Cyber Espionage

In February 2016, following an alert from a partner, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team began an investigation. It quickly became clear that a threat actor, likely operating from India, was undertaking aggressive cyber-espionage activity in the Asian region, targeting multiple diplomatic and government entities with a particular focus on China and its international […]

Security researchers have discovered a new malware threat that goes to great lengths to remain undetected while targeting energy companies. The malware program, which researchers from security firm SentinelOne have dubbed Furtim’s Parent, is a so-called dropper — a program designed to download and install additional malware components and tools. The researchers believe it was […]

Security researchers have discovered a new malware threat that goes to great lengths to remain undetected while targeting energy companies. The malware program, which researchers from security firm SentinelOne have dubbed Furtim’s Parent, is a so-called dropper — a program designed to download and install additional malware components and tools. The researchers believe it was […]

Russia is implementing an aggressive policy in cyberspace, which is part of a hybrid war against Ukraine. Other cyber threats are becoming more common, in particular rising cybercrime and cyber-espionage are being intensified, Secretary of National Defense and Security Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said at a meeting of the National Cybersecurity Coordination […]

I guess the old saying ‘the artisan is only as good as his tools’ can’t really be applied to this hacker (or group of hackers) from India. Kaspersky Lab has revealed, after a tip from a partner, that someone from India is using what can only be described as fairly primitive tools, to do some […]

Government officials are being targeted by very simple methods of cyber-espionage. Image: iStock Hackers using only the most basic forms of cyberattack have been able to successfully steal files from high-profile governmental and diplomatic targets. A cyber-espionage operation has targeted individuals and organisations across the globe, although the vast… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-spies-are-still-using-these-old-windows-flaws-to-target-their-victims/

WOBURN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaspersky Lab announced today its researchers investigated a threat actor that was undertaking aggressive cyber-espionage activity in the Asian region, targeting multiple diplomatic and government entities with a particular focus on China and its international affairs. This group, named Dropping Elephant (also known as “Chinastrats”), used their unsophisticated tools to attack some high […]

Since December 2015, a new cyber-espionage group has been launching attacks aimed at several governments and government-related organizations working on military and political assignments related to issues surrounding Southeast Asia and the South China Sea. This APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) stands apart from all other recent cyber-espionage groups because it doesn’t seem to be using […]

Sometimes the best documentaries are thrillers. Zero Days, the latest non-fiction entry from director Alex Gibney (he of Going Clear fame) begins just the way you’d want an edgy, cloak-and-dagger tale of political intrigue to begin; a figure, obscured in shadow, speaks to us through a digital filter, painting a picture of a new kind […]

Australia may be China’s sixth-largest trading partner, but an analysis of the country’s allegedly state-sponsored hacking activities suggests that several other countries are seen as being more important targets for their cyber-espionage activities. That analysis, conducted by security firm FireEye and released this week, suggested that Chinese hackers had already begun to dial back their activities before […]