Archive for the ‘Cyber Spy’ Category

NSO Group Hacked

There‚Äôs a lot to read out there. Amnesty International has a¬†report. Citizen Lab conducted an¬†independent analysis. The¬†Guardian¬†has¬†extensive coverage.¬†More¬†coverage. Most interesting is a list of over 50,000 phone numbers that were being spied on by NSO Group‚Äôs software. Why does NSO Group have that list? The obvious answer is that NSO Group provides spyware-as-a-service, and centralizes […]

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FCC Boots Chinese Telecom Companies, Citing Security

he Federal Communications Commission‚Äôs (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on March 12 identified five Chinese companies they said posed a threat to U.S. national security. These companies are: Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. The declaration, according to the FCC, is in accordance […]

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Chinese cyberspies go after telco providers, 5G secrets

A Chinese cyber-espionage group has shifted operations from targeting Vatican officials and Catholic organizations to telecom providers across Asia, Europe, and the US. The group, known in the cybersecurity community as Mustang Panda or RedDelta, has been targeting employees of telecom companies since last fall, as a gateway inside organizations, with the end goal of stealing 5G-related information. […]

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Microsoft releases open-source CodeQL queries to assess Solorigate compromise

Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a¬†joint statement¬†that blames Russia for the¬†SolarWinds¬†supply chain attack. The four agencies were part of the task force Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) […]

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Chinese Supply-Chain Attack on Computer Systems

Bloomberg News has a¬†major story¬†about the Chinese hacking computer motherboards made by Supermicro, Levono, and others. It‚Äôs been going on since at least 2008. The US government has known about it for almost as long, and has tried to keep the attack secret: China‚Äôs exploitation of products made by Supermicro, as the U.S. company is […]

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Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury Department and an agency that decides internet and telecommunications policy, according to people familiar with the matter. Three of the people familiar with the investigation said Russia is currently believed to be behind the attack. Two of the […]

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Operation In(ter)ception: Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of cyberspies

Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of CyberSpies | CyberWar ESET research uncovers attacks against several high-profile aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East, with several hints suggesting a possible link to the Lazarus group. Source: Operation In(ter)ception: Aerospace and military companies in the crosshairs of cyberspies | WeLiveSecurity This blogpost […]

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