Archive for the ‘Cyber Spy’ Category

Hackers Compromised Middle East Eye News Website to Hack Visitors, Researchers Say

Cybersecurity researchers tracked a hacking campaign spanning more than a year that hit around 20 websites – Israeli spyware vendor Candiru, recently blacklisted by the US, waged “watering hole” attacks on UK and Middle East websites critical of Saudi Arabia and others  A group of hackers compromised a popular London-based news website that focuses on […]

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How to protect the corporate network from spyware

There are a range of security policies for dealing with users’ smartphones, from the most restrictive approach – no smartphone access allowed – to an open approach that allows personal phones to connect to the internal corporate network. We suggest that the right solution is somewhere in between. You may have read about the Pegasus spyware in […]

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Samsung can remotely disable their TVs worldwide using TV Block

Samsung says that it can disable any of its Samsung TV sets remotely using TV Block, a feature built into all television products sold worldwide. This was revealed by the South Korean multinational in a press release issued earlier this month in response to the July South African riots that led to large-scale looting, which also impacted Samsung warehouses […]

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Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them.

Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them. ‘I will not be silenced’: Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when […]

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NSO Group Hacked

There’s 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’s 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’s (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’s 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’s 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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