03 May 2019

China stealing foreign military technology in race to become world power: Report

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday released its annual report[pdf] assessing the military power of China. The report states that China continues to pursue economic, foreign policy and security strategies that contribute to the realization of “a powerful and prosperous China that is equipped with a ‘world-class’ military,

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01 May 2019

Dutch Warn of ‘Worrying’ Russian, Chinese Cyber-Spying

The Dutch intelligence service (MIVD) on Tuesday warned that increased cyber espionage efforts by China and Russia pose a threat to the country and to all of Europe. “Offensive (cyber) activities, in particular by Russia and China, are worrying,” the MIVD stated in a new report. The agency blamed China

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01 May 2019

Vodafone Found Hidden Backdoors in Huawei Equipment

Vodafone has admitted to Bloomberg that it discovered backdoors in software for Huawei products used by the carrier to provide various services to customers in Italy. The backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 and remained in place for years. As a result, Huawei could have obtained unauthorized access to

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29 Apr 2019

China Inflames UK Split From US Over Huawei, As Security Leak Is Investigated

China’s ambassador to the UK recently wrote a letter to the Sunday Telegraph that experts consider to be an attempt to fuel tensions between the UK and US governments over the potential security risks of allowing the use of Huawei technology for the establishment of 5G networks. The US has

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29 Apr 2019

Amnesty says Hong Kong office hit by China-linked cyber attack

Amnesty International last week said that state-backed Chinese hackers have targeted it’s Hong Kong office in a years-long campaign. The attack was discovered in March of this year, after which “[c]yber forensic experts were able to establish links between the infrastructure used in this attack and previously reported APT campaigns associated

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25 Apr 2019

The key challenges and contradictions that frustrate security professionals

A new Glasswall survey shows that while many security leaders depend on staff to keep the company safe, they are very worried about how those same employees may actually pose a threat to the firm. 40% of senior security professionals fully rely on staff as the last line of defense

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23 Apr 2019

Hackers are targeting these employees the most (hint: it’s not the C-suite)

A new proofpoint report shows that phishing campaigns are increasingly targeting generic email accounts within companies (e.g. sales@company.com). Almost 30% of targeted phishing attacks in Q4 of 2018 were directed at such email addresses, which are usually shared between multiple employees, up from 13% in the previous quarter. The report

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19 Apr 2019

Hacker Group Exposes Iranian APT Operations and Members

Since the end of last month, a mysterious actor using the moniker Lab Dookhtegan has been leaking information on the state-backed Iranian hacking group APT34 (aka OilRig, HelixKitten) through a Telegram channel. The leaked information provides insights into the infrastructure of APT34, its members, the tools they use and the

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16 Apr 2019

This malware campaign is targeting the military with phony emails from a defence contractor

FireEye has released details on a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign targeting the Ukrainian government. Threat actors are impersonating a defense contractor from the UK in spear phishing emails that are being send to Ukrainian military departments. The messages contain a malicious attachment that will install powerful malware on the device

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15 Apr 2019

As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

According to an investigation by NPR and the PBS TV-show Frontline, US companies quietly allowed cyber espionage and theft by Chinese state-backed hackers for two decades because their feared “strong action” by the US trade office that would harm the firms financially. Even though companies were losing millions as a

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