Ransomware group strikes second U.S. health care system in the last two months

Written by AJ Vicens May 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP AvosLocker, a prolific ransomware group that was the subject of a recent joint FBI and U.S. Treasury Department warning, claimed this…

Venezuelan leftists took to Twitter in attempt to swing Colombian presidential election

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Venezuelan leftist organizations orchestrated a disinformation campaign to drive social media narratives supporting a leftist Colombian presidential candidate who is currently…

Meta removes accounts of spyware company Cytrox after Citizen Lab report on gov't hacks

Citizen Lab has released a new report highlighting widespread government use of the “Predator” spyware from North Macedonian developer Cytrox. Researchers found that Predator was used to attack two people…

Microsoft disrupts activity of Chinese hackers by seizing 42 websites

Dubbed Nickel by Microsoft; the group of Chinese hackers was actively using the now seized websites for intelligence gathering from thanks tanks, human rights organizations, and government agencies. The Microsoft…

Microsoft seizes domains used to attack 29 governments across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Microsoft has announced the seizure of dozens of domains used in attacks by the China-based APT group Nickel on governments and NGOs across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  In…

Court hands Microsoft control of websites linked to spying by Chinese hackers

Written by Tim Starks Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft obtained a court order to seize websites from a Chinese government-linked espionage group that was using the sites to attack…