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…

Hackers somehow got their rootkit a Microsoft-issued digital signature

Cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender have detailed how cyber criminals have been using FiveSys, a rootkit that somehow made its way through the driver certification process to be digitally signed by Microsoft.  …

US rolls out new rules governing export of hacking, cyberdefense tools

The US Commerce Department has released new rules designed to stop companies from selling hacking tools to China, Russia and other countries that may use them for nefarious purposes. The…

The United States Government Will Ban the Reselling of Potentially Hacking Tools to Authoritarian Regimes

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) supports the US national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by maintaining an effective export control and treaty compliance system and encouraging continuing…

VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning

Experts warn that virtual private networks are increasingly vulnerable to leaks and attack. Free virtual private network (VPN) service Quickfox, which provides access to Chinese websites from outside the country,…

These hackers dodge Windows and target Linux as they look to steal phone data

A stealthy hacking group is infiltrating telecommunications companies around the world in a campaign which researchers have linked to intelligence gathering and cyber espionage.  The campaign, which has been active…

LightBasin Operation Compromises 13 Global Telcos in Two Years

LightBasin Operation Compromises 13 Global Telcos in Two Years Researchers have uncovered a “highly sophisticated” two-year espionage campaign against global telcos that has already compromised 13 organizations. Dubbed “LightBasin” by…

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,…

VPN Provider's Misconfiguration Exposes One Million Users

VPN Provider's Misconfiguration Exposes One Million Users At least one million users of a Chinese-run VPN service have had their personally identifiable information (PII) exposed due to a misconfigured Elasticsearch…