US charges 2, seizes more than $6 million as part of dragnet against REvil ransomware gang

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. government announced a sweeping set of actions Monday targeting alleged REvil ransomware attackers in Europe, including an arrest, an…

Spyware providers are flocking to international arms fairs to sell to NATO foes

Written by Tonya Riley Nov 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP European and Middle Eastern spyware and surveillance firms are marketing intrusion software to adversaries of the U.S., its intelligence allies and…

Hackers with Chinese links breach defense, energy targets, including one in US

Written by Tim Starks Nov 8, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected spies using similar tools and tactics to a Chinese government-connected hacking group compromised nine organizations in the defense, education, energy…

Ukraine exposes expansive Russian hacking operation targeting its government, infrastructure

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 4, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Ukraine’s top law enforcement agency published a detailed analysis Thursday outing what it says are Russian hackers and “traitors who sided…

Facebook accuses Nicaraguan government of running hundreds of fake accounts to target opposition

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nicaragua’s government has, for years, weaponized Facebook to try to discredit student protesters and boost official narratives, new findings show. Facebook’s…

Secondary Infektion, a Russian disinformation outfit, impersonated Swedish lawmaker

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A suspected Russian disinformation campaign used manipulated images and fabricated internet personas to promote false narratives online in an effort to…

Iranian state media blames hack for apparent fuel shortage, the latest incident to draw attention

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 26, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Iranian officials say a cyberattack has forced the temporary closure of a government system that manages fuel subsidies, rendering it difficult…

Latest Russian espionage activity is broader than SolarWinds-style hacking effort, Microsoft's Tom Burt says

Written by Tim Starks Oct 25, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An apparent espionage campaign from the same Russian hacking group that breached the U.S. federal contractor SolarWinds in 2020 differed from…

Russian spies compromised 14 tech providers, aiming to 'piggyback' on customer access, Microsoft says

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 25, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected Russian spies who exploited a federal contractor to breach nine U.S. government agencies last year have continued targeting technology supply…

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…