Cyber Espionage

BBB warns of fake OPM notification letters

BBB warns of fake OPM notification letters

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The Better Business Bureau posted a notice to help potential victims of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach and others determine whether letters claiming to be from the OPM are legitimate.

Microsoft will notify users of state-sponsored hacking attempts

Microsoft will notify users of state-sponsored hacking attempts

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Microsoft unveiled a revised policy to inform users when it believes an account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers.

China, US signal a cyber policy 'arms race'

China, US signal a cyber policy 'arms race'

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China's anti-terrorism legislation is the latest escalation in a race between China and Western government to enact aggressive surveillance policy.

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

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France reportedly saw a sharp increase in attempted cyber attacks in the weeks leading up to the terror attacks in Paris last week.

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

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The mysterious group behind the 2013 cyber attacks that crippled South Korean news stations, financial institutions, and government websites is likely the same attacker behind malware that appeared in Europe recently, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Blackstone CISO's remediation plan: Fix everything

Blackstone CISO's remediation plan: Fix everything

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In an environment in which cyber professionals are overwhelmed by rapidly changing security threats, industry pros generally agree that a remediation plan must involve difficult decisions about the security issues that companies are willing to accept the risk rather than take action.

U.S., Cuba officials meet over cybercrime

U.S., Cuba officials meet over cybercrime

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U.S. and Cuban officials met Monday to discuss cybercrime, according to the State Department.

Supposed mastermind behind 'Rocket Kitten' APT identified in research paper

Supposed mastermind behind 'Rocket Kitten' APT identified in research paper

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Check Point Software Technologies published a report on Monday that identifies a man it believes to be the mastermind behind Rocket Kitten's phishing emails and attacks.

German police coordinate with Europol to nab DroidJack users

German police coordinate with Europol to nab DroidJack users

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German police, working with the European Union's criminal intelligence and judicial agencies Europol and Eurojust, conducted raids on the homes of DroidJack users throughout Germany.

U.S. and South Korea to strengthen cybersecurity coordination

U.S. and South Korea to strengthen cybersecurity coordination

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The U.S. and South Korea announced that the two nations will begin working together to implement stronger cybersecurity strategies.

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

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Following a rising number of cyberattacks against U.S. companies, cyber insurance premiums have spiked this year, according to Marsh data.

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

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The Chinese government arrested a group of hackers within its borders at the request of the U.S. government, anonymous U.S. officials told the Washington Post.

US, China will not conduct intellectual property cybertheft

US, China will not conduct intellectual property cybertheft

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The United States and China announced Friday that the two nations have agreed to initial norms of cyber activities.

Turla in the sky with satellites: cyber-espionage group hides C&C server locale

Turla in the sky with satellites: cyber-espionage group hides C&C server locale

Kaspersky Lab claims to have pinpointed how the Turla cyber-espionage group has been able to hide its command and control servers for the past eight years.

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

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The Darkhotel APT group swapped out its previous Flash zero-days this past month for an exposed Hacking Team zero-day.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

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A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

Tech firms fear vague language in Chinese security law could be used to force backdoors

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Vague language in a new Chinese security law has multinational tech firms concerned that China may use it to force them to build backdoors or provide encryption keys and source code.

Senators propose bill to ban warrantless federal aerial surveillance

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Lawmakers proposed "Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act" on Wednesday to require federal authorities to obtain warrants to conduct aerial surveillance.

Canadian woman accused of harassing adults, minors using RAT

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A Canadian woman was arrested for allegedly infecting computers using a RAT, and harassing and spying on victims.

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

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The screen sharing platform Puush was hit by a cyber attack this weekend that injected malware into the server.

NYPD officer arrested for hacking FBI databases

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A (NYPD) officer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.

CSE spies on global file uploads

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One of Canada's intelligence agencies has been secretly monitoring file downloads across the world for years.

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

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A group of cybercriminals believed to be Russian are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to deliver malware and gather information from various organizations around the world.

2013 eBook on cyber espionage

2013 eBook on cyber espionage

Nation-states can now skip over costly and time-consuming R&D by stealing corporate and government data and turning that information into a competitive advantage.

Chevron confirms 2010 Stuxnet hit

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The oil giant confirms that Stuxnet infected its network back in 2010, when the malware was first discovered - making Chevron the first U.S. company to admit it was struck by the virus.

HP asks researcher not to reveal router bugs at ToorCon

Kurt Grutzmacher was planning to disclose and demo vulnerabilities in the networking products from Huawei and H3C, a subsidiary of HP.

After Flame and Gauss strike, MiniFlame takes aim

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Already famous for their sophistication, Flame and Gauss malware have yielded a new develompent. Dubbed MiniFlame, the component is deployed after Flame and Gauss already are installed on targeted machines.

New espionage campaign tied to RSA breach, GhostNet attacks

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Dell SecureWorks researchers believe recent attacks targeting oil and energy companies in various countries are connected to cyber criminals behind RSA's breach and the GhostNet esionage campaign.

Flame is lame? Not so much.

Flame is lame? Not so much.

Flame's cryptofunctionality silenced all the haters, says F-Secure's Mikko Hyppönen.

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the Senate, FinFisher spyware analyzed, nation-state-created espionage malware Gauss, and other breaking security news

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