APT41: Indictments Put Chinese Espionage Group in the Spotlight

The U.S. government has charged seven men in relation to hundreds of cyber attacks against organizations in the U.S. and multiple other countries in Asia and Europe. Two of the men, who were based in Malaysia, were arrested and their Read More …

Feds Warn Nation-State Hackers are Actively Exploiting Unpatched Microsoft Exchange, F5, VPN Bugs

The U.S. government is warning that Chinese threat actors have successfully compromised several government and private sector entities in recent months, by exploiting vulnerabilities in F5 BIG-IP devices, Citrix and Pulse Secure VPNs and Microsoft Exchange servers. Patches are currently Read More …

Microsoft confirms Chinese, Iranian, and Russian cyber-attacks on Biden and Trump campaigns

Microsoft said today that Chinese, Iranian, and Russian state-sponsored hackers had tried to breach email accounts belonging to people associated with the Biden and Trump election campaigns. The “majority of these attacks” were detected and blocked, according to Tom Burt, Read More …

Group of unskilled Iranian hackers behind recent attacks with Dharma ransomware

Cyber-security firm Group-IB says it identified a group of low-skilled hackers operating out of Iran that has been launching attacks against companies in Asia and attempting to encrypt their networks with a version of the Dharma ransomware. The attacks have Read More …

CISA, DOD, FBI expose new versions of Chinese malware strain named Taidoor

Three agencies of the US government have published today a joint alert alerting US private entities about new versions of Taidoor, a malware family previously associated with Chinese state-sponsored hackers. The alert has been authored by the Department of Homeland Read More …

APT32 Targeting Wuhan Government and Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management

From at least January to April 2020, suspected Vietnamese actors APT32 carried out intrusion campaigns against Chinese targets that Mandiant Threat Intelligence believes was designed to collect intelligence on the COVID-19 crisis. Spear phishing messages were sent by the actor Read More …

DarkHotel hackers use VPN zero-day to breach Chinese government agencies

Foreign state-sponsored hackers have launched a massive hacking operation aimed at Chinese government agencies and their employees. Attacks began last month, in March, and are believed to be related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Chinese security-firm Qihoo 360, which Read More …