Cyber Espionage

The recent attack that resulted in 2.2 million users installing infected versions of a popular Windows system optimization tool might have been the work of a sophisticated cyberespionage group with a history of software supply chain compromises. Researchers from two security companies have established links between the malicious code surreptitiously added to the program’s installer […]

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A Iranian hacking group has been targeting aerospace and energy companies in Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the U.S. since at least 2013 as part of an expansive cyber espionage operation to both gather intelligence and steal trade secrets, according to new research published Wednesday by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye. This advanced persistent threat group (APT) […]

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A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is an Iranian-government-sponsored hacking group that has targeted organizations in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia. FireEye, which gathers cyber intelligence — and responds to incidents through its Mandiant subsidiary — says in a report out Wednesday that the Iranian hacking group has targeted companies […]

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US Government agencies have fewer than 90 days to remove all traces of Kaspersky products on their systems after an order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – but Kaspersky says the move is ‘disappointing’ and the accusations are ‘completely unfounded’. The fiasco comes after DHS suspected a link between Kaspersky officials and Russian […]

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Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab, at his company’s headquarters in Moscow. (Pavel Golovkin/AP) In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. On Wednesday, the U.S. government declared that federal agencies must identify a popular brand of security software on their networks and […]

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has unveiled its findings on the recent activities of a cyber espionage group called “Dragonfly” that has targeted the energy sector in Europe and North America, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Wednesday Dragonfly appears to have re-emerged in late 2015 and launched cyber attacks against energy […]

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The U.S. government on Wednesday moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities. In a binding directive, acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke ordered that federal civilian agencies identify Kaspersky Lab software on their networks. After 90 days, […]

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has unveiled its findings on the recent activities of a cyber espionage group called “Dragonfly” that has targeted the energy sector in Europe and North America, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Wednesday Dragonfly appears to have re-emerged in late 2015 and launched cyber attacks against energy […]

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