Espionage News, Articles and Updates
Major partners in the controversial nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point have been accused in American courts of attempting to steal US nuclear technology.
An engineer is facing economic espionage charges after attempting to sell proprietary source code stolen from his former employer.
Following the terror attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and about 350 others injured, intelligence agencies are exploring the communication methods that may have been used in planning the coordinated attacks.
For four days in March, attackers launched cyber assault on Iran's oil ministry but were rebuffed by country's Cyber Police (FATA).
This month's news briefs cover a preliminary settlement Sony will bear for the exposure of 77 million customers, and more.
The campaign targets Spanish speaking victims, which also appears to be the native language of attackers.
Gamma International distributes FinFisher, spyware allegedly used to target dissidents in nations overseas.
In a continuing effort to move away from U.S. products in favor of homegrown technology, China has removed Apple products from its procurement list.
China has removed Kaspersky and Symantec from its list of approved security vendors and approves five domestic antivirus brands.
A report by Brian Krebs detailed the intrusions, which occurred between Oct. 2011 and Aug. 2012.
Sentinel Labs dubbed the repurposed malware "Gyges."
TrapX was alerted to the zero-day attack when the malware targeted servers with "finance" in their host names.
Chinese hackers broke into databases at the Office of Personnel Management which house data on workers applying for top-secret security clearance.
A variant of espionage malware that plagued government entities and other organizations across the globe has returned with a new toolset and a different set of victims.
CrowdStrike revealed that the attack group is now targeting sensitive data about political affairs in Iraq.
Symantec's report on the "Dragonfly" group brings additional insight on attackers spreading Havex malware.
F-Secure detected 88 variants of the malware, which infected companies in Europe, as well as a California firm.
HackingTeam is an Italian seller of hacking software marketed to police and governments.
CrowdStrike revealed that the spy network "Putter Panda" appears to share resources with the infamous espionage group APT1.
A report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies puts a dollar figure on cybercrime costs but shows wider economic fallout.
iSight Partners detailed the elaborate social engineering scheme used to target senior military and government officials in the U.S.
The government may impose visa restrictions on Chinese nationals who are scheduled to attend the upcoming Black Hat and DefCon security conferences.
Five members of the People's Liberation Army were indicted for stealing trade secrets from several large U.S. companies including Alcoa.
According to Trend Micro, the public sector has remained a top target of cybercrime.
Attacks by the Ajax Security Team, and other Iranian groups, have grown in sophistication from website defacement to politically motivated cyber espionage.
Espionage has been a fact of life for centuries, but with increased capabilities online, it's spread beyond a narrow core, reports James Hale.
While China continued to lead cyber espionage activity against organizations, Eastern Europe accounted for more than 20 percent of related incidents, according to an annual data breach report.
Recent Snowden leaks allege that the NSA targeted Chinese telecom firm Huawei for corporate data, including product source code.
On Wednesday, FireEye revealed research linking the Chinese-based attack group APT1 to those behind the Siesta campaign.
Proprietary information, including technical data, from Japanese companies was allegedly leaked to rivals.
SC Magazine Articles
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- U.S. government extends offer to protect states from electoral cyberthreats
- Cisco shedding 7% of its workforce
- DroidJack attacks delivered through Twilio SMS messages
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild
- Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought
- After NSA leaks, a renewed interest in vulnerability disclosure
- USAA members hit with multiple phishing attacks
- Saving money on security software by improving cyber posture, report
- Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report
- Epic hack, thousands of salted logins stolen