Cyber Espionage

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 […]

The infrastructure used by an Iranian cyberespionage group to control infected computers around the world has been hijacked by security researchers. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks came across the group’s activities earlier this year, but found evidence that it has been operating since at least 2007. Its main tool is a custom malware program dubbed […]

A cyber-espionage campaign targeting Eastern European government and public institutions has deployed a never-before-seen piece of malware called SBDH to infect victims and exfiltrate data. According to Czech security firm ESET, the malware was found on infected computers in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. SBDH malware uses simple distribution methods The unidentified […]

The infrastructure used by an Iranian cyberespionage group to control infected computers around the world has been hijacked by security researchers. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks came across the group’s activities earlier this year, but found evidence that it has been operating since at least 2007. Its main tool is a custom malware program dubbed […]

So have they or haven’t they? Ever since President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed last September that commercial cyberespionage for profit is off limits, experts and policymakers have asked one burning question: Has Beijing really stopped or changed its operations? On Tuesday, US Assistant Attorney General John Carlin confirmed there had been drop in Chinese commercial cyberespionage, but added a needed […]