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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10 Apr 2019

Gaza Cybergang Blends Sophistication Levels in Highly Effective Spy Effort

Kaspersky Lab has released new research on an Arabic speaking advanced persistent threat group (APT) engaged in cyber-espionage. The group, dubbed the Gaza Cybergang, has been active since 2012 and has already targeted around 240 high-profile victims, including “embassies, government entities, media outlets and journalists, activists, political parties and individuals,

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10 Apr 2019

TajMahal cyber-espionage campaign uses previously unseen malicious tools

At the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) in Singapore, Kaspersky Lab researchers described a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign uncovered at the end of last year. The campaign, which seems to have no links to know threat actors, uses malware dubbed TajMahal, which researchers describe as “a technically sophisticated APT framework

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05 Apr 2019

Pompeo urges NATO allies to adapt to new China, Russia threats

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that NATO needs to change its focus in order to “confront emerging threats” including “Russian aggression, uncontrolled migration, cyberattacks, threats to energy security, Chinese strategic competition” and other issues. He specifically mentioned 5G technology in relation to the Chinese threat.

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