Cyber Espionage

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.(Photo: FRED DUFOUR, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — As critics hit President Trump for seeking to help a Chinese phone company accused of involvement in cyber espionage against Americans, Trump said Monday the matter also involves U.S. jobs and exports. “ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual […]

Security researchers say a group of hackers has been targeting firms related to health care in order to steal intellectual property. The news:  Symantec reports that it’s observed a hacking team, called Orangeworm, compromise the systems of pharmaceutical firms, medical-device manufacturers, health-care providers, and even IT companies working with medical organizations. Victims don’t appear to have been […]

Microsoft sign 320px Microsoft Corporation’s Patch Tuesday security update yesterday fixed 67 bugs, including two that have been actively exploited in zero-day attacks, and another two whose details became public. The first zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2018-8174, is a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows VBScript Engine, caused by an improper handling of objects in memory. Attackers […]

Somewhere, government-linked hackers might be panicking. A digital vigilante has struck back against what researchers believe is a cyberespionage group connected to a nation state. The hacker has allegedly stolen, rather ironically, a cache of data that the government-linked hackers lifted from their own victims across the Middle East. The news provides a rare instance […]

Microsoft sign 320px Microsoft Corporation’s Patch Tuesday security update yesterday fixed 67 bugs, including two that have been actively exploited in zero-day attacks, and another two whose details became public. The first zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2018-8174, is a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows VBScript Engine, caused by an improper handling of objects in memory. Attackers […]

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab published yesterday a report detailing the operations of a new cyber-espionage group that’s been active in the Middle East region for the past three years. Codenamed ZooPark, this advanced persistent threat (APT) has started operating in 2015 and has slowly evolved over the years, growing in sophistication. The Kaspersky report […]

A cyberespionage operation targeting Android users in the Middle East has been exfiltrating the data of unsuspecting users since June 2015. A cyberespionage operation targeting Android users in the Middle East has been exfiltrating the data of unsuspecting users since June 2015. Dubbed ZooPark, the malware used in the campaign started off as a very […]

The following overview of Russian espionage operations was extracted from the excellent Report on Russian Security Issues, released by the country of Estonia. As a discipline, cyber espionage in Russia is quite old. The KGB had top-level technical capabilities for spying on the West. Signals intelligence of the time encompassed much of what we today […]

On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft unveils fix for critical Windows flaw ‘JASBUG’ Microsoft Corporation’s Patch Tuesday security update today fixed 67 bugs, including two that have been actively exploited in zero-day attacks, and another two whose details became public. The first zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2018-8174, is a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows VBScript Engine, caused […]