US warns that Chinese government is using 'wide variety' of methods, some illegal, to steal trade secrets

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 22, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Chinese government’s aggressive push to dominate emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotechnology make Beijing the “primary…

Chinese VPN app Quickfox caught exposing 1 million users’ data

The Quickfox VPN is mainly used by Chinese citizens living abroad who need to access Chinese websites as most of these sites are geo-restricted. Wizcase’s team of ethical researchers, led…

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 19, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network,…

iPhone 13 Pro, Windows, Chrome, Linux and others pwned at Tianfu Cup

Tianfu Cup is a version of the Pwn2own in which hackers from Kunlun Lab managed to secure first place by hacking iPhone 13 through a vulnerability in the Safari mobile…

Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Two trends are combining to amplify the threat that cyber poses to the U.S., according to a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It’s a legal grey area

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. Parmida Rahimi/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin University On March 23,…

Suspected Chinese hackers masqueraded as Indian government to send COVID-19 phishing emails

Written by Tim Starks Oct 5, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An increasingly active Chinese government-linked hacking group impersonated Indian government agencies with phishing lures related to COVID-19 statistics and tax legislation,…

NSA, CISA Release Guidelines to Secure VPNs

State-backed hackers have been constantly exploiting vulnerabilities in VPNs to breach critical cyberinfrastructure in the United States, agencies have warned. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland…

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

Written by Tim Starks Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly every country on the planet now has a program to exploit digital vulnerabilities, a top National Security Agency cyber official…

NSA, CISA share guidelines for securing VPNs as hacking groups keep busy

Cautioning that foreign government-backed hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in virtual private network devices, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing on Tuesday published guidelines…