APT33 Mounts Focused, Highly Targeted Botnet Attacks Against U.S. Victims

The Iran-linked, espionage-focused advanced threat group known as APT33 has been spotted using more than a dozen obfuscated botnets to carry out narrowly targeted attacks against government and academic targets in the Middle East, the U.S. and Asia. Each botnet, Read More …

Kaspersky identifies mysterious APT mentioned in 2017 Shadow Brokers leak

In 2017, a mysterious group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers published online a data dump called “Lost in Translation.” The data dump — believed to have been obtained from the US National Security Agency (NSA) — contained a Read More …

Calypso APT Emerges from the Shadows to Target Governments

A newly discovered APT group, dubbed Calypso after a custom malware RAT that it uses, has been targeting state institutions in six different countries since 2016. Government organizations in India (34 percent), Brazil and Kazakhstan (18 percent respectively), Russia and Read More …

Mobile Malware and APT Espionage: Prolific, Pervasive, and Cross-Platform

Until now, the public’s exposure to mobile phone malware has been dominated by news about the privately run “greyware” vendors who have made headlines for being purveyors of spyware tools. These commercial smartphone spyware tools reportedly end up in the Read More …

Russian APT Turla targets 35 countries on the back of Iranian infrastructure

Dozens of countries have become embroiled in a state-backed spat between Russian and Iranian hacking groups, security agencies have warned. On Monday, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), together with the US National Security Agency (NSA), published an advisory warning that Read More …

Tortoiseshell Group Targets IT Providers in Saudi Arabia in Probable Supply Chain Attacks

Previously undocumented group hits IT providers in the Middle East. A previously undocumented attack group is using both custom and off-the-shelf malware to target IT providers in Saudi Arabia in what appear to be supply chain attacks with the end Read More …

Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other

Nation-state hackers and cyber criminals are increasingly impersonating each other to try and hide their tracks as part of advanced attack techniques says Optiv Security in its 2019 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate report. The top industries being targeted are retail, healthcare, government Read More …

17 US utility firms targeted by mysterious state-sponsored group

A mysterious state-sponsored hacking group has targeted at least 17 US utility firms with phishing emails for a five-month period between April 5 and August 29, Proofpoint reported today. The purpose of these attacks was to infect employees at US Read More …