SoumniBot: the new Android banker’s unique techniques

The creators of widespread malware programs often employ various tools that hinder code detection and analysis, and Android malware is no exception. As an example of this, droppers, such as Badpack and Hqwar, designed for stealthily delivering Trojan bankers or Read More …

From Social Engineering to DMARC Abuse: TA427’s Art of Information Gathering

Proofpoint researchers track numerous state-sponsored and state-aligned threat actors. TA427 (also known as Emerald Sleet, APT43, THALLIUM or Kimsuky), a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) aligned group working in support of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, is Read More …

Thousands of LG TVs are vulnerable to takeover

As many as 91,000 LG TVs face the risk of being commandeered unless they receive a just-released security update patching four critical vulnerabilities discovered late last year. The vulnerabilities are found in four LG TV models that collectively comprise slightly Read More …

Data From Chinese Security Services Company i-Soon Linked to Previous Chinese APT Campaigns

On Feb. 16, 2024, someone uploaded data to GitHub that included possible internal company communications, sales-related materials and product manuals belonging to the Chinese IT security services company i-Soon, also known as Anxun Information Technology. The leaked materials appear to Read More …

A first analysis of the i-Soon data leak

Data from a Chinese cybersecurity vendor that works for the Chinese government has exposed a range of hacking tools and services. Although the source is not entirely clear, it seems that a disgruntled staff member of the group leaked the Read More …

South Korea: KF-21 Fighter Jet Technology Leak Attempt Raises Concerns Over Diplomatic Tensions

An Indonesian technician working for Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) was caught trying to leak internal documents related to the Korean supersonic fighter jet KF-21 ‘Boramae.’ While no core technology leaks have been confirmed yet, it is known that the individual Read More …

U.S., South Korea, Japan to step up actions on North Korea cyber threats

The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed new initiatives on Saturday to respond to North Korea’s threats in cyberspace, including cryptocurrency abuses and space launches, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said. The three countries’ national security advisers Read More …

NATO deepens cyber coalition with Asian partners

NATO countries wrapped up one their signature cybersecurity exercises in Estonia this week, welcoming South Korea and Japan to the proceedings as alliance officials seek like-minded governments to harden their collective virtual defenses. The Cyber Coalition 2023 event in the Read More …

Cyber attack hits South Korean government institution, $135,000 lost

According to Korean media reports, the Institute for Startup Promotion, operating under the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, transferred 175 million won (135,000 USD) to an overseas criminal group after being tricked by a sophisticated e-mail phishing scheme. The unfortunate Read More …