Thrip: Ambitious Attacks Against High Level Targets Continue

Symantec’s Targeted Attack Analytics uncovers new attack campaigns in South East Asia. Since Symantec first exposed the Thrip group in 2018, the stealthy China-based espionage group has continued to mount attacks in South East Asia, hitting military organizations, satellite communications operators, Read More …

Newly discovered cyber-espionage malware abuses Windows BITS service

Security researchers have found another instance of a malware strain abusing the Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). The malware appears to be the work of a state-sponsored cyber-espionage group that researchers have been tracking for years under the name Read More …

China’s APT3 Pilfers Cyberweapons from the NSA

Large portions of APT3’s remote code-execution package were likely reverse-engineered from prior attack artifacts. The advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as APT3, which researchers across the board link to the Chinese government, has built a full in-house battery of exploits Read More …

Malware Classification with ‘Graph Hash,’ Applied to the Orca Cyberespionage Campaign

In malware research, threat hunting and sharing of threat intelligence, such as exchanging indicators of compromise (IoCs) in the form of hashes (e.g., MD5s, SHA256s), are common industry practices and helpful for information security professionals. Researchers, for instance, would typically Read More …

A Chinese APT is now going after Pulse Secure and Fortinet VPN servers

A group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers is targeting enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet and Pulse Secure after details about security flaws in both products became public knowledge last month. The attacks are being carried out by a group known as Read More …

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics

Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September Read More …

How Threat Intelligence Helps the Energy Sector Fight Cyberespionage

When it comes to cyber threats, some industries have it harder than others. Few are as heavily targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks as the energy sector. Over the last decade, state-sponsored hacking groups have routinely targeted utility networks and other energy providers for Read More …

Hunting the Public Cloud for Exposed Hosts and Misconfigurations

This research explores the security landscape of the Internet-facing services hosted in Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Public cloud is becoming increasingly popular and the reported total spending on cloud infrastructure grew 45.6% in 2018. Amazon AWS maintained its Read More …