14 Oct 2019

China’s Huawei claims it faces 1 million cyberattacks per day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is the target of about 1 million cyberattacks per day, Senior Vice President John Suffolk recently stated. The attacks allegedly aim to steal Huawei’s 5G technology, but so far they have only impacted several old systems. The source of the attacks is unknown. Last month, the

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14 Oct 2019

These are the 29 countries vulnerable to Simjacker attacks

Last month, AdaptiveMobile Security warned that threat actors are actively exploiting a security weakness in SIM cards in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. The attacked, dubbed Simjacker,involves sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices and it was estimated that it could put over 1

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14 Oct 2019

Iran-Linked ‘Charming Kitten’ Touts New Spearphishing Tactics

Iranian state-backed hacking group APT 25 (also known as Charming Kitten, Phosphorus, Ajax Security Team, NewsBeef and Newscaster) has updated its attack techniques to carry out a spearphishing campaign targeting US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, according to recent research[pdf] by ClearSky Cyber Security. The report states that the new attack

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10 Oct 2019

Researchers Discover Spy Platform with GSM Fingerprinting

An investigation by ESET has uncovered Attor, a previously unknown cyber-espionage platform that has been used by threat actors to carry out campaigns targeting government and diplomatic entities in Eastern Europe since at least 2013. Zuzana Hromcová of ESET said the attacks were “highly targeted at users of these Russian

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10 Oct 2019

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks, stops short of singling out China

The risk of cyberattacks is bound to increase in the 5G era, a new European Union (EU) report warns. The EU said it considers non-EU states and state-backed actors to be the biggest threats in this context. It also emphasized the importance of “the risk profile of individual suppliers,” which

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10 Oct 2019

Moroccan Activist Says NSO’s Elite Spy Tools Hacked His iPhone

A new report by Amnesty International accuses Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group of providing the Moroccan government with cyber espionage tools that were used to target a freedom of expression activist and a human rights lawyer in the country. The targets both received text messages containing malicious links that would

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07 Oct 2019

‘The Cyberthreat Handbook’ Released, Documents ‘Who’s Who’ of Attackers

A new report by Thales and Verint provides an extensive overview of the major threat groups operating in cyberspace. The study looks at the campaigns of around 60 hacking groups over a one-year period. About 50% of the actors under scrutiny were funded by governments and worked to steal confidential

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04 Oct 2019

Cyber-Spy Group Active Since 2013 Now Tied to Chinese State Actor

Researchers with Palo Alto Networks say that a hacking group dubbed “PKPLUG” was responsible for a number of previously unattributed cyber-espionage campaigns targeting people in various Asian countries. PKPLUG has been active since at least 2013 and has targeted individuals in Mongolia, Myanmar, Tibet, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan as well as

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04 Oct 2019

New Android Cyberwarfare Attack Exposed—And It’s Hiding A Devious Twist

Earlier this week, the New York Times covered what it referred to as an “attack on Egyptian journalists, academics, lawyers, opposition politicians and human rights activists.” The report was based on recent research by Check Point, which in turn followed a report by Amnesty from March of this year. Check

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02 Oct 2019

Report: Cyber Criminals Target More Firms in Search of Bigger Paydays

Cyber crime groups were responsible for 61% of targeted cyber campaigns in the first six months of this year, with state-backed groups carrying out the remaining 39%, a recent CrowStrike study found. Last year, cyber crime accounted for no more than a quarter of these kinds of intrusion campaigns. According

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