Cyber-espionage groups —also referred to as advanced persistent threats (APTs)— are using hacked routers more and more during their attacks, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
Cisco Talos, the cyber-security division of US IT conglomerate Cisco, said today that hackers are abusing misconfigured Cisco switches to gain a point of entry into organizations across the world.
The group of Iranian hackers the US charged last week with hacking over 300 universities across the globe were actually master phishers astute at their craft, so much so that they used the same phishing lure for years without needing to change it.
A cyber-espionage group historically believed to be operating in the interests of the Chinese government is believed to have hacked a UK government contractor from where security researchers found evidence that attackers stole information related to UK government departments and military technology.
Kasperksy Lab has revealed today the existence of a new cyber-espionage group that has leveraged MikroTik routers to infect victims in an attack that researchers described as "unique."
APT28, an infamous cyber-espionage unit that many security firms believe is acting at the behest of the Russian government, has hacked various German government agencies for more than a year.
A lesser-known North Korean cyber-espionage outfit has become more active on the international scene in 2017, after spending the previous five years targeting only South Korean government agencies and North Korean defectors.
Some cyber-espionage outfits are so advanced that it takes months of sleuthing and digging through malware code to discover the ways they've carried out some of their hacks.
Towards the end of 2017, Chinese cyber-spies have engaged in a hacking spree that targeted at least four US think tanks and an additional two non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers from US firm Crowdstrike revealed in a report published last week.
Security researchers from FireEye's Mandiant investigative division have spotted a new form of malware that's capable of targeting industrial equipment. FireEye named this malware TRITON and said they've spotted a threat actor deploying it in live attacks.
A cyber-criminal group believed to be operating out of Russian-speaking territories has hit at least 20 banks and financial companies and stolen millions of US dollars in the process.
Behzad Mesri, the Iranian national the US has accused of hacking HBO this year, is part of an elite Iranian cyber-espionage unit known in infosec circles as Charming Kitten, according to a report released yesterday by Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity.
US authorities have acted on one of the worst-kept secrets in cyber-security and have filed official charges against three Chinese hackers part of one of China's elite cyber-espionage unit.
The Chinese vulnerability disclosure program is lagging behind when it comes to publishing details about critical flaws and vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese-linked cyber-espionage groups.
A cyber-espionage group believed to be operating out of China has been deploying malware in the past two years that disguises as control panel link (CPL) files.
Chinese hackers, once some of the most careless and noisy hackers around, have become very careful and much more strategic at choosing the targets they go after.
Several security firms have come forward today with evidence that shows links connecting the Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak that happened yesterday with the NotPetya ransomware outbreak that took place at the end of June, this year.
A Russian cyber-espionage group has tried to infect security researchers with malware via a spear-phishing campaign that can easily receive a Pwnie Awards nomination for one of the year's biggest epic fails.
A cyber-espionage group identified in the cyber-security industry as APT28 and believed to be operating under the supervision of the Russian state has recently dispatched several malware distribution campaigns that try to take advantage of a Flash zero-day vulnerability that Adobe patched earlier this week.
A remote access trojan (RAT) known as Hacker's Door has resurfaced in active infections after being seen the last time in 2004-2005.