Cyberespionage News, Articles and Updates

Possible cyber angle eyed with North Korean missile failure

Some cybersecurity professionals are wondering if North Korea's recent attempt to launch a missile failed due to malware implanted by the United States, a claim rebutted by U.S. officials.

GCHQ first to spot suspicious interactions between Trump affiliates, Russians

Multiple intelligence agencies in the West shared information on interactions between members of Trump's team and Russian operatives.

WikiLeaks hostile intel agency with Russian ties, Pompeo

In contrast to earlier remarks by Donald Trump's, CIA Director Mike Pompeo Thursday called WikiLeaks, a "hostile intelligence agency" with ties to Russia.

Side-channel attack technique steals PINs by analyzing smart device sensor readings

Researchers in the UK have uncovered a technique for malicious websites to spy on smart device owners and even decipher their screen touches and PIN number entries by secretly monitoring their devices' sensor data.

Nunes steps aside in Trump-Russia probe

Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.) said a series of what he called "false" ethics complaints filed against him compromised his ability to lead the investigation.

Shedding light on Moonlight cyberespionage methods

Kaspersky Lab researchers uncovered new information about one of the world's first cyberespionage groups

U.S., U.K. warn airports, nuclear facilities of cyberattacks

In addition to intelligence that prompted the U.S. to ban laptops and other devices in passenger cabins of certain airlines to thwart terrorists attempting to bring explosives on board, officials worried that bad actors might also attempt cyberattacks on airports and nuclear facilities.

Flynn offers to talk Russian ties under immunity

Flynn's lawyer said he would testify if the circumstances were right

Were the robbers behind the Bangladesh Central Bank job North Korean?

Authorities are reportedly closing in on the culprit behind the February 2016 Bangladesh Central Bank heist. Not only does the FBI officially believe the robbers to be state sponsored, but unofficially authorities suspect they are North Korean.

Justice sends docs to congressional committees probing Trump wiretap claims

Reuters cited a government source as saying there was nothing in the information that supported Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama had directed agencies to spy on him.

Trump Tower, Clinton email investigation info on stolen Secret Service agent's laptop

While authorities recovered a black bag marked with the Secret Service log and some coins, a scramble was on to find the laptop, which contained sensitive information related to national security.

IT pros fear cyberespionage may be top 2017 threat

A recent Trend Micro study found 20 percent of IT leaders believe cyberespionage will be the top threat of 2017.

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.

CyberUK 2017: GCHQ director explains NCSC ethos in parting interview

Outgoing director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, tells the FT's Lionel Barber about the genesis of the National Cyber Security Centre and what he hopes it will achieve.

NSA hacker Joyce will be White House Cyber Czar, reports say

Rob Joyce has headed up the National Security Agency's Tailored Access Operations group since 2013.

Kremlin seeks to sway British public opinion?

The head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has written to political parties warning of potential Russian-backed hacking to sway the British electorate.

Israel-UK cyber-security lessons - shared concerns, shared responses

Israel is under constant threat and conscription gives its army access to its brightest students - what can the UK learn from its approach to and understanding of cyber-terrorism?

FBI, CIA launch probe into WikiLeaks; Apple, Google assure zero-day fixes

The information released has yet to be verified but revealed multiple zero days that Apple and Google said are being fixed.

WikiLeaks promises to leak Vault 7 code archive to tech firms first

Tech firms will get "exclusive access" to Vault 7 tech details to allow them to patch vulnerabilities, says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks releases document trove allegedly containing CIA hacking tools

Hacking tools from the isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence have allegedly been released by WikiLeaks which hopes to instigate conversation around the moral use of cyberweapons.

Few security pros confident in nation's cybersecurity posture, survey

The study found that 80 percent of respondents said that they were more concerned about cybersecurity this year compared to last.

Obama ramped up cyberattacks to disrupt North Korea missile program

Proponents of the campaign point to a number of missile launches that have failed—either missing their mark or exploding in midair—as the program's success.

Congress warned of AI, robot threats

Congress has officially been warned about the threat of robotic soldiers and artificial intelligence that could enable cyberespionage or worse.