Cyber Espionage

Hackers have revealed details about the inner workings of a cyber-espionage group mostly known in the security community as OilRig, APT34, and HelixKitten, linked to the Iranian government. Using the online name Lab Dookhtegan, the hackers used a Telegram channel to dump information about APT34’s infrastructure, hacking tools, members, and victims. The data dump is […]

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Cyber crime in the industrial sector has reached pandemic levels, as attackers stop at nothing to shut down power generation plants in cities, factories and mining firms. This is according to Mike Bergen, business development director for Middle East and Africa at engineering services company GECI International, speaking at a GECI media round table in […]

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IT services giant Wipro has revealed it is investigating a potential intrusion after a report named the firm as suffering an attack targeting a dozen customers, India’s third largest IT outsourcer claimed to have spotted “potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts” after an “advanced phishing campaign” targeted the company. “Upon learning of the […]

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Interview A gauche “spy” has made clumsy efforts to get critics of Russian antivirus biz Kaspersky Lab to incriminate themselves as shills for rival security companies. At least three public critics of the company have been lured to meetings on the promise of business or employment opportunities, it is claimed. Once there, conversation focused on […]

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Over the past two years, Iranian hackers have targeted hundreds of companies and organizations worldwide. And now it looks like they are casting an even wider net, as they specifically target sensitive political, diplomatic and military targets in the United States, Australia, and UK. Several high-profile attacks – most recently a cyber espionage attack carried […]

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