The Ukraine war could provide a cyberwarfare manual for Chinese generals eyeing Taiwan

Written by Tim Starks and AJ Vicens Jul 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Military leaders around the world are closely watching Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which just entered its fifth month,…

Hacker Selling Shanghai Police Database with Billions of Chinese Citizens Data

As seen by Hackread.com, the database is currently being sold for 10 Bitcoin (around $200,000) at the time of publishing this article. Unidentified hackers claim to have stolen data of…

NATO to create cyber rapid response force, increase cyber defense aid to Ukraine

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 29, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP NATO announced plans Wednesday for a commitment to create a rapid response cyber force and to bolster military partnerships with civil…

Chinese influence operation aimed to protect Beijing's stake in rare earth mining, research finds

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Chinese influence operation unsuccessfully tried to mobilize U.S. protests against an Australian rare earths mining company planning an expansion in…

Chinese Hackers Distributing Nim language Malware in SMS Bomber Tool

This newly discovered malware campaign is attributed to a Chinese hacking group called Tropic Trooper. Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point have shared details of a new malware campaign suspected to be launched…

Cybersecurity in the Pacific: how island nations are building their online defences

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Carsten Rudolph, Monash University; James Boorman, Monash University, and Monica Whitty, Monash University Leaders of several Pacific nations met in Fiji last week to strengthen ties…

Hackers Using Web3 Backdoor Wallets to Steal Seed Phrases from iOS/Android Users

A Chinese-speaking, technically skilled threat actor distributes backdoored applications to extract cash from victims in the newly discovered large-scale operation. Confiant security researchers have shared details of a large-scale operation…

Researchers ID new RAT developed by Chinese hacking group with growing target list

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An established Chinese hacking group known for targeting telecommunications, finance and government organizations around the world has developed a “new, difficult-to-detect”…

Fed cyber officials detail Chinese state hackers using common exploits against telcos

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Chinese hackers have targeted and compromised “major telecommunications companies and network service providers” by exploiting publicly known vulnerabilities in a range…

Unofficial Micropatch for Follina Released as Chinese Hackers Exploit the 0-day

The Follina vulnerability was originally discovered after a malicious Microsoft Word document was uploaded on VirusTotal from a Belarus IP address. On Thursday, May 30th, Hackread.com warned against the probability…