Cyber Espionage

Olympics Destroyer malware attack may have used data from prior breach Researchers discovered new details in the “Olympic Destroyer” malware which targeted the Winter Olympics in n Pyeongchang, South Korea shedding more light on the malware’s intentions and background information on the attack. Cisco Talos researchers originally though the malware only targeted single endpoints but […]

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Chinese networking equipment maker ZTE has denied that its products could be subverted by Chinese spies and hackers to conduct state espionage. The company, which also makes smartphones, rejected the claims made by three US intelligence services giving evidence before Congress earlier this week.  They claimed that networking equipment, including smartphones, made by Chinese companies could […]

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Hackers armed with destructive malware appear to have compromised the main IT service provider for the Winter Olympic Games months before last week’s highly publicized cyberattack. Publicly available evidence analyzed by experts and reviewed by CyberScoop suggests that whoever deployed the Olympic Destroyer malware on Feb. 9 likely previously penetrated a series of computer systems in December belonging to […]

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An exhibitor takes a photo with a Huawei Mate 10 Pro during the 2018 CES in Las Vegas Thomson Reuters US senators warned that China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures. Chinese firms have come under greater scrutiny in the United […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2016.Reuters US Intelligence chiefs said Tuesday that North Korea will be one of the most confrontational threats to the US this year. North Korea’s relentless push for nuclear weapons that could strike the US and its increasing cyberwarfare activities pose legitimate concerns for US national security, the officials […]

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Sitting in the archives of the cybersecurity service VirusTotal is an artifact of a piece of malware sent in late 2012 to the Iranian journalist Vahid Pour Ostad. Pour Ostad’s history is emblematic of many prominent journalists of his generation. After a brief period of relative openness that allowed a vibrant press to flourish at […]

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Cybersecurity experts say they have identified a destructive malware campaign likely used in a cyberattack against the 2018 Olympic Winter Games during the opening ceremony on Friday. Experts at Cisco’s threat intelligence arm Talos have dubbed the malware “Olympic Destroyer,” saying that initial analysis indicates that the malware was designed to destroy data.  Officials organizing […]

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Olympic torch lights the way for cyber-criminals The potential for cyber-attacks being launched during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against those attending the games, and even those watching from afar, is so strong that US CERT has issued cyber-security guidelines for those visiting, tips that can be used well after the Olympics ends in any […]

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