Malware tied to espionage campaign against defense industry | #ChineseeHacker

Researchers at Kasperksy have tied a piece of malware used by Lazarus Group last seen targeting security vulnerability researchers earlier this year to another campaign by the North Korean hacking group focused on pilfering sensitive data from defense contractors across 12 countries since 2020. Kaspersky researchers Vyacheslav Kopeytsev and Seongsu…

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The Hack Roundup: State Department Cyber Office Clears Committee Amid Push for International Norms | #RussianHacker

The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved the creation of a new bureau of international cyberspace policy at the State Department as part of the Cyber Diplomacy Act, a move that could take on more importance in the wake of the massive hack that compromised at least nine federal agencies….

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Microsoft failed to shore up defenses that could have limited SolarWinds hack: U.S. senator | #governmenthacker|

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. A vulnerability first publicly revealed by researchers in 2017 allows…

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Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilize Russia | #RussianHacker

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his nation’s top counterintelligence agency Wednesday to redouble its efforts to address what he described as Western attempts to destabilize Russia. Speaking at a meeting of top officials of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, Putin pointed…

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APT41, the China-based hacking operation spanning the world | #ChineseeHacker

Some experts say hacking collective APT41 is tied to the Chinese state A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists. Seven members of the group—including five Chinese nationals—were charged by…

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Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware | #governmenthacker|

Written by Shannon Vavra Feb 25, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP For the past several years a Vietnamese hacking group best known for its attacks on the auto sector has been targeting activists and non-governmental organizations with spyware, according to an Amnesty International investigation published Wednesday. The suspected government-linked hackers, known as…

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SolarWinds Profit Forecast Trails Estimates After Huge Hack | #RussianHacker

Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg Photographer: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg SolarWinds Corp., a software maker at the center of a major supply-chain cyber-attack, forecast earnings that were lower than analysts’ estimates as the company grapples with the cost of cleaning up the hack and sprawling government and private-sector investigations reveal a deepening impact. The…

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Durbin says alleged Russian hack ‘virtually a declaration of war’ | #RussianHacker

Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinMurkowski undecided on Tanden as nomination in limbo Democrats ask FBI for plans to address domestic extremism following Capitol attack Progressive support builds for expanding lower courts MORE (D-Ill.) called Russia’s alleged hack of multiple government agencies “virtually a declaration of war.” During an interview on CNN, the…

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