17 Jul 2019

US Senators Target Huawei With ‘Death Sentence’ Law To Block Trump’s Backtrack

US lawmakers intend to take control over the US ban on Huawei products, which would allow them to block President Donald Trump’s recent decision to partially relax the blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant. In May of this year, Trump signed an executive order extending the federal ban on Huawei products

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11 Jul 2019

Latest FinSpy Modules Lift Data from Secure Messaging Apps

Researchers with Kaspersky have uncovered new versions of the notorious FinSpy malware in the wild. The malware, which has been found on both iOS and Android devices, is designed to steal information such as contact lists, text messages, emails, GPS location data and much more. In fact, FinSpy can “monitor

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09 Jul 2019

Iran-Linked Malware Shared by USCYBERCOM First Seen in December 2016: Kaspersky

Against a background of mounting US-Iran tensions and reports that both countries have been stepping up offensive cyber campaigns directed at each other, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) recently uploaded various malware samples to VirusTotal that have been used by Iranian cyber espionage group APT 33. A Kaspersky report shows

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04 Jul 2019

29 VPN Services Owned by Six China-Based Organizations

29 of the world’s biggest VPN services are owned by Chinese companies, which often hide their ownership from consumers, a new VPNpro report shows. According to OpenVPN CEO Francis Dinha this finding “is very alarming as this makes the service from these companies very insecure. If you use one of

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03 Jul 2019

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

A joint investigation by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has discovered that Chinese authorities are forcing foreign tourists that want to cross certain borders to install data-stealing malware on their phones. The practice occurs at various Chinese borders into the

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02 Jul 2019

Huawei sanctions relief draws criticism from US lawmakers

US President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested that his administration is willing to ease sanctions on Chinese tech giant Huawei. The move that was praised by chip makers, but came under fire from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Republican Senator Marco Rubio spoke of a “catastrophic mistake” by

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02 Jul 2019

OceanLotus APT Uses New Ratsnif Trojan for Network Attacks

Researchers with Blackberry Cylance recently studied four variants of the Ratsnif remote access Trojan used by Vietnamese advanced persistent threat (APT) group OceanLotus  (aka APT32, CobaltKitty, SeaLotus, and APT-C-00). The research shows that OceanLotus is continuously adding new capabilities to Ratsnif. The relatively unknown Trojan, which is used by OceanLotus

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28 Jun 2019

China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ Hacked Eight Tech Service Companies

An exclusive report by Reuters details a vast China-sponsored cyber espionage campaign that targeted eight major tech companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, NTT Data, Dimension Data, Computer Sciences Corporation and DXC Technology. Clients of these firms were also impacted, including Ericsson, Sabre, and major US Navy

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28 Jun 2019

Russian Tech Giant Yandex Targeted With ‘Regin’ Malware: Report

According to a new Reuters report, Russian tech giant Yandex suffered a security breach between October and November of last year, after it was targeted by hackers that were likely working for Western intelligence agencies. The campaign involved the use of Regin malware and apparently aimed to gather information about

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27 Jun 2019

Iran-linked APT33 Shakes Up Cyberespionage Tactics

After Symantec released a detailed report on the modus operandi of Iranian cyber espionage group APT33 in March, the threat group made significant changes to its infrastructure, new research by Recorded Future shows. The changes included the adoption of njRAT, a remote access trojan (RAT) that had not been used

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