Cyberespionage News, Articles and Updates

Senate judiciary presses Kushner for info on pre-election correspondence about Russia, WikiLeaks

In a letter to Kushner's lawyer, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said information from other sources showed that the president's son-in-law received correspondence about WikiLeaks and Russia prior to the election.

CIA director stands by intel on Russian meddling after Trump defends Putin

Trump's initial remarks came after brief meet-ups with Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, during which he said he broached the subject of Russian tampering to influence the election.

Russian hackers altered Clinton campaign email, part of broader initiative

The altered missive came from Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email. Podesta was netted in a phishing campaign.

Justice Dept. has enough evidence to charge Russian officials with DNC hack, report

The department has gathered enough evidence against the unnamed officials and the case could be brought before a U.S. court by early 2018.

Trump ex-aide pleads guilty to lying about meeting with Russians to get 'dirt' in hacked Clinton emails

As former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was arrested for crimes against the U.S., Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that George Papdopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his interactions with Russian operatives.

Kremlin and Russian lawyer who met with Trump, Jr., shared info

The meeting between Natalia V. Veselnitskaya and the younger Trump as well as Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and former Trump Campaign Manager Paul J. Manafort, has been a target of scrutiny by investigators.

NSA worker infected computer provided access to Equation Group surveillance code, Kaspersky says

An internal review showed that Kaspersky detected Win32.Mokes.hvl malware in the file on a computer used by an NSA worker who had downloaded and installed a pirate copy of Microsoft Office at home.

Kaspersky transparency initiative to share code, updates to build trust

In the first phase of the transparency initiative, Kaspersky Lab plans to start an independent review of its source code and an assessment of its secure development lifecycle processes.

Claiming confidentiality, Sessions refuses to divulge talks with Trump over Comey, Russian meddling

Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was not part of the "Russian facade."

Mueller interviewed security pro who claimed to be recruited by GOP operative for Russian collusion

The investigator interviewed Matt Tait, who has maintained that the late Peter W. Smith solicited his help in locating deleted emails that he thought Russian hackers may have obtained from Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Leviathan group targets maritime industry with custom malware

The cyberespionage group Leviathan is targeting high-value targets in the maritime industries, naval defense contractors, and associated research institutions.

Deputy AG Rod J. Rosenstein pleads tech companies for 'responsible encryption'

Deputy AG Rod J. Rosenstein called for tech companies to use "responsible encryption."

Clinton calls Assange, WikiLeaks, tools of Russian intel

Clinton told an Australian television program that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange weaponized information that was used against her presidential campaign.

North Korea spearphishing campaign aimed at U.S. power grid

FireEye called the attempt "early-stage reconnaissance" and believes North Korean operatives don't have the capability to disrupt the power supply.

Oilpro.com founder sentenced to prison after pleading guilty for hacking competitor

The founder of a professional networking site was sentenced to a year and one day in prison after hacking into a competitor's database.

Carter Page to take the Fifth

Page will not meet the demands of the Senate Intelligence Committee to provide a variety of documents for its probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

Russian hackers used Kaspersky software to gain info on U.S. intel

Russia's efforts were uncovered by the Israel's intelligence officers who hacked into Kaspersky's networks and spied on the Russian spies in real time, the New York Times reported.

Forrester's client proprietary research stolen in breach

A cybercriminal stole proprietary client reports from Forrester Research after stealing valid user credentials for the firm's site.

Mueller's team met with Steele

Mueller team members traveled abroad to interview former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

Russians hacked smartphones of 4,000 NATO troops

The hackers have so far accessed the phones of 4,000 NATO troops in Europe.

Senate intel committee still probing Russian collusion, calls for social media transparency

The Senate Intelligence Committee has conducted more than 100 interviews, according to Chairman Robert Burr, R-N.C.

FBI's Wray says nat'l security, crime all have cybersecurity element

Wray said the FBI is increasing its efforts to intertwine intelligence and operations, asking Congress to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) without a sunset provision.

Stone faces House intel committee over Guccifer 2.0, Podesta emails

Roger Stone denied he colluded with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort seeks probe of FISA Court order leak

Paul Manafort called for a full investigation into a leak that revealed he was the subject of a FISA Court order.

Investigators wiretapped Manafort under FISA court order

Suspicious of his work on behalf of Ukraine's ruling party, investigators first obtained a FISA court order to tap Manafort in 2014, according to a report by CNN.

Facebook hands over ads, account info to Mueller

The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook shared copies of ads with Mueller's investigation as well as the criteria the accounts used to target the those ads.

Trump lawyer, confidante Cohen to testify before Senate committee

Cohen was a central character is the infamous Steele dossier and interacted with Russian-born Trump associate Felix Sater, who boasted he could solicit Putin's endorsement to get Trump elected president.