One of the most sophisticated Russian cyberespionage groups has recently ported its Windows backdoor program to the Mac users. The group has been active since 2007 and its names familiar to the security experts are Snake, Turla, and Uroburos. According to the researchers, the malware has been responsible for some of the most complex cyberespionage […]

U.S. intelligence officials told a Congressional committee on Thursday they are reviewing government use of software from Russia’s Kaspersky Lab as senators raised concerns that Moscow might use the product to attack American computer networks. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers told a Senate committee that he was “personally involved” in monitoring the Kaspersky issue, […]

Nation-state backed hackers continue to probe the defence, government and private sector networks on a daily basis, according to the head of the US military cyber forces, and understanding their intentions is a key challenge. While espionage is the most likely aim, there is also concern that some of these incidents could be preparation for […]

SINGAPORE — The “advanced persistent threat” (APT) behind the recent online breaches at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University is a stealthy and highly sophisticated form of cyber attack. It involves a variety of intelligence-gathering techniques and can remain undetected for a prolonged period. The goal of such attacks is to steal confidential […]

Katherine Ziesing | Canberra Cyber security is one of those things that many people don’t like to think too much about; unless they’re in IT. ICT systems are there to be used as a tool, and for many humble users, the basic assumption is that when you turn on your computer it just works. Defence […]

The CEO of Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab defended his company Thursday as the heads of six U.S. intelligence agencies testified on Capitol Hill that they have treated the company as a threat. Eugene Kaspersky answered questions on the internet forum Reddit about alleged ties between his company and the Russian government. “Does Russian […]

The next generation of situation-aware malware will use AI to behave like a human attacker: performing reconnaissance, identifying targets, choosing methods of attack, and intelligently evading detection. Second of a two-part series. Just as organizations can use artificial intelligence to enhance their security posture, cybercriminals may begin to use it to build smarter malware. This […]

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to bolster government’s cyber security and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, the White House said, marking his first significant action to address what he has called a top priority. Continue Reading Below The order seeks to improve the network security of U.S. […]

EO calls for immediate review of federal agencies’ security postures, adoption of the NIST Framework, and a focus on critical infrastructure security. President Donald Trump today signed an executive order on cybersecurity that squarely places on the shoulders of agency heads the security of their networks, systems, and data, as well as requires their adoption […]