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…

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…

UK's New Cyber Strategy Designed to Boost Position as 'Global Cyber Power'

UK's New Cyber Strategy Designed to Boost Position as 'Global Cyber Power' The UK government has published a new national cyber strategy to bolster the nation’s defensive and offensive capabilities…

Cyber-attack on Financial Apps

Cyber-attack on Financial Apps Hundreds of financial applications are being targeted by a threat campaign featuring a new strain of the Anubis Android banking trojan malware. The malicious campaign was detected by researchers at…

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…

Social media platforms being regulated as telcos under discussion in Australia

A parliamentary joint committee is currently considering whether social media platforms should be regulated as carriage service providers given the amount of communications and content sent through them. Various experts…

Australia commences work on electronic surveillance law reforms

The Australian government has commenced work to reform the country’s electronic surveillance laws that have been labelled as overly complex, inconsistent, and incompatible with the current technology landscape. The federal…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | November 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing threat news, trends, and research from the previous month. You can find all previous debriefs here. Highlight of the month:…

Telcos to get expanded scam-blocking powers through telecommunications law amendment

The federal government has announced it will amend telecommunications legislation to provide telcos with the ability to block scam SMS messages.  “The regulatory amendment we have enacted provides the telecommunications…

UK Introduces New Cybersecurity Legislation for IoT Devices

UK Introduces New Cybersecurity Legislation for IoT Devices The UK government has today introduced new legislation to Parliament that aims to better protect consumers’ IoT devices from hackers. The Product Security…