23-year-old man accused of running $100 million online narcotics marketplace

Federal authorities have arrested a 23-year-old Taiwanese national and charged him with running an online market that sold $100 million worth of illicit narcotics, including fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, LSD, and ketamine. The authorities said that for almost four years, Read More …

Androxgh0st malware ramps up global attacks

More than 600 servers worldwide have been subjected to recent attacks with the Androxgh0st malware, reports Hackread. The U.S., India, and Taiwan accounted for the bulk of the impacted servers, which were compromised by Androxgh0st malware operators through web shells Read More …

Hackers stole ‘sensitive’ data from Taiwan telecom giant

Hackers stole “sensitive information” including military and government documents from Taiwan’s largest telecom company and sold it on the dark web, the island’s ministry of national defence has said. The confirmation of the democratic island’s latest major data leak followed Read More …

Grayling: Previously unseen threat actor targets multiple organizations in Taiwan

A previously unknown advanced persistent threat (APT) group used custom malware and multiple publicly available tools to target a number of organizations in the manufacturing, IT, and biomedical sectors in Taiwan. A government agency located in the Pacific Islands, as Read More …

Earth Estries Targets Government, Tech for Cyberespionage

Earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers discovered a new cyberespionage campaign by a hacker group we named Earth Estries. Based on their observations, Earth Estries has been active since at least 2020. The researchers also found some overlaps between the Read More …

Flax Typhoon using legitimate software to quietly access Taiwanese organizations

Microsoft has identified a nation-state activity group tracked as Flax Typhoon, based in China, that is targeting dozens of organizations in Taiwan with the likely intention of performing espionage. Flax Typhoon gains and maintains long-term access to Taiwanese organizations’ networks Read More …

TSMC discloses data breach from LockBit-claimed attack against third party

Major Taiwanese multinational chip manufacturing firm Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has confirmed experiencing a data breach as a result of a cyberattack against Kinmax, which is one of its IT hardware suppliers, before the end of June, reports The Record, Read More …

Frebniis: New Malware Abuses Microsoft IIS Feature to Establish Backdoor

Symantec, by Broadcom Software, has observed a new malware that abuses a feature of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) to deploy a backdoor onto targeted systems. The malware, dubbed Frebniis (Backdoor.Frebniis), was used by a currently unknown threat actor against Read More …

TgToxic Malware’s Automated Framework Targets Southeast Asia Android Users

Trend Micro researchers analyzed an ongoing campaign that has been targeting Android users in Southeast Asia since July 2022. Its goal is to steal victims’ assets from finance and banking applications (such as cryptocurrency wallets, credentials for official bank apps Read More …