Cyber Espionage

Kaspersky Lab says that a new cyberespionage campaign dubbed “Operation Parliament” is targeting high profile organisations from around the world with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. It said during its Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, that the attacks have been active since 2017 and have targeted […]

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Following years of effort and billions of dollars’ worth of research and planning, the nation finally has a fully operational force of cyberwarriors at U.S. Cyber Command. Yet, as those troops confront adversaries around the world, there’s uncertainty across government about how to best make use of them. While lawmakers push the Trump administration to exact revenge […]

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has sent out a letter warning Dutch travellers visiting Turkey, China, Russia and Iran that their electronic devices may be unsafe in these countries, BBC Türkçe reported on Monday. The ministry warned that data on electronic devices, including laptop computers and smartphones, may be read and copied […]

With the prospect of a trade war on the horizon between U.S. and China, cybersecurity and policy experts say government-backed cyberattacks between the two countries may spike after years of calm. For the last two weeks, Chinese and U.S. government officials have been sparring over the potential creation of tariffs, which would place a tax […]

Chinese espionage activity is posing a challenge for the Trump administration as it seeks to crack down on China for allegedly unfair trade practices, including persistent cyber intrusions targeting U.S. businesses.  While China has largely stopped hacking into U.S. companies to steal intellectual property in accordance with a 2015 Obama-era pact, security experts say Beijing’s […]

With the prospect of a trade war on the horizon between U.S. and China, cybersecurity and policy experts say government-backed cyberattacks between the two countries may spike after years of calm. For the last two weeks, Chinese and U.S. government officials have been sparring over the potential creation of tariffs, which would place a tax […]

Carmakal also speculates that IP may be being used to help Iranian companies create more impressive products. The current status: Mandiant and it’s parent company, FireEye, named three new advanced persistent threats (APTs) from Iran in 2017. APTs are campaigns that target specific victims with consistent, sophisticated, and patient attacks rather than the one-off victims […]

Chinese hackers have been targeting the U.S. maritime industry in spy operations since last summer, cybersecurity firm FireEye said Friday. The hackers have stepped up their activity over the past two months, a development that’s linked to a Chinese cyber espionage group dubbed “TEMP.Periscope” by FireEye that is also known as “Leviathan.” While the group has been […]