New hacking group ‘Metador’ lurking in ISP networks for months

A previously unknown threat actor that researchers have named ‘Metador’ has been breaching telecommunications, internet services providers (ISPs), and universities for about two years. Metador targets organizations in the Middle East and Africa and their purpose appears to be long-term Read More …

Canada’s internet outage caused by ‘maintenance’

One of Canada’s largest mobile and internet providers, Rogers, has apologised for the country-wide outage of its services which began on Friday. The company’s CEO Tony Staffieri said the failure followed “a maintenance update in our core network”. Transport, banking Read More …

Indian government wants VPNs to store and share user data

A new directive from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) requires VPN companies to retain data on users for 5 years or more. The rule also applies to data centres Read More …

Modem-wiping malware caused Viasat satellite broadband outage in Europe

Tens of thousands of Viasat satellite broadband modems that were disabled in a cyber-attack some weeks ago were wiped by malware with possible links to Russia’s destructive VPNFilter, according to SentinelOne. On February 24, as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Viasat Read More …

‘Massive cyberattack’ against Ukrainian ISP has been neutralized, Ukraine says

The Ukrainian Internet Service Provider Ukrtelecom was the target of a “massive cyberattack,” the Ukrainian government said Monday. As of 12:35 pm PT on Monday, the attack had been neutralized, according to the State Service of Special Communication and Information Read More …

China APT group using Russia invasion, COVID-19 in phishing attacks

A China-based threat group is likely running a month-long campaign using a variant of the Korplug malware and targeting European diplomats, internet service providers (ISPs) and research institutions via phishing lures that refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 Read More …

UK government starts public consultation on telco security

While the world watches Ukraine, the British government has quietly dropped a requirement for mass surveillance of UK internet users by their service providers. A public consultation on the Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022, currently in draft, revealed that Read More …

Meet Lyceum: Iranian hackers targeting telecoms, ISPs

Researchers have provided a deep dive into the activities of Lyceum; an Iranian threat group focused on infiltrating the networks of telecoms companies and internet service providers (ISPs). Lyceum, also known as Hexane, Siamesekitten, or Spirlin, has been active since Read More …