Cyber Espionage

On Jan. 29, the heads of six agencies in the U.S. intelligence community delivered annual testimony in front of the Senate intelligence committee about global threats to U.S. national security. As could be expected, the nature and scope of contemporary cyber threats and electoral security was of significant interest at the hearing, which included the […]

By Todd Shields | Bloomberg IT bore hallmarks of a normal incentive program: Employees nominated outstanding work and managers doled out bonuses. But this bounty program at Huawei Technologies Co. used encrypted email and it paid workers for secrets stolen from other companies, US prosecutors alleged last month. Their indictment accuses the company of stealing […]

By Todd Shields | Bloomberg IT bore hallmarks of a normal incentive program: Employees nominated outstanding work and managers doled out bonuses. But this bounty program at Huawei Technologies Co. used encrypted email and it paid workers for secrets stolen from other companies, US prosecutors alleged last month. Their indictment accuses the company of stealing […]

Written by Sean Lyngaas Feb 26, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP As President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un prepare to meet again, cybersecurity researchers say Pyongyang-linked hackers are targeting Korean speakers with spearphishing emails tied to the diplomatic summit. The suspected North Korean hackers sent out a lure document last week purporting to be […]

The organization was the victim of a water-hole attack, likely attributable to the APT LuckyMouse group The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was a victim of a large-scale cyberattack back in 2016. Indeed, in November of that year, a cyber-intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin contacted the international organization after finding that cybercriminals took control of […]

Microsoft wants to improve security teams’ ability to detect and respond to threats at scale. The company announced Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Experts to reduce noise, false alarms, and time-consuming tasks. “Cybersecurity is about people. The frontline defenders who stand between the promise of digital transformation and the daily reality of cyber-attacks need […]

Moscow — A military court in Moscow on Tuesday jailed a top cyber intelligence officer from Russia’s main domestic security agency on treason charges — in a remarkably murky case that has attracted speculation that it could be linked to the 2016 U.S. election. The Moscow District Military Court sentenced Sergey Mikhailov, who was deputy […]