ISPs Helping Attackers Install Hermit Spyware on Smartphones- Google

According to Google, Italian spyware provider RCS Labs received support from several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to distribute Hermit spyware on iOS and Android smartphones in Kazakhstan and Italy. Google…

Google reveals sophisticated Italian spyware campaign targeting victims in Italy, Kazakhstan

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The little-known Italian spyware firm RCS Labs worked with unnamed internet service providers to install malicious apps on targets’ phones in…

NATO, G-7 leaders promise bulwark against retaliatory Russian cyberattacks

Written by Tim Starks Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Western leaders committed Thursday to ratcheting up defenses against Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine and other allies, vowing to improve threat information…

StrongPity Malware Spread Using Malicious Notepad++ Installers

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as StrongPity is distributing malware-laced Notepad++ installers to infect their victims. #APT #StrongPity NotePad++ installer(npp.8.1.7.Installer.x64.exe)78556a2fc01c40f64f11c76ef26ec3ffhttp[:]//advancedtoenableplatform.com pic.twitter.com/eEXZWIObnH — blackorbird (@blackorbird) November 30, 2021 The method…

MikroTik Routers: A Target for Threat Actors

Researchers have analyzed the MikroTik SOHO and IoT devices that are characterized by a vulnerable state which makes them both an easy target for malicious actors and, at the same…

How MikroTik Routers Became a Cybercriminal Target

The powerful devices leveraged by the Meris botnet have weaknesses that make them easy to exploit, yet complex for organizations to track and secure, researchers said. The routers leveraged by…

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…

Malvertising attack distributes malicious Chrome extensions, backdoors

Researchers believe that the campaign has been active since 2018, and since then, the malware has been under development constantly. Cisco Talos researchers have identified malvertising campaigns using fake installers…