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 …

Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Flaw With VPN Products

Both the US NSA and UK NCSC warn hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in VPN products Both the US National Security Agency (NSA) and a GQHC agency in the United Kingdom have issued warnings about “multiple vulnerabilities in Virtual Private Network (VPN) Read More …

Universities a ‘huge target’ for nation-state attackers, warns NCSC

Universities are the gatekeepers and creators of highly valuable information, which makes them attractive targets of cyber crime and state-sponsored espionage, so it’s important that these institutions remain cyber secure. Ask key contributors to the economy, skills development and innovation Read More …

Simjacker attack exploited in the wild to track users for at least two years

Security researchers have disclosed today an SMS-based attack method being abused in the real world by a surveillance vendor to track and monitor individuals. “We are quite confident that this exploit has been developed by a specific private company that Read More …

Hackers exploiting popular social engineering ‘toolkits’ to refine cyber attacks

Hackers are regularly using highly customisable online resources to add social engineering components to render their attacks more effective, according to new research from Malwarebytes. One website identified by the team features an expansive toolkit that has drawn more than 100,000 visits in Read More …

How Threat Intelligence Helps the Energy Sector Fight Cyberespionage

When it comes to cyber threats, some industries have it harder than others. Few are as heavily targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks as the energy sector. Over the last decade, state-sponsored hacking groups have routinely targeted utility networks and other energy providers for Read More …