APTs quiet ahead of Beijing games, but financially motivated hackers are still lurking, research says

Written by Tonya Riley Jan 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP State-sponsored hacking groups have been uncharacteristically quiet leading up to the Olympic Games next month in Beijing. Researchers say there’s one…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

State-sponsored Threat Actors Steal Airline Data Using the Slack API

Reports show that a recently found backdoor dubbed ‘Aclip’ that exploits the Slack API for covert communications is being used by an alleged Iranian state-sponsored cybercriminal. The malicious actor began…

Malicious Exchange Server Module Hoovers Up Outlook Credentials

“Owowa” stealthily lurks on IIS servers, waiting to harvest successful logins when an Outlook Web Access (OWA) authentication request is made. Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown malicious IIS module,…

Irani and Chinese State Hackers Exploiting Log4j Vulnerability

According to John Hultquist, VP of Intelligence Analysis, Mandiant, Iranian state hackers are specifically aggressive with this Log4j vulnerability. Cybersecurity firms Mandiant and CrowdStrike have confirmed that Iranian and Chinese…

Espionage Hacking Campaign Is Targeting Telecom Operators

A fresh espionage hacking effort targeting Middle Eastern and Asian telecommunications and IT service companies was recently discovered. The operation has been running for six months, and it may have…

Suspected espionage campaign targets telecoms, IT service firms in Middle East

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers targeted a string of telecommunication operators and IT service organizations in the Middle East and Asia over the last six…

‘Seedworm’ Attackers Target Telcos in Asia, Middle East

The focused attacks aimed at cyberespionage and lateral movement appear to hint at further ambitions by the group, including supply-chain threats. Attackers targeting telcos across the Middle East and Asia…

UK High Court reverses course, approves Julian Assange's extradition to US

A UK High Court has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.  ZDNet Recommends Assange has been wanted by US authorities since the early 2010s for…

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US to face trial for leaking classified military and…