Defence and Aerospace

  • Indian Cyber Force Claims Responsibility for Cyber Attacks on Canadian Websites

    September 28, 2023

    A group of pro-India hackers on Wednesday claimed responsibility for bringing down the website of the Canadian Armed Forces for two hours. Following a diplomatic winter between India and Canada, the group, which identifies itself as Indian Cyber Force, warned of launching cyber attacks on Canadian websites on September 21. In the last few days, the ...

  • Czechia: University of Defence victim of cyber-attack

    September 27, 2023

    Czechia’s University of Defence was the victim of a cyber-attack, with hackers evidently stealing data from the institution’s rector, reported on Wednesday. The news website said the Municipal State Prosecutor’s Office in Brno was looking into the matter. A spokesperson for the National Cyber and Information Security Agency said it would not comment on the ...

  • FBI and CISA Release Advisory on Snatch Ransomware

    September 20, 2023

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known ransomware IOCs and TTPs associated with the Snatch ransomware variant identified through FBI investigations as recently as June 1, 2023. Since mid-2021, Snatch threat actors have consistently evolved their tactics to take advantage of ...

  • China: Identity of NSA hacker behind cyberattack on China’s leading aviation university identified

    September 14, 2023

    During the investigation of the cyberattack against Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), a leading Chinese aviation university, China has successfully extracted multiple samples of the spyware named SecondDate, and with the collaborative efforts of partners in various countries, the real identity of the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) personnel responsible for launching the cyberattack on NPU ...

  • NSA, FBI, and CISA Release Cybersecurity Information Sheet on Deepfake Threats

    September 12, 2023

    Today, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI), Contextualizing Deepfake Threats to Organizations, which provides an overview of synthetic media threats, techniques, and trends. Threats from synthetic media, such as deepfakes, have exponentially increased—presenting a growing challenge for ...

  • CISA, FBI, and CNMF Release Advisory on Multiple Nation-State Threat Actors Exploit CVE-2022-47966 and CVE-2022-42475

    September 7, 2023

    Today, CISA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) published a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Multiple Nation-State Threat Actors Exploit CVE-2022-47966 and CVE-2022-42475. This CSA provides information on an incident at an Aeronautical Sector organization, with malicious activity occurring as early as January 2023. CISA, FBI, and CNMF confirmed ...

  • Cooperation Across DOD, Private Sector Critical Amid Emerging Cyber Threats

    September 7, 2023

    Maintaining a robust defense against emerging cyberthreats requires collaboration and cooperation throughout the Defense Department and across industry partners, a top Pentagon information security executive said today. Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer Leslie A. Beavers warned emerging cybersecurity challenges pose a “whole of government, almost whole of society threat. At the end of the day, security ...

  • Ukraine war: Cyber-teams fight a high-tech war on front lines

    September 6, 2023

    Ukraine cyber-operators are being deployed on the front lines of the war, duelling close-up with their Russian counterparts in a new kind of high-tech battle. “We have people who are directly involved in combat,” says Illia Vitiuk, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service’s (SBU) cyber department. Speaking inside the heavily protected SBU headquarters, he explains ...

  • Russia linked hackers hit UK Ministry of Defence as security secrets leaked

    September 2, 2023

    Top secret security information on British military and intelligence sites has been leaked online by hackers linked to Russia. They released thousands of pages of data which could help criminals get into the HMNB Clyde nuclear submarine base, the Porton Down chemical weapon lab and a GCHQ listening post. Information about high-security prisons and a military ...

  • CISA and International Partners Release Malware Analysis Report on Infamous Chisel Mobile Malware

    August 31, 2023

    Today, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), the United States’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New Zealand’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ), the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) published a joint Malware Analysis Report (MAR), ...

  • Poland investigates cyber-attack on rail network

    August 26, 2023

    Polish intelligence services are investigating a hacking attack on the country’s railways, Polish media say. Hackers broke into railway frequencies to disrupt traffic in the north-west of the country overnight, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported on Saturday. The signals were interspersed with recording of Russia’s national anthem and a speech by President Vladimir Putin, the ...

  • NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund

    August 1, 2023

    Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies* have also welcomed Sweden’s interest to join the NIF. Sweden’s participation will take effect upon its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty. Read more… Source: NATO Innovation Fund (NIF)  

  • US officials search for hidden Chinese malware that could affect military operations

    July 29, 2023

    US officials are searching for Chinese malware hidden in various defense systems that could disrupt military communications and resupply operations, The New York Times reported Saturday. The administration believes malicious computer code has been hidden inside “networks controlling power grids, communications systems and water supplies that feed military bases,” officials told the Times. Read more… Source: CNN News  

  • US Army Hopes AI Will Give Soldiers An Information Advantage

    July 21, 2023

    The Army in recent years has introduced the concept of “information advantage,” in which soldiers have the ability to make decisions and act faster than their adversaries. The service now believes artificial intelligence is the key to making the strategy a reality. Both in industry and the Defense Department, many are exploring the possibility of utilizing ...

  • A defense against attacks on unmanned ground and aerial vehicles

    July 21, 2023

    A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working on defenses that could thwart cyberattacks against networks of self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles. “If hackers find a way to affect 10 out of 100 self-driving cars in a given area, they might have an impact on all 100 cars because the 10 hacked cars ...

  • Common typo causes millions of emails intended for members of the US military to be sent to accounts in Mali

    July 17, 2023

    Millions of emails intended for Pentagon employees were inadvertently sent to email accounts in Mali over the last decade because of typos caused by the similarity of the US military’s email address and the domain for the West African country, according to a Dutch technologist who discovered the problem. The emails were intended for owners of ...

  • Malicious campaigns target government, military and civilian entities in Ukraine, Poland

    July 13, 2023

    Cisco Talos has discovered a threat actor conducting several campaigns against government entities, military organizations and civilian users in Ukraine and Poland. Cisco Talos judge that these operations are very likely aimed at stealing information and gaining persistent remote access. The activity Cisco Talos analyzed occurred as early as April 2022 and as recently as earlier ...

  • Storm-0978 attacks reveal financial and espionage motives

    July 11, 2023

    Microsoft has identified a phishing campaign conducted by the threat actor tracked as Storm-0978 targeting defense and government entities in Europe and North America. The campaign involved the abuse of CVE-2023-36884, which included a remote code execution vulnerability exploited before disclosure to Microsoft via Word documents, using lures related to the Ukrainian World Congress. Read more… Source: Microsoft  

  • Attackers Exploit Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability

    July 11, 2023

    A zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-36884) affecting Microsoft Windows and Office products is being exploited by attackers in the wild. To date, the exploit has been used in highly targeted attacks against organizations in the government and defense sectors in Europe and North America. The vulnerability was disclosed yesterday (July 11) by Microsoft, which said that an attacker ...

  • Turkish intelligence uncovers ‘ghost’ Mossad network

    July 3, 2023

    After monthslong surveillance, Türkiye’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has exposed a “ghost” cell of 56 operatives spying on non-Turkish nationals in the country on behalf of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Documents from MIT revealed that the spies were gathering biographical intelligence on foreign nationals through an online routing method, tracking vehicle movements via GPS, hacking ...