Cyber Espionage

Like many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has been consolidating its legislative and organisational responses to cybersecurity challenges, most notably with the implementation of a national cybersecurity strategy. The result is that its relative “cyber maturity” has risen two spots,… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/only-us-tops-australia-in-asia-pacific-cyber-maturity-aspi/

by

Germany’s intelligence agency BfV has claimed that China is using fake LinkedIn profiles as a means of spying on German officials and politicians, alleging it is part of a “broad-based attempt to infiltrate in particular parliaments, ministries and government agencies”, as BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen put it. That is a very serious allegation, and BfV […]

by

The rationale for Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is that Russia conducted a cyberespionage attack — hacking — to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign, and that the Trump campaign may somehow have “colluded” in this offense. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t […]

by

Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said some 10,000 German citizens have been targeted in an intelligence operation by Chinese spies, who primarily used the professional networking platform LinkedIn to infiltrate political circles. “Chinese intelligence services are active on networks like LinkenIn and have been trying for a while to extract information […]

by

Throughout 2016 and 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and numerous other countries began to receive suspicious emails. It wasn’t just common spam. These people were chosen. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Ronald Deibert (@rondeibert) is professor of political science and director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School […]

by

Behzad Mesri, the Iranian national the US has accused of hacking HBO this year, is part of an elite Iranian cyber-espionage unit known in infosec circles as Charming Kitten, according to a report released yesterday by Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity. Known as an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat), this group has been active since 2013 and […]

by

Throughout 2016 and 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and numerous other countries began to receive suspicious emails. It wasn’t just common spam. These people were chosen. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Ronald Deibert (@rondeibert) is professor of political science and director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School […]

by

An Iranian cyber espionage group known as Charming Kitten is believed to be behind a campaign targeting academic researchers, human rights activists, media outlets and political advisors focusing on Iran, according to a report published earlier this week by Israel-based threat intelligence company ClearSky Cybersecurity. The group has also set up a news outlet called […]

by