Danish intelligence chief held over suspected information leaks

The head of Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit, Lars Findsen, has been remanded in custody over his involvement in a case of “highly classified” information leaks, public broadcaster DR reported on Monday. Denmark’s two intelligence services have been thrown into disarray Read More …

Dutch newspaper accuses US spy agencies of orchestrating 2016 Booking.com breach

Jointly US-Dutch owned Booking.com was illegally accessed by an American attacker in 2016 – and the company failed to tell anyone when it became aware of what happened, according to explosive revelations. The alleged miscreant, named as “Andrew”, is said Read More …

New Zealand spooks say satellite snooping is obsolete – better intel is found elsewhere

New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – the nation’s signals intelligence and infosec agency – will retire its Waihopai satellite communications interception station because it’s no longer needed. “The nature of telecommunications has changed, and other needs and capabilities Read More …

Ukraine links members of Gamaredon hacker group to Russian FSB

SSU and the Ukrainian secret service say they have identified five members of the Gamaredon hacking group, a Russian state-sponsored operation known for targeting Ukraine since 2014. This Gamaredon hacking group, tracked as Armageddon by the SSU, is allegedly operated Read More …

Russia to work with US on identifying hackers as part of an agreement, FSB chief says

Russia will cooperate with the United States in the field of identifying ransomware hackers as part of an agreement between the two countries’ presidents, Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said in his opening remarks at the IX Read More …

US government formally blames Russia for SolarWinds hack

Four US cyber-security agencies, including the FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA, have released a joint statement today formally accusing the Russian government of orchestrating the SolarWinds supply chain attack. US officials said that “an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, Read More …

Hackers breach FSB contractor and leak details about IoT hacking project

Russian hacker group Digital Revolution claims to have breached a contractor for the FSB — Russia’s national intelligence service — and discovered details about a project intended for hacking Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The group published this week 12 Read More …

New espionage malware found targeting Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe

Security researchers have discovered an advanced malware strain that’s been deployed to spy on diplomats and Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe. The malware, named Attor, has been used in attacks since 2013 but was only discovered last year, according to Read More …

Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other

Nation-state hackers and cyber criminals are increasingly impersonating each other to try and hide their tracks as part of advanced attack techniques says Optiv Security in its 2019 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate report. The top industries being targeted are retail, healthcare, government Read More …

Russian state hackers rarely share code with one another

Russia’s state-sponsored hacking groups rarely share code with one another, and when they do, it’s usually within groups managed by the same intelligence service, a new joint report published today reveals. This report, co-authored by Check Point and Intezer Labs, Read More …