GALLIUM Expands Targeting Across Telecommunications, Government and Finance Sectors With New PingPull Tool

Over the past year, this group has extended its targeting beyond telecommunication companies to also include financial institutions and government entities. During this period, we have identified several connections between GALLIUM infrastructure and targeted entities across Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Read More …

Aoqin Dragon hacking group quietly spied on their targets for 10 years

Researchers have discovered a stealthy espionage campaign by a most likely China-backed hacking group that has targeted government, education and telecommunication organizations since 2013. The attackers used a range of techniques to infect targets with malware, such as via malicious Read More …

Australia’s SkyGuardian drones shot down by spicy cybers

The Australian government has cancelled the SkyGuardian armed drone program for the Royal Australian Air Force. The funding is being redirected to the newly-announced REDSPICE cybersecurity and intelligence program. REDSPICE, the Resilience, Effects, Defence, Space, Intelligence, Cyber and Enablers program, Read More …

Singapore to build quantum-safe network for critical infrastructure trials

Singapore is aiming to build a quantum-safe network that it hopes will showcase “crypto-agile connectivity” and facilitate trials with both public and private organisations. The initiative also includes a quantum security lab for vulnerability research. The three-year initiative is led Read More …

Australia: Pezzullo frames Critical Infrastructure Bills as ‘defence’ and ransomware plan as ‘offence’

At the end of last year, Australia’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 became law to give government “last resort” powers to direct an entity when responding to cyber attacks, which included introducing a cyber-incident reporting regime for critical Read More …

Swipe left: Snoops use dating apps to hook sources, says Australian Five Eyes boss

Nations running online foreign influence campaigns have turned to dating apps to recruit people privy to sensitive information, according to the director general of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the nation’s security agency directed against external threats and Read More …