Cyber Espionage

A cyber-espionage actor is targeting high-profile Libyans, infecting their Android smartphones with a remote access trojan (RAT) known as AlienSpy (JSocket, JBifrost, Unrecom, or Adwind). The attacks started at the start of August 2016 after the threat actor, nicknamed Libyan Scorpions by Kuwait-based security firm Cyberkov, managed to compromise the Telegram account of a high-profile […]

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The 1980s might seem like a distant memory, now the fodder for spy thriller movies and espionage TV shows like The Americans, but let’s not kid ourselves: the days of spies looking to get their hands on state and trade secrets are still alive and well today. Except, now they’re digital. Espionage techniques have evolved […]

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FBI Director James B. Comey, right, speaks during an interview with National Security Division Assistant Attorney General John Carlin at an event with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Justice Department on Sept. 14 in Washington. (Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images) A senior Justice Department official this week issued a thinly-veiled warning to Russia […]

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George: “Chelsea Clinton, wannabe White House czar” ;-))))) Just a reminder: The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas […]

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(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack. The U.S. government is investigating the case because there is evidence that the hackers are linked to the Russian government, though details are […]

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Software needs to have an update; it goes the same with malware. GovRat 2.0 is a newer version of the original GovRat – the malware that steals government’s sensitive documents. It is reported that the malware has attacked corporate computer systems and become more aggressive than usual. Security company, Info Armor, who published the case […]

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has confirmed that a Russian cyber espionage group operator by the name of Tsar Team (APT28), also known as Fancy Bear, illegally gained access to its anti-doping administration and management system (ADAMS) database via an International Olympic Committee (IOC)-created account for the Rio 2016 Games. Among the athletes targeted by […]

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An advanced strain of malware called GovRat, reportedly used to conduct “cyberespionage campaigns” against targets including the US government, has been found to be in circulation on the Dark Web, according to cybersecurity firm InfoArmor. The evolved version of GovRat, which builds on a piece of malware first exposed in November last year, can be […]

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An advanced strain of malware called GovRat, reportedly used to conduct “cyberespionage campaigns” against targets including the US government, has been found to be in circulation on the Dark Web, according to cybersecurity firm InfoArmor. The evolved version of GovRat, which builds on a piece of malware first exposed in November last year, can be […]

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