cyberespionage

Security researchers from Broadcom’s Symantec linked a previously undocumented backdoor to the Chinese Grayfly operation. Experts from Broadcom’s Symantec linked a previously undocumented backdoor to the Chinese Grayfly operation. In late August, ESET researchers uncovered the SideWalk backdoor that was employed by the Chine cyberespionage group in an attack aimed at a computer retail company […]

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The UK and US cybersecurity agencies have published a report detailing techniques used by Russia-linked cyberespionage group known APT29 (aka Cozy Bear). Today, UK NCSC and CISA-FBI-NSA cybersecurity agencies published a joint security advisory that warns organizations to patch systems immediately to mitigate the risk of attacks conducted by Russia-linked SVR group (aka APT29, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes)). The […]

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Experts spotted a new malware, dubbed Moriya rootkit, that targets Windows systems as part of cyberespionage campaign dubbed TunnelSnake. An unclassified threat actor employed a new stealthy malware, dubbed Moriya rootkit, to compromise Windows systems. Kaspersky experts who uncovered the threat speculate the attacks are likely part of an ongoing espionage campaign dubbed TunnelSnake that has been […]

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Experts spotted a new malware, dubbed Moriya rootkit, that targets Windows systems as part of cyberespionage campaign dubbed TunnelSnake. An unclassified threat actor employed a new stealthy malware, dubbed Moriya rootkit, to compromise Windows systems. Kaspersky experts who uncovered the threat speculate the attacks are likely part of an ongoing espionage campaign dubbed TunnelSnake that has been […]

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China-linked APT group targets Russian nuclear sub designer with an undocumented backdoor A China-linked cyberespionage group targets a Russian defense contractor involved in designing nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy. Cybereason researchers reported that a China-linked APT group targets a Russian defense contractor involved in designing nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy. The state-sponsored hackers […]

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On April 15, the Biden administration both formally attributed the SolarWinds espionage campaign to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and imposed a series of sanctions designed to punish the country for the attack and deter future attacks.

I will leave it to those with experience in foreign relations to convince me that the response is sufficient to deter future operations. To me, it feels like too little. The New York Times reports that “the sanctions will be among what President Biden’s aides say are ‘seen and unseen steps in response to the hacking,” which implies that there’s more we don’t know about. …

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At the same time the Russians were using a backdoored SolarWinds update to attack networks worldwide, another threat actor — believed to be Chinese in origin — was using an already existing vulnerability in Orion to penetrate networks:

Two people briefed on the case said FBI investigators recently found that the National Finance Center, a federal payroll agency inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised.

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Reuters was not able to establish how many organizations were compromised by the suspected Chinese operation. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations, said the attackers used computer infrastructure and hacking tools previously deployed by state-backed Chinese cyberspies…

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