China takes aim at ‘spying’ Tesla cars, bans military staff use

Elon Musk has said Tesla would be “shut down” if accusations that the firm’s cars could be used for spying purposes were true. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government has restricted the use of Tesla Read More …

SolarWinds-linked hacking group SilverFish abuses enterprise victims for sandbox tests

Cyberattackers involved in worldwide hacking campaigns are using the compromised systems of high-profile victims as playgrounds to test out malicious tool detection rates. On Thursday, Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft said that SilverFish (.PDF), an “extremely skilled” threat group, has been Read More …

Intel joins DARPA in search of encryption ‘holy grail’

Intel has signed an agreement with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to take part in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program, which is aiming to develop an accelerator for fully homomorphic encryption (FHE). “Fully homomorphic encryption remains Read More …

GAO report finds DOD’s weapons programs lack clear cybersecurity guidelines

In a new report released Thursday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Department of Defense fails to communicate clear cybersecurity guidelines to contractors tasked with building systems for its weapons programs. As part of its so called congressional Read More …

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

We named Lazarus the most active group of 2020. We’ve observed numerous activities by this notorious APT group targeting various industries. The group has changed target depending on the primary objective. Google TAG has recently published a post about a Read More …

Australian Department of Defence lists cyber mitigation as key factor for building ethical AI

The Australian Department of Defence has released a new report on its findings for how to reduce the ethical risk of artificial intelligence projects, noting that cyber mitigation will be key to maintaining the trust and integrity of autonomous systems. Read More …

Android spyware strains linked to state-sponsored Confucius threat group

Two variants of Android spyware connected to pro-India, state-sponsored hacking campaigns have been discovered. On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Lookout said that two malware strains, dubbed Hornbill and SunBird, have been linked to Confucius, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group thought Read More …

Xiaomi added to US list of alleged Communist Chinese military companies

Chinese hardware manufacturer Xiaomi has been added to a list of alleged Communist Chinese military companies by the United States Department of Defense. “The Department is determined to highlight and counter the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Military-Civil Fusion development Read More …

RansomExx Ransomware Gang Dumps Stolen Embraer Data: Report

Hackers have dumped sensitive company data that was stolen during a ransomware attack last month on aircraft manufacturer Embraer. The compromised data appeared on a new dark web site created to publish leaked information, according to a published report. The Read More …