US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, Read More …

OPERA1ER APT in Africa

In 2019, Group-IB Threat Intelligence team detected a series of targeted attacks on financial organizations in Africa. Later in 2020, our professionals in collaboration with Orange, managed to piece together the seemingly disparate attacks into a single timeline and successfully Read More …

Russian spies ‘hacked Liz Truss’s phone and stole sensitive messages’

Liz Truss had her phone hacked by Kremlin spies while she was working as foreign secretary, according to a report. The former prime minister’s personal messages with former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were raided, as well as sensitive details of international Read More …

Verizon notifies prepaid customers their accounts were breached

Verizon warned an undisclosed number of prepaid customers that attackers gained access to Verizon accounts and used exposed credit card info in SIM swapping attacks. “We determined that between October 6 and October 10, 2022, a third party actor accessed Read More …

Cyber attack on Bulgarian government websites traced to Russia

The head of Bulgaria’s National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov, said on October 16 that the perpetrator of a cyber attack the previous day on several Bulgarian state, government and private websites had been identified, and the attack had come from Read More …

Australia asks FBI to help find attacker who stole data from millions of users

Australian authorities have asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist with investigations into the data breach at local telco Optus. Attorney general Mark Dreyfus yesterday revealed the FBI was asked to help identify the entities involved Read More …

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 …

Russian Sandworm hackers pose as Ukrainian telcos to drop malware

The Russian state-sponsored hacking group known as Sandworm has been observed masquerading as telecommunication providers to target Ukrainian entities with malware. Sandworm is a state-backed threat actor attributed by the US government as part of the Russian GRU foreign military Read More …

Hive ransomware claims cyberattack on Bell Canada subsidiary

The Hive ransomware gang claimed responsibility for an attack that hit the systems of Bell Canada subsidiary Bell Technical Solutions (BTS). BTS is an independent subsidiary with more than 4,500 employees, specializing in installing Bell services for residential and small Read More …