Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers possibly affiliated with Iran have been running a spearphishing campaign targeting former Israeli officials, high-ranking military personnel, the head of…

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”…

Russia escalates threats against West in response to cyberattacks

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Russian official threatened the West on Thursday, asserting that a “direct military clash” could result if Western governments continue to…

FBI cybercrime seizure takes down one-time Ukraine IT Army collaborator

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP On May 31, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had seized a trio of domains as part of an…

Previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group targeting Israel, Microsoft says

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group with likely ties to Iranian intelligence has targeted more than 20 Israeli organizations since February,…

Europol says it disabled FluBot botnet infecting 'huge' number of devices

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union’s law enforcement agency announced Wednesday that an operation involving 11 countries led to its recent takedown of a…

Former Marine, cyber exec Nate Fick selected as State's inaugural cyber ambassador

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The cybersecurity executive, former Marine and author Nathaniel Fick has been selected as the State Department’s inaugural Ambassador-at-Large for Cyberspace and…

Iranian hackers planned attack on Boston Children's Hospital last summer, FBI director says

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI managed to detect and mitigate an attack by Iranian state-sponsored hackers against Boston’s Children’s Hospital last summer, FBI Director…

Chinese state media propaganda found in 88% of Google, Bing news searches

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 31, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A think tank says Chinese state media have proven very effective at influencing search engine results for users seeking information on…

REvil prosecutions reach a 'dead end,' Russian media reports

Written by AJ Vicens May 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Russian government’s prosecution of the REvil suspects arrested in January has stalled due to a lack of U.S. cooperation, a…