Russian hackers use fake NATO training docs to breach govt networks

A Russian hacker group known by names, APT28, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit, and STRONTIUM, is behind a targeted attack campaign aimed at government bodies. The group delivered a hard-to-detect strand of Zebrocy Delphi malware under the pretense of providing NATO Read More …

Latest U.S. Indictments Target Iranian Espionage Actors

The U.S. government has indicted three Iranian nationals on charges related to cyber attacks against aerospace and satellite technology companies. Said Pourkarim Arabi, Mohammad Reza Espargham, and Mohammad Bayati are alleged to have carried out a string of attacks between Read More …

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 …

Iran’s RampantKitten spy crew were snooping on expats and dissidents for six years

Infosec outfit Check Point says it has uncovered a six-year Iranian cyber-spying campaign directed at expats and dissidents worldwide. The Iranian crew, nicknamed RampantKitten, used a variety of infostealers to help themselves to targets’ files, as well as extracting passwords Read More …

Hackers for hire attack architecture firm via 3ds Max exploit

An advanced hackers-for-hire group has compromised computers of an architecture firm involved in luxury real-estate projects worth billions of US dollars. The group carries out espionage operations, the attack vector being a malicious plugin for the Autodesk 3ds Max software Read More …

FBI and NSA expose new Linux malware Drovorub, used by Russian state hackers

The FBI and NSA have published today a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia’s military hackers. The two agencies say Read More …

CactusPete APT group’s updated Bisonal backdoor

CactusPete (also known as Karma Panda or Tonto Team) is an APT group that has been publicly known since at least 2013. Some of the group’s activities have been previously described in public by multiple sources. We have been investigating Read More …

RedCurl cybercrime group has hacked companies for three years

Security researchers have uncovered a new Russian-speaking hacking group that they claim has been focusing on the past three years on corporate espionage, targeting companies across the world to steal documents that contain commercial secrets and employee personal data. Named Read More …

US defense and aerospace sectors targeted in new wave of North Korean attacks

Tracked under the codename of “Operation North Star,” McAfee said these attacks have been linked to infrastructure and TTPs (Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures) previously associated with Hidden Cobra — an umbrella term the US government uses to describe all North Read More …