The US government has once again warned some of its allies in Europe not to use Huawei technology. During a visit to Hungary, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that his governments wants to point out the risks of using Huawei equipment, and stated that if governments collocate Huawei equipment near key American

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11 Feb 2019

US Senators ask DHS to look into US government workers using foreign VPNs

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the potential risks of the use of foreign software for data redirection, such as VPN applications and data proxies, by US government personnel. They are worried that software providers based in countries

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07 Feb 2019

Chinese Hackers Spy on U.S. Law Firm, Major Norwegian MSP

Between November 2017 and September 2018, Chinese hackers stole intellectual property or valuable business information from a U.S. law firm, a large Norwegian provider of IT services and an international apparel business. Recorded Future uncovered the campaign, which was carried out by APT10, a notorious hacking group with links to the Chinese government.

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30 Jan 2019

Iran-Linked Hackers Use Array of Tools to Steal Data: FireEye

Security researchers with FireEye are tracking a cyber-espionage group operating from Iran. The group, which is dubbed APT39 and has been operating since at least November 2014, primarily focuses on telcos and organizations in the travel industry, with a regional prioritization of the Middle East, although the U.S. and South

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