Chinese hackers targeted UK’s Electoral Commission and politicians, say security services

Chinese state-backed hackers were responsible for two “malicious” digital campaigns targeting the UK’s democratic institutions and politicians, the security services have found. The UK holds China responsible for a prolonged cyber-attack on the Electoral Commission during which Beijing allegedly accessed Read More …

Bringing Access Back — Initial Access Brokers Exploit F5 BIG-IP (CVE-2023-46747) and ScreenConnect

During the course of an intrusion investigation in late October 2023, Mandiant observed novel N-day exploitation of CVE-2023-46747 affecting F5 BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface. Additionally, in February 2024, Mandiant researchers observed exploitation of Connectwise ScreenConnect CVE-2024-1709 by the same Read More …

China’s top anti-espionage authority warns of secret leaks through smart wearable devices

China’s top anti-espionage authority warned on Friday that various smart wearable devices may become “cyber spies” used by foreign intelligence agencies to carry out espionage activities, posing a threat to national security. The Ministry of State Security (MSS) said on Read More …

China’s Ministry of State Security warns of data security risks after Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center cyberattack

China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Wednesday warned of data security risks after recent reports identified US intelligence agencies were behind a cyberattack on Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center. A joint investigation team formed by the National Computer Virus Emergency Read More …