Russian govt hackers hit Ukraine with Cobalt Strike, CredoMap malware

The Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is warning that Russian hacking groups are exploiting the Follina code execution vulnerability in new phishing campaigns to install the CredoMap malware and Cobalt Strike beacons. The APT28 hacking group is believed to Read More …

Russia, China, warn US its cyber support of Ukraine has consequences

Russia and China have each warned the United States that the offensive cyber-ops it ran to support Ukraine were acts of aggression that invite reprisal. The US has acknowledged it assisted Ukraine to shore up its cyber defences, conducted information Read More …

Ukraine’s secret cyber-defense that blunts Russian attacks: excellent backups

The Kremlin-backed cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat, which happened an hour before Russia invaded Ukraine, was “one of the biggest cyber events that we have seen, perhaps ever, and certainly in warfare,” according to Dmitri Alperovitch, a co-founder of Read More …

Ukrainian crook jailed in US for selling thousands of stolen login credentials

A Ukrainian man has been sentenced to four years in a US federal prison for selling on a dark-web marketplace stolen login credentials for more than 6,700 compromised servers. Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev, 28, was arrested by Polish authorities in Korczowa, Read More …

U.S. Government Attributes Cyberattacks on SATCOM Networks to Russian State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors

CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have updated the joint cybersecurity advisory, Strengthening Cybersecurity of SATCOM Network Providers and Customers, originally released March 17, 2022, with U.S. government attribution to Russian state-sponsored malicious cyber actors. The United States Read More …

Ukraine warns of “chemical attack” phishing pushing stealer malware

Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) is warning of the mass distribution of Jester Stealer malware via phishing emails using warnings of impending chemical attacks to scare recipients into opening attachments. As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, the Read More …

Data-wiper malware strains surge as Ukraine battles ongoing invasion

Security researchers have detailed six significant strains of data-wiping malware that have emerged in just the first quarter of 2022, a huge surge over previous years. This increase coincides with the invasion of Ukraine, and all of these wipers have Read More …

CISA and FBI Update Advisory on Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine

CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have updated joint Cybersecurity Advisory AA22-057A: Destructive Malware Targeting Organizations in Ukraine, originally released February 26, 2022. The advisory has been updated to include additional indicators of compromise for WhisperGate and technical Read More …

INCONTROLLER: New State-Sponsored Cyber Attack Tools Target Multiple Industrial Control Systems

In early 2022, Mandiant, in partnership with Schneider Electric, analyzed a set of novel industrial control system (ICS)-oriented attack tools—which we call INCONTROLLER (aka PIPEDREAM)—built to target machine automation devices. The tools can interact with specific industrial equipment embedded in Read More …