'A lot' of firms are developing offensive cyber techniques, hoping for investment

Written by AJ Vicens Oct 18, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Aggressive cyber tools remain a topic of interest for “a lot of companies” pitching their technology to investors thanks to interest…

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks Google has seen a 33% year-on-year spike in nation state attempts to compromise its customers so far in 2021, the tech giant revealed…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…

Apple: Forcing app sideloading would turn iPhones into virus-prone 'pocket PCs'

Apple has defended its position on the restriction of app sideloading in light of current EU discussions surrounding competition in the tech space. On Wednesday, the iPad and iPhone maker…

Amnesty Intl. accuses Indian cyber security firm of spyware attacks

According to Amnesty International, it found evidence that attackers testing the spyware were using the IP address of Indian cyber security firm Innefu Labs. Amnesty International has accused an Indian…

Amnesty International Associates Security Organization with a Spyware Campaign

In a report published last week, Amnesty International revealed the connection between an Indian cybersecurity firm and an Android spyware program that was meant to target a well-known Togolese human…

New Pegasus Scanner Used to Infect Windows

The spyware mimics the behavior pattern of a real antivirus program designed to check the system for Pegasus traces and remove them. Sarwent-based assaults have been active since at least…

Hackers posed as Amnesty International, promising anti-spyware tool that actually collects passwords

Written by Tonya Riley Sep 30, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Fraudsters are posing as human rights group Amnesty International to trick individuals into downloading malicious software, researchers at Cisco’s threat intelligence…

TA544 threat actors hit Italian firms with Ursnif banking trojan

The IT security researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a new malware campaign in which threat actors from a group called TA544 are targeting organizations in Italy with Ursnif banking trojan.…

Windows Boot Manager Hijacked by FinFisher Malware

The FinFisher surveillance solution was developed by the Gamma Group but it also comes with malware-like capabilities often found in spyware strains. Its creator claims it is only offered to government…