A North Korean cyber-espionage group has exploited an ActiveX zero-day to infect South Korean targets with malware or steal data from compromised systems, local media and security researchers have reported.
Security researchers from Cisco said today that they've detected a giant botnet of hacked routers that appears to be preparing for a cyber-attack on Ukraine.
Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab published yesterday a report detailing the operations of a new cyber-espionage group that's been active in the Middle East region for the past three years.
Chinese cyberspies are evolving their tactics, focusing on IT staffers, relying more and more on spear-phishing instead of malware, and gathering code signing certificates from hacked software companies in the preparation of future supply-chain attacks.
Security researchers have found tainted versions of the legitimate LoJack software that appeared to have been sneakily modified to allow hackers inside companies that use it.
For a month leading up to today's historic meet between North and South Korea's presidents, a North Korean hacking group has amplified operations and has targeted a wide variety of business sectors in at least 17 countries. The purpose of this campaign was to infect organizations, perform reconnaissance, and steal sensitive data.
A joint alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors are actively targeting home and enterprise routers.
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.
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.
Hacking tools leaked last year and believed to belong to the US National Security Agency (NSA) contain an utility for detecting the presence of malware developed by other cyber-espionage groups.
Chinese intelligence agencies are doctoring the Chinese National Vulnerabilities Database (CNNVD) to hide security flaws that government hackers might have an interest in, according to a report released on Friday by US threat intelligence firm Recorded Future.
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."
Avast has revealed new details about the 2017 CCleaner hack. Speaking at a conference in Mexico, the company's researchers said they uncovered new evidence to suggest that the hackers who breached CCleaner's infrastructure were preparing to deploy a third malware strain on infected computers.
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.
In the span of a month, US legislators have introduced two separate bills that aim to ban US government agencies from buying, using, or contracting Chinese-made telecommunications equipment or services.
At least three Dutch banks and the Dutch tax office reported on Monday suffering coordinated DDoS attacks against their respective infrastructures.
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.