A hacking group linked to Russian domestic intelligence agency the FSB has intensified attacks in tandem with a Ukrainian military push to expel Russian invaders, say Kyiv cyber defenders. Gamaredon went on a spring spree of registering domains to use as hacking infrastructure.
Western intelligence agencies lent authority Thursday to a Ukrainian exposé unmasking a campaign by Russian military state hackers targeting battlefield Android devices. Agencies from the Five Eyes intelligence alliance collectively dub the malware components "Infamous Chisel."
Chinese espionage hackers behind an eight-month campaign to hack Barracuda email security appliances intensified their focus on high-priority targets around the time the company moved to fix the zero-day flaw behind the campaign. A custom backdoor suggests China was prepared for remediation efforts.
Researchers spotted North Korean state hackers deploying a more compact remote access Trojan through a flaw in IT service management software in a campaign affecting European and U.S. critical infrastructure. Cisco Talos said the Lazarus Group in May started to deploy a Trojan it named QuiteRAT.
Chinese state hackers are targeting Taiwanese organizations, likely for espionage, in a difficult-to-detect campaign that relies on Windows utilities. Microsoft dubbed the threat actor Flax Typhoon in a Thursday blog post and said the hackers seek persistence, lateral movement and credential access.
Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.
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The demand for DDoS-for-hire services has surged significantly in recent years. Cameron Schroeder, chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the increase is driven by accessibility, ease of use and the need for only minimal technical proficiency.
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The FBI urged the immediate removal of previously hacked email security appliances made by Barracuda Networks, injecting fresh urgency into the push to stymie what's been called the broadest Chinese cyber spying campaign in years. Mandiant linked the hack to Beijing with "high confidence."
A previously unknown threat group orchestrated a supply chain attack using a Chinese encryption app to target victims mostly located in Hong Kong. Korplug, the backdoor incorporated into the encryption app, "is known to be used by multiple APT groups," Symantec says.
U.S. intelligence agencies are warning about unnamed foreign intelligence entities targeting the private space sector to steal sensitive data related to satellite payloads and disrupting and degrading U.S. satellite capabilities. They say space-related innovation is a valuable target.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues including highlights of interviews at Black Hat 2023, lessons learned from the success of the Lapsus$ cybercrime group's attacks and why Check Point is buying startup Perimeter 81 for $490 million.