Russia, US launch cybersecurity dialogue, three rounds already held

Russia and the US have launched bilateral cybersecurity dialogue, with three formal rounds already held, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday. “We are beginning to have a better understanding of security issues in the cyber sphere Read More …

WhatsApp chief claims government officials among 1,400 WhatsApp users targeted in 2019 attack

Senior government officials around the world – including individuals in high national security positions who are “allies of the US” – were targeted by governments with NSO Group spyware in a 2019 attack against 1,400 WhatsApp users, according to the Read More …

France warns of APT31 cyberspies targeting French organizations

Today, the French national cyber-security agency warned of an ongoing series of attacks against a large number of French organizations coordinated by the Chinese-backed APT31 hacking group. “It appears from our investigations that the threat actor uses a network of Read More …

Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure Against Threats From The People’s Republic Of China

As today’s announcement from the White House indicates, the cyber threat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues to evolve and poses a real risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure, as well as businesses and organization of all sizes Read More …

iPhones running latest iOS hacked to deploy NSO Group spyware

Human rights non-governmental organization Amnesty International and non-profit project Forbidden Stories revealed in a recent report that they found spyware made by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group deployed on iPhones running Apple’s latest iOS release, hacked using zero-day zero-click iMessage Read More …

UK and White House blame China for Microsoft Exchange Server hack

The UK government has formally laid the blame for the Microsoft Exchange Server cyberattack at the feet of China. On Monday, the government joined others — including the victim company itself, Microsoft — in claiming the cyberattack was the work Read More …

Windows 0-Days Used Against Dissidents in Israeli Broker’s Spyware

A set of unique spyware strains created by an Israeli firm and allegedly used by governments around the world to surveil dissidents has been defanged by Microsoft, the software giant said. The private company, called variously Candiru, Grindavik, Saito Tech Read More …

Operation SpoofedScholars: Iranian hackers posed as academics in a bid to steal email passwords

An Iranian cyber espionage campaign used spoofed identities of real academics at a UK university in phishing attacks designed to steal password details of experts in Middle Eastern affairs from universities, think tanks and the media. Detailed by cybersecurity researchers Read More …

SolarWinds patches critical Serv-U vulnerability exploited in the wild

SolarWinds is urging customers to patch a Serv-U remote code execution vulnerability exploited in the wild by “a single threat actor” in attacks targeting a limited number of customers. “Microsoft has provided evidence of limited, targeted customer impact, though SolarWinds Read More …