Spyder Loader: Malware Seen in Recent Campaign Targeting Organizations in Hong Kong

Symantec has observed a likely continuation of the Operation CuckooBees activity, this time targeting organizations in Hong Kong. Operation CuckooBees was first documented in May 2022 by researchers at Cybereason, who said the intelligence-gathering campaign had been operating under the Read More …

Budworm: Espionage Group Returns to Targeting U.S. Organizations

The Budworm espionage group has mounted attacks over the past six months against a number of strategically significant targets, including the government of a Middle Eastern country, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and a U.S. state legislature. The latter attack is Read More …

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after major social media companies identified and took offline fake accounts suspected of being run by the U.S. military in violation of the platforms’ rules. Colin Read More …

Vietnamese attacker circumvents Facebook security with ‘DUCKTAIL’ malware

Security vendor WithSecure, which was spun out in March 2022 as F-Secure’s enterprise security arm, claims it’s found malware that targets Facebook Business accounts. “The threat actor targets individuals and employees that may have access to a Facebook Business account Read More …

An unknown APT actor attacking high-profile entities in Europe and Asia

ToddyCat is a relatively new APT actor that we have not been able to relate to other known actors, responsible for multiple sets of attacks detected since December 2020 against high-profile entities in Europe and Asia. We still have little Read More …

Online scamming fraud: three Nigerians arrested in INTERPOL Operation Killer Bee

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the suspects in a sting operation conducted simultaneously in the Lagos suburb of Ajegunle and in Benin City, 300 km to the East of the commercial capital. The Nigerian sting operation comes Read More …

Novel ‘Victory’ Backdoor Spotted in Chinese APT Campaign

An ongoing surveillance operation has been uncovered that targets a Southeast Asian government, researchers said – using a previously unknown espionage malware. According to Check Point Research, the attack involves spear-phishing emails with malicious Word documents to gain initial access, Read More …

Cyberspies target military organizations with new Nebulae backdoor

A Chinese-speaking threat actor has deployed a new backdoor in multiple cyber-espionage operations spanning roughly two years and targeting military organizations from Southeast Asia. For at least a decade, the hacking group known as Naikon has actively spied on organizations Read More …